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April 17, 2001 | Associated Press
Rulon Gardner, whose dramatic victory in Greco-Roman wrestling was a highlight of the Sydney Olympics, won the James E. Sullivan Award on Monday. The award is presented by the Amateur Athletic Union to the nation's outstanding amateur athlete. Gardner won the Olympic gold medal by defeating Aleksandr Karelin in the final, the Russian's first loss in 13 years. The wrestler from Afton, Wyo., was chosen by the U.S. team to carry the American flag at the closing ceremonies in Sydney.
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April 13, 2006 | Ben Bolch; Sam Farmer, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Duke guard J.J. Redick won the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night, becoming the first men's basketball player since Bill Walton in 1973 to be named the nation's top amateur athlete. Redick, the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year and winner of the John R. Wooden Award, beat out Texas quarterback Vince Young, who led the Longhorns to a national title with a win in the Rose Bowl over USC and its two Sullivan Award finalists, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush.
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March 13, 1994 | STEVE HERMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Charlie Ward, the Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State, is a finalist for an award he knows almost nothing about. Ward quarterbacked the Seminoles to the 1993 national championship and is one of 10 finalists for the Amateur Athletic Union's Sullivan Award, presented annually since 1930 to the nation's outstanding amateur athlete. The winner will be announced Monday night at the Indiana Convention Center.
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March 31, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Leslie MacMitchell, 85, the first college undergraduate to win the Sullivan Award as the nation's outstanding amateur athlete, died March 21 in San Jose. The cause of death has not been determined, but MacMitchell was being treated for pneumonia. A native of New York City, MacMitchell was one of the nation's top runners before World War II and a peerless competitive track athlete in high school and college. In 1941, he won the mile in all five Madison Square Garden intercollegiate meets.
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February 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
LeBron James and Diana Taurasi were among five finalists announced Monday for the 2003 Sullivan Award for the nation's outstanding amateur athlete. James closed his stellar high school basketball career last year, was the No. 1 overall pick in June's NBA draft and now ranks in the top 15 in the league in scoring for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Taurasi helped Connecticut win a second consecutive NCAA women's basketball championship last season, and was the Associated Press' player of the year.
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April 13, 2006 | Ben Bolch; Sam Farmer, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Duke guard J.J. Redick won the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night, becoming the first men's basketball player since Bill Walton in 1973 to be named the nation's top amateur athlete. Redick, the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year and winner of the John R. Wooden Award, beat out Texas quarterback Vince Young, who led the Longhorns to a national title with a win in the Rose Bowl over USC and its two Sullivan Award finalists, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush.
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March 8, 1988 | Associated Press
Pitcher Jim Abbott, who was born without a right hand and became the first U.S. pitcher to beat Cuba in Cuba in 25 years, was named winner of Sullivan Award as the nation's top amateur athlete Monday. Abbott, 20, of Flint, Mich., plays for the University of Michigan and led Team USA last summer, with an 8-1 record and a 1.70 earned-run average, to a silver medal in the Pan American Games. As a sophomore at Michigan last year, he started 15 games and finished the season with an 11-1 record.
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March 13, 1990 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years ago, Janet Evans was churning through a preliminary heat during the Mission Viejo Swim Meet of Champions when Mark Schubert, then coach of the Mission Viejo Nadadores, turned to a reporter and said, "She's the tiniest thing I've ever seen and she's got a funny-looking stroke, but keep your eye on her." Evans, then an 80-pound 12-year-old, looked like a wind-up bathtub toy with her almost-straight arms paddle-wheeling through the water.
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February 28, 1995 | From Associated Press
Speedskater Dan Jansen, whose Olympic frustrations ended last year with a gold medal and world record in a stirring triumph at the Lillehammer Games in Norway, Monday night won the Sullivan Award, given to the nation's top amateur athlete.
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February 22, 1987 | Associated Press
Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde could add another piece of hardware to his collection Monday night when the Sullivan Award is presented to the nation's top amateur athlete. The University of Miami quarterback is among 10 finalists for the award given each year since 1930 by the Amateur Athletic Union to the individual voted the top amateur athlete in the past year.
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February 28, 2006
The 10 finalists for the 2005 Sullivan Award are listed below. The award, given annually to the nation's top amateur athlete, will be announced April 12 in New York. It is named after James E. Sullivan, founder of the Amateur Athletic Union, which is based in Orlando, Fla. The last five winners have been Olympians. Paul Hamm, the gold-medal winning gymnast in Athens, won the 2004 award. * Seimone Augustus...Women's basketball * Reggie Bush...College football * Kerron Clement...
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April 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
Gymnast Paul Hamm finally won an easy one. No spectacular comeback was necessary. No court battles are foreseen. Hamm, the Olympic gold medalist, received the 75th Sullivan Award as the nation's top amateur athlete. "Oh, this is such a huge honor," Hamm said before turning to congratulate the other seven finalists in attendance Wednesday night. "It's just great to be one of the Sullivan Award winners."
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February 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
LeBron James and Diana Taurasi were among five finalists announced Monday for the 2003 Sullivan Award for the nation's outstanding amateur athlete. James closed his stellar high school basketball career last year, was the No. 1 overall pick in June's NBA draft and now ranks in the top 15 in the league in scoring for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Taurasi helped Connecticut win a second consecutive NCAA women's basketball championship last season, and was the Associated Press' player of the year.
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February 12, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Peyton Manning failed to win the Heisman Trophy, but won the Sullivan Award. The Tennessee quarterback Wednesday became only the fourth football player in 68 years honored as the nation's top amateur athlete. The announcement in Orlando, Fla., by the Amateur Athletic Union confirmed reports he had won. The other football players to win the Sullivan were Florida State's Charlie Ward (1993) and Army's Arnold Tucker (1946) and Doc Blanchard (1945). Manning will accept the Sullivan Award on Feb.
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February 28, 1995 | From Associated Press
Speedskater Dan Jansen, whose Olympic frustrations ended last year with a gold medal and world record in a stirring triumph at the Lillehammer Games in Norway, Monday night won the Sullivan Award, given to the nation's top amateur athlete.
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March 15, 1994 | From Associated Press
Charlie Ward, the Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State, won the Sullivan Award on Monday night as the nation's outstanding amateur athlete for 1993. The quarterback is the first football player to win the Sullivan since Army teammates Doc Blanchard in 1945 and Arnold Tucker in 1946. Ward and Blanchard are the only ones to win both the Heisman and the Sullivan. "I guess this is different than the Heisman," Ward said.
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March 13, 1994 | STEVE HERMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Charlie Ward, the Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State, is a finalist for an award he knows almost nothing about. Ward quarterbacked the Seminoles to the 1993 national championship and is one of 10 finalists for the Amateur Athletic Union's Sullivan Award, presented annually since 1930 to the nation's outstanding amateur athlete. The winner will be announced Monday night at the Indiana Convention Center.
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