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MAULDIN, S.C. > Lacrosse
Carson, a senior midfielder and team captain at Mauldin High, was named South Carolina's midfielder of the year after leading the Mavericks to the playoffs and setting a state single-season record with 67 goals, in only the second year that lacrosse has been a varsity sport in the state. Carson, who scored just four goals last season, was also named an All-America.
NEW LENOX, ILL. > Gymnastics
Botterman, a senior at the University of Michigan, won the NCAA national title in the all-around (39.525) a day after becoming the first Wolverine to win the AAI award as the year's top senior D-I gymnast. A nine-time All-America, Botterman was also named Big Ten and Northeast Regional gymnast of the year in leading her team to its first Super Six finals since 2005.
CHARLOTTE > Putt-Putt Golf
Baird, a 53-year-old IT manager, made 18 holes in one in 18 holes of play at the Richmond Open, held at the Putt-Putt Fun Center, to become the third person to shoot a perfect game since the Professional Putters Association was founded in 1959. Baird, who won the PPA national championship in 2007, has played on the tour since 1971.
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