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Dew named to academic district team

Hawaii’s Rebecca Dew was named to the Capital One College Sports Information Directors of America’s Academic Women’s Basketball All-District 8 team announced yesterday by CoSIDA.

Dew, a 6-foot-4 post player for the Rainbow Wahine, is an English major who is also a Golden Key member and a 2009-10 WAC all-academic player. Dew has played in all 24 games this season and is averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds.


Akina back to Texas

AUSTIN, Texas » Duane Akina, the former Texas defensive backs coach who took a similar job at Arizona a few weeks ago, is returning to the Longhorns.

Akina, a former Punahou quarterback and UH assistant coach, spent the past 10 seasons at Texas, but was one of several assistants under head coach Mack Brown to leave after the Longhorns went 5-7. He coached 14 seasons with the Wildcats earlier in his career and returned in January.

Texas hired Jerry Gray to replace Akina, but Gray agreed Saturday to become defensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans.

Akina said yesterday he was "not happy that I had to put both of these institutions in this situation." He said having younger children was a "driving force" behind the decision to return to Austin.

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