Kara Lynn Joyce, ANN ARBOR, MICH.
This is an article from the Dec. 16, 2002 issue
Kara Lynn, an Ann Arbor Pioneer High senior, set a national high
school record of 48.59 in the 100-yard freestyle during the state
Division I title meet. She also swam on relay teams that set
national records in the 200-and 400-yard freestyles.
Courtney Kupets, MCLEAN, VA.
Courtney, 16, won the uneven bars at the World Gymnastics
Championships in Debrecen, Hungary; she is the first American
since 1993 to win the world title in that event. Courtney's 9.55
score topped World Cup champion Ioana Petrovschi of Romania.
Kyle Brady, TOOELE, UTAH
Kyle, a Tooele High senior defensive back, intercepted 31 passes
in his career, breaking the previous state record of 20. He
picked off three in this year's 3A state semifinal and two in the
championship game. Tooele won the state title 28--24 over Wasatch
Leslie Whitfield, HURDLE MILLS, N.C.
Whitfield, a UNC Asheville senior, set a Division I record for
most digs in a season with 763, breaking a mark that had stood
since 1989. Her total included 50 against Western Carolina, the
highest single-match total by any player this season.
Kristyn Bates, GREENFIELD, MASS.
Bates, a senior forward at Bentley College, became the first
player named to the Division II championships' all-tournament
team four times. She scored the Falcons' only goal in its 1--0
victory over Bryant (R.I.) College in the semifinals.
Carol Park, WRIGHTSVILLE, PA.
Park, a 44-year-old consultant, had 14 first-place and seven
second-place finishes in the 43-race season of the Susquehanna
Yacht Club. She became the first woman to win the club's Frye
Trophy, given to the best overall racer, in the 29 years it has
Stephanie Romanko, NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J.
Romanko, a Montclair State senior goaltender, set a Division III
record for minutes played with 7,842.04; she played every minute
of every Red Hawks game in her four-year career. She has the four
best goals-against averages for a season in school history.