Ashley Jo Rowatt, LOUISVILLE
Rowatt, a graduate of Kenyon College, was named the 2003 NCAA Woman of the Year, becoming the first Division III athlete to win the award. The five-time swimming champion is currently a first-year medical student at Vanderbilt University.
Shadrack Kiptoo, ALBUQUERQUE
Shadrack, a senior at La Cueva High, won the individual 3.1 mile Class 5A state cross-country championship with a time of 15:23. He finished more than a minute ahead of his closest competitor for the third time this season.
Katie Keller, PROSPECT, OHIO
Keller, a freshman guard at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, scored 39 points in her college debut, an 84-55 victory over the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Her school-record 12 three-pointers was one shy of the NAIA Division II record.
Joel Steele, GRANGER, IND.
Steele, a senior quarterback at Anderson University, became the first player in the history of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference to earn three Offensive Most Valuable Player awards. He holds the NCAA Division III record for 200-plus-yard passing games with 34.
Samantha Howard, SPRINGFIELD, VA.
Samantha, a senior forward at W.T. Woodson High, scored the winning goal in double overtime to give the Cavaliers the Group AAA field hockey championship, their first state title. She set school records for single-season and career goals and assists.
Peter Boyer, HAWORTH, N.J.
Boyer, a senior goalkeeper at Drew University, set a school single-season record for shutouts with 17 and a school career record with 38. He led the Rangers to their best year ever (21-2-1) and was named Freedom Conference Player of the Year.
Marta Slodnik, GDYNIA, POLAND
Slodnik, a freshman outside hitter at Dowling College in Oakdale, N.Y., led the Golden Lions with 428 kills and had a .305 hitting percentage with 91 aces. She was New York Collegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year and made the All-Conference first team.