Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

Huang honored for third straight day

Hawaii diver QiongJie Huang became an All-American three times over yesterday, finishing 14th in the platform event at the NCAA Championships at College Station, Texas, yesterday.

Huang, a sophomore, scored 368.05 points to add to the All-American honors she grabbed in the 1-meter springboard and 3-meter springboard earlier in the tournament. Hunag's effort helped the Rainbow Wahine to 26th in the team standings with 24.5 points, the program's best effort since a 24th place finish in 2001.

Other Hawaii competitors yesterday were Nicole Mackey and YingJuan Zhen with 35th and 40th place finishes in the 200-meter backstroke, Dena Quick with a 76th place showing in the 100-meter freestyle and Mia Broden's 31st place in the 200-meter butterfly.

Nittaidai clubs Rainbow Wahine

Yuka Komori batted 2-for-3 as Nittaidai of Japan defeated Hawaii 9-1 in five innings at the Hawaii Invitational last night at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Earlier in the day, Haley Woods drove home Lindsay James in the bottom of the seventh as California rallied past Hawaii 2-1.

Hawaii-Hilo splits doubleheader with HPU

Kayla Kahuli's bases-loaded single in the sixth inning pushed Hawaii-Hilo past Hawaii Pacific in the second game of a doubleheader played at UHH Softball Field yesterday. The Vulcans lost the first game 4-2 before rebounding to take the second game 5-3.

The Sea Warriors took the early game 4-2 on a big fourth inning. HPU pounded out four hits and took advantage of four Hilo errors.

Hedin and Watase bring back championships

Hawaii wrestlers Danyelle Hedin (Kailua) and Carla Watase (Iolani) turned in strong performances at the Fila Body Bar Women's National Championships in St. Joseph, Minn., last weekend.

Watase won the 101-pound class of the girls high school folkstyle nationals while Hedin was first in the 123.5 group. Hedin also competed and won the Junior Women's national championship, defeating Debbie Sakai (Missouri Valley College) 7-5 to become a double champion.

Mystery guest to speak at Quarterback Club

A special speaker will discuss his survey results on the UH logo, colors and nicknames at tomorrow's Quarterback Club Luncheon.

Along with the mystery speaker, Les Keiter, Jack Sullivan and Punahou girls basketball coach Mike Taylor will be speaking.

The luncheon is open to the public and starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Banquet Hall.

The following Monday's luncheon will feature a Vince Goo Retirement Celebration in honor of the Rainbow Wahine basketball coach.

Former Stanford coach headlines workshops

Former Stanford men's volleyball coach Ruben Nieves, manager of trainer development for the Positive Coaching Alliance, will conduct three workshops March 23-25 in Hilo. One workshop will be for parents, another for coaches, the other for leaders of youth sports organizations. The workshops will be held at Hawaii-Hilo's Wentworth Hall, Room 1, beginning at 6 p.m.

Pre-registration is required, and a materials fee of $5 will be collected from each participant. For registration forms and more information, contact the UHH athletic department at 974-7520.

Frazier looking to fill Goo's shoes

Hawaii athletics director Herman Frazier named the members of the committee that he will work with to find a replacement for retiring Wahine basketball coach Vince Goo.

The group represents a cross-section of the athletic and academic community with UH professors, administrators and student-athletes. The committee will screen applicants and conduct interviews of the top three applicants before making its recommendation of the top two or three candidates that fit the position.

Members are: Paula Asato (UH Athletics Personnel Officer), Doris Ching (UH Vice President for Student Affairs), Tony Guerrero (Vice Chairman of First Hawaiian Bank), Milia Macfarlane (UH women's basketball player), Marilyn Moniz-Kaho'ohanohano (UH Associate Athletics Director/SWA), John Nelson (UH Men's Tennis Coach), Donna Vuchinich (UH Foundation Vice President for Development) and Dina Yoshimi (UH Associate Professor of Japanese).

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