Julia Mancuso, OLYMPIC VALLEY, CALIF.
Julia, 18, won gold medals in the combined, downhill and giant slalom at the Alpine junior world championships. Her subsequent fifth-place finish in the World Cup overall marked the first time a U.S. junior came in among the top 15 in the World Cup finals.
Mike Thomson, BISMARCK, N.DAK.
Track and Field
Thomson, 47, the coach at the University of Mary, guided the Marauders' women to their ninth consecutive Dakota Athletic Conference indoor title and a third-place finish at the NAIA nationals. He was named the NAIA coach of the year in his sport for the fourth time in his nine seasons at Mary.
Olabode Ogunwole, NORTH BETHESDA, MD.
Olabode, a junior at Georgetown Prep, earned the national prep school heavyweight crown by defeating senior Damon Lattimore of St. Benedict's of Newark, 4-2. Olabode's record after three seasons with the Little Hoyas stands at 125-20, including 49-0 this year.
Eric Brandon, NASHVILLE
Brandon, a sophomore righthander at Auburn, threw the Tigers' first nine-inning perfect game, a 2-0 victory over Murray State. In the SEC's first such perfecto in 39 years, Brandon, who was 3-1 with a 2.80 ERA through Sunday, had a career-high 12 strikeouts against the Racers.
Erin Grant, ARLINGTON, TEXAS
Erin, a senior point guard at Mansfield High, led the Lady Tigers to the Class 5A Texas title for a state-record fourth straight time. Named Texas's girl player of the year and an All-America, she finished her career with 1,055 assists, fourth in the nation all time. She'll play at Texas Tech next year.
Kelly Parker, BATTLE CREEK, MICH.
Parker, a junior at Hope College in Holland, won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's championships in the 100-and 200-yard breaststroke—the same events her father, Randy, won while competing for Albion ( Mich.) College from 1973 to '75.