Hawaii still No. 14 in volleyball
Last week's split with UC Irvine did nothing for the Hawaii men's volleyball team in the latest national rankings.
The Warriors remained at No. 14 in yesterday's AVCA Division I-II Coaches Top 15. Defending national champion UCI slipped a spot to No. 9.
Hawaii (9-10, 6-8 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) leaves tomorrow for Los Angeles for a four-match road trip critical to the Warriors' playoff hopes. Hawaii is at No. 12 USC (9-12, 6-9) on Friday and Saturday, then faces Cal State Northridge next Tuesday and Wednesday.
CSUN (17-4, 13-3) moved up from No. 2 to share the top ranking with Penn State. Previous No. 1 BYU, which split at UCLA last week, dropped to No. 3, while Long Beach State fell a spot to No. 4 after losing in five to Penn State on Saturday.
Wichmann named All-American
Hawaii track and field athlete Annett Wichmann was named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-America team.
Wichmann was fourth in the pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayeteville, Ark. It was the best placing for a UH track and field athlete since Gwen Loud won the long jump at the 1984 outdoor championship meet.
Although she was the lone UH participant, Wichmann's performance gave Hawaii a 39th-place team performance.
Wichmann broke the school record for most NCAA Championship appearances. She has been to the indoor and outdoor nationals twice each. Angela Williams held the previous record with three total appearances.
Wichmann and her teammates open the outdoor season Saturday at the Hornet Invitational in Sacramento, Calif.
Robinson is WAC hitter of week
Hawaii senior first baseman/pitcher Kate Robinson is the Western Athletic Conference's softball hitter of the week.
Robinson hit .421 in six games last week. She had six runs scored, eight hits, three home runs and six RBIs and a .947 slugging percentage.
It was the fourth weekly honor of Robinson's career.
Wahine tied for fourth in invitational
Hawaii is tied for fourth after yesterday's first round of the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational golf tournament.
Xyra Suyetsugu and Carolina Perez shot 3-over 75s at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course and are tied for 16th.
Hawaii's team score is 303, the same as UTEP's. Arizona is in the lead at 286, followed by Oklahoma State at 291 and Arizona State at 301. Arizona's Alison Walshe is the individual leader with a 66.
» No. 59 New Mexico defeated Hawaii 6-1 in women's tennis yesterday at the UH Tennis Complex.
Sophie Kobuch won at the Wahine's only point at No. 1 singles.
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San Diego trips Hawaii-Hilo
San Diego completed a four-game sweep of Hawaii-Hilo yesterday with a 9-4 baseball victory at Wong Stadium.
Victor Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs to lead the visiting Toreros (12-7).
The game was called after 5 1/2 innings because of San Diego's travel schedule.
Matt Thompson earned the win, allowing three hits in four innings.
Michael Higa went 3-for-3 with two doubles for the Vulcans (7-11).
» Hawaii Pacific is No. 7 in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association West Region poll.
The Sea Warriors (20-7), who have won 10 of their last 11, hit the road for the first time this season and face Dixie State on Monday at St. George, Utah.
Sea Warriors topple Cardinals
Brigham Young-Hawaii defeated the University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, Texas) 5-2 in men's tennis yesterday in Texas.
Nikola Petrov, Daniel Luedi and Jan Hroch were winners in both doubles and singles matches for the Sea Warriors, who are 9-0 and ranked 10th in NCAA Division II.
» In women's tennis in Texas, Hawaii Pacific edged the University of the Incarnate Word 4-3.
The Cardinals won the doubles point, with victories in two out of the three matches. But the Sea Warriors won four of the six singles matches, led by Nina Mihova, Elena Hudzikova, Tinka Mihova and Ralitsa Pirdopska at the No. 2 through No. 5 spots.