Osama Khalifa | Cairo | Squash
Khalifa, a junior at Columbia, defeated Rochester's Mario Yanez 11--1, 11--6, 11--5 in Hanover, N.H., to win the first national squash title in school history. Khalifa, a three-time first-team All-America and the 2016 Ivy League player of the year, joined his brother, Amr, as an NCAA champion; Amr won his title with St. Lawrence in '13.
Sammy Watson | Henrietta, N.Y. | Track and Field
Sammy, a senior at Rush-Henrietta High, set the high school indoor 800-meter record at the Millrose Games in New York City. She ran a 2:01.78, beating Mary Decker's 43-year-old mark of 2:01.80. A month later Sammy broke her own high school record in the 1,000 at the U.S. indoor championships in Albuquerque, finishing in 2:40.72.
Yul Moldauer | Arvada, Colo. | Gymnastics
Moldauer, a sophomore at Oklahoma, won the all-around at the American Cup in Newark, with a score of 85.931, beating Rio all-around silver medalist Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine by 0.232 points. Last year Moldauer became the second freshman to win the NCAA all-around title. He also finished second on parallel bars and third on floor exercises.
Alexis Osorio | Riverside, Calif. | Softball
Osorio, a junior righthander at Alabama, threw a perfect game against Coastal Carolina, striking out a school-record 19. It was the fourth perfect game in Tide history. The next game, a day later against Towson, she pitched 42/3 perfect innings in relief, with six K's. Through 851/3 innings Osorio has a 0.82 ERA and 172 strikeouts.
Theresa Michalak | Halle, Germany | Swimming
Michalak, a senior at West Florida, won four titles at the Division II championships in Birmingham: the 50-yard freestyle (22.79), 100 breaststroke (59.51), 100 butterfly (52.33) and 100 freestyle (48.44). Michalak, a 2012 Olympian and '16 first team All-America, is the 14th swimmer to win four events at the D-II championship.
Matt Bonds | Accokeek, Md. | Basketball
Bonds, a 6'5" senior forward at Division II St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vt., had 14 rebounds in a 66--63 win over New Haven to become the second player to surpass the 1,000 mark in 2016-17. The D-II leader in offensive boards as a junior (4.3), he finished the year as the Purple Knights' leading scorer (21.7) and rebounder (12.4).
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