MILLER PLACE, N.Y.
Katie, 15, won the national 15-and-under girls' singles badminton championship and the doubles, with Dawn McNamara, for the third straight year. And for the second year in a row, she earned junior badminton's version of the triple crown by also winning a gold medal in the mixed doubles, with Matt Arazosa.
Choi, a junior-to-be at Long Beach State, was the winningest pitcher in college baseball this season, with a 17-2 record. Choi, a righthander, scattered eight hits in a 6-2 victory over top-ranked Texas A&M at the College World Series before the 49ers were knocked out by eventual champ Louisiana State.
Sorenstam, who recently finished her freshman year at Texas, shot a one-under-par 287 to defeat Angela Buzminski of Indiana by two strokes and win the NCAA women's golf title. The Lady Longhorns ended up two strokes behind Arizona State in the race for the women's team title.
Billy, a senior-to-be at Ruston High, had the best high school high jump in the nation this year when he leaped 7'3½" at a district track and field meet. The state champion in his event, Billy cleared the 7-foot barrier live times this spring. He also led the Bearcat basketball team in rebounds with an average of 8.9 a game.
July 4, 1993
Walker, 41, set a U.S. women's 40-44 age-group swimming record in the 50-yard breaststroke (32.84) at the YMCA National Masters Championships. At the meet she also set YMCA national age-group records in seven events: the 50, 100 and 200 breaststrokes, the 50 backstroke and the 100 back, and the 100 individual medley and the 200 IM.
Lee, a senior-to-be at Carlsbad High, won 36 singles matches this spring without losing a set in leading the Cavemen to the Class AAAA team tennis title. He defeated Parker Bryant of Albuquerque's Sandia High 6-0, 6-2 in the final. Since entering high school play as an eighth-grader, he has a four-year record of 142-6.