. Rhamat Alhassan
Glenarden, Md. > Volleyball
A 6-foot-4 freshman middle blocker at Florida, Alhassan led the team in blocks for the 19th time this season with five in a 3-0 sweep of Georgia. Through week’s end she was third in NCAA hitting percentage (.463). Competing for the junior national team in July, she was the 20-and-under Continental Championships MVP.
. Danny Rayl
Carmel, Ind. > Tennis
Danny, a senior at Park Tudor School, defended his state title with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Sam Concannon of Culver Academy. Danny won the Indiana doubles championship as a freshman and has not lost in singles since the state final in his sophomore year. He has verbally committed to Notre Dame.
. Anna Redding
Concord, N.C. > Golf
A senior at Cannon School, Anna fired a five-under 139 to win the North Carolina independent schools’ 3A championship by seven shots, leading the Cougars to their fourth straight title. Anna, who raised $20,050 for a Kenyan hospital by making 63 birdies this season, has verbally committed to Virginia.
. Austin Gerber
Churchville, N.Y. > Soccer
Gerber, a senior forward at D-III Keuka College in Keuka Park, N.Y., scored five times in a 6-1 win over Penn State-Berks to set Wolfpack records for single-game goals and season points. The Northeastern Athletic Conference player of the year led all NCAA divisions in goals (26) and points (58) at week’s end.
. Cherie Gruenfeld
Cathedral City, Calif. > Triathlon
Gruenfeld, 70, set the 70-to-74 women’s age-group course record at the Ironman world championship in Kona, Hawaii, finishing in 14:09:13 to smash the old mark by 1:10.06. She had won the Ironman 70.3-mile world title at Mont Tremblant, Que., in September, achieving the full- and half-Ironman “double.”
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