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January 31, 2011 Issue
Shauna Long
Fort Yates, N.D. > Basketball

Shauna, a senior point guard at Standing Rock High, set tournament points records in four games at the Nike Interstate Shootout (110) in Lake Oswego, Ore., and at the Lakota Nation Invitational (121) in Rapid City, S.D. A two-time all-state selection, through Sunday, she leads the Warriors with 26.7 points per game and has a school record 2,794 career points.

Will Hamilton
Franklin, Mich. > Swimming

Will, a senior at Detroit Country Day, won the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.2), 100-yard butterfly (47.32) and 200-yard butterfly (1:44.46), all in meet-record time at the short-course junior nationals in Atlanta. In April he had four Olympic trial qualifying times in winning the 200-meter free, 100- and 200-meter fly, and 400-meter IM at the Columbus Grand Prix.

Karen Steen
Olympia, Wash. > Cross-country

Steen, a 46-year-old phys-ed teacher, won the 45-49 age group title at the 6K club nationals in Charlotte (22:52.8) to help Club Northwest to the team title. For her age group, Steen holds the 2,000-meter steeplechase world record (7:07.49) and broke the U.S. record in the 400-meter hurdles (1:08.9) at the masters nationals in July.

Dwight Grant
Brooklyn > Mixed Martial Arts

Grant, a 26-year-old Muay Thai instructor, went undefeated in the 185-pound amateur category at the World Kickboxing Association's mixed martial arts world championships in Edinburgh, winning his first two matches on submissions and the third on a forfeit. Grant has a 7-1 MMA record overall and is unbeaten internationally.

Mary O'Sullivan
Brockton, Mass. > Swimming

O'Sullivan, a senior at Florida Southern, won five events at the Nova Southeastern Invitational, finishing four with D-II automatic qualifying times and setting four school records. She also swam leadoff on five school-record-setting relay teams. O'Sullivan, who set a junior college 50-yard freestyle record (23.13) at Indian River State in 2009, is undefeated through Sunday.

Ian Carlin
Trafford, Pa. > Cricket

Carlin, a senior wicketkeeper at Wooster, received American College Cricket's award as the country's top U.S.-born cricket player and was named one of the five collegiate cricket players of the year for 2010. A former running back for the Wooster football team, Carlin is the first American-born president of the school's cricket club in its 25-year history.

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