UHH’s Imai Named to PacWest Second Team
University of Hawai`i at Hilo senior Kamie Imai was named to the All-PacWest Conference Second Team in women’s basketball after leading her team in assists and rebounds.
Imai, the only UH-Hilo player to receive recognition from the conference, was second on the team with 11.5 points per game. She led her team with 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest. She also finished fourth in the PacWest with a 1.4 assist to turnover ratio.
The Waiakea High School graduate closed out the 2013-2014 regular season Saturday with a season-high 24 points on Senior Day. The Vulcans lost to Hawai`i Pacific 78-61.
Imai was an All-PacWest Second Team selection last year in her opening season at UH-Hilo. Her prior two seasons were spent at Division I Utah State University.
“She is as well liked as any senior we’ve had, top to bottom, on our roster,” said UH-Hilo head coach David Kaneshiro after Saturday’s loss. The third-year head coach also praised Imai’s work ethic and coachable attitude as reasons why he’s been “lucky to be her coach for two years.”
Imai’s season isn’t over yet. The Vulcans have a rematch with HPU today at 3:30 p.m. Hawai`i time in the opening round of the PacWest Women’s Basketball Tournament in San Diego, CA. The winner will face Cal Baptist Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
2013-2014 PacWest Women’s Basketball Awards
Sonia Aguilar (Guard) – Holy Names
Kamile Diaz (Guard) – Cal Baptist
Haley Holmstead (Guard) – Dixie State
Skye Savini (Guard) – Hawai`i Pacific
Krystal Forthan (Forward) – Academy of Art
Kelly Hardeman (Forward) – Azusa Pacific
Sendy Valles (Forward) – Azusa Pacific
Jessica Escorza (Guard) – Point Loma Nazarene
Savannah Erskine (Guard) – Point Loma Nazarene
Allison Greene (Guard) – Azusa Pacific
Kamie Imai (Guard) – Hawai`i Hilo
Callie Rhoads (Guard) – Point Loma Nazarene
Zoie Sheng (Guard) – Academy of Art
Morganne Comstock (Forward) – Hawai`i Pacific
Regina Camera (Guard) – Academy of Art
Jasmin Guinn (Guard) – Academy of Art
Cassidy Mihalko (Guard) – Cal Baptist
Patrice Saindon (Guard) – Fresno Pacific
Sha’Nice Storey (Guard) – Academy of Art
Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo (Guard) – BYU-Hawai`i
Abby Boorman (Forward) – Point Loma Nazarene
Charde Stevens (Forward) – Fresno Pacific
Maya Arellanes (Guard) – Notre Dame de Namur
Erin Asher (Guard) – Cal Baptist
Britney Machado-Potestio (Guard) – Holy Names
Kaylah Miller (Guard) – Dixie State
Renique Fitzpatrick (Forward) – Holy Names
Salonika Quewon-Owens (Forward) – Dominican
Player of the Year / Newcomer of the Year– Krystal Forthan (Academy of Art)
Defensive Player of the Year – Jasmin Guinn (Academy of Art)
Freshman of the Year – Kamile Diaz (Cal Baptist)
Coach of the Year – La’Nay Larson (Academy of Art)