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Faces In The Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: HERBERT M. PRESS Jeff Morrison, Huntington, W.Va. Tennis Morrison, a sophomore at Florida and an All-America in both singles and doubles this season, won the NCAA men's singles title by defeating James Blake of Harvard 7-6, 2-6, 6-4 in the final. He broke the Gators' record for wins this season with 47.

COLOR PHOTO: ANN C. JACOBS/LIFETOUCH PRESTIGE Travis Williams, Pelham, Ga. Track and Field Travis, a senior at Pelham High, scored the most points for the third consecutive year at the Class A state meet by winning the 300-meter hurdles (39.06) and the triple jump (47'5") and placing second in the 400 (49.14). He will attend West Georgia on a football scholarship.

COLOR PHOTO: JIM LUZZI Judy Donaldson, New York City Badminton Donaldson, 47, a phys-ed teacher and volleyball coach at The Chapin School, retired from coaching badminton after 22 years. Under her guidance the school went undefeated while winning 18 straight Athletic Association of Independent Schools of New York City girls' titles.

COLOR PHOTO: NOEL HEPP/ART SULIT Jessica Lopez, Lexington Park, Md. Gymnastics Jessica, 9, became the level four girls' state champion in the all-around by winning the floor exercise, and placing second in the uneven bars and third on the beam. She won the all-around for her age group at eight USA Gymnastics-sanctioned meets during the 1998-99 season.

COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL QUARTERMAN Julie Adams, Cypress, Calif. Softball Adams, a junior third baseman at UCLA, hit a two-RBI single in the first inning of the Women's College World Series final to lead the Bruins to a 3-2 victory over Washington and their eighth NCAA title. She finished the season with a .379 average and 16 homers for 63-6 UCLA.

COLOR PHOTO: STEVE MARTIN Jeff Hobbs, London, Ont. Lacrosse Jeff, a junior at Culver (Ind.) Military Academy, had 11 goals and four assists in a 17-9 defeat of Park Tudor School in the final of the High School Lacrosse Association's state championship. Named Indiana player of the year, Jeff will play for the Scottish national team this summer.