Grossman, Bettendorf to be honored
Two seniors from Seabury Hall, Dakota Grossman and Alyssa Bettendorf, will be part of the class of 2014 for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor, the HHSAA announced Sunday.
Grossman owns a Maui Interscholastic League-record 10 individual state gold medals – six in track and field (four in the 3,000 meters, and two in the 1,500), and four in cross country.
Bettendorf won three golds in the state track and field championships earlier this month at Kamehameha Kapalama in the 100, 200 and 400.
The duo’s efforts in this year’s meet helped the Spartans earn the first girls track and field team championship for an MIL squad.
Bettendorf was a second-team MIL volleyball All-Star as a senior. Grossman has played basketball for Seabury.
Grossman and Bettendorf are among 12 seniors selected by a 16-person committee of current and former sports reporters, athletic directors and coaches. Recognition is “based mainly on athletic achievement but character, sportsmanship, academic record and community service also are taken into consideration,” according to the HHSAA.
An induction banquet is scheduled for June 1 at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu. Each inductee is eligible for a $2,000 scholarship.
The other inductees are Mililani’s Dayton Furuta (football, wrestling, judo), Alyssa Tobita (tennis) and Sarah Liva (basketball, volleyball), Kamehameha Kapalama’s Alohi Robins-Hardy (volleyball, basketball) and Ryan Stack (swimming), Punahou’s Jasmine Mau (swimming) and Larry Tuileta (football, volleyball), Kamehameha Hawaii’s Evan Enriques (volleyball), Farrington’s Jacob McEnroe (basketball, football) and Mid-Pacific’s Joshua Terao (wrestling, judo).