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Faces in the Crowd

March 31, 2008
March 31, 2008

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March 31, 2008

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Rachel Anderson
CLINTON, ILL. > Track and Field
Anderson, a senior at Illinois Wesleyan, ran the 400 meters in 55.66 seconds for her third straight Division III indoor title in the event and anchored the winning 4 √ó 400 meter relay as the Titans won their first women's national title in any sport. As a sophomore she was the national outdoor 400 meters champ.

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Aaron Murphree
WEATHERFORD, TEXAS > Baseball
Murphree, a senior designated hitter, first baseman and outfielder at Arkansas, set a school record by homering in six straight games; he was national player of the week. During that span he hit a total of 10 home runs, with 19 RBIs and 16 runs scored. He batted .447 with 12 homers and 28 RBIs in his first 12 games.

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Chris Dart
CHATHAM, N.J. > Swimming
Chris, a senior at Chatham High, won state titles in the 100-yard backstroke (49.67 seconds) and 200-yard individual medley (1:50.43) at the New Jersey championship, setting meet records in both. He will swim the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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Carmen Paez
BELLE GLADE, FLA. > Softball
Paez, a senior outfielder at Florida Gulf Coast, is batting .391 and leads the Atlantic Sun Conference in home runs (17) and RBIs (48). In the Eagles' first year of Division I competition she has twice been league player of the week. Last season she set the Division II record for home runs, with 28.

Dani Dudek
ROCKAWAY, N.J. > Basketball
Dudek, a junior point guard at the Stevens Institute of Technology, had three triple doubles this season and averaged 12.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 2.4 steals for the 24--6 Ducks. Her assists led Division III, and she was named Empire 8 player of the year.

Peter Kosgei
KAPSABET, KENYA > Track and Field
Kosgei, a sophomore at Hamilton, won the mile and the 800 meters at the Division III indoor championships despite having fewer than 90 minutes rest between races. A four-time All-America, he won an outdoor title in the steeplechase in 2007 and was the runner-up at the cross-country championships that year.

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