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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rainbow Wahine softball takes all top awards on All-WAC team

Advertiser Staff

The regular season champion University of Hawai'I softball team dominated the All-Western Athletic Conference team announced today.

Shortstop Jessica Iwata was named the Player of the Year, Stephanie Ricketts was picked as Pitcher of the Year, Bob Coolen was Coach of the Year and outfielder Kelly Majam was named Freshman of the Year.

In addition five Rainbow Wahine made the 13-member first-team and one was selected to the second team.

Voting was by the conference coaches.

First-team selections were third baseman Melissa Gonzalez, Iwata, Majam, Ricketts and Jenna Rodriguez.

First baseman Amanda Tauali'I was a second-team pick. Also named to the second team was New Mexico State's Hoku Nohara, a Kamehameha graduate.

The Rainbow Wahine, who are 41-12 (19-1 WAC), open the WAC Tournament tomorrow in Las Cruces, N.M.