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Faces in the Crowd
September 17, 2001
Ronda Rousey, SANTA MONICA, CALIF. JudoRonda, 14, went 9-0 while winning the 13-14 age-group national, international and Junior Olympic gold medals in the 134-pound class this summer. She also was first in the 15-16 age group in the 125-pound class at the international championships and in the youth Canada Cup.
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September 17, 2001

Faces In The Crowd

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Ronda Rousey, SANTA MONICA, CALIF.
Judo
Ronda, 14, went 9-0 while winning the 13-14 age-group national, international and Junior Olympic gold medals in the 134-pound class this summer. She also was first in the 15-16 age group in the 125-pound class at the international championships and in the youth Canada Cup.

Nancy Metcalf, HULL, IOWA
Volleyball
Metcalf, a senior right side hitter, had 22 kills and 23 digs as she led top-ranked Nebraska past No. 8 Pacific 30-21, 32-30, 27-30 and 30-24 to win the State Farm Volleyball Classic. Metcalf, a two-time All-America, through Sunday was averaging 4-57 kills a game on a .357 hitting percentage.

Johnson Wagner, GARRISON, N.Y.
Golf
Wagner, 21, swept New York's Metropolitan Open and Metropolitan Amateur to become the second person to win both events in the same year. At the Open he shot a 66 to beat Rick Hartmann, 42, of Bridgehampton, by three strokes. As a junior last year he led Virginia Tech to eighth at the NCAAs.

Beth O'Connor Baker, ARLINGTON, VA.
Swimming
O'Connor Baker, 40, broke the women's 40-44 age-group world records in the 100- and the 200-meter backstroke (1:10.45 and 2:33-55, respectively) and the 50 and the 200 butterfly (29.59 and 2:29:81). She also set the 100 butterfly American record (1:05.60) in her age group.

Jonathan Wade, SHREVEPORT, LA.
Track and Field
Jonathan, 17, won the boys' 200 meters in 20.95 and ran the 100 leg of the sprint medley team that took silver at the World Youth Championships. Jonathan, who also plays defensive back for Evangel Christian Academy, will attend Tennessee on track and football scholarships next year.

Quinn Carney, FLEMINGTON, N.J.
Lacrosse
Carney, 22, a midfielder, scored three goals in a come-from-behind 14-8 victory against Australia to give the U.S. the World Cup championship for the fourth consecutive year. Carney, who was recently named assistant coach at Stanford, had 13 goals in the six-game tournament.

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