Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, May 2, 2001

Nishioka, Puida named Bonham Award winners

University of Hawaii seniors Andrea Nishioka of the women's water polo team and men's basketball player Nerijus Puida were named the Jack Bonham Award winners at yesterday's scholar-athlete breakfast at the Stan Sheriff Center.

It is considered the most prestigious award bestowed upon UH athletes and is based on athletic contributions, academics and community service.

Nishioka, co-captain of the fifth-ranked Wahine water polo team, has a 3.52 grade point average and is a two-time academic All-American. Puida, a two-year starter who helped the Rainbows to the Western Athletic Conference title in March, has a 3.5 GPA.

Fernandez cited by PWC

Hawaii Pacific senior second baseman Samee Fernandez was named to the Pacific West Conference first team for softball yesterday.

Fernandez was the only player from the four Hawaii PacWest schools to be named to the first team. She is the Sea Warriors' co-captain and has committed just two errors in 459 fielding chances in two years.

Six other players from Hawaii schools were named to the second team, including HPU's sophomore shortstop Holly Garcia, senior outfielder Ashelle Acosta and sophomore outfielder Kristin Fujii. Named from Hawaii-Hilo were junior pitcher Taysha Anderson and freshman infielder Nancy Vegas, and from Chaminade, senior first baseman Christine Pascua and senior designated player Anuhea Kekauoha.

Eleven players were named honorable mention, including Hawaii-Hilo's freshman catcher Kayla Kahuli, junior first baseman Michelle LaRose, sophomore second baseman Claresa Asuncion, sophomore third baseman Diana Kim and sophomore outfielder Leinani Hashida. Also named were HPU freshmen pitchers Jessica Parra and Malia Sullivan, and freshman outfielder Brandy Choy Foo; BYU-Hawaii's junior first baseman Liza Halas and junior outfielder Margaret Reynolds; and Chaminade junior pitcher Melissa Marquez.

UH golfers sixth

The University of Hawaii men's golf team moved into sixth place going into today's final round of the Western Athletic Conference championship at Broken Arrow, Okla.

The Rainbows carded a team 608 and trails leader Tulsa by 25 strokes. Hawaii's Matthew Kodama had a two-round total of 151 and is tied for 13th, eight strokes behind co-leaders David Inglis of Tulsa and TCU's Scott Volpitto.

Hawaii's own

Benny Agbayani, Mets: The Hawaii Pacific product was 1-for-4 in New York's 7-5 win against Houston. He walked and scored in the seventh on Robin Ventura's grand slam.

Chris Truby, Astros: The Damien alumnus was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the loss to the Mets. With two runners on in the fifth, Truby struck out to end the inning.

Mike Fetters, Dodgers: The Iolani School graduate did not pitch in Los Angeles' 7-6 loss to Cincinnati.

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