Two commit orally to Providence Simpson, Brown starred at Southern before JuCo


Former Southern-Baltimore stars Kevin Simpson (Dixie Junior College, Utah) and Abdul Brown (Southern Idaho Junior College), two of the nation's top junior college prospects, have orally committed to play basketball for Providence next season.

Simpson, a 6-foot-5 swingman, helped Dixie to 23-8 record last season. In 1994 he was The Baltimore Sun Player of the Year after leading Southern to the nation's No. 2 ranking.

Brown, a 6-9, 225-pound center/power forward, is considered one of the top forward prospects in the junior college ranks.


Washington and Lee senior Julie Ayers (Severn) had a big tennis weekend in Boca Raton, Fla.

She and doubles partner Natalia Garcia beat the Ohio Wesleyan duo in the final of the National Rolex Small College (Division III) Championships. The next day, in the Super Bowl of Women's Tennis, also in Boca Raton, they defeated Division II champion California State-Bakersfield in straight sets.

They were scheduled to play NAIA champion Brigham Young-Hawaii in the final last Sunday, but it presented a religious conflict for BYU. Since Washington and Lee couldn't stay until Monday, the teams were declared co-champions. The tournament did not include Division I schools.

Cross country

Kristin Jost (Perry Hall) was 16th in 18 minutes, 3 seconds over a 5-kilometer course to help Villanova finish second to Colorado in the Iowa State Classic. Jost was the fourth finisher for Villanova, but the team's fifth runner was 52nd. Colorado has moved into the favorite's role over six-time defending Division I champion Villanova.

* Mike Mamo (Milford Mill) was 16th in 29:35 over 10 kilometers as defending NAIA champion Lubbock Christian wound up second to the Arkansas Alumni in the Chile Pepper Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. Lubbock won the college battle over Oklahoma State and Arkansas.

* Freshman Kristen Nicolini (Annapolis) was fourth in 18:17 for 5 kilometers in eighth-ranked Auburn's victory in the University of Alabama-Birmingham Iron Cup Classic. The three runners in front of her also were from Auburn.

* An 11th-place finish by Stephanie Morningstar (Westminster) helped Virginia capture the Furman Invitational.

* Pat Rodrigues (Centennial) was 25th as William and Mary finished fifth in the Penn State National Invitational.

* Sophomore Dave Krantz (Howard) was voted Dickinson's Runner of the Meet after he was the team's second runner to finish and 96th in the field of 213 in the Albany Invitational.


Gibson Island's Mike Ramsden (Sydney Grammar, Australia) shot 76-71147 to take medalist honors in the Ferrum Invitational and was named Lynchburg's Male Student-Athlete of the Week. The senior led Lynchburg to a third-

place finish among 11 teams with his winning 3-over-par total in the field of 59. Ramsden completed the fall season with a team-leading 75.8 stroke average, down from 77.4 last year.

* Junior Kristin Dollenberg (Dulaney) has six finishes ranging between 15th and 71st for James Madison, including a tie for 20th with an 89-83172 in last weekend's Eastern Collegiate Athletic Championships at Princeton. Her best round this season was a 76 in the Tar Heel Invitational.


Sophomore fullback Chris Cortina (Cardinal Gibbons) is Ohio Wesleyan's fifth-leading rusher with 177 yards after gaining 46 in eight attempts in the 27-7 win over Case Reserve. He is second on the team in touchdowns with five.


East Carolina junior Chris Bembenek (South River), who hopes to represent Panama in next year's Olympics, established a school record in the 200-yard backstroke (1:56.11) in the final intrasquad meet. At the Pan-Pacific Games in August, Bembenek set Panama national records in the 100-meter backstroke (59.73) and 200 backstroke (2:12.43).

Field hockey

Sophomore midfielder Katrina Wolfe (Centennial) has started every game for Temple (6-11) and is No. 4 on the team with four points.

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