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Te'o, James honored by QB Club


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POSTED: Monday, February 16, 2009

Punahou senior linebacker Manti Te'o and Carmyn James, the women's track and field coach at Hawaii, took home the top honors at last night's Honolulu Quarterback Club Banquet of Champions.

Te'o was a unanimous choice for Male Sportsperson of the Year, selected from the 12 monthly winners. The Dick Butkus award winner was also named the Male Prep Athlete of the Year.

James, the Female Sportsperson of the Year, led the Rainbow Wahine to a 25th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.

Kale Ane, who led Punahou to its first state football title, was named the George Archer Coach of the Year. The Female Prep Athlete went to Hawaii Baptist's Sarah Palmer, the state volleyball player of the year.

The top adult awards went to Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bryan Clay and Rainbow Wahine volleyball All-American Jamie Houston.

Also recognized as Legends in Hawaii Sports were retired Hawaii baseball coach Les Murakami and members of the Eldredge family of baseball coaches.

The 62nd banquet was held at the New Empress Restaurant at the Chinese Cultural Plaza.