WALNUT COVE, N.C. > Baseball
Ackley, a first baseman at No. 2 North Carolina, was Atlantic Coast ConferencePlayer of the Week for the second consecutive time, hitting .581 in 43 at batsduring that span. The freshman had a 28-game hitting streak, leads the ACC with49 RBIs and his .489 average ranks second in the nation.
ATLANTA > Running
Rigsby, 38, a full-time triathlete who lost both his legs as the result of acar accident 21 years ago, ran the inaugural ING Georgia Marathon in 5:04:21,becoming the world's first below-the-knee double amputee to complete amarathon. He is also the first double-leg amputee to finish a half ironman.
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CHARLOTTE > Track & Field
Kamorean, a senior at Harding High, won her third consecutive Nike IndoorNationals championship in the shot put. She has set North Carolina recordsindoors in the shot (52'6 1/2"; tied for sixth best of all time) andoutdoors in the discus throw (162'10").
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SPOKANE > Powerlifting
Ribic, a 34-year-old project manager for a technology company, is theInternational Powerlifting Federation's alltime highest ranked female. The 2006IPF Open World Champion of Champions holds three world records in the148.5-pound weight class: squat (546.5 pounds), deadlift (551) and total lift(1,388.75).
SOUTH RIDING, VA. > Gymnastics
Heenan, a junior at Georgia, is the Southeastern Conference Gymnast of theYear. The two-time All America became only the second Gym Dog gymnast with twoall-around titles when she tied with teammate Courtney Kupets at the SECchampionship. She has scored at least 9.9 in all four events this season.
NAMPA, IDAHO > Basketball
Matt, a senior guard at Skyview High, was named Idaho's Gatorade Player of theYear for the second time. He was a first-team all state selection three timesand finished his career with a school-record 1,994 points. He was alsoSkyview's starting quarterback and will attend Colorado on a footballscholarship in the fall.
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