Konawaena Grad Joins Chaminade Women’s Hoops Program
Konawaena High School alum Courtney Kaupu is returning to the islands to play collegiate basketball.
Chaminade University announced Tuesday that Kaupu, along with Mililani alum Taylor Babbitt, will join the Silverswords women’s basketball program for their final two years of eligibility.
Kaupu, a 2013 Konawaena graduate, comes to Chaminade from Centralia College in Centralia, Wash. Last season, she scored 11 points per game and brought down 4.8 rebounds per contest. She finished 14th in the Northwest Athletic Conference with a 49.1 percent field goal clip during the season.
The Konawaena connection to Centralia extends to the 2015 graduating class. Aloha Salem, member of last season’s state championship squad, has committed to play for Centralia, a junior college school.
Kaupu will join up with a familiar face for the next few seasons. Kamehameha-Hawai’i graduate Bobbi Montibon recently completed her sophomore season at Chaminade, playing 12 games for head coach Bobby Keanini.
Babbitt graduated from Mililani High School in 2012. She comes from Northwest Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho, where she played 35 games in two seasons.
In case you are scheduling ahead, Chaminade will visit the University of Hawai’i at Hilo on Feb. 13 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. Tip is scheduled for 5 p.m.