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AMY ACUFF

Sport: Track & Field

Notes: Pac-10 and NCAA champion at UCLA . . . competed in '96 Olympics, finishing 20th in qualifying . . . national high school athlete of the year in '93.

ANDREA ANDERSON

Sport:Track & Field

Notes: Two-time Pac-10 400-meter champion at UCLA . . . finished sixth at U.S. Olympic Trials in 400 meters.

KEVIN BARNETT

Sport: Indoor Volleyball

Notes: Led Pierce College to 38-4 record . . . All-American outside hitter at Pepperdine . . . played just one year of volleyball in high school.

LINDSAY BENKO

Sport: Swimming

Notes: Five-time NCAA champion at USC . . . won 200-meter free and was second in 200 back at U.S. Olympic Trials.

KIM BLACK

Sport: Swimming

Notes: Qualified for 800-meter free relay after finishing sixth in 200 free at U.S. Olympic Trials . . . sixth in 200 and 400 free at NCAA Championships while at USC.

DAIN BLANTON

Sport: Beach Volleyball

Notes: First African American to win U.S. pro beach event . . . All- American outside hitter at Pepperdine and helped lead Waves to '92 NCAA title.

JENN BRUNDAGE

Sport: Softball

Notes: Led nation and set Pac-10 record with .518 batting average in '95 for UCLA . . . played for UCLA team that won '92 and '95 NCAA titles . . . alternate on '96 Olympic team.

DANNY CALIFF

Sport: Soccer

Notes: Starting defender for Galaxy . . . started five of U.S. Under 23 team's six games when Americans won bronze at '99 Pan American Games.

JAMIE DANTZSCHER

Sport: Gymnastics

Notes: Palmdale resident was surprise qualifier at U.S. Olympic Trials . . . member of sixth-place U.S. team at '99 World Championships . . . has six siblings.

ANNETT DAVIS

Sport: Beach Volleyball

Notes: Helped lead UCLA to three NCAA indoor volleyball championship matches, winning in '91 . . . ranked No. 2 in the world with former UCLA teammate Jenny Jordan Johnson.

SHELIA DOUTY

Sport: Softball

Notes: Member of UCLA team that won NCAA titles in 1982 and '84 . . . helped lead U.S. to three World Championship golds . . . has degrees from UCLA and USC.

DEENA DROSSIN

Sport: Track & Field

Notes: Former Agoura High School star qualified for 5,000 and 10,000 meters at U.S. Olympic Trials . . . three-time U.S. 8k cross country champion.

TORRI EDWARDS

Sport: Track & Field

Notes: Three-time Pac-10 champion in 100 and 200 meters at USC . . . qualified for U.S. 400-meter relay team at U.S. Olympic Trials.

ANTHONY ERVIN

Sport: Swimming

Notes: Valencia native set world record in 50-meter free this year . . . was second in 50 free and fifth in 100 free at U.S. Olympic Trials . . . will swim 50 and 400 free relay in Sydney.

LISA FERNANDEZ

Sport: Softball

Notes: Member of U.S. team that won gold medal in '96 Olympics . . . pitched UCLA to two NCAA titles and was a four-time All-American . . . arguable the most dominating pitcher in the world.

AMY FULLER

Sport: Rowing

Notes: Thousand Oaks native who attended Westlake High School is competing in her third Olympics . . . ten-time U.S. national team member who has won seven world championship medals and an Olympic silver, the most of any American rower in history.

JOHN GODINA

Sport: Track & Field

Notes: Won silver medal in shot put at '96 Olympics . . . won shot put and discus NCAA titles competing for UCLA.

MAURICE GREENE

Sport: Track & Field

Notes: Granada Hills resident is two-time 100-meter world champion ('97, '99) . . . world-record holder in 100 meters . . . has won every major 100 title except an Olympic gold.

JENNIFER GUTIERREZ

Sport: Triathlon

Notes: Swam at Pepperdine, setting school records in 200, 500 and 1,000 freestyle . . . top U.S. finisher (fourth) at '99 Pan American Games.

DAN HACKETT

Sport: Water Polo

Notes: Two-time All-American at UCLA . . . starting goalkeeper . . . saw limited playing time on '96 Olympic team.

FRANKIE HEJDUK

Sport: Soccer

Notes: Former UCLA defender went from borderline national-team pool player to starting two of U.S.'s three matches at '98 World Cup.

REGINA JACOBS

Sport: Track & Field

Notes: Attended Argyll Episcopal Academy in North Hollywood . . . won 1,500- and 5,000-meter titles at U.S. Olympic Trials . . . competing in fourth Olympics.

