Jefferson, a junior quarterback at Air Force, led the Falcons to wins over Navy (14-6), where he ran for both touchdowns, and Army (42-22), where he threw for two scores, to wrest possession of the Commander-in-Chiefís Trophy from the Midshipmen for the first time in seven years. He is the first service academy quarterback to start three bowl games.
Wheat Ridge, Colo. > Diving
Halbach, a senior at the Merchant Marine academy, won the one- and three-meter dive events at the Division III championships to take home the third and fourth national titles of his career, scoring a 66.15 on his last three-meter dive to win with a record score of 591.65. He earned D-III diver of the year honors for the second time in three years.
River Ridge, La. > Softball
Feindel, a junior at the Coast Guard academy, broke a D-III record with her 26th shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over Wesleyan. Two weeks later, in a win over Lesley at the NCAA regionals, she broke the D-III strikeout mark (1,166). At seasonís end she led the nation in wins (37), Kís (457), shutouts (26) and ERA (0.56), and was named New England player of the year.
San Antonio > Basketball
Myers, a senior guard at Navy, led the Midshipmen in steals (68) and points per game (12.1) to win Patriot League regular-season and tournament titles and earn the academy its first NCAA tournament berth. A two-time defensive player of the year, she graduated with a school assists record (411) and received the Vice Admiral Lawrence Sword for Women, an athletics award.
Greensboro, N.C. > Baseball
Moore, a senior shortstop at Army, hit a grand slam and drove in five runs in the first game and homered with the bases empty, one runner on and two runners on for six RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader sweep of Lafayette. He graduated as the academyís alltime leader in home runs (35), RBIs (185) and slugging percentage (.589), and was drafted by the Padres.
Harrisburg, Pa. > Basketball
Alston, a 6'3" junior forward at Penn State Harrisburg and a Marine Corps veteran, tied his school record of eight blocks in a 96-91 overtime win over Gallaudet to help the Nittany Lions to their first North Eastern Athletic Conference championship game. A member of the ROTC and a cadet in the National Guard, Alston finished ninth in D-III in blocks (3.0 per game).
Photo credits: Air Force Athletics (Jefferson); Island Photography (Halbach); Coast Guard Academy Sports Information (Feindel); Phil Hoffmann/Naval Academy Athletic Association (Myers); U.S. Government photo (Moore); Scott J. Duncan (Alston)