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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Pac-West’s all-academic
team named

Three men's basketball players from Brigham Young-Hawaii and one from Chaminade were among 20 named to the Pacific West Conference all-academic team yesterday.

Honored are Seasider seniors David Evans and Jeff Isom, and sophomore Brian Skinner. Named from the Silverswords is senior John Krafels.

To be considered for the team, a player must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20, have at least sophomore standing, and been enrolled in the school they represent for at least one full academic year.

Rainbows ranked No. 5

A straight-set victory over No. 1 Long Beach State last week helped the University of Hawaii men's volleyball team move up a spot into fifth place in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 15 poll.

The Rainbows (9-3) split with the 49ers last week, losing in five then winning 3-0. The 49ers fell to second behind new No. 1 Pepperdine.

Hawaii next plays on the road at Southern Cal March 3 and 4. The Trojans fell a spot to No. 3 from No. 2 while Brigham Young moved up a notch to fourth.

Burns golf tourney opens

Fifth-ranked Oklahoma State headed the 17-team field of the 24th annual John A. Burns Intercollegiate Golf Tournament that began play this morning at the Leilehua Golf Course.

The 54-hole event also features No. 8 Brigham Young, No. 9 UNLV, No. 20 Oklahoma, No. 23 New Mexico and No. 24 Arizona, as well as host Hawaii.

UH water polo team on road

The seventh-ranked University of Hawaii women's water polo team makes its first road trip of the season, traveling to Los Angeles for a match tomorrow against No. 2 Southern Cal.

Hawaii is 6-1 overall, 1-1 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The Women of Troy are 8-1 and 3-0.

The Wahine will also compete at the UC-Santa Barbara Tournament Saturday and Sunday. Hawaii opens the 16-team event against No. 11 San Diego State.

Fitness Conference set

Dr. Terry Shintani is the featured speaker at Saturday's Queen of Hearts Interactive Fitness Conference at the YWCA on Richards Street.

Also attending will be fitness expert Nancy Link-Au, professional runner Rachel Graybill, healing touch specialist Rachel Wong, YWCA trainer Patricia Kamida and yoga expert Valerie Hobensack.

The cost is $25 with proceeds going to the American Heart Association. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch at noon.

For information, call 538-7061.

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