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Polk's death is a true heartbreaker

Updated: October 5, 2005, 9:09 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

Monday, I did a sad search on my laptop files. I typed in "Shawntinice Polk," looking for a file from March 2003, on the day before Arizona played its NCAA Tournament first-round game against Notre Dame in Manhattan, Kan.

Being based in the Midwest, I have limited occasions to talk in person to kids from the Pac-10 conference. But that wasn't the only reason I remembered the day so well. The interviews with Polk and Arizona coach Joan Bonvicini that day had stuck with me -- the looks ...

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