Brown, a senior from Ashford, United Kingdom
and this year’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, helped
the Lady Sea Warriors capture four of the five Hawai‘i
cross country Invitationals and finished 11th out of 154 runners
at the NCAA Division II West Region Championships. Also a member
of SAAC and a President’s Host, she has a 3.23 cumulative
GPA and will graduate May 19 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
SAAC is an NCAA-mandated committee comprised of student-athletes
designed to improve the overall college experience for student-athletes.
The Emma Mauz “Super Fan” Award was created in memory
of Emma Mauz, a dedicated and loyal fan of high school athletics.
Her son, sportswriter Frank Mauz, and the HPU athletic department
started this tradition in 1991 to pay tribute to the “Super
Fan.” HPU athletic trainer Jason Mitnick was a unanimous
selection for this year’s Emma Mauz “Super Fan” Award.
The newly created Sea Warrior Award went to baseball standout
Kai Austin and volleyball’s Davina Dobson. The Award
was created to honor student-athletes who demonstrated excellence
not only in academics and on the playing field or surface,
who also embodied good sportsmanship and active participation
in community service projects.
Top scholar-athlete awards are also given annually to the male
or female student-athletes in every sport who have exhibited
excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in the
community. This year’s awards, by sport, are:
Baseball Kai Austin
Basketball Zach Stephens
Men’s Cross Country Abdeslam Naji
Women’s Cross Country Janine Brown
Men’s Club Soccer Daniel Wagner
Women’s Club Soccer Jill Fujimoto
Softball Anuhea Diamond
Men’s Tennis Matey Pampulov
Women’s Tennis Loni Matsunaga
Volleyball Briana Marinas
Band Sean Robinson
Co-Ed Cheer Rachel Kettering
Female Cheer Tabitha Corn
Dance Nicole Scott
Emma Mauz Jason Mitnick