WEST ORANGE, N.J.
Mike Sheppard Jr.
WEST ORANGE, N.J.
Sheppard, 59, was named university division baseball coach of the year by the New Jersey Baseball Writers Association after guiding the Seton Hall Pirates to a 38-16 record and a third-place finish in the Big East. Sheppard, in his 23rd season at the school, also had five players sign pro contracts after the season. His 36-year-old son, Mike Jr., a former shortstop in the Houston Astro organization, also won New Jersey coach of the year honors after leading his Seton Hall Prep team to a 25-6 record and winning the New Jersey Parochial A title. The Sheppards are both graduates of Seton Hall Prep and Seton Hall University.
Guthrie-Gresham, a recent graduate of George Mason University, won the heptathlon at the NCAA track and field championships in Knoxville, Tenn. Her score of 6,527 in the seven events broke the 12-year-old meet record held by Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
Handegard, 57, became the oldest player ever to win a Professional Bowlers Association tournament by winning the Northwest Classic. Handegard beat five players in the final round, including tour money leader Mike Aulby (215-205) and 1994 player of the year Norm Duke (239-225).
Michael, a recent graduate of Carmel High, won the gold medal at the Central Coast Section diving championships in Palo Alto with a score of 376 points in 11 dives. Earlier in the year Michael also qualified for the sectional meet in swimming and was an all-league defensive player in water polo.
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA.
Moss, a recent graduate of Rollins College, won the 1994-95 Gladys Heldman Award as the best women's intercollegiate tennis player in the nation. The top-ranked singles player in Division II, Moss led the Tars to a third-place finish in their first-ever Division II tournament appearance.