Sports Capsule for Tuesday — October 28, 2003

• 5 UH softballers named All-America Scholar-Athletes

• Kapa‘a grad runs a steady 9th in UH cross country


5 UH softballers named All-America Scholar-Athletes

HONOLULU — The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) named five University of Hawai‘i softball players as 2003 All-America Scholar-Athletes.

Selected to the list were all three 2003 starting outfielders — Tracy Uchima (3.785, animal science), Justina Kahaku (3.880, elementary education), and Marie Jackson (3.680, nursing) — along with infielders Stacey Ritter (3.785, family resources) and Noelle Izumi (4.000, family resources).

To qualify, individuals must maintain a cumulative 3.500 grade point average for the fall and spring semesters.

The University of Hawai‘i was also selected among the top academic Division I programs in the country according to the Sept. issue of “Fastpitch Delivery.”

The Rainbow Wahine ended the 2002-03 academic year with a 3.210 cumulative team grade point average and finished 35th overall among 80 Division I softball programs by the NFCA.


Kapa‘a grad runs a steady 9th in UH cross country

HONOLULU — Kapa‘a High School graduate, and first-year cross country runner for the University of Hawai‘i holds a solid ninth position in the team’s top 10 times for the 2003 season as UH heads for the 2003 WAC Championships this weekend at the Crystal Springs International Cross Country Course in Belmonr, Calif.

Carillo, a top runner for the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation during her years at Kapa‘a, posts an 11:58 time for the Women’s 3K races, ninth in comparison with the top time of 11:03 posted by top runner Dana Buchanan, another first-year runner from Beachberg, Ont., Canada.

In the Women’s 4K races, Carillo posts a 16:39 for ninth position in the team against a top time of 14:58 posted by Chantelle Laan, another first-year runner from London, Ontario.

Carillo’s 18:44 in the Women’s 5K races has her in ninth for that category with the best time posted by Laan at 16:57.

UH finished seventh of ten teams in the 2002 WAC Championships, and has two weeks to prepare for the 2003 NCAA West Region 6K event, which will be held Nov. 15 at the University of Portland in Oregon.

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