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 FOOT
Armory
noon
today
VOL.? Certainly!
VANCOUVER, B.C., OCTOBER  12,  1961.
RARE, MAN.
GO,  MAN,   GO!
UBC THUNDERBIRD GUARD Bill Berardino (33) watches intently as University of AAanitoba forward fires jump shot.
Basketball 'Birds first practises of the year began this week
in Memorial Gym.
PRO G R A M
• 12:3(1—Armoury opens
• 12:40—WAD skit—"Belle-hop Bash"
• 12:50—MAD skit—"Jockstrap Jamboree"
• 1:00—"Broads and Brawn Broomball Bash"
• 1:20—Fencing Exhibition
• 1:35—Judo Exhibtion
• 1:45—Gymnastics Exhibtion
• 2:00—Weightlifting Exhibition
New winter arena
ready next fall?
UBC's new winter sports
arena should be completed
and ready for use by the fall
of  next  year.  Dean A.   W.
Matthews says.
Dean Matthews, chairman of
ihe student-faculty committee
ww studying, plans for the
arena, . sia y s-,a brief outlining
minimujii specifications and containing, :rough, a r c h i te ctural
ttawipgs.wili be ready soon.
Construction will begin soon
after the brief is Ok'd by student council and the board of
governors, he said.
RECREATION   FIRST
He said the prime objective
of his committee was to plan a
recreational centre for the campus, .paying particular consideration to future expansion.
Matthews said priority would
be given to students, then faculty, physical education program, and then outside organizations.
Minimum specifications include:
Canadian universities
now linked in sports
By ROBERT F. OSBORNE
Jft-esident, WCIAU \- \ j,;,- ./■ '
Canadian intercoJlegialeathleties came of age ^nJione 7
This   date  witnessed
eight
sheets.
standard    curling
a 195'  x  85' hockey  rink.
a coffee shop with counter
space to serve hockey
spectators.
a first aid room.
a skate shop with rental
facilities.
• large dressing room facilities.
The committee had also considered a secondary building to
house squash and handball courts
and an indoor swimming pool.
PLAN   SCRAPPED
This plan had to be scrapped
at the moment because of insufficient funds.
The University administration
is contributing $250,000; the
students $25Q,000. An additional
grant of $100,000 from "an as
yet unnamed donor is a definite
possibility.
The hockey rink will have
1,500 seats adjoining it, with
provision for another 1,500 seats
in the future. The curling rink
has provision for 200 spectators.
Parking facilities will be provided behind Memorial Gym,
behind Brock, and on the newly
acquired wireless station land.
Special consideration is being
given to lighting and press and
television space, said Dr. Mathews. There will be office and
management space as well, he
said.
EfGHT DRESSING ROOMS
There will be two main team
dressing rooms with separate
lockers and shower facilities.
Four more rooms with joint facilities will be included for P.E.
and two smaller rooms for referees and faculty.
Dr. Mathews said the arena
will be located north of the
Empire pool and east of the stadium. It will consume almost one
of the present gym playing
fields.
the. acceptance of a provisional constitution for a national union by
representatives of the Ontario-
Quebec Athletic Association/the
Ottawa-St. Lawrence Intercollegiate Athletic Union.
Two of its most important purposes are:
• To encourage and co-ordinate inter-association and/or
national championships and
to keep all records and make
awards foir such scholarships.
. "• To reflect and interpret
to the Canadian public the
highest ■. possible standard of
amateurj sport and sportsmanship,      r
After much consideration, the
meeting decided to call the new
organization by the time-honored
name of the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union.
It is   not i m m o dest or im
proper to point out that the establishment of the new union
resulted principally from the
encouragement of the East-West
Sir Winston Churchill football
competition by UBC and the en-
dorsation and active promotion
of the principle by the WCIAU.
UBC students will be interested to know that a key figure in
this movement was Dean A. W.
Matthews, Dean of the Faculty
of Pharmacy and chairman of
the Men's Athletic Committee,
who acted as chairman of the
meeting in Montreal in June.
The WCIAU will be affected
by the CIAU in at least two
ways. Membership in the new
Union will be restricted to associations having at least three
member institutions, which have
Athletic Boards or equivalent
responsible to their University
Administrations.
WCIAU  changes  name
Consequently, the WCIAU will
now have to change its name to
an Association and ensure that
the athletic organizations of its
members are essentially responsible to their Presidents.
It can be seen therefore that
individual university membership in the CIAU is not acceptable. Consequently, any university which desires to participate
in national competition, which
will without a doubt soon
materialize, perhaps with tangible financial aid from the re-
cently approved govern ment
plan to assist amateur sport, will
have to be a member in good
standing of an accepted Association.
