Jace Neugebauer | McArthur, Calif. | Football
Jace, a senior quarterback at Fall River High, threw for 133 yards and two scores in a 34--7 win over Mount Shasta High to set the California Northern Section career record for passing yards, with 6,130. As the starting middle linebacker, he also had a game-high 19 tackles and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.
Zhané Crockett | Toledo | Boxing
Zhané, a sophomore at Jesup W. Scott High, was named the AIBA junior female boxer of the year. She took featherweight gold at junior worlds in Taipei, Taiwan, beating two-time Russian champion Liudmilla Vorontsova in a 2--1 decision. Zhané also claimed the junior nationals title and was runner-up at the Junior Olympics.
Ellen Hart | Denver | Triathlon
Hart, 57, defended her age-group title at the 140.6-mile Ironman worlds in Kona, Hawaii, finishing in 11:27:29 to become the 55-to-59 world champion in all four triathlon distances. Since August she has won titles at the Olympic distance (32.13 miles in 2:20:30), the sprint (16.0 miles in 1:13:28) and the Half Ironman (70.3 miles in 5:20:17).
Taylor Bucklin | Greenwich, Conn. | Soccer
Bucklin, a junior goalkeeper at Louisville, made eight saves in a 2--1 upset of top-ranked North Carolina. A week later she made a career-high 10 saves in a scoreless draw with Duke. Bucklin, who set a school record with an 0.48 goals-against average as a freshman at Michigan, had an .848 save percentage and an 0.97 GAA through Sunday.
Austin Plevy | Langley, B.C. | Ice Hockey
Plevy, a freshman forward at UMass, had a hat trick along with an assist in his NCAA debut, a 6--3 defeat of Colorado College. The next day he netted the game-winner with 3:07 left to clinch a 4--3 victory over Colorado. Last season Plevy led the Alberta Junior Hockey League with 92 points (29 goals, 63 assists) for the Brooks Bandits.
Max Letunov | Moscow | Ice Hockey
Letunov, a freshman forward at UConn, scored three times in his NCAA debut, leading the Huskies to a 5--2 win over Alabama-Huntsville. He tallied 64 points (25 goals, 39 assists) with the United States Hockey League's Youngstown (Ohio) Phantoms last year, leading them to a 40-14-6 record and the regular-season title.
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