MEBRAHTOM KEFLEZGHI

Sport: Track & Field

Notes: Four-time NCAA champion at UCLA . . . won 2000 Olympic Trials in 10,000 . . . fourth at U.S. National Championship meet in the 10,000.

SEAN KERN

Sport: Water Polo

Notes: Helped lead UCLA to '99 NCAA title . . . won the Peter Cutino Award as the nation's top collegiate player.

ROBERT LYNN

Sport: Water Polo

Notes: Four-time All-American at USC . . . has played professionally in Greece.

JOSH LAKATOS

Sport: Shooting

Notes: Pasadena native won silver medal in trap at '96 Olympics . . . U.S. shooting athlete of the year in '93 and '96.

DAN LANDRY

Sport: Indoor Volleyball

Notes: Led UCLA to NCAA championship in '93. . . hit .553 to help U.S. qualify for Olympics.

LISA LESLIE

Sport: Women's Basketball

Notes: Former USC star is WNBA All-Star for the L.A. Sparks . . . leading scorer for the U.S. in '96 Olympics . . . was youngest participant at '92 U.S. Olympic Trials.

CHIP MCCAW

Sport: Indoor Volleyball

Notes: Former Pepperdine setter played 32 games in 2000 World League . . . helped U.S. to first victory over top-ranked Italy since '95.

HOLLY MCPEAK

Sport: Beach Volleyball

Notes: Led UCLA to best record in school history (36-1) . . . only veteran of '96 Olympics to qualify . . . finished fifth at '96 Atlanta Games.

INGER MILLER

Sport: Track & Field

Notes: Van Nuys resident and USC grad won gold medal in 200 meters at '99 World Championships . . . finished second in 100 at '99 World Championships . . . won Olympic 400 relay gold in '96.

SARAH NORIEGA

Sport: Indoor Volleyball

Notes: Second in career kills at Loyola Marymount with 1,446 . . . starting middle blocker for U.S. team.

STACEY NUVEMAN

Sport: Softball

Notes: Former UCLA star helped lead team to gold medal at '99 U.S. Olympic Cup . . . top-10 finalist for '99 AAU James E. Sullivan Award for best college player.

JEFF NYGAARD

Sport: Indoor Volleyball

Notes: UCLA All-American started all five matches for U.S. in '96 Olympics . . . first college men's player to win Player of the Year honors two straight seasons.

BERNICE ORWIG

Sport: Water Polo

Notes: Named USC MVP from '97-99 . . . will be starting goalkeeper for U.S. team . . . won Peter J. Cutino Award for best college women's water polo player in '99.

SUZY POWELL

Sport: Track & Field

Notes: Former UCLA athlete is a two-time Olympian . . . finished 33rd in qualifying at '96 Olympics . . . placed second in discus at U.S. Olympic Trials.

DOT RICHARDSON

Sport: Softball

Notes: Had game-winning home run to win '96 Olympic gold-medal game over Australia . . . former UCLA player will start for U.S. at second base at age 38.

GEORGE ROUMAIN

Sport: Indoor Volleyball

Notes: Holds Pepperdine career kill record . . . posted team-leading 238 kills and 36 blocks in 2000 World League.

MARIA RUNYAN

Sport: Track & Field

Notes: Camarillo resident placed third at 2000 U.S. Olympic trials in 1,500 . . . finished 10th in heptathlon at '96 U.S. Olympic Trials . . . 2000 USA 3,000 indoors champion.

SEILALA SUA

Sport: Track & Field

Notes: Six-time NCAA champion at UCLA. . . won discus at U.S. Olympic Trials . . . set four American junior records in '97.

ERIK SULLIVAN

Sport: Indoor Volleyball

Notes: Ranks second in career digs at UCLA . . . leads U.S. team in digs as starting libero . . . named best digger at '99 Continental Cup.

PETER VAGENAS

Sport: Soccer

Notes: Led UCLA NCAA semifinals in '99. . . leads his national team (U-23) in goals . . . picked 23rd overall by L.A Galaxy in MLS SuperDraft 2000.

ERIK VENDT

Sport: Swimming

Notes: Won NCAA 1,500-meter title for USC . . . only American to break 15 minutes in 1,500 free, breaking 16-year-old U.S. record.

SASHA VICTORINE

Sport: Soccer

Notes: First team All-American at UCLA in '99 . . . midfielder was taken with 11th overal pick by L.A. Galaxy in 2000 SuperDraft.

KEVIN WONG

Sport: Beach Volleyball

Notes: Led UCLA to national indoor championships in '93 and '95 . . . teamed with partner Rob Heidger to finish third at Canada Open on world tour.

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