Kilduff, a senior second baseman at Saint Xavier, became the first Cougar to be named a national player of the year when she was voted the NAIA Softball Player of the Year. She holds five school single-season records and leads the NAIA in three career categories: batting average (.402), doubles (74) and total bases (535).
BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. > Lacrosse
Felice, a junior attack at SUNY-Cortland, scored the game-winning goal with 2.2 seconds left in overtime as the Red Dragons defeated defending champion Salisbury 13-12 for the NCAA Division III championship. Felice scored three goals and had two assists and was named the game's Most Outstanding Player.
RALEIGH > Track and Field
Williams, a senior high jumper at USC, was named the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association Men's Field Co-Athlete of the Year. He ended his collegiate career by breaking his Trojans record with a jump of 7'7 1/4" to win his fourth NCAA Division I outdoor title. He had previously won back-to-back indoor titles.
HAMILTON, ONT. > Golf
Sholer, a freshman at Oklahoma City University, set individual tournament records for 18 holes (68), 36 holes (138) and 54 holes (217) and earned her first career victory when she took individual medalist honors at the NAIA Women's Golf Championship. She led the Stars to their second consecutive team title.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. > Baseball
Colvin, a junior leftfielder at Clemson, hit the first walk-off grand slam home run in Tigers history in an 11-8 win over Oral Roberts. This season Colvin led Clemson with a .356 batting average, 100 hits, 171 total bases and 23 stolen bases and was taken by the Chicago Cubs with the 13th selection of the major league draft.
JERSEY CITY > Track and Field
Leslie, a junior at McNair Academic, won the girls' 400-meter hurdles title at the Nike Outdoor Nationals. Earlier she took gold in the 400-meter hurdles at the New Jersey Meet of Champions to add to her titles in the 200-meter dash, 800-meter run and 400-meter hurdles at the state Group I championships.
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