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Gina Kim | Chapel Hill, N.C. | Golf

Gina, a rising junior at Chapel Hill High, shot an eight-over 288 to win the 25th annual Rolex Girls Junior Championship at the Country Club of Rochester (N.Y.) by two strokes. Last October she took the Class 3A state title by six shots with a five-under 139 at the Foxfire Resort and Golf Club in Jackson Springs.

Collin Sexton | Mableton, Ga. | Basketball

Collin, a rising senior at Pebblebrook High, came off the bench to deliver 16 points and eight assists, leading the U.S. to a 96--56 win over Turkey and the under-17 world championship in Zaragoza, Spain. He led Team USA with 17.0 points per game and was named the tournament's MVP. The 6'2" guard averaged 28.3 points at Pebblebrook last season.

Catherine Shields | Rangiora, New Zealand | Rowing

Shields, a recent Ohio State graduate, led the first varsity eight to an unprecedented third straight Division I title with a 6:19.04 finish in Gold River, Calif. The victory helped the Buckeyes come in second, behind Cal. A two-time Big Ten rower of the year and Ohio State's female athlete of the year, Shields had a 172--2 record over four seasons.

Andrew Beckwith | Blythewood, S.C. | Baseball

Beckwith, a rising senior righthander at Coastal Carolina, gave up six hits in 52/3 innings to pick up his third win of the College World Series, a 4--3 defeat of Arizona that captured the school's first national title in any sport. Beckwith, who was named the series' Most Outstanding Player, went 15--1 to lead the NCAA in victories and had a 1.85 ERA.

Lori King | Rockville Centre, N.Y. | Open-water Swimming

King, a public health researcher, became the second—and fastest—person to swim around Bermuda, covering the 36.5 miles in 21:19:00. A native of Norristown, Pa., King (née Baiocchi) swam the 200-yard breaststroke for La Salle from 1993 to '97. Last summer she completed the seven-day, 120-mile, 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim.

Joe and Matt DeMarco | Erie, Pa. | Tennis

Joe, a Cathedral Prep rising junior, and Matt, a rising sophomore, won the state 3A doubles title, beating the defending champs from North Allegheny High in three sets. Joe went 23--2 at No. 1 singles and Matt 25--0 at No. 2 singles. Their father, Pat, was a doubles titlist for the Ramblers in '84.

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