Friesen named tri-diver of year
Hawaii women's diver Emma Friesen was named one of three NCAA Tri-Divers of the Year.
This marks the first time a Hawaii diver has received the honor. During the NCAA Diving Championships, Friesen was the high-point diver with 33 points.
The sophomore set a school record in the 1-meter with a score of 336.20. She won the NCAA championship and the WAC championship.
Amanakis is WAC athlete of week
Hawaii junior Thalia Amanakis was named the WAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week yesterday.
Amanakis won the 400-meter hurdles at the Hornet Invitational in Sacramento, Calif. She set a meet record and NCAA regional qualifying time of 58.52.
Amanakis and the Rainbow Wahine return to the track Saturday for the Spring Break Open at Cooke Field.
Rhodes named pitcher of the week
University of Hawaii pitcher Nicholas Rhodes was named the WAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week yesterday. Rhodes tossed a shutout for 8 2/3 innings against Fresno State and struck out a career-high 11.
In his first win of the season, Rhodes gave up only two hits and had two walks. The WAC Baseball Hitter of the Week honor went to New Mexico State's Franky Busani, who hit .500 during the week.
UH loses double-OT water polo match
The No. 4-ranked Hawaii water polo team dropped its first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match of the season in double overtime yesterday, 10-9 to second-ranked Stanford at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
The Rainbow Wahine fell to 6-1 in the MPSF and 13-4 overall.
UH was led by Lisa van Raalte and Angela Turnbull, who scored three goals each. The teams were tied nine times during the match and the largest lead at any time was one goal.
Kira Hillman scored the winning goal at 2:13 of the second overtime and the Cardinal held off the Wahine for the win.
Hawaii faces UCLA on Friday at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
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Seasiders split softball doubleheader
The Brigham Young-Hawaii softball team dropped the first game of a doubleheader 8-0 against Dixie State, then came back in the second game to win 5-4 in Utah.
In the second game, the Seasiders fell behind 4-1, then scored four runs in the seventh inning. BYU-Hawaii's Bettye Doering hit a two-run single that gave the Seasiders (8-23, 5-9 PacWest) the lead and the win.
In game one, Rebels pitcher Haley Schumer had a no-hitter and struck out seven Seasiders.
BYU-Hawaii faces Dixie State again today in Utah for one more doubleheader to finish the four-game series.
HPU tennis team edges Sonoma State
The Hawaii Pacific men's tennis team beat Sonoma State 5-4 at Central Oahu Regional Park yesterday.
The Sea Warriors won three of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches to pick up the win.
Nikola Petrov and Daniel Luedi each won their singles matches, then teamed up to win a doubles match.
HPU is now 14-0 and ranked 10th in the nation in NCAA Division II.