Carson, a 5'11" senior guard-forward at Marymount in Arlington, Va., and Cluxton, a 6'3" senior guard at Northern Kentucky, set college basketball records. Carson established a Division III women's mark for blocks in a season with 205, breaking by 38 the 1995 record of Tamiko Martin of Ferrum (Va.) College. Despite missing the 1994-95 season after having a liver transplant, she also had more career blocks (450) than any other woman collegian. Cluxton broke the NCAA record for consecutive free throws with his 75th straight, made in a 101-86 defeat of Southern Illinois at Edwardsville. The old mark was set by Mike Hall of Adams State in '92.
Miller, 34, a physical therapist, was USA Triathlon's top female amateur duathlete for the second year in a row. Competing in the 30-34 age group, she was the national titlist and world silver medalist in the event, which comprises a 10K run followed by a 40K bike ride and a 5K run.
Scrivner, a junior accounting major at West Virginia, won the individual small-bore title at the NCAA rifle championships by scoring 1,176 points, four more than Wyoming's Jeff Odor. Scrivner also led the Mountaineers to their ninth team title in the last 10 years.
Payne, a junior third baseman on the Sacramento State baseball team, had two home runs—including a grand slam—in the second inning of a 31-3 win over Rhode Island. A physical education major, Payne finished the game with nine RBIs in five at bats for the Hornets.
Cowie, a freshman at Trinity College in Hartford, won the U.S. intercollegiate squash singles crown by defeating two-time defending champion Daniel Ezra of Harvard 7-15, 15-11, 8-15, 15-10, 15-13. He is the Bantams' first national champion in any sport.