Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, April 16, 1996

Ah Yat named top WAC pitcher

Senior left-hander Paul Ah Yat of the University of Hawaii baseball team was named the Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week yesterday.

The Iolani School product pitched 12-2/3 innings in three appearances against No. 7 Cal State Northridge last week. Ah Yat allowed no runs in scattering four hits, striking out 10 and walking one Matador batter.

Ah Yat (9-4) pitched a seven-inning complete-game shutout Friday as the Rainbows won, 6-0. He also pitched four innings with four strikeouts in Saturday's 4-0 victory and threw 1-2/3 innings of one-hit relief to record his first save in Sunday's 11-9 victory.


Seventy-three student-athletes from the University of Hawaii were feted this morning at the annual academic honors breakfast at the Special Events Arena.

To be eligible, athletes must have either a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or at least a 3.0 in the last two semesters. First-semester students (freshmen or transfers) qualified with a 3.5 GPA or better.

Michelle Macintyre, a guard on the Wahine basketball team, is the only one of the 73 to have a perfect 4.0. She is a sophomore majoring in General Arts & Science.

Macintyre was one of five Wahine basketball players honored. Also cited from women's teams were seven players from soccer, six from softball, four from tennis, three from swimming and diving, two from volleyball and one each from sailing, cross-country and cheerleading.

Baseball had the highest number of male athletes honored today with 12. There were eight players from both football and the top-ranked volleyball team cited, four each from swimming and tennis, and two each from golf, sailing and cheerleading.


At Eugene, Ore., four Kokokahi Gym Team members qualified for the USGF Level 10 Nationals following last Saturday's regional meet.

Marie Lucas, a 12-year-old 7th grader at Wheeler Intermediate, took first place in the all-around competition in the 9-12 age group.

Qualifying in the 15-16 age group were Denise Aurio, a junior at Castle High, who finished fourth in the all-around, and Punahou sophomore Kristine Kaibara, who placed ninth in the all-around.

Dawn Taniguchi, a senior at Iolani, placed sixth all-around in the 17-over age group.

The national meet is set for Duluth, Ga., May 3-4.


At Athens, Ga., former University High golfer Summerset Lovett finished in a tie for eighth place at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic Sunday.

Lovett, a sophomore at Ohio State, carded a final-round 76-228 to share eighth place with four others. Ashley Winn of Louisiana State won with a 73-222.

The Buckeyes finished fourth in the 22-team tournament.


Heather Campbell, a 5-foot-11 blocker from San Bernardino, Calif., has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Hawaii at Hilo women's volleyball team.

Campbell was a three-time All-San Andreas League selection and the league's MVP in 1994.

Earlier, the Vulcans signed Meliah Hai-Kelly, a 5-10 outside hitter from Hilo High School.

SYMPHONY RUN DEADLINE: The entry deadline for the Opus 16, the Honolulu Symphony annual fun run, has been extended, with all advance entrants paying only $17.

The fee on the day of the event, April 28, will be $25.

The run starts at 7:30 a.m. at Fort Ruger Triangle Park.

Applications are available at the Honolulu Symphony Office, 677 Ala Moana Boulevard, running stores, all Oahu Aloha Petroleum Mini Mart locations and restaurants in Ward Centre. Or call 521-3081 for information.


The 35th annual Pacific Yacht Club Invitational sailing competition is scheduled for May 5 at Hickam Air Force Base.

The race starts at 11 a.m. and is open to boats in the following classes: IMA, PH-1, PH-2, PH-3, J-24, Cal-20 and Rhodes 19. The race course is located one mile southeast of the Pearl Harbor channel, outside Hickam Harbor.

A skippers meeting will be held on May 2 at 6 p.m. at the Pacific Yacht Club clubhouse.

The entry fee is $13 for members of the U.S. Sailing Association and $15 for others.

For more information, call Rick Manzer at 423-2543 or 474-4354.

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