Aaron Griess will succeed Al Walker as Chaminade's athletic director and head basketball coach next summer when Walker steps down from both positions at the end of his contract, CU president Sue Wesselkamper announced yesterday.
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Griess is the NCAA Division II school's assistant AD and associate head basketball coach.
Last season, Walker's Silverswords finished 13-14 with a Pacific West Conference tournament berth. The 'Swords also handed PacWest champ Central Washington its only conference loss.
They open this season on Nov. 22 against Purdue as the host team in the Maui Invitational
"I'm looking forward to this year's basketball season," Walker said. "Since it will be my last with the Silverswords, I know I speak for my senior players as well as myself in saying that we want it to be very special."
UH Wahine Flores selected WAC soccer Player of WeekHawaii striker Veronica Flores has been named the Western Athletic Conference women's soccer player of the week.
She scored three goals and added an assist in helping the Wahine to a 3-0 record last week, including a sweep of conference foes Tulsa and Texas-El Paso at home.
The sophomore from Mount Vernon, Wash., leads UH in points (19), goals (8) and assists (3). With four regular-season matches left, she is closing in on two single-season records, points (23) and goals scored (9).
Flores is the second Wahine to earn the weekly WAC honor. Junior midfielder Dawn Dasher did it last year.
Hiskey, Wynn, Veriato qualify for Senior Kaanapali ClassicBabe Hiskey, Bob Wynn and former Hilo resident Steve Veriato shot 3-under-par 68s in yesterday's 52-player qualifying round to claim the three open spots in the Senior PGA Tour's EMC Kaanapali Classic Friday through Sunday on Maui.
UH's Austin sixth in regattaThe Hawaii Wahine sailing team, which placed sixth, seventh, 10th and 11th in last weekend's Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association Women's Singlehanded Championships at Newport Beach, Calif., has dropped from No. 13 to No. 15 in the Sailing World magazine national poll.
In the singlehanded regatta, won by USC's Katie Clausen, the Wahine were led by Ursula Austin, who placed sixth overall with four second-place finishes in the 11-race event.
DeRenne baseball clinicPro-Performance, Inc. is sponsoring a baseball clinic conducted by Coop DeRenne, Nov. 25-27, at the Mid-Pacific Institute field.
The clinic is open to anyone ages 7 and up and runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $150 and includes DeRenne's second video tape.
Several former professional players and ex-Hawaii Rainbows will be instructors at the clinic. They are Lenn Sakata, Rich Olsen, Joey Vierra, Curt Watanabe, Mike Fetters, Paul Brown, Eric Tokunaga and Keith Komeiji.
Applications are available at Waimanu Pro Body, McCully Bike, Rainbow Sports and Westport.
For further information, call DeRenne at 956-3803.