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Golfer Chris Williams won the 18th Sahalee Players Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish in July. Williams, a junior, beat a field that included some of the nation’s best amateurs. Incoming freshman Cheng-Tsung Pan finished second.

Two Husky football players have been named to watch lists for major awards. Senior defensive tackle Alameda Ta’amu is under consideration for the Bronko Nagurski Award (best interior lineman), the Bednarik Award (best defensive player) and the Outland Trophy (best interior lineman). Running back Chris Polk is on the watch list for the 2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Maxwell (best college player) and Doak Walker (best running back) awards.

Golfer Anya Alvarez, ’11, made the cut at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open in July. It was her first LPGA tour event. She was even on par-five’s for the week and made nine birdies and one eagle.

Kaitlin Inglesby was chosen Pitcher of the Year and MVP of the 2011 UW softball team, which went 37-16 and made it to the NCAA Super Regional. Inglesby, a sophomore, was also named All-Pac-10 and All-Pacific Region.

Tennis players Denise Dy, ’11, and Venise Chan, ’11, were named 2010-2011 All-Americans in singles and doubles. They were among only 11 NCAA tennis players to earn All-America status in both singles and doubles this year. Chan was also awarded the Pac-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal along with senior NCAA Champion pole-vaulter Scott Roth.

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