DADE CITY, FLA. > Baseball
Cruz, a senior outfielder at Tampa, led the Spartans to the NCAA Division II
national title and was named the College World Series MVP and NCAA player of
the year. His 26 home runs broke Tino Martinez's single-season school record,
and he was the 10th-round pick of the Chicago White Sox in the college
SOPRON, HUNGARY > Tennis
Babos, a sophomore at California, defeated USC's Lindsey Nelson 6--4, 6--1 to
win the NCAA women's tennis singles championship. She became the first Golden
Bear, the fifth sophomore and the 15th Pac-10 player in the tournament's
25-year history to win the title.
PHILADELPHIA > Track & Field
Yuot, a senior at Widener, won three national titles (the 5,000 and 10,000
meters and the 3,000-meter steeplechase) at the Division III championships. He
is the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year. One of the Lost Boys
of the Sudan, orphans forced by war to trek hundreds of miles through the
wilderness, he came to the U.S. in 2000.
LAGRANGE, OHIO > Softball
Kristie, a senior righthander at Keystone High, ended her 26--0 season by
pitching a perfect game in the Wildcats' 7--0 win over Circleville for the Ohio
Division II Championship. The three-time first-team All-Ohio selection has 15
career no-hitters, seven perfect games and a 70--6 record with a 0.30 ERA.
LATHAM, N.Y. > Lacrosse
McDonald, a sophomore attack at Le Moyne College, scored four goals with one
assist to lead the 18--0 Dolphins to a 12--5 win over Dowling and the NCAA
Division II Men's Championship. He was named the tournament's most outstanding
player and led the team with 41 goals and 61 points for the season.
KOKOMO, IND. > Golf
Lynnsey (far left) and Lauren, junior and freshman, respectively, at Butler,
were named the Horizon League athlete and newcomer of the year. Lauren beat her
sister Lynnsey on the first playoff hole to win the title at the league