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1: Table of Contents | A. Austin Aquaplex......................................................page 2 B. Baylor Basketball.....................................................page 3 C. Cycling.................................................................page 4 D. ..........................................................page 5 E. Round Rock Express..................................................page 6 F. G. Golf.....................................................................page 8 H. I. Austin Ice Bats........................................................page 10 J. K. Kevin Durant.........................................................page 12 L. Lance Armstrong....................................................page 13 M. Memorial Hermann Iron Man......................................page 14 N. O. Shell Houston Open.................................................page 16 P. Q. Quintin Jammer.....................................................page 18 R. S. Texas Ski Ranch.....................................................page 20 T. Texas Rangers.......................................................page 21 U. University of Texas Baseball......................................page 22 V. Vince Young..........................................................page 23 W. Westlake Chaps.....................................................page 24 X. Xtreem Paintball....................................................page 25 Y. Ya Ming...............................................................page 26 Z. Zillker Park...........................................................page 27

2: Austin Aquaplex was built in 1985 . It was built on 60 acre site with dual lakes covering approximately 36 acres. Designed specifically to accommodate competition water skiing at the "World Record" level. The lake houses many nationally ranked water skiers including Collin Hamilton. The lake holds an average of about 6 water skiing competitions a summer. | A | Venue | http://www.austinaquaplex.com/faq.htm

3: B | Baylor University Basketball | Team

4: Cycling was invented by Baron von Drais in 1817. The bicycle was know as the walking machine. The bicycle was used to get around faster in the royal gardens. The bicycle enjoyed a short fade. The bicycle was not that popular after the automobile. | History | C | http://www.pedalinghistory.com/PHhistory.html

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6: E | The Round Rock Express came to town in 2000. The team was double A in the Texas league. The Dell Diamond was built in 2000 and is considered one of the best double A league stadiums. The team is owned by Nolan Ryan former pitcher for the Rangers. The partners of the express are Dell Diamond. | Team | http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t102

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8: Golf started with a stick and a rock. The game was started in Scotland and evolved over time. Act of Parliament dated March 6, 1457, banned golf because it was interfering archery practice. The earliest club were Royal Blackheath Golf Club. Golf was brought U.S.A in the 18 century. Now golf is played ever were in the U.S. | History | G | http://www.tourcanada.com/golfhist.htm

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10: The Ice bats were founded in 1996. There home arena is chaparral ice which is called the bat cave. Their head coach is Brent Hughes. The ice bats division is the southeast division. They play in Central Hockey League. | I | Team | http://www.icebats.com/

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12: Kevin Wayne Durant was born September 29, 1988 in Washington, DC. He grew up with his older brother Tony in Seat Pleasant, Maryland. His father left when he was 8 months old and came back when he was 13. Kevin Durant went to be a MVP in high school and had a 1 year carrier at U.T. He went to play in the NBA. | K | Individual | http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/Durant/Durant_bio.html

13: L | Individual | Lace Armstrong is a very accomplished cyclist holding various records and has won 7 Tour de Frances. Armstrong's athletic interests began in Plano where he grew up.

14: The ironman is 140.6 miles of running, bike, swimming. Swimming is 2.4 miles around an island and back. Running is 26.2 miles long. Then biking 112 miles up and down hills. the ironman takes place in The Woodlands, Texas. | M | Competition | http://ironman.com/events/ironman/texas#axzz1N650YlLc

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16: O | The open started in 1946 and grow from their. It is played at Redstone golf club. Located in Humble, Texas. The winning prize is $5,900,000. This tournament is held in April. This tournament was know as theIndependent Insurance Agent Open in 1922. | Competition | http://www.shellhoustonopen.com/

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18: Q | Quitten T. Jammer was born July 19, 1979. He was born in Bay City, Texas. Jammer played at Angleton high school. then he went on to play at Texas as their star connerback. He was draft by the San Diego in 2002. Now he is in 10 years of experice and living his dream. | Individual | http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/tracker/player?id=3907

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20: S | Texas Ski Ranch is a extreme sports hot spot located in San Marcus. TSR offers a wide selection of extreme events from Water sports to motor cross. It has a cable wake board course with ramps, rails, and other obstacles to test your skill. | Venue

21: T | The rangers were actually know as the Washington Senators in the 1960's. The team moved from Washington D.C. to Arlington, Texas for the 1972 season. The rangers one their first game on April 21, 1972. They played the Angels and on 7-6. The Rangers establish several modern Major League records with a 30-3 win in the first game of a doubleheader in Baltimore | Team | http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/texas/texrangers.html

22: U | Team The University of Texas has a colorful sports history and baseball is just one of many. They have made many award winning players. They have many great coaches. Texas has put over 148 major league players. Texas has won championships in 2005,2002,1983,1975,1950, 1949. | http://www.texassports.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/tex-basebl-history.html

23: Individual | V | Vince Young's publicity and fame started when he became the starting Quarterback of Texas University. Young was born in Houston, Texas on May 18, 1983 and attended James Madison High School in Houston.

24: Westlake enrolled its first students in the Fall of 1969. WHS started tradition 40 years on August 18, 1969. This was the there first preseason practice. The chaps have only won one state championship in 1996. Drew Brees was quaterback now a super bowl winning quaterback. | W | Team | http://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/?u=WESTLAKECHAPS&s=football&t=c

25: X | Xtreme Paintball is Located just 14.7 miles from Central Austin. Xtreme Paintball also features over 15 acres of rolling terrain. With 6 playing fields and different obstacles and terrain on each makes it a paintball player's dream. | Venue

26: Y | Yao Ming was born Sept. 12, 1980, Shanghai, China. Yao was born to a accomplished basketball playing parents. Yao always toward over the other kids in his class. When he was 12 years old he spent a lot of time practicing basketball. He is now one of the most accomplish NBA players. | Individual | http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/Yao/YaoMing_bio.html

27: Z | Zilker Park is a site that hosts almost every sport you can think of. With numerous sports courts, a spring fed natural pool, and a hike and bike trail make it a great place to have games and other events. Sports optimal and most participated in the park are Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Disk Golf. | Venue

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