BYU Building Around Le`i, Russell

Honolulu (Feb. 4, 2004) -- Sophomores Ianeta Le`i and Ashlyn Russell returned home to play in front of friends and family at the eighth annual Hawai`i Paradise Classic Feb. 4-7 hosted by the University of Hawai`i.

Le`i and Russell start at the corner positions for BYU, with Le`i at first base and Russell at third base. Le`i is the team's returning RBI leader with 40 from last season and was named All-Conference and second-team All-Region in 2003. Russell started in 50-of-52 games for the Cougars last season and nailed six home runs.

After returning home to Hawai`i, both athletes were featured in the Honolulu Advertiser. A link to the story can be found by clicking here.