Hawaii softball player April Crowell and basketball player Kim Willoughby were named Western Athletic Conference Players of the Week in their sports yesterday.
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Willoughby, earned the award for the first time in basketball after grabbing two player of the week awards in volleyball last season.
The sophomore forward from Napoleanville, La., recorded back-to-back double-doubles with 16 points and 12 rebounds against Louisiana Tech and 20-15 in a win over SMU.
Willoughby is averaging 10.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game this season.
Crowell, a junior from Ewa Beach, led the Wahine to a 3-3 record at the Chevron Paradise Classic to open the season. She was one of three Rainbow Wahine to earn all-tournament honors along with Stacey Porter and Tracie Uchima.
Crowell started all five games, four as the designated player and one at third base. She ended the week hitting .385 (five-for-13), including a three-for-four performance against Louisville. Against the Cardinals, she stroked two home runs, leading the Rainbow Wahine to an 8-0 win. She added another home run in a win against Oklahoma State. She ended the weekend with three home runs, three runs scored and eight RBI. In 54 games last season, Crowell only had 12 RBI.
Central Oahu Regional Park open for tennisThe USTA National Open will be the first tennis event held at the new Central Oahu Regional Park beginning Saturday.
The tournament is for tennis players under 19 years old and has been held in Hawaii for the past two years.
Registration begins Friday at the Ohana East Hotel in Waikiki, with play continuing through Feb. 19.
Salisbury PacWest's best this weekBrigham Young-Hawaii center Scott Salisbury was named the Pacific West Conference Player of the Week for his double-double against Chaminade last week.
Salisbury scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to help the Seasiders to a 94-71 road win.
It is the second time this year Salisbury has won the award.
Salisbury also became just the 11th Seasider to score 1,000 points and is eight rebounds away from joining Bruce Koelliker and Ionatana Enosa with 800.
The Seasiders take on Hawaii Pacific tomorrow.
Turbin runs Occidental into third at track meetPunahou graduate Derek Turbin anchored the Occidental College men's A team to a third-place finish in the 4x400- meter relay open division at the Mountain T's Invitational track and field meet in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Sunday.
Occidental's time of three minutes, 30.92 seconds was nearly six seconds behind winner Cal Poly Pomona's A team (3:24.43). The Aztec Track and Field A team was second in 3:25.62.
Turbin, a freshman, also finished fifth in the triple jump at 44-2.