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Basketball Awards Ceremony

July 24, 2010

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Nebraska Red pause for the fans after receiving the medals on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Indiana respond to the crowd roar after receiving the awards on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Team Kentucky celebrates after receiving their awards on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Mark Levien of Iowa receives his award on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Michelle McIntosh of Nebraska Black receives her award on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Mississippi players cheer at the fans after receiving the awards on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Iowa celebrate after receiving the awards on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Latashia Doss of Iowa punches in the air as Dawn Meyers looks on after receiving their awards on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Darrius Roberts of Missouri Green leans forward to receive his award on Friday, July 23 at Southeast Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE. Photo by Farooq Baloch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.



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Rhythmic gymnasts receive awards

July 22, 2010

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Officials awarded these medallions to the athletes after three days of hard work.

Photo: Marlenia Thornton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Members of Team Alabama show off their new Ameritas gear and winning medals at the end of the awards ceremony. From left are Abby Long,Veronica Harwell, Erica Watts, Debbie Sullivan (coach) and Cheryl Hively

Photo: Marlenia Thornton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Lincoln’s Cheer Express teams with athletes to display some winning spirit.

Photo: Marlenia Thornton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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DeAsia Manley flashes a smile to the crowd after taking top honors in her Level 2 subdivision.

Photo: Marlenia Thornton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Katie Shepherd and Jessica Clopp pose with their coach, Tracey Crouch, in the closing moments of the awards ceremony.

Photo: Marlenia Thornton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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After two long days of competition, gymnasts Kelli Davis (Kentucky), Jessica Clopp and Sienna Cassien Blackwell (South Carolina) display their medals.

Photo: Marlenia Thornton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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Southern sweep in rhythmic gymnastics

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Keira McCaskill, 16, and Danielle Blakeney, 19, take home top honors in their Level 2 subdivision of the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games rhythmic gymnastics competition. McCaskill represents Georgia, and Blakeney represents Kentucky.

Photo: Marlenia Thornton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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Softball athletes get autographs, help with their game

July 21, 2010

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Tim Shriver, CEO of the Special Olympics and son of its founder, Eunice Shriver, signs autographs for eager softball players at Fleming Fields.
Photo by: NaTasha Rollerson,University Nebraska-Lincoln

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Howard Danzy of Kentucky, No. 14, insisted that Olympic Gold medalist Amanda Freed sign his pants.

Photo by: NaTasha Rollerson,University Nebraska-Lincoln

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Clinic coach Amanda Freed offers tips to Ohio softball players

Photo by: NaTasha Rollerson,University Nebraska-Lincoln



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Softball action continues into second day

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Johnathan Durham, Team Ohio, connects with a pitch during his team’s game against Team Louisiana at Fleming Fields Tuesday during the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.
Photo: Brandon Kusek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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John Ivy, Team Alabama, catches a ball during the softball clinic at Fleming Fields Tuesday. The clinic was hosted by 2004 Olympic gold medalist Amanda Freed and former major leaguer Frank Kolarek.
Photo: Brandon Kusek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Alex Lyvers, Team Kentucky, handles a ground ball under the watchful eye of 2004 Olympic gold medalist Amanda Freed during the softball clinic at Fleming Fields Tuesday. The clinic was hosted by Freed and former major leaguer Frank Kolarek.
Photo: Brandon Kusek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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Athletes show their pride at Opening Ceremony

July 20, 2010

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The Special Olympics flag being raised during the Opening Ceremony Sunday afternoon
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Photos arranged by Chelsey Criner at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Find pictures of your state: (all photos are by students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Alabama
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Alaska
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Arizona
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Arkansas
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California
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Colorado
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Connecticut
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District of Columbia
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Deleware
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Florida
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Georgia
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Idaho
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Illinois
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Indiana
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Iowa
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Kansas
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Kentucky
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Louisiana
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Maine
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Maryland
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Massachusetts
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Michigan
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Minnesota
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Mississippi
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Missouri
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Montana
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Nebraska
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Nevada
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New Hampshire
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New Jersey
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New Mexico
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New York
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North Carolina
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North Dakota
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Ohio
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Oklahoma
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Oregon
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Pennsylvania
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Rhode Island
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South Carolina
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South Dakota
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Tennessee
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Texas
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Utah
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Vermont
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Virginia
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Washington
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West Virginia
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Wisconsin
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Wyoming
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Athletes shine in track and field

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Nicholas Vandenburgh, 19, from Oak Grove, Minn. prepares to compete in the high jump portion of the pentathlon at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb. July 20.

Photo: Erich Eisenach, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Minnesota fans support their athletes during the track and field competition at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb. July 20.

Photo: Erich Eisenach, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Anmnoche Locke, 40, from Elizabethtown, Ky. gets a hand from a trainer after the 1500-meter run at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb. July 20.

Photo: Erich Eisenach, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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Olympian Amanda Freed offers tips to softball athletes

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Photo by Brandon Kusek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Amanda Freed, who won a gold medal with the USA softball team in the 2004 Summer Olympics, watches on with enthusiasm as a Kentucky athlete fields a grounder. The clinic also featured Frank Kolarek, a former major league baseball player for the Oakland Athletics.



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Kentuckian hugs coach at Games

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19-year-old Danielle Blakeney from Kentucky gives Track and Field Coach Trish Mazzoni some love before the competition starts.

Photo: Marlenia Thornton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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Athletes collect track and field awards

July 19, 2010

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Bronze, gold, and silver medalists for the 10K, Division 1 race. (Pictured L-R): James Holder of OK, Matt Bosch of SD, Matthew Minning of KY.
Photo: Casey Mattison, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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