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FLORIDA CONNECTIONS

RUTHIE BOLTON

FLORIDA TIE: Lives in Gainesville.

EVENT: Women's basketball.

SATURDAY: Scored seven points and had five rebounds in the United States' 96-79 victory over Australia.

MARY ELLEN CLARK

FLORIDA TIE: Trains with Fort Lauderdale Diving Team.

EVENT: Women's 10-meter platform.

SATURDAY: Won the bronze.

ROBERT DOVER

FLORIDA TIE: Lives in Wellington.

EVENT: Equestrian.

SATURDAY: Finished fourth in the team Grand Prix Dressage first round.

DOT RICHARDSON

FLORIDA TIE: Grew up in Orlando.

EVENT: Softball.

SATURDAY: Was 0-for-4 and struck out with bases loaded in the second in the United States' 3-2 win over China.

ANDRE AGASSI

FLORIDA TIE: Trained at Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton.

EVENT: Tennis, men's singles.

SATURDAY: Won only two of the first 11 games before recovering to beat Italy's Andrea Gaudenzi 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round.

MARY JOE FERNANDEZ

FLORIDA TIE: Graduate of the Carrollton School in Miami; lives in Miami.

EVENT: Tennis, women's doubles.

SATURDAY: Teamed with Gigi Fernandez to beat Nathalie Tauziat and Mary Pierce of France 6-4, 6-3.

MONICA SELES

FLORIDA TIE: Attended Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy; lives and trains in Sarasota.

EVENT: Tennis, women's singles.

SATURDAY: Became the first singles quarterfinalist by defeating Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6-3, 6-3.

MAICEL MALONE

FLORIDA TIE: Trains at University of Florida.

EVENT: Track, women's 400.

SATURDAY: Finished first in her heat in 51.16 and qualified for today's semifinals.

JEARL MILES

FLORIDA TIE: Born in Gainesville; trains at University of Florida.

EVENT: Track, women's 400.

SATURDAY: Qualified for today's semifinals in 50.84.

DENNIS MITCHELL

FLORIDA TIE: University of Florida graduate.

EVENT: Track, men's 100.

SATURDAY: Finished fourth in 9.99.

KEVIN BURNHAM

FLORIDA TIE: Hometown is Coral Gables; sails out of Key Biscayne Yacht Club.

EVENT: Yachting-470.

SATURDAY: Teamed with Morgan Reeser and rose from ninth overall to fourth by winning the first race and placing 11th in the second of the double-handed dingy.

MORGAN REESER

FLORIDA TIE: Hometown is Fort Lauderdale; sails out of Key Biscayne Yacht Club.

EVENT: Yachting-470.

SATURDAY: Teamed with Burnham and rose from ninth overall to fourth by winning the first race and placing 11th in the second of the double-handed dingy.

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