This factor may have some
bearing upon the position of the
University of Manitoba with relation to the WCIAU. At the
annual meeting of the Union in
Edmonton last springy Manitoba ,
informed the meeting1 t hat it
could not live up to the reg«->
lation adopted in 1960. V "
The effect of -this deeisiop is
that Manitoba is ineligible t&
participate in the men's pro-'
gram on an official basis and
so any competitions which they
enter will be exhibition only.
It is important to note that at
the present time, the action of
the University of Manitoba concerning their men's program
has not had a detrimental effect
on their Women's program.
In other words, the Union has
not expelled the University of
Manitoba.
Reluctant action   taken
This action was taken with
great reluctance but at the same
time with firmness in the belief
that a good, strong program
is in the best interests of all
institutions. The Union is looking to the future and in order to
raise its standards to meet the
best in the East is anxious to
expand and improve its program.
New developments are taking
place in higher education-in the
West and it is quite possible that
within the near future other
institutions will be seeking
membership in the WCIAU.
The University of Alberta at
Calgary is a good example and
has therefore been included in
certain of our schedules on an
exhibition  basis.
It is my contention that stud
ents at Canadian universities
should be entitled to an athletic
i programme which provides
opportunities and conditions
equal to or comparable with
those at institutions of equivalent academic status in the U.S.
All things being equal, sincere
and capable students should not
feel it necessary to attend an
American university to obtain
a more satisfying experience in
athletics. Whether we like it or
not this is a matter which has
some influence on public attitudes and university morale.
The WCIAU and the CIAU
can and will provide improved
and attractive program if
the various student bodies
demonstrate an enlightened interest and an appropriate pride
in university athletics in
Canada. Page, 2
THE      ATHLETES      FOOT
Thursday, October 12, 196L
THE   ATHEETFS   F0PT     MAA President  says
Published only once in the calendar year (thank God)
by the Men's Athletic Association and the Women's
Athletic Association.
Editor: Keith Tolman
Staff' R. Legree, Mike Hunter, Denis Stanley, Pat
Nichols. Barb. Whidden, Ann Pickard, and all the
nice managers who "turned in their reports.
New system to add strength
Body and soul . .
". . . it appears that physical training, no less than education in literature and the arts really has to do with the
soul. The two together should produce a harmonious development of the spirit and the philosophic elements in
human character." —The Republic of Plato.
The opportunity for physical development offered by
athletic competition is obvious. But athletics offer much
more than the development of the physical self.
Fair play, courage, and sportsmanship are all learned
On the playing field. There one learns to give his best, and
£ven a little bit more, not for his own advantage, but because
- of his responsiiblity to the team. There one can relieve the
tensions of a frustrating day or enjoy the companionship of
teammates.
To those who have never played any sport,  we  say:
You should experience the joy of serving a tennis "ace";
or rolling a perfect strike, or of completing a long pass and
outrunning the rest of the field to the end zone.
You should share the joy in the dressing room of a winning team, or feel the heartbreak of losing a close game.
You should tingle witih the exhilaration that comes after
a hard workout and shower, sleep, the satisfying sleep that
comes on the night after a hard game.
Education is "doing"; it requires active participation.
The athletic program at UBC offers every student the opportunity to actively participate in the sport of his choice.
Every sport welcomes the beginner -as well as the expert.
In the true spirit of playing the game, the athletes of
this campus present to you Athletic Day 1961, in the hope
that you will join us in the athletic program of your university.
Let's, investigate
At the recent Leadership Conference at Camp Elphinstone, it was resolved that there should be an extensive investigation made of Men's Athletics.
The resolution came about because it was generally felt
that Men's Athletics was receiving. too. much money and
that the Athletic program would not justify such an expenditure.
The Men's Athletic Association realizes the great demand
-on AMS funds. We also realize, and hope the student body
wiH realize, the present financial crisis in athletics.
No other university in Canada has such inadequate facilities. Our coaching staff is undermanned for our program, a
program that is recognized everywhere on the continent for
its diversity. We are proud of this program, which allows
1",S60 students to actively participate in extramural sports.
We know, however, that our organization, like any other,
csrr, be improved and therefore we welcome an investigation
iato athletics. We hope-tire AMS, as a result of the Leadership
Conference, will form a committee to investigate the men's
athletic program. Such a committee would have the full
cooperation of the Men's Athletic Association.
BY  BUS  PHILLIPS
By GEORGE TURPIN
President,
Men's Athletic Association
This is a year of re-organization and progress for Men's
Athletic Association. The aim
of this re-organization is to
provide a stronger and more
unified e x e c u tive body to
handle administration affairs.
