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Faces In The Crowd



COLOR PHOTO: L.G. PATTERSON Scott Pingel, Perryville, Mo. Football Pingel, a senior wideout at Division III Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., has broken three NCAA career receiving records this season. In the Bluejays' season opener he caught his 302nd pass to break Jerry Rice's reception mark. He has since added the yardage and touchdown records.

COLOR PHOTO: DOUGLAS PRINCE Orsi Farkas, Budapest Basketball Farkas, a senior center at New Hampshire, was named America East female scholar-athlete of the year. Orsi, an all-conference center who averaged 17.1 points and 6.6 rebounds, earned a 3.93 grade point average as a business administration major. Last summer she was a member of the Hungarian national team.

COLOR PHOTO: D.C. GOINGS Chris Thompson, Roseburg, Ore. Swimming Thompson, a junior at Michigan, won the 400- and 800-meter freestyles against Florida, leading the Wolverines to their 32nd straight opening-meet victory. Thompson, a bronze medalist at the Pan Pacific Games in the 800, ranks third in the world in that event.

COLOR PHOTO: DEBORA ROBINSON Cheryl Weaver, Washington Volleyball Weaver, a sophomore middle blocker at Long Beach (Calif.) State, earned Big West player of the week honors after leading the 49ers to three straight victories and boosting their record to 13-2. In wins over Cal State-Fullerton and Pepperdine, she had 19 and 20 kills, respectively.

COLOR PHOTO: HERB PRESS Sarah Yohe, Winter Park, Fla. Soccer Yohe, a senior forward at Florida, set a Gators' women's record by scoring at least a goal in each of nine consecutive matches. She tied the old mark of eight with the score that beat Wake Forest 1-0 and then broke it with two goals in an 8-0 triumph against Florida International.

COLOR PHOTO: MONTY RAND Barrett Heisten, Anchorage Hockey Heisten, a sophomore forward at Maine, had a goal and an assist in each game as the Black Bears opened their season with two straight wins over Minnesota. Barrett, selected 20th by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1999 NHL draft, teamed up on scores with his brother, freshman center Chris, in both games.