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GLENDALE, ARIZ. > SOFTBALL
Van Arsdall, a sophomore righthander at Phoenix College and a 37-year-old mother of four, threw a complete game for a 5--1 victory in the first of two finals against defending champion LSU-Eunice, helping the Bears win the national junior college Division II title. In 1997 she set a (still standing) school record with a 0.67 ERA before suspending her studies to be a full-time mom. Van Arsdall, who went 28--5 this season with a 2.05 ERA, will return next year as a student and assistant coach.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIF. > SURFING
Silva, as a sophomore at MiraCosta College, won the National Scholastic Surfing Association college shortboard finals at Salt Creek in Dana Point, Calif., to lead the Spartans to their second straight national championship. He had single-wave scores of 9.20 and 7.83 (out of 10) in his final heat to win the individual title by 4.6 points and was awarded the Chuck Allen Memorial Trophy as college surfing's most outstanding rider. Silva made both the shortboard and longboard finals last year.
GABRIELLE CLARK CHICAGO
DILLON POTTISH EAST QUOGUE, N.Y. > TENNIS
Clark, as a sophomore at Emory, and Pottish, as a senior, won their respective individual titles to become the fourth pair of women's and men's tennis champs in Division III history from the same school. Clark, the first African-American to win a women's singles title in any division, upset Middlebury's top-seeded Lok-Sze Leung 6--2, 7--6. Pottish, last year's national runner-up, defeated Nicholas Ballou of Cal Lutheran 6--2, 1--6, 6--2.
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