Tuesday, April 5, 2005
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Champion named SEC Freshman Runner of the Year
Tennessee runner Courtney Champion, a Collins Hill graduate, was named the SEC Freshman Runner of the Year this past weekend for the indoor track and field season. Champion was third in the 200-meter run at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in a school-record time of 22.98 seconds and was sixth in the 60-meter dash in 7.29. She also anchored the Volunteers' 1,600-meter relay to second at the NCAA meet with a time of 3:31.76.
Yang wins on Georgia PGA Junior Tour
North Gwinnett freshman Louisa Yang won girls overall title at the Landings Junior Classic, a Georgia PGA Junior Tour event held this past weekend at Landings Golf Club in Warner Robins. Yang struggled to a 90 in the first round but followed it up with a 74 to win by six strokes.
Green named SEC Pitcher of the Week
Georgia fastpitch softball standout Michelle Green, a Duluth graduate, was named the SEC Pitcher of the Week on Monday. It was the seventh time she has received the honor and the third this season.
Green was 3-0 with a 0.37 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 19 innings last week. She was 2-0 with a 0.58 ERA as the Bulldogs won two of three from No. 13 Florida and added a school-record, 17-strikeout game in a win over Mercer.
Baseball fans concerned about players' salaries
WASHINGTON - For all the talk about steroids, as baseball begins its new season more Americans think players' high salaries are the biggest problem for the sport, according to an Associated Press-AOL poll released Monday.
Salaries were named as baseball's ''biggest problem'' by 33 percent of those surveyed, followed by steroids at 27 percent and the cost of going to a game at 22 percent, according to the telephone poll done for the AP and AOL Sports by Ipsos-Public Affairs.
- From staff, wire reports