Kim Smith, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Track and Field
Smith, a junior at Providence College, won the 3,000 and the
5,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship,
setting collegiate records in both. She was named U.S. Track &
Field Coaches Association's national female athlete of the year.
Brett Stein, WAYLAND, MASS.
Brett, an eighth-grader at Wayland Middle School, took first
place in the slalom, giant slalom and sprint classic in the men's
junior elite division to win the junior national title at the
U.S. Telemark Nationals 2004 ski championships at Schweitzer
Megan Mehilos, ADDISON, ILL.
Mehilos, a senior at Lake Forest College, won the women's open
singles and doubles titles at the U.S. Handball Association
Collegiate National Championship for the fourth time. She is the
first player of either sex to win both titles for four
J.D. Austin, BALDWIN, MICH.
Austin, a senior forward at Rochester (Mich.) College, helped his
school win the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1
national championship. He led the Warriors in scoring (19.7
points per game) and was named to the USCAA All-America team.
Bethany Pendleton, HOOD RIVER, ORE.
Pendleton, a senior at Wisconsin, set a conference record in the
400-yard individual medley and a school record in the 200-yard
individual medley at the Big Ten women's championships. She was
named Big Ten swimmer of the year.
Kyle Sand, ARVADA, COLO.
Kyle, a senior at Arvada West High, won the 189-pound state
title, his fourth Colorado 5A wrestling championship. In four
years he had 125 wins and no losses and was the first high school
wrestler in the state to finish his career undefeated.
Keshonda Carrier, LAKE CHARLES, LA.
Keshonda, a 6'6" junior center-forward at LaGrange Senior High,
scored 34 points and had 30 rebounds and 12 blocked shots in a
67-47 win over Northwood. She led the team in scoring (25.1 per
game) and rebounds (14) and had 10 triple doubles this season.
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