Frick gets Sweden into Olympics
Hawaii senior diver Magnus Frick earned an Olympic qualifying spot for his native Sweden during yesterday's 3-meter springboard "B" final at the FINA World Diving Cup in Beijing, China.
Frick finished seventh in the field of 37. He now awaits word from the Swedish Olympic Committee and swimming federation as to whether he will be named to the Olympic team or if the spot goes to another diver.
"Magnus showed that he deserves to be among the world's best divers at the Olympic Games," UH diving coach Mike Brown said.
Frick rejoins the UH team for the Conference USA Invitational which begins tomorrow in Houston.
Nohara earns WAC softball honor
New Mexico State freshman and Kamehameha graduate Hoku Nohara was named the Western Athletic Conference softball hitter of the week yesterday.
Nohara, a first baseman from Waimanalo, won MVP honors at the Troy Cox Classic. She hit .615 with two home runs, two doubles, a triple and nine runs batted in as NMSU went 5-0 over the weekend.
MPSF cites Stanford's McLachlin
Stanford freshman hitter Spencer McLachlin (Punahou '07) yesterday was named co-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation player of the week for helping the Cardinal split with previously undefeated Brigham Young.
McLachlin had a combined 34 kills, including 16 in Saturday's sweep in Provo, Utah. He also added eight blocks in handing the Cougars their first home loss this season.
Wahine golfers in tie for fourth
Corie Hou opened with an even-par 72 to tie for third in leading the Hawaii women's golf team to a share of fourth place heading into today's final round of the Kitahara Fresno State Invitational in Fresno, Calif.
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Weekly softball honor to Young
Hawaii Pacific senior catcher Anuhea Young was named the PacWest softball player of the week for her role in the Seasiders' two victories over Brigham Young-Hawaii last week.
Young hit .667, going 4-for-6, with a home run and three doubles, and drove in six runs.
Lolohea earns weekly hoops honor
Freshman forward Lei Lolohea yesterday was named PacWest player of the week in women's basketball after helping Brigham Young-Hawaii go 1-1 last week.
Lolohea averaged 29.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. She went 6-for-7 from 3-point range.
Vulcans women place sixth in golf
The Hawaii-Hilo women's golf team was in sixth place heading into today's second round of the Lady Rattler Roundup in San Antonio.
The Vulcans were at 334, 21 strokes behind leader Tarleton State in the 12-team event.
UHH's Kiilani Matsuyoshi and Randi Ono were tied for 13th at 81, seven strokes behind first-round leader Stephanie Bird of Northeastern State.