Milca earns WAC softball honor
Hawaii outfielder Tanisha Milca was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week in softball yesterday after helping the Rainbow Wahine to a 5-1 start.
Milca was named MVP of the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic, hitting .500 with a home run, three doubles and six runs scored. The leadoff hitter from Kailua ignited an offense that hit .300 with 11 doubles and eight home runs in the tournament.
The Wahine embark on an 11-day road trip on Thursday. They'll play in the Palm Springs Classic starting Friday and will face Florida Atlantic, Michigan State, Long Island, UCLA and the U.S. national team in the three-day tournament.
Frick in World Cup diving meet
Hawaii All-American diver Magnus Frick will compete tomorrow at the FINA Diving World Cup in Beijing, China, the final qualifying opportunity for the Summer Olympics.
Frick, third in the 3-meter at last year's NCAA Championships, is looking to qualify for his native Sweden. The top 18 automatically qualify for the Olympics.
Iacovelli, Owens take Great Aloha Run
Todd Iacovelli from Kailua and Casey Owens of Iowa were the top male and female finishers, respectively, in yesterday's 24th Great Aloha Run.
Iacovelli finished the 8.15-mile course from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium in 41 minutes, 38 seconds. Honolulu's Christian Madsen was second (41:46) and Brandon Laan of Honolulu third (43:11).
Owens was timed in 47:51. Kona's Bree Wee was five seconds behind for second (47:56), with Kailua's Eri Macdonald third (48:44).
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Brennan, Moore top QB Club honors
Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan and world champion surfer Carissa Moore were named the Sportspersons of the Year at the 61st Honolulu Quarterback Club Banquet of Champions on Sunday.
The evening also included a tribute to retired UH women's athletic director Dr. Donnis Thompson, commemorating the 35th anniversary of Title IX.
Brennan, the record-setting Heisman candidate for the Warriors, also was named the Adult Male Athlete of the Year. The Adult Female Athlete of the Year award went to All-American Hawaii softball first baseman Tyleen Tausaga.
The senior awards went to long-distance runners Ellen Humphrey and Bill Beauchamp. Iolani volleyball player Leinani Keanini and Leilehua football player Andrew Manley took the top prep honors.
Other recognition went to: retired Iolani coach and athletic director Eddie Hamada (the inaugural Paul Durham Award); UH women's athletic director Marilyn Moniz-Kaho'ohanohano (Neal Blaisdell Award); UH softball coach Bob Coolen (George Archer Coach of the Year); football official George Gusman (Earl Galdeira Award); Honolulu Quarterback Club member Linda Louie (Joe Reynolds Award) and Chris McLachlin (Scotty Schuman Award).
Also, Honolulu Star-Bulletin sports writer Cindy Luis received the Les Keiter media award.
Wahine sailors seventh at regatta
The Hawaii women's sailing team finished seventh at the South Florida Intersectional over the weekend in Tampa, Fla.
No. 3 Stanford won the nine-school regatta with 42 points. The Rainbow Wahine finished with 124 points in the two-day, 20-race event.
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Sea Warriors sweep in softball
Tajia Acierto drove in the game-winning run in the top of the eighth as Hawaii Pacific topped Brigham Young-Hawaii 10-9 in the first game of a nonconference softball doubleheader in Laie yesterday.
The Sea Warriors (3-0) completed the sweep with a 10-0 victory in the second game shortened to five innings due to the eight-run rule. Courtney Kessell tossed a no-hitter, striking out six and walking none.
The Seasiders (0-11) jumped out to leads of 5-1 and 9-3 in the opener, but couldn't hold on. HPU tied it at 9-9 on a three-run homer by Puna Waiolama with two outs in the top of the seventh.
Alves earns weekly award
Brigham Young-Hawaii sophomore center Lucas Alves earned his third weekly conference honor in men's basketball.
Alves averaged 21.3 points and 7.7 points in helping the Seasiders go 3-0 last week. He shot 64 percent from the field (25 of 39) and was 86 percent from the line (12 of 14).