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Sullivan Award Finalists Named

December 15, 1998

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Texas running back Ricky Williams and golfer Matt Kuchar were among the 11 finalists named Tuesday for the 1998 James E. Sullivan Memorial Award.

The award is given annually to the nation’s top amateur athlete by the Amateur Athletic Union.

The other finalists were: Elton Brand, a Duke basketball player; Pat Burrell, a Miami baseball player; Jenny Chuasiriporn, a Duke golfer; Tim Couch, a Kentucky quarterback; wrestler Sammie Henson; Chamique Holdsclaw, a basketball player at Tennessee; gymnast Kristen Maloney; diver Mark Ruiz; and Angelo Taylor, a Georgia Tech track star.

The 69th annual Sullivan Award will be announced in February. The finalists were chosen from a pool of 23 nominees.

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