Kurt Pessa, LUBBOCK, TEXAS
Pessa, a May graduate of Coronado High, led the Mustangs to the District 2-5A title. The righthanded pitcher and third baseman had a 10--2 record with a 1.66 ERA and batted .454 with a team-high 17 RBIs. He also helped the tennis team win its first state title.
Zee Zee Young, ANCHORAGE
Track and Field--Basketball
Young, a May graduate of Dimond High, was named Alaska's female high school athlete of the year. She is the state 4-A 300-yard hurdles champion. As a point guard on the basketball team, she led the Lady Lynx to their first state championship in 25 years.
Jeffrey Holguin, YORBA LINDA, CALIF.
Holguin, 25, a junior at CU--Colorado Springs, won the double trap event at the USA Shooting National Championships in Colorado Springs. A member of the U.S. National team, he also won the bronze medal at the ISSF World Cup in Americana, Brazil.
Darcy Wood, GREENWOOD, IND.
Wood, a May graduate of Center Grove High, was named Miss Softball Indiana and the state's Gatorade softball player of the year. She finished the season with a 25--2 record, 19 shutouts, a 0.21 ERA and a state-record 443 strikeouts in 2002/3 innings.
Tim Wunderlich, MANCHESTER, MD.
Track and Field
Tim, a senior at North Carroll High, won the young men's (17--18) decathlon at the U.S. Track & Field Junior Olympics in Eugene, Ore. This spring he won the state Class 3A pole vault title and was named Carroll County performer of the year.
Roxanne Sparks, HOQUIAM, WASH.
Roxanne, a third-grader at St. Mary Regional School, won three gold medals in her division (seven year olds) at the AAU Junior Olympics. She became the first Washingtonian to win a Junior Olympic gold and World Karate Federation title in the same year.
Shawn Warren, WINDHAM, MAINE
Warren, a sophomore at Marshall, where he is a member of the Thundering Herd team, won a playoff at Riverside Golf Course in Portland and became the first amateur in 33 years to win the Maine Open Golf Championship. He also won two state junior titles.
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