The Left Coast’s top players - Danielson and Hill completing well rounded college experience

by Cindy Luis October 31, 2011 in Volleyball

Great players. Even better people.

Hawaii’s Kanani Danielson and Pepperdine’s Kim Hill have much in common beyond success on the volleyball court. The two senior All-Americans bring new meaning to the term “time management” when managing to devote quality time in the community and in the classroom.

And it’s all done with a humility that is as rare as they are.

“She wears it well,” Pepperdine coach Nina Matthies said of Hill. “If… Continue Reading

Men’s soccer standout Agaba prepares to repay the villagers who helped him stay in school

by Eric Anderson October 17, 2011 in Men’s Soccer

As an elite student and standout soccer player in Kampala, Uganda, Perez Agaba was poised to make a choice as his time at King’s College Budo Secondary School came to an end.

“You’ve got to choose one of the two; doing both is almost impossible,” Agaba said of the setup in his homeland, where college sports are essentially limited to intramural activities. “You’re either going for the academics or for the soccer, and you’ve got to decide.”

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Interns, leaders, academic standouts - Football candidates are prepared for graduation

by Laurie Bollig October 12, 2011 in Football

Candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in football have made names for themselves not only on the gridiron but also in the classroom and the community. Here are just a few of the ways they are standing out as senior leaders:

> Northern Illinois’s Chandler Harnish has served an internship in the Huskies’ athletics marketing office.

> Washington State’s Jared Karstetter served a microbiology lab internship and was a traumatic brain injury research assistant.… Continue Reading