Kelly Williams, Kansas City, Kans.
Williams, 33, was named the U.S. Fencing Association's Female Athlete of the Year after coming in second in women's sabre at the world championships, the best finish ever for an American in any weapon, and winning the U.S. crown.
Tyson Thompson, Irving, Texas
Tyson, 17, a running back at Irving High, rushed for 525 yards—a state Class-5A record for single-game yardage—and seven touchdowns in a 45-29 defeat of L.D. Bell High. He had 2,121 rushing yards on 313 carries and 19 touchdowns for the season.
Heather Suhr, Racine, Wis.
Heather, a senior at Case High, became the first player to win three consecutive state girls' high school titles with a four-shot victory over Terri Taibl, a senior at Brookfield East High. Heather shot a six-over-par 150 for the 36-hole tournament.
Joanne Dow, Bedford, N.H.
Dow, 34, won the 20-km race walk at the Pan American Cup in a time of 1:38:57. She holds the women's national record in the event (1:34:46) and is among six finalists for the 1998 female Jesse Owens Award, which honors track and field's most outstanding athlete.
David Flavius, Castries, St. Lucia
Flavius, 27, a senior forward at Ohio Dominican College in Columbus, scored his 100th career goal with a hat trick in a 9-1 victory over Point Park College of Pittsburgh. He finished the season with 52 points, on 22 goals and eight assists, to end up fourth on the NAIA career-points list (222).
Zuzana Lesenerova, Novy Vicin, Czech Republic
Lesenerova, a junior at the University of San Diego, won the Riviera All-American tournament, beating NCAA champion Vanessa Webb of Duke (6-1, 7-6) in the semis, to become the second woman to win the first two legs of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Grand Slams.