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Spring's Winners
June 10, 2002
Over the last month the NCAA has been crowning its national champions in a host of team sports. Here's a look at the squads that were the toast of the season
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June 10, 2002

Spring's Winners

Over the last month the NCAA has been crowning its national champions in a host of team sports. Here's a look at the squads that were the toast of the season

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WATER POLO

Women's Champion
Stanford

POOL PARTY
Sophomore Wendy Watkins (below) and the top-seeded Cardinal cruised past Michigan 13-3 in the semifinals and handled UCLA almost as easily in the final on May 12 in Los Angeles, defeating the Bruins 8-4. The victory avenged last season's loss to UCLA in the inaugural NCAA women's water polo title game and a defeat by the Bruins in April in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship-ample reason for coach John Tanner to get a celebratory dunking from his players.

TENNIS

Men's Champion
Southern Cal

Women's Champion
Stanford

WEST IS BEST
USC's Nth-seeded men knocked off No. I Georgia 4-1 in the final, on May 21 in College Station, Texas, behind the doubles team of freshman Teige Sullivan (far left) and sophomore Ruben Torres and the singles play of freshman Prakash Amritraj (below), the tournament MVP. On the women's side, senior Gabriela Lastra (below left) and host Stanford won their second straight title, on May 19, beating Florida 4-1.

GOLF

Women's Champion
Duke

Men's Champion
Minnesota

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