Monday June 15th, 2015

Faces in the Crowd: June 1, 2015
 
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    Alicia Boren
    Franklin Lakes, N.J. > Gymnastics
    Alicia, a senior at Indian Hills High in Oakland, N.J., who competes for North Stars Gymnastics Academy, won her fourth straight Junior Olympic national Level 10 all-around championship in Des Moines with 38.8 points, including a 9.9 on the vault. Alicia will compete for three-time defending NCAA champion Florida.

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    Jeff Giannettino
    Burlington, Iowa > Track and Field
    Jeff, a senior at Burlington Notre Dame Catholic, cleared 7'1" at the Drake Relays, becoming the first three-time high jump champion in the 106-year history of the event. His jump ranks fourth in the nation this season. A three-time state titlist—with a 6'11" jump for this year's 2A crown—Jeff will compete at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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    Karley Whittington
    Vicksburg, Miss. > Golf
    Karley, a freshman at Warren Central High, shot an eight-under 136 at Clear Creek Golf Course in Vicksburg to break the state tournament record and win a second straight Class III title, by five strokes. In the first round she set a women's course record with a six-under 66. Karley is the reigning Mississippi Women's Junior Amateur champion.

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    Kenneth Brinson Jr.
    Kennesay, Ga. > Football, Wrestling, Track
    Kenneth, a senior at the Marist School, set a school mark for career sacks (29) and won a third straight 4A title as a wrestler (220 pounds) and as a discus thrower (185' 6"). First chair in trombone for the Marist wind ensemble and the Touchdown Club of Atlanta's scholar-athlete of the year, Kenneth will play football at West Point.

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    Elena Ciccarelli
    Whitesboro, N.Y. > Soccer, Basketball, Softball
    Ciccarelli, a recent graduate of Division III Gallaudet in Washington, D.C., who was born deaf, became the first athlete in school history to play three sports for four consecutive years. She had 60 career starts as a fullback, averaged 5.2 points and 6.8 rebounds as a forward and batted .216 with a .939 fielding percentage as an outfielder.

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    Mitchell Frank
    Annandale, Va. > Tennis
    Frank, a senior at Virginia, earned the final point to clinch the Cavaliers' second NCAA championship, defeating Andrew Harris of top-seeded Oklahoma 7–5, 7–5 at No. 2 singles. Frank also clinched UVa's first national title in 2013 with a three-set win over UCLA's Adrien Puget. He was named Most Outstanding Player of the '15 tournament.

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