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Faces in the Crowd

Aug. 19, 2013
Aug. 19, 2013

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Aug. 19, 2013

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Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

JORDAN NIEBRUGGE | Mequon, Wis. | Golf

This is an article from the Aug. 19, 2013 issue

Niebrugge, a sophomore at Oklahoma State this fall, had his third straight victory in as many weeks, defeating Sean Dale, 3 and 2, at the 111th Western Amateur Championship at The Alotian Club in Roland, Ark. A week earlier he shot a six-under 282 to win the Wisconsin State Amateur Championship by a stroke and before that, defeated Michael Kim, 1 up, in the final of the USGA Amateur Public Links Championship, likely earning Niebrugge a 2014 Masters invitation.

TATYANA MCFADDEN | Clarksville, Md. | Track and Field

McFadden, a University of Illinois senior who is paralyzed below the waist, won all six wheelchair track events she entered at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France: the T-54 class 100-, 200-, 400-, 800-, 1,500- and 5,000-meters, with a world record in the 800 (1:44.44). McFadden, who won the Boston and London wheelchair marathons this year, would be the first to sweep the four major marathons if she wins Chicago and New York this fall.

D'ANGELO RUSSELL | Louisville | Basketball

D'Angelo, a 6'4" senior guard at Montverde (Fla.) Academy had 11 points and eight rebounds to help his U.S. team win the Adidas Nations tournament in Las Vegas, 81--77. Last month, he scored 22 points to help his Each 1 Teach 1 AAU team win the Nike Peach Jam Elite Youth Basketball final, 108--102, and was named an MVP at the Nike Global Challenge. An Ohio State commit, D'Angelo averaged 12.2 points per game for the National High School Invitational champion Eagles last season.

ALYSSA KLOSTERMANN | Dubuque, Iowa | Volleyball

Klostermann, a 5'10" setter and recent graduate of Wahlert Catholic High, led her Iowa Rockets club team through 10 undefeated matches to win the girls' 18-and-under title at the USA Volleyball junior nationals in Dallas last month. She was named MVP and selected as captain of the event's all-tournament team. An all-state selection, she led the Golden Eagles with 6.05 assists and 3.05 digs per set this year. Alyssa will play for the University of Iowa.

NORM CRESSY | Marblehead, Mass. | Sailing

Cressy, 75, a retired sailmaker and grandfather of six who races out of Eastern Yacht Club, won the International One Design class in his 65th straight year competing at Marblehead Race Week. Sailing aboard Gypsy with co-skipper Bruce Dyson, Cressy's four-man crew had five first-place finishes in seven races to beat 10 boats for the IOD class trophy. A two-time winner of the 210 Nationals, Cressy has won his class at the weeklong Marblehead regatta more than 20 times.

ALEXA PANO AND ALLAN KOURNIKOVA | Lake Worth, Fla.; Palm Beach, Fla. | Golf

Alexa and Allan won their third-straight girls' and boys' titles, respectively, at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst, N.C., in the eight-year-old division. Alexa shot a nine-under 99 in 27 holes to win by eight strokes and Allan, the younger brother of tennis star Anna Kournikova, shot a five-under 103 to win by two.

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PHOTOOKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (NIEBRUGGE)PHOTOPHOTORUN/NYRR (MCFADDEN)PHOTOMONTVERDE ACADEMY (RUSSELL)PHOTOMINDY GARDNER/UNIVERSITY OF IOWA (KLOSTERMANN)PHOTOLORI CRESSY (CRESSY)PHOTOCOURTESY OF U.S. KIDS GOLF (PANO)PHOTOCOURTESY OF U.S. KIDS GOLF (KOURNIKOVA)