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April 29, 2002
Jessica Smith, MELVINDALE, MICH. In-line Speed SkatingSmith, 18, won the overall professional women's division of the U.S. Cup Inline Speedskating Series. A competitive skater since age two, Smith is a five-time senior, and a 14-time junior, world champion. She has also won the national crown six times.
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April 29, 2002

Faces In The Crowd

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Jessica Smith, MELVINDALE, MICH.
In-line Speed Skating
Smith, 18, won the overall professional women's division of the U.S. Cup Inline Speedskating Series. A competitive skater since age two, Smith is a five-time senior, and a 14-time junior, world champion. She has also won the national crown six times.

Matt Scoggin, AUSTIN
Diving
Scoggin, 38, the coach at Texas, guided the men's team to its third straight national championship, with 512 points, 11 ahead of Stanford. He was named the diving coach of the year for the fifth time since 1996-97 Scoggin's divers have won 13 individual NCAA titles in his eight seasons at Texas.

Nik Caner-Medley, PORTLAND, MAINE
Basketball
Nik, a senior center at Deering High, was named his state's Mr. Basketball and its Gatorade player of the year after he led the Rams to their second consecutive Western Class A state crown. He averaged 34.6 points and 15.4 rebounds this season and is set to play at Maryland in the fall.

Emily Park, NEW YORK CITY
Squash
Emily, 11, won the girls' under-13 bracket at the U.S. Squash Racquets Association Junior Olympics without losing a game, becoming the only American to win in her age bracket at the event. Undefeated in 2002 and the No. 1 player in the under-15 division, she also won the U.S. National Championship title.

Josh Mandel, CLARK, N.J.
Hockey
Mandel, a junior defenseman at Penn State, led the Nittany Lions to their third consecutive ACHA crown, scoring eight goals and making 26 assists in an injury-shortened 28-game season. A three-time All-America, Mandel was named to the all-tournament team for a league-record third year in a row.

Healy Thompson, CHICAGO
Track and Field
Thompson, a junior at Williams College, won her second straight NCAA Division III indoor shot put title with a heave of 47'4�". She has finished first or second at the five championship meets she has competed in, establishing a personal best of 48'7�' outdoors in 2001.

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