Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Friday, May 22, 2009

Rainbow Wahine add 2 transfers

The Hawaii women's volleyball team has added two late-season transfers to the roster, giving the Rainbow Wahine depth and height.

Joining Hawaii this fall are sophomores Alexis Forsythe, a 6-foot-4 middle, and 6-3 right-side hitter Corinne Cascioppo.

Forsythe, from Lake Elsinore, Calif., started 22 matches for Houston Baptist last season. She averaged 1.99 kills per set and led the Huskies (24-7) in blocks with 64.

Cascioppo, from Temecula, Calif., had 249 kills for Mesa State last year. She added 35 blocks for the Mavericks (16-13).

Low ends rookie season in France

Former Iolani basketball standout Derrick Low averaged 9.8 points per game as a rookie pro with Rouen in France's top pro league.

Low averaged 27.8 minutes, 2.6 assists and 0.6 steals in 18 games. Rouen finished 11-19 and did not make the playoffs.

Low, who played collegiately at Washington State, started the season in Australia. He averaged 19.2 points in 13 games with the Sydney Spirit before leaving for France when the Spirit ran into financial trouble.

Frowein wins national champ medal

Jenna Frowein, a 15-year-old freshman at Punahou, scored 9.420 on the uneven bars to place fourth in the Junior C division at the Junior Olympic National Women's Gymnastic Championships last Saturday at Puyallup, Wash.

Frowein received a national champion medal, which goes to gymnasts placing in the top 10 of their age groups.

Three graduating seniors from Hawaii—Dayle Akamine and Veronica Overby of Castle and Megan Harada of Punahou—were recognized for completing their Junior Olympic careers at the nationals. Two announced where they'll be competing in college: Akamine is headed to Sacramento State and Harada is going to Yale.


HPU women's hoops team signs 2

Hawaii Pacific signed two women's basketball players for next season, the school announced yesterday.

Courtney Buster and Jazzmin Awa-Williams will be joining the Sea Warriors.

Buster, a 6-foot-3 center, played two years at City College of San Francisco and averaged 12.5 points, nine rebounds and 2 1/2 blocks per game last season.

Awa-Williams, a former high school standout at Konawaena High, played two seasons at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. The 5-foot-9 forward averaged 13.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.