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FACES IN THE CROWD
 
August 19, 2013 issue
Jordan Niebrugge
Mequon, Wis. > Golf

Niebrugge, a sophomore at Oklahoma State this fall, had his third straight victory in as many weeks, defeating Sean Dale, 3 and 2, at the 111th Western Amateur Championship at The Alotian Club in Roland, Ark. A week earlier he shot a six-under 282 to win the Wisconsin State Amateur Championship by a stroke and before that, defeated Michael Kim, 1 up, in the final of the USGA Amateur Public Links Championship, likely earning Niebrugge a 2014 Masters invitation.

Tatyana McFadden
Clarksville, Md. > Track and Field

McFadden, a University of Illinois senior who is paralyzed below the waist, won all six wheelchair track events she entered at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France: the T-54 class 100, 100, 400, 800, 1,500 and 5,000-meters, with a world record in the 800 (1:44.44). McFadden, who won the Boston and London wheelchair marathons this year, would be the first to sweep the four major marathons if she wins Chicago and New York this fall.

D'Angelo Russell
Louisville > Basketball
D'Angelo, a 6-foot-4 senior guard at Montverde (Fla.) Academy had 11 points and eight rebounds to help his U.S. team win the Adidas Nations tournament in Las Vegas, 81-77. Last month, he scored 22 points to help his Each 1 Teach 1 AAU team win the Nike Peach Jam Elite Youth Basketball final, 108-102, and was named an MVP at the Nike Global Challenge. An Ohio State commit, D'Angelo averaged 12.2 points per game for the National High School Invitational champion Eagles last season.
Alyssa Klostermann
Dubuque, Iowa > Volleyball

Klostermann, a 5-foot-10 setter and recent graduate of Wahlert Catholic High, led her Iowa Rockets club team through 10 undefeated matches to win the girls' 18-and-under title at the USA Volleyball junior nationals in Dallas last month. She was named MVP and selected as captain of the event's all-tournament team. An all-state selection, she led the Golden Eagles with 6.05 assists and 3.05 digs per set this year. Alyssa will play for the University of Iowa.

Norm Cressy
Marblehead, Mass. > Sailing

Cressy, 75, a retired sailmaker and grandfather of six who races out of Eastern Yacht Club, won the International One Design class in his 65th straight year competing at Marblehead Race Week. Sailing aboard Gypsy with co-skipper Bruce Dyson, Cressy's four-man crew had five first-place finishes in seven races to beat 10 boats for the IOD class trophy. A two-time winner of the 210 Nationals, Cressy has won his class at the weeklong Marblehead regatta more than 20 times.

Alexa Pano
Lake Worth, Fla. > Golf

Alexa, a fourth-grader at Citrus Grove Elementary (Boynton Beach) in the fall, won her third straight title at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. She shot a nine-under 99 and went bogey-free in 27 holes to win the girls' eight-year-old division by eight strokes. In July, Alexa won the 7-8-year-old division at the Callaway Junior World Championship and the 12-and-under title at Florida State Golf Association girls junior championships.

Allan Kournikova
Palm Beach, Fla. > Golf

Allan, a third grader at Palm Beach Public School, won his third straight title at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. Tied with three holes to play, he eagled the penultimate hole, finishing with a five-under 103 in 27 holes to win the eight-year-old boys' division by two strokes. The younger brother of tennis's Anna Kournikova, Allan won his third consecutive USKG European Championship at Longniddry Golf Club in Gullane, Scotland, in May, and the Junior Honda Classic last December.

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