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Faces in the Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: RADI NABULSI Cory Fritzinger, VIRGINIA BEACH Gymnastics Fritzinger, a sophomore at Georgia, had 39.800 in the all-around, including a 10.0 on the vault, to lead the Gym Dogs to a 197.900-196.875 win over UCLA. Her score was the second highest in school history. In seven meets this year she has placed first in the all-around two times and on beam five times.

COLOR PHOTO: WILLIAM MORACE Janice Davis, NATCHEZ, MISS. Track and Field Janice, a junior at Natchez High and the 2001 junior national champion in the 200, ran the 55 meters in 7.01 and the 400 in 56.72 to win both events at the LSU Classic. Her time in the 55 was the fastest by a high school girl this year, and her clocking in the 400 was the fourth best.

COLOR PHOTO: PHELAN M. EBENHACK Freddy Krueger, WINTER GARDEN, FLA. Water Skiing Krueger, 26, was named USA Water Ski's male athlete of the year. In the 2001 world championships he earned gold as a member of the victorious U.S. elite team and an individual silver in the jumping competition. He was also last year's U.S. Open men's jumping champion.

COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL QUARTERMAN Jonathan Acosta, SAN JUAN Volleyball Acosta, a freshman outside hitter at UCLA, had 49 kills, 17 digs and seven block assists in three matches to lead the Bruins to the Outrigger Hotel Tournament title for the fifth year in a row and to the No. 1 ranking. He was named tournament MVP and national player of the week.

COLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE RETROSI FAMILY Samantha Retrosi, SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. Luge Samantha, 16, raced to a two-heat total time of 1:32.573 to beat Germany's Heike Kobylka, 16, by .281 of a second and earn the junior women's single World Cup luge championship. After racing in all four series events, Samantha stood second overall with 315 points.

COLOR PHOTO: UNIVERSITY PHOTOGRAPHICS Kelly Mazzante, MONTOURSVILLE, PA. Basketball Mazzante, a sophomore shooting guard at Penn State, set a Big Ten women's single-game scoring record with 49 points in an 88-83 win over Minnesota. Mazzante, who shot 16 of 25 against the Golden Gophers, was averaging 25.2 points and 2.0 steals this season.