Tuesday March 24th, 2015

Faces in the Crowd: March 23, 2015
  • Ben Simmons
    Melbourne, Australia > Basketball
    Ben, a 6'9" senior power forward at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, averaged 28.0 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists to lead the Eagles to a 28-1 record. He was named the Naismith Trophy boys' player of the year and received the Morgan Wootten Award, given to the top McDonald's All-American. Ben will play at LSU.

  • Madison Bear
    Portage, Wis. > Curling
    Madison, a senior skip at Portage High, led her rink (four-person team) to an 8-4 victory Poynette High to become the first girl to win three Wisconsin titles. In January her rink came in second at junior nationals in Devils Lake, N.D. Madison is a three-time champ of the Tietge Junior Bonspiel, the sport's oldest high school tournament.

  • Sam Moelis
    Hewlett, N.Y. > Fencing
    Sam, a junior at Lynbrook High and the No. 1-ranked cadet (17-and-under) and junior world team medalist Nobuo Bravo (San Francisco) 15-14 in Reno to win the Division I title. Sam will compete at junior worlds in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, next month for both the cadet and junior teams.

  • Jeanette Cudney
    Cazenovia, N.Y. > Snowshoeing
    Cudney, a freshman at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, won the junior world 5K championship in 30:10 in Quebec City in January. Last month she took her second straight junior national title, in Eau Claire, Wis., in 24:00. Cudney also runs cross-country and track at Division II Le Moyne and earned All-Academic honors last fall.

  • Jason Arthur
    Teaneck, N.J. > Swimming
    Jason, a junior at Teaneck High, won the 200-yard individual medley state title in a Meet of Champions record time of 1:49.16, beating the previous mark by 1:27. He also finished second in the 100 back (50.14). Jason led the Highwaymen to a 13-4 record and was named the Bergen Record's North Jersey boys' swimmer of the year.

  • Emily Webster
    Sedalia, Mo. > Wrestling
    Webster, a senior at Oklahoma City University, defeated Marina Doi of King University (Bristol, Tenn.) by technical fall 10-0 to earn her fourth 101-pound Women's College Wrestling Association title and finish her college career 118-0. Webster is also a three-time junior freestyle and a two-time junior folkstyle champion.

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