Therese Crawford was named the Western Athletic Conference's volleyball player of the week for the Pacific Division after leading the University of Hawaii Wahine to the championship of the Aston's Imua Wahine Challenge.
The 5-foot-11 left-side hitter was named MVP of the tournament. She hit .403 in nine games, with 20 digs, three aces, three block assists and one solo block.
WAHINE TIE: The University of Hawaii women's soccer team fought back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 2-2 tie against Auburn yesterday in the final game of the Outrigger Hotels Festival at Ala Wai Field.
Jennifer Hamm started the comeback with a goal off an assist by Valerie Marciel at 29:45.
Lara Anzai then tied the game off an assist from Megan Lytle at 58:24 of the second half.
HORIUCHI WINS: Chad Horiuchi of Waipahu won the Bug Light Hawaii Match Game Championship yesterday at Aiea Bowl, beating Ryan Yoneda.
Horiuchi's pinfall of 8,386 included a 300 game. Yoneda finished at 8,045.
Horiuchi advances to the American Bowling Congress Masters Championship in Reno, Nev.
IDETA, OKADA TAKE TITLES: Ryan Ideta beat Kapalua pro Jim Somerville, 7-2, 2-6, 6-4, to win the men's title at the Wilson Kapalua Open yesterday at the Kapalua Tennis Club on Maui.
Jean Okada beat Ei Oyama, 6-0, 6-2, for the women's title.
UH-HILO LOSES: Ellen Migasi's 24 kills led Cal Poly Pomona to a 15-9, 6-15, 7-15, 19-17, 15-13 victory over the University of Hawaii at Hilo yesterday in college women's volleyball.
Pomona's record improved to 4-2, while UH-Hilo's fell to 3-3.
OCEANFEST STARTS: The eighth annual Outrigger Hotels Hawaiian OceanFest begins tonight with a parade of athletes marching along the beach from the Outrigger Waikiki to Kuhio Beach at 6:15 p.m.
Competition starts tomorrow with the Hawaiian Airlines Open Challenge, from 1 p.m. to 4, at Waimea Bay. Teams of lifeguards and amateurs will compete in five separate contests.
On Friday, the Hawaiian International Ocean Challenge will take place at Makapuu Beach from noon to 4 p.m. It will include eight events and teams competing for a $20,500 purse. The Ocean Challenge continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Waikiki Beach.
The final event, Outrigger's Waikiki King's Race, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Waikiki Beach, fronting the Outrigger Hotel, with lifeguards and amateurs competing.