In the past, the voice of
Men's Athletics Association
has often seemed too small for
a body of its size. This has not
been because of a lack of enthusiasm on the part of MAA,
rather it has been because of
the difficulty of unifying the
voices of the 27 different
sports in men's athletics.
This stronger executive will
be the glue that binds the
potentially-powerful body of
the Men's Athletic Association.
ip if. if.
The present MAA executive
consists of a president, secre-
TURP1N
tary, and three e x e c u t ive
members. The new executive
will no longer merely be the
leading   members   of   Men's
Athletic Association but will
be the administrative body controlling MAA. Some of the
duties of the athletic director
(Mr. R. J. Phillips), such as
appointment of managers and
handling of eligibility will be
done through this new body.
A careful observer will
notice that the new form of
the Men's Athletic Association
is somewhat similar to the
Women's Athletic Association
plan. Keith Tolman, our executive member, initiated this reorganization. The new constitution will be presented to
the Men's Athletic Directorate
in two months for approval
MAA has previously suffered from a dicordant and varying voice — I believe this reorganization will strengthen
MAA and make it the respected organization it should Tbe.
WAA President says:
• f • m •
By BARB WHIDDEN
President
Women's Athletic  Association
Athletic Day is the day all
students on campus are invited to attend a display of
the teams and activities that
your athletic associations sponsor.
It is you, the students on
this campus that make our
programs possible and it is for
you that we proudly present
our 1961-62 edition of the University of British Columbia
athletic teams.
We can all be proud of our
women's program, one of the
largest university athletic programs for women in North
America.
The Women's Athletic Association is divided into two
parts—intramural and extramural competition. Seventeen
major sports are constituted
under the extramural program.
The  Western  Canadian  In-
BARB WHIDDEN
tercollegiate Athletic Union
offers intercollegiate competition for many of our teams.
In 1959, our, first year in
the WCIAU the University of
B.C. entered six women's
events. With the increased en
rolment and continued interest this number is certain to
expand.
if. if. Sf.
The intramural prog ram
caters to the noonhour sports
enthusiast. Competition among
faculties, sororities, and clubs
attracted approximately seven-
hundred women last year.
To carry out this large program the WAA needs extensive facilities and equipment.
The proposed winter sports
Arena will certainly aid our
figure skating and c u rl i n g
teams, but with the increased
pressure on all facilities, new
buildings are going to be required — including a new
women's gymnasium.
We are proud of our program and the traditions which
it has built up. A high standard
of skill and sportsmanship has
been attained.
Only through your interest
and active support can we continue the growth and expansion we have so far enjoyed.
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
of sport coming up this year
The men's sports program at UBC is a kaleidoscope of activity from September to April, and it
would not, therefore, be possible within the scope
Oi this article to detail the events which make up the
1961-62 schedule.
Anyone who visits the campus on a Saturday or
Sunday afternoon would see the fields adjacent to
the gym bulging with bodies playing football, rugby,
soccer or grass hockey. The marvellous Vancouver
climate makes it possible to hold these games through
out the winter,.much to the envy of our sister universities in the East.
* *       *
The indoor program which centres around the
War Memorial Gymnasium, is just as active from the
beginning of the term, as the various teams prepare
for their busy  intercollegiate schedules.
However, my specific assignment here is to point
up those events which will have the greatest spectator
appeal, listed in order of their appearance as we progress through the term.
* *       *
In touching the high spots of our exciting athletic
schedule I would start with Homecoming, on the
October 27th - 28th weekend! The Friday night will
feature the traditional Homecoming Grad Basketball
Game in the Memorial Gymnasium. Saturday's .program starts at 10:30 a.m. with the Western Intercollegiate Cross Country Championships at the Stad
ium, followed-by the big football game after lunch
against Alberta's green and gold. With the 14 - 14 tie
last meeting, this could be the deciding game for the
Western Intercollegiate title and the Hardy Cup.
Students like the Thursday noon-hour games, so
we have arranged to play our final football game on
Thursday, November 9th. at 12:45 in the Stadium
against the University of Saskatchewan. Frank Gnup's
"Thunderbirds" will be out to provide a fitting climax
to a great football season.   '
Don't miss the Totem Basketball Tournament on
December 1st and 2nd. Your "Thunderbirds" will host
hoopsters from two American colleges, and a local
Senior "A" team in a two-evening double header for
the Totem Trophy, won last year by The Birds.
*       *       *
Harlem Globetrotters return to the Campus on
January 18th and.20th, but this time its the Western
team, together with a host of entertainers including
Cab Calloway and.his band.
February will bring two visiting basketball teams
of special interest — the University of Alaska here for
a Thursday noon game on February 1st, and the
Peruvian National team on February 7th and 8th.
The "Thunderbird" Ice Hockey team hosts University of Saskatchewan on February 16th andl7lh in
two Interoollegiate League games, one of which will
be played at Kerrisdale Arena.
On February 23rd and 24th we will be hosting
the Western Intercollegiate Swim Championships at
the Percy Norman Pool, across from Capilano
Stadium.
The month of March winds up the winter program. On the campus top gymnasts will gather at the
Memorial Gymnasium on March 3rd for the Pacific
Northwest Championships. The Hamber Cup Ice
Hockey series will be played against Alberta's Golden
Bears on March 2nd and 3rd.
Rugby takes over the spotlight in March with the
McKechnie Cup games against Vancouver and
Victoria; the International matches against the New
Zealand Universities on March 22nd ,and the World
Cup Series with the University of California on March
2Sth and 31st.
Many students will be interested in the B.C. High
School Basketball Tournament to be held in the Memorial Gymnasium on March 21 si and 24th.
These are only the highlights of the men's program. Every weekend throughout the term the sports
calendar is crowded with activity — indoor and outdoor, home and away — to present what we feel to be
an interesting and tentertaining part of a student's
University life, whether you are a participant or
spectator. Thursday, October 12, 1961
THE     ATHLETES     FOOT
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extramural teams
GYM TEAM'S  RHEAL  FINNEGAN  exercises on   rings.
Rowing Thunderbirds
working for '62 BEG
Once- again the rowing
Thunderbirds of UBC are out to
prove their supremacy in world
rowing  competition.
This year objectives are gold
medals in the eight and four-
oared events at the 1962 British
Empire  Games.
World renowned for doing the
impossible, (making championship oarsmen out of boys who
didn't know the difference between rowing shells and clam
shells a year before) the crew
has an enviable record to live
up to.
Gold and silver medal winners in British Empire, Pan
American, and Olympic Games
^or several years now, the crew
is being rebuilt for a new assault
on the record book.
Coach   Laurie   West   said   he
has   high
squad.
He    is
crews for
in   Perth,
hopes   for   the   new
now preparing his
the 1962 B.E. games
Australia, The 1963
Pan American Games in Brazil
and the 1964 Olympic Games in
Tokyo.
It is vital to future plans that
a large number of rookie oarsmen turn out this year in order
to gain expeience for international competition, West said.
All positions are open, he said,
and the best man wins.
Tentative plans call for a race
against Oregon State (Corvallis)
in early November. In May, two
rews will attend the Western
Sprints in Long Beach,  Calif.
Other races are scheduled
against University of Washington and Stanford.
Badminton  Birds
put  three  in  loop
UBC is entering three
teams in the Vancouver, and
district Badminton league this
year.
The 'A' team will be coached
by Paul Wiiley, a Vancouver
Club professional.
Returning from last year's
team .will be Les Trabert, Abe
Spiller, and Keith Tolman.
Practices start next week.
Soccer Birds
can move up
UBC Thunderbirds could enter the Pacific Coast Soccer
League next year if they place
first in the Mainland Soccer
League, first division this season.
If the Thunderbirds place
first in the first division they are
automatically moved into the
Pacific  Coast  League.
"If we get into the Pacific
League, we would draw crowds
of about 2,000 fans to our stadium here at UBC. This would be
a new source of revenue and
would be a wonderful opportunity to promote soccer to the
glamorous state presently enjoyed by football." said Jim
Millar, manager of the Thunderbirds.
UBC has two other soccer
teams playing in the Mainland
Soccer League. The Chiefs, formerly the Jaycees, play in the
third division and the Braves
formerly the Babes, play in the
Sixth division.
By UBC  ATHLETIC  NEWS  SERVICE
If the trend in UBC Athletics is towards more participation
as is claimed by many, then football is clearly taking that
course. With three extramural teams this year, there are over
100 gridders of all shapes and sizes working out under the
watchful eye of head football coach Frank Gnup.
The Junior Braves seem to be i	
well   on  their way  to  another newcomers    are    tackle   Byron
Fraser Valley League championship, with five victories in six
starts. Coach Grant Hooper's under 21 team has several stars earmarked as potential Thunderbirds. Among these are halfback
Bob Sweet, a shifty runner from
Lester Pearson High, and fullback Pete Kelly, a strong 200-
po^nder from Toronto.
Many of the boys will continue
to see action with the intermediate Chiefs When the junior season comes to a close next week.
The Chiefs are in a rough and
tumble league with the New
Westminster Royals, Victoria
iers. There is no age limit for
Drakes and the Seattle Caval-
this loop and coach Doug Mitchell is finding the set-up useful as
a proving ground for players
the 'Birds.
The varsity Thunderbirds
have a well-conditioned squad.
In quarterback Barry Carkner,
they have a signal-caller who
can uncork that long strike. Said
the Edmonton Journal after the
Birds had gained a 14-14 tie with
Alberta: "Carkner's long passes
twice put UBC back in the game
after   the   defending   champion
Bears had piled up a 13-0 lead
v
Veteran fullback Roy Bianco
is back for another year while
the addition of lacrosse star Pete
Black and Jim Stevens will give
the backfield some badly-needed
speed.
Co-captains Jim Beck and
Ray Towers are returning letter-
men   in  the   line,   and   notable
Kemp, from Oregon State, guard
Moe Anderson from the junior
Bombers, and guard Fred Stur-
rock, a former rugger star.
Assisting    coach    Gnup    are
backfield coach Bob Hindmarch
and   defensive   specialist  Primo
Villanueva, a former B.C. Lions
star. Doug Mitchell, another--ex-
Libn, doubles as Bird li^e -EDJfiefe-
and intermediate mentor. ^:r'j "
Coach Gnup has added ^nevf-
twist in an effort to bolster Tfls
striking    forces—a   spread    off--
fence.  His  promise is .that, the
fans will see an exciting, widp-
open type game with plenty of
passes—and, he hopes, plenty of
wins.
Basketball   Birds
favored  to  win
Again this year the basketball Birds are favored to win
the WCIAU as they have done
easily in the past two years.
UBC's second basketball
team, the JV's will play against
some of Washington's Junior
Colleges and some of Vancouver senior teams.
The frosh team, the Beavers,
are entered In the Vancouver
Junior League.
Reid Mitchell will assist head
coach Jack Pomfret, Junior
teams coaches are Alan Yarr
and. Graham McKay.
Pomfret says he expects tougher competition from prairie
teams this year.
Accent on participation
Lois of variety
in men's athletics
The Sailing. Team is made
up of members oi the Sailing
Club who prove to be the best
sailing racers.
"Each Sunday, regardless
of the weather, practices and
eliminations are held," said
manager Tom McRae.
UBC sailors attend five regattas during the year. This
year the team hopes to be the
Pacific Northwest representative in the North American Inter-collegiate Championships.
"Prospects for a top-notch
team are excellent this year
because we have several veteran team members and several experienced freshmen,"
McRae said.
The teams race in eleven
foot dingies known as "Penguins". The boats have one
sail set on a twenty foot mast.
There are two members in the
crew. Several skippers won
big blocks last year for their
performances.
if. if. ^f"
UBC is entering five teams
in the Vancouver City Grass
Hockey League again this
year.
"Men's grass hockey has
been one of the most consistently successful sports played
at UBC. We have been among
the top teams every year for
the last seven years" said
manager John Swan.
There will be two teams in
the "A" division, one in "B"
and two- in "C".
Practices are held every
Thursday and games are played every Saturday afternoon.
All players are welcome and
no experience is necessary.
•I* HP 'V
Tennis club activities for
1960-61 were highlighted by
a trip to California where the
team won five of eight
matches. Another exhibition
tour is planned this year.
The club placed second in
total-point standings in Western Canadian Inter-collegiate
Athletic Union matches. University of Alberta was the winner. This year WCIAU competition will be held at the University of Saskatchewan.
"With the influx of new
talent, along with the returning team, a. powerful squad is
being assembled to attempt to
recapture the tennis crown
lost last year," said manager
Bob Johnson.
hp     v     *f*
Most cycling competition is
held during the summer but
UBC cyclists train all winter.
The season starts in the
summer and runs through until late fall. To date UBC har
competed in two of the races.
UBC racers placed first and
fourth in a 10-mile time trial
on a level road.
The second race was a more
difficult six-mile mass- start
handicap and the three-man
team from UBC s uf f e r e d
mechanical failure and .were
unable to finish.
"UBC has a strong advantage in cycling competition in
Canada in that the climate is
favorable for year-round road
work. With support UBC can
turn out first class world cyclists said Roy Way, manager,
UBC  Cycling team.
The main event of the year
for the Fencing Team will be
the WCIAU Fencing Championships.
From the best of information
the club contains some females
who, again from this best information, provide a healthy
atmosphere for duels.
Instruction is available in
foil, sabre and epee.
pf.        pf.        Sp
This image of a weight-lifter as "Mr. America" or a big
hairy logger is wrong.
Weight-lifting is a sport
which requires extensive training, self-discipline and a highly
competitive spirit." says manager Ian Chang.