Robert Joseph, PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
Joseph, a 6'7" senior forward at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., had eight blocks in a 65-51 win over crosstown rival Lambuth College to break the college record for blocks in a season with 229. He has swatted away 10 or more shots eight times this season.
Whitney Myers, OXFORD, OHIO
Whitney, a junior at Ursuline Academy in Cincinnati, set four state girls' records in winning the Division I Ohio crowns in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.19 and the 100 butterfly in 54.08. The 200 and 500 freestyle champ as a sophomore and freshman, she has led the Lions to three girls' state team titles.
Michelle Tyree, BRENTWOOD, TENN.
Tyree, a junior shortstop at Georgia, set an SEC record with seven RBIs in an 11-0 win over East Tennessee in the Bulldog Classic. She hit .625 with two doubles, two triples, four homers and 18 RBIs in six games to lead the Bulldogs, who are 25-2 through Sunday, to the tournament title.
Shawn Nakamura, CAMARILLO, CALIF.
Nakamura, 23, was named national men's player of the year for the second time. His two defensive saves in the first game of the World Cup Qualifying Tournament helped preserve a 1-0 win over Russia and gave the U.S. its first victory in major men's world play since 1996.
Jim Miller, CEDAR FALLS, IOWA
Miller, 47, guided Wartburg College to its 10th-straight Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship. A three-time Division III Coach of the Year, he now has a dual meet record of 177-24-1 with the Knights, including 66 straight wins in the conference.
Bernardo Samper, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
Samper, a freshman at Trinity College in Hartford, defeated Will Evans of Princeton 4-9, 9-2, 9-4, 9-5 to win the national collegiate singles crown. Samper went 19-0 this season while leading the Bantams to the national championship for the fourth straight year.