GOLFERS INDUCTED TO THE HALL
UH to host water poloThe Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's water polo tournament, featuring nine of the top 10 programs in the country, starts Friday at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex on the University of Hawaii campus.
Seventeen matches will be played Friday through Sunday, and the championship is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, with the winner advancing to the inaugural NCAA women's water polo national tournament, May 12-13, at Stanford.
No. 5 Hawaii, winner of its last seven matches, faces Pacific at 1 p.m. Friday.
Daily tickets are $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for adults. All-tournament passes are $15 and $25.
Vulcans sweep SeasidersHawaii-Hilo parlayed three singles and two errors into three runs at the top of the eighth inning to defeat Brigham Young-Hawaii, 3-0, in the first game of a Pacific West Conference softball doubleheader yesterday at the BYUH field.
The Vulcans completed the sweep with a 6-3 victory in the second game on a four-hitter by Kristine Kahoalii. Hilo erupted for five runs in the sixth to put the game away.
It was the season-ender for both teams. The Vulcans finished 28-18 overall and 15-9 in the PacWest, while the Seasiders ended 17-32-1 and 6-18.
Pitcher Lyndi Frei, who was the loser in both games, had a two-hit shutout going through seven innings in the opener, but the Seasiders couldn't score, despite outhitting Hilo, 10-5.
AC PLAYS THE D
Smith cited by WACUH runner Cheryl Smith, who set two school records in as many days last week, was named the Athlete of the Week in women's track by the Western Athletic Conference yesterday.
The junior broke an 18-year-old UH record in the 10,000 meters Friday at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays, finishing second in 34 minutes, 25.35 seconds. In the 5,000 meter race at the Long Beach State Invitational on Saturday, Smith won in 16:52.03, one of the fastest times in WAC history.
WAC honor for DuranUH senior Desiree Duran was named the WAC Pitcher of the Week in softball yesterday.
The left-hander recorded two wins and a save in three appearances. In 14 innings, she struck out 11, walked two and allowed two earned runs.
Duran ranks fifth in the conference in wins (13), strikeouts (95) and ERA (1.53), and eighth in innings pitched (119.0).
Hawaii is on the road for a nonconference doubleheader at Oklahoma State tomorrow and WAC doubleheaders at Tulsa on Friday and Saturday.
Academic honors for 14Fourteen UH athletes were named to the WAC all-academic teams for winter sports.
Seven members of the Wahine swimming and diving team, four Wahine basketball players and three Rainbow men's basketball players attained at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average.
Selected from swimming and diving were: Renate and Sanja duPlessis, Elizabeth Parkinson, Randi Rabideau, Lori Thomas, Tamara Tye and Sara Watchorn.
Chosen from women's basketball: Natasja Allen, Michelle Gabriel, Christen Roper and Dainora Puida.
Picked from men's basketball: Lane O'Conner, Nerijus Puida and Predrag Savovic.