Paul, a senior guard-forward at Inglewood High, averaged 27 points and 11 rebounds in 1994-95 and was named state Player of the Year. He had 28 points in the McDonald's All-America Game, which ties him with Chris Webber for the game's highest total since Michael Jordan scored 30 in 1981.
Strong, a two-time All-America gymnast at Georgia, accumulated 39.775 points to win the all-around title at the Bulldog Invitational. A junior and the defending NCAA titlist on the uneven bars, Strong also scored a perfect 10 on the bars at the 1995 Southeast Regional Championships.
Williams, 53, the coach of St. Augustine's College track and field team, and Hayden, a senior sprinter on the team, led the Falcons to an NCAA-record seventh Division II indoor team title. St. Aug's finished with 87� points, three more than two-time defending champion Abilene Christian. Williams's teams have never finished lower than second at the NCAA Indoors. The Falcons have also won six straight NCAA outdoor titles. Hayden, who won the 400-meter dash in 46.17, is the first Division II runner to turn in a sub-47 time for the event at the NCAAs. He also ran the first leg on the Falcons' victorious 4X400-meter relay team (3:08.21).
Hahn and Whipple, freshmen lacrosse attackmen at Maryland, led the No. 3-ranked Terrapins to victories over Duke, Towson State, Cornell and North Carolina. Hahn had 10 goals and two assists in the four games, including a season-high five goals in the 6-5 win over Towson State. As of last Friday, Hahn was the Terps' leading goal scorer, with 19. Whipple, second on the team in goals (15) and assists (13) this season, had 11 goals and four assists in the four games, including four goals and three assists in the 20-12 defeat of Cornell and three goals and one assist in the 13-12 victory over North Carolina.