All-WAC honors for Rainbows

By George F. Lee,, Star-Bulletin
Senior Eddie Klaneski was named to the All-Wac team for the second straight year.

Klaneski and Shrout are named to the Pacific Division first team; Tharp is picked Freshman of Year

Staff & wire reports

For the second straight year, University of Hawaii safety Eddie Klaneski received All-WAChonors.

A 5-foot-9, 190-pound senior, Klaneski was named one of four defensive backs on the Pacific Division first team today in a vote by the conference head coaches. Also selected were Lyle West of San Jose State and Wyoming's Je'Ney Jackson and Brian Lee.

Klaneski was one of two Rainbows to garner first-team honors.

Chad Shrout, a 6-foot, 249-pound sophomore, was picked as the top punter in the Pacific Division.

The Rainbows' Charles Tharp was also honored. The 5-8, 183-pound native of Mountain View, Calif., who leads Hawaii with 1,269 all-purpose yards, was picked freshman of the year in the Pacific Division.

Colorado State quarterback Moses Moreno was named offensive player of the year in the division.Defensive player of the year honors went to Air Force linebacker Chris Gizzi while Colorado State's Sonny Lubick was named coach of the year.

Hawaii also landed one player on the second team offense - lineman Shane Oliveira, a 6-1, 272-pound senior.

Other Rainbows receiving votes were tight end Gary Ellison, offensive tackle Kaulana Noa, linebacker Doug Rosevold and safety Chris Shinnick.

Utah running back Chris Fuamata Ma'afala, a graduate of St. Louis, was the only player from Hawaii named in the Mountain Division.




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