Warriors back in AVCA poll
After being out of the Top 15 the past two weeks, Hawaii returned to the AVCA Division I-II Coaches Poll yesterday.
The Warriors (8-9) were at No. 14, helped by last week's two victories over then-No. 12 Loyola-Chicago. The Ramblers dropped to No. 15 yesterday.
BYU received 12 first-place votes to move back to No. 1, followed by Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State and last week's top-ranked team Penn State.
Hawaii returns to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play when it hosts defending national champion UC Irvine (10-11) on Friday and Saturday.
Nike adds Kageyama to advisory staff
Ed Kageyama, the PGA general manager at Kaanapali Golf Resort, has been named a member of Nike's Bill Bowerman Advisory Staff.
He will participate in Nike product development, promotions and communication with retailers, according to a release from Kaanapali.
Kageyama began his involvement with Nike in 2005 as a Nike golf staff member.
Kageyama, coach of the Punahou girls golf team, also assists with oversight of Puakea Golf Course and Kukiolono Park and Golf Course on Kauai.
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Seasiders in 14th place after 2 rounds
Brigham Young-Hawaii was in 14th place going into today's final round of the Notre Dame de Namur men's golf tournament at Poppy Ridge Golf Club in Livermore, Calif.
Kyle Kunioka leads the Seasiders with 78-76--154, putting him in 41st place.
BYUH was 47 strokes behind leader Cal State East Bay. Brent Witcher of Valdosta State led the individual scoring after shooting 64 yesterday. He was also 8 under for the tournament.
Hawaii-Hilo splits softball doubleheader
Brittany Dock drove in two runs with a first-inning double, and it held up for a 4-2 win for host Hawaii-Hilo over Dixie State in the first game of a softball doubleheader yesterday in Hilo.
Amanda May scattered nine hits in a complete-game win in the PacWest opener for the Vulcans.
Dixie State's Carli Jones went 3-for-4 to lead her team to a 7-1 win in the second game.
Haley Schumers got the pitching win for the Rebels with a four-hitter. She went 4-for-8 in the two games with a homer in each game.
UHH is 2-2 and 1-1 in the conference. Dixie State is 10-9 and 1-1.
PacWest gets another program
Academy of Art University in San Francisco will join the Pacific West Conference in the fall, the conference announced yesterday.
The school was established in 1929, but has not sponsored athletic teams until now. The Urban Knights plan on competing in 11 sports, including men's basketball and women's volleyball.
It will begin competing in the PacWest in the fall as an independent and play a full conference schedule beginning in 2009.
The addition gives the conference eight members, with four in Hawaii.