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Konawaena Alum Earns PacWest’s Weekly Defensive Award

January 18, 2016, 2:16 PM HST
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Konawaena graduate Courtney Kaupu, now with Chaminade, makes a move against a Holy Names University defender earlier this season. Chaminade Athletics photo.

Konawaena graduate Courtney Kaupu, now with Chaminade, makes a move against a Holy Names University defender earlier this season. Chaminade Athletics photo.

Konawaena High School graduate Courtney Kaupu is playing a big role in one of Chaminade’s most successful seasons in program history.

Kaupu earned her first PacWest Women’s Basketball Defender of the Week award on Monday after doing some of the tough work in Saturday’s 62-58 win over Fresno Pacific University. Along with her eight points, she grabbed nine rebounds and recorded a career-best five steals to help Chaminade snap a five-game losing skid and lead the Silverswords to its best eight-game conference start in program history.

Kaupu, a 2013 graduate of Konawaena, spent her first two seasons at Centralia College in the state of Washington. For the season, Ka’upu is averaging 10.2 ppints per game and 4.1 rebounds per game.

Chaminade enters Monday night’s game against Dominican with a conference record of 4-4 and an overall record of 4-8.

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