2010 ALL-WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAMS
Kathy Cox, Boise State
Haley Gilleland#, Fresno State
Melissa Gonzalez, Hawai`i
Jessica Iwata, Hawai`i
Tiare Jennings#, New Mexico State
Meghan Krieg#, Louisiana Tech
Kelly Majam, Hawai`i
Michelle Moses, Fresno State
Stephanie Ricketts#, Hawai`i
Jenna Rodriguez, Hawai`i
Nicole Rupp-Tindall, Utah State
Caitlin Stiglich#, Fresno State
Amberly Waits!&, Louisiana Tech
Julianne Aiello, San Jose State
Kellie Caplan, Boise State
Allie Crump, Boise State
Kandis Jones, New Mexico State
Brittany McConnell, San Jose State
Morgan Melloh!@, Fresno State
Noelle Micka!@, Nevada
Hoku Nohara!, New Mexico State
Andrea Ortega, Fresno State
Angie Ortega!, New Mexico State
Danielle Patrick, Nevada
Kylie Randall, New Mexico State
Amanda Tauali`i!, Hawai`i
!2009 first team All-WAC
#2009 second team All-WAC
@2008 first team All-WAC
&2008 second team All-WAC
2010 WAC Player of the Year: Jessica Iwata, Hawai`i
2010 WAC Pitcher of the Year: Stephanie Ricketts, Hawai`i
2010 WAC Freshman of the Year: Kelly Majam, Hawai`i
2010 WAC Coach of the Year: Bob Coolen, Hawai`i
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In case you missed it, catcher Katie Grimes is writing a daily diary about the Rainbow Wahine softball team’s experiences at the WAC Tournament in Las Cruces, N.M.
Here’s her first entry: Katie’s diary.
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Sure, the summer conditioning program has not even started, but plans have been drawn to expand Paipai Falemalu’s football role. Falemalu, who is listed as the No. 1 defensive right end, also will be used as an outside linebacker in certain defensive schemes.
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JM2375 is winner of two tickets to tomorrow’s baseball game.
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Slugger writes about the tireless Don Weir:
I had the pleasure of assisting Dr. Don Weir with Na Koa membership mailings, getting to know a bit about the person who moved through Na Koa with high energy. He now works with the UH Foundation office as a Gift Officer, but is still handling the away games’ festivities for 2010. Don is also very much involved in the UH Letterwinners Club, fundraising and feeding members at an annual BBQ.
#24, WR/DB – Don Weir came from San Diego, CA and played for UH in ‘71-‘73. He graduated with an undergraduate degree at UH and continued adding letters behind his name: Masters from San Diego St. U. and a PhD in Education from USC. Don’t worry! He’s rooting for UH in September. If you’d like to hear stories about who was on the field with him, you’ll have to invite him to a Cattle Call.
Don’s better half, Colleen, was introduced to him at a San Diego beach softball match. This year marks their 20th anniversary. Congratulations! The only ‘child’ they have is Maliko, a gorgeous chocolate Lab. Colleen works at the Lunalilo Home as the Director of Community Relations & Admissions. You might spot her on campus, as she’s working on her Masters at UH.
Dedicated? In the 1990’s, Don spent summers in Hawaii coaching Punahou’s JV defensive backs, as well as teaching summer school. He would fly back in February to work at the Punahou carnival. 2003-2005 would find him on the Punahou sidelines as an offensive coach. Don spent many years working in education: teaching, managing educational projects, and supporting educational programs. He was presented the 2006 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Humanitarian Award for his support of a program providing scholarships to San Diego County students in under-served populations.
Last little-known piece of trivia about Don: he raises orchids and is the family gardener.
Go up & say “Hi!” the next time you see him at a game or UH event. And don’t forget to invite him to the next Cattle Call.