Heidi Seibold, Santa Monica, Calif.
Seibold, a senior at Reed College in Portland, won a women's collegiate title for the fourth time in four years, this time in the 70-kg weight division. An eight-time junior national champion, Seibold, competing as Reed's one-woman squad, finished third in the team standings.
Reilley Rankin, Hilton Head, S.C.
Rankin, a freshman at Georgia, won four straight tournaments this season, including the SEC and East Regional championships, before finishing 42nd at the NCAAs. She led the SEC in scoring (73.35 strokes per round) and was named the conference's player of the year.
Ron Scarpa, Winter Haven, Fla.
Scarpa, 35, a waterskiing instructor, won his third men's overall title at the World Barefoot Championships, placing first in tricks, fourth in slalom and fifth in jumping. His 7,060 points in tricks was a men's world record and helped the U.S. to its seventh straight team title.
Aretha Hill, Renton, Wash.
Track and Field
Hill, a senior at Washington, threw the discus 215'3" at the UC San Diego Open, the second-longest throw on both the U.S. and collegiate women's alltime lists. A three-time All-America and this year's Pac-10 champion, Hill came in 35th at the 1996 Olympics.
Becky Varnum, Colorado Springs
Becky, a senior at Cheyenne Mountain High, won the state girls' singles title for the fourth year in a row and led the Indians to their eighth straight 4A championship. She never lost a set while going 68-0 during her high school career. She will play next year at Notre Dame.
Heather Lee, Clifton Park, N.Y.
Lee, a freshman pitcher at LIU- C.W. Post Campus in Brookville, N.Y., had 15 straight victories, including five shutouts and a no-hitter, as the Pioneers reeled off a 27-game winning streak. She finished the season with a 17-1 record and a 1.52 ERA and allowed just 91 hits in 133? innings.