MANOA (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii two sport star Amber Kaufman was named recipient of the Western Athletic Conference Joe Kearney Award Wednesday. The award is given annually to the best male and female athletes in the conference.
Kaufman, a senior from San Jose, Calif, was named an All-American in two sports this past year. She began the season by helping to lead the volleyball team to the Final Four in 2009 and was ranked fourth in the country in hitting percentage (.431).
In March, she was the runner-up in the high jump at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship and then captured the national title in the event at the Outdoor Championship earlier this month. She has earned All-American honors in track and field five times during her career and also earned academic all-WAC honors all four years at Hawaii.
Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore is the male recipient and the first Bronco football player to win the award.