Bill Muckalt, Williams Lake, B.C.
Muckalt, a senior right wing for No. 7-ranked Michigan, through last Friday led the Wolverines in scoring—and was 13th in the country—with 25 goals and 20 assists for 45 points. He was the career scoring leader among active college players, with 204 points.
Amy O'Brien, Worcester, Mass.
O'Brien, a junior forward for Holy Cross, went over the 1,000-point mark in the Crusaders' 81-66 defeat of Marist. Through last Friday she stood third in the country among women in scoring, with 26.6 points per game, and ninth in rebounds, with 11.3.
Deborah Volkers, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
Track and Field
Volkers, a sophomore at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, was named 1997 South Dakota female athlete of the year after setting state collegiate records in the indoor and outdoor high jump of 5'10�" and 6' �", respectively, and winning Division II championships in both.
Jerri Lynn Lippert, Pittsburgh
Lippert, 24, set a women's bench-press world record in the 123-pound division at the International Power lifting Association's World Record Breakers meet, by lifting 240 pounds. Since she began lifting competitively in 1992, Lippert has set 10 U.S. records in the bench press.
Cheng Yinghua, Gaithersburg, Md.
Yinghua, 39, won three titles at the U.S. championships. He defeated David Zhuang, 34, of East Brunswick, N.J., in the singles final. He teamed with Jack Huang, 41, and Gao Jun, 29, both from Gaithersburg, to win the men's and mixed doubles crowns, respectively.
A.J. Nastasi, Woodbury, Pa.
A.J., a senior guard on the Northern Bedford County High boys' team, through last Friday led Pennsylvania Class A players in scoring with 40.1 points per game this season. With 3,450 points during his 3� varsity seasons, Nastasi needed only 158 to become the state's alltime scoring leader.