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Sundara Chinn | Houston | Volleyball

Chinn, a sophomore at Division II Angelo State in San Angelo, Texas, had 39 kills in four games, all wins, against Limestone, Colorado Christian and New Mexico Highlands at the Kathleen Brasfield Invitational. Through 11 games she is second on the team with 105 kills and 117.5 points. As a freshman Chinn led Tennessee Wesleyan with 381 kills.

Rose Zhang | Irvine, Calif. | Golf

Rose, a freshman at Pacific Academy, fired a 20-under 268 at the Country Club of St. Albans (Mo.), tying the lowest score in the 42-year history of the Girls Junior PGA Championship and winning the title by six strokes. Her seven-under 65 equaled the record for a second-round score. In the AJGA rankings Rose, 14, is ranked No. 7 in the country.

Billy Maples | Weatherby Lake, Mo. | Football

Billy, a 6'3" senior quarterback at Park Hill High in Kansas City, threw a school-record nine touchdown passes—including eight in the first half to tie a national mark—in a 66--35 win over Lee's Summit. Through five games he has completed 63.6% of his passes for 1,306 yards and 23 touchdowns. Last year Billy threw for 2,148 yards and 21 TDs.

Breanna Clark | Los Angeles | Track and Field

Clark, 22, set the T20 400-meter world record at the World Para Athletic championships in July, finishing in 56.33 and breaking her own mark of 56.71, established a month earlier at the nationals. At the Paralympics in Rio, Clark, who has autism, ran a 57.79 to take gold. Her mother, Rosalyn, won a silver in the 4 × 400 in the 1976 Games.

Martha Thomas | Weston, Fla. | Soccer

Thomas, a senior at UNC Charlotte, scored twice in a 3--0 win over Marshall to set school marks for career goals (41) and points (106). She already held the record for shots (256). The reigning Conference USA offensive player of the year and a three-time all-conference pick, Thomas has seven goals and 19 points through nine games.

Livi Pappadopoulos | Holmen, Wis. | Log Rolling

Livi, a sophomore at Holmen High, won the girls' amateur championship in Hayward, Wis., in July. It was her fifth straight title. Livi, who has been log rolling since she was seven, has won more than 50 tournaments and hasn't lost a match in four years. Among girls under 17 she is ranked No. 1 in the country by the U.S. Log Rolling Association.

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