Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

11 Hawaii athletes are WAC All-Academic

Eleven University of Hawaii athletes were named to the Western Athletic Conference's All-Academic teams yesterday for winter sports.

The Rainbow Wahine basketball team had five players named: seniors Jade Abele (3.2 grade-point average) and Milia Macfarlane (3.52), junior Trisha Nishimoto (3.66) and sophomores Brittany Grice (3.48) and Amber Lee (3.54). Sophomore Bobby Nash (3.35) was the only Rainbow basketball player to make the list.

Five members of the UH swimming and diving team were also named: seniors Stephanie Raguoara (3.33) and Yan Chen (3.41), junior Katie Clewett (3.56) and sophomores Mia Broden (3.25) and Miranda Maas (3.36).

UH golfers finish tied for eighth

After a rough round three, the Hawaii men's golf team fell five spots to finish eighth in the Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiate on the La Purisima golf course at Lompoc, Calif.

Jarett Hamamoto led the Warriors by finishing tied for 14th. He had a three-round total of 6-over-par 222.

UC Davis won the tournament with a 15-over-par total of 879, eight strokes ahead of Washington State.

Louie Bishop of UC Davis was the medalist with a 1-over 217.

Wahine take second straight road match

Hawaii earned its second straight women's tennis road match with a 5-2 victory over Weber State yesterday in Ogden, Utah.

The Rainbow Wahine team of Justine Boutet and Sylvia Jaros won a tight 9-8 doubles match to break a tie for the doubles point.

Boutet also won a singles match for Hawaii (7-13), while teammate Lauren Fitzgerald also picked up wins in singles and doubles.

Lindgren to launch autobiography in Waikiki

Hawaii running legend Gerry Lindgren will be holding a book-launching party for his autobiography today at 6 p.m. at Nike Town. The public is invited.

In the early 1960s, Lindgren was a record-setting high school runner. At age 18, Lindgren went to the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo before going on to a successful collegiate career at Washington State.

He won championships in 11 NCAA events in cross country, and track and field.

The book can also be ordered at www.gerrylindgren.com.

Mahaney hired as UH graduate-assistant

The University of Hawaii hired Aaron Thomas Mahaney as a graduate-assistant for swimming and diving, head coach Mike Anderson said.

Mahaney fills the vacancy left by David Struthers, who will complete his degree program next month.

Mahaney lettered for Michigan State from 1999 to 2002. He's a two-time U.S. Swimming Scholastic All-American.

HPU drops 2 to Cal State Los Angeles

Cal State Los Angeles (10-15) took two games from Hawaii Pacific (20-14) in a baseball doubleheader yesterday in Los Angeles.

Spencer Omalza had a homer and a triple in the first game, a 10-7 loss. Omalza, a former Leilehua High School standout, also had a homer in the opener, a 7-5 loss. He finished the two games 4-for-8 with three runs scored and three RBIs.

» Pacific defeated Hawaii-Hilo 11-5 in a college baseball game in Stockton, Calif., yesterday. Michael Higa led the Vulcans (2-31) in the loss with a double. The Tigers improved to 15-16.

See line scores and results in the [ Scoreboard ] section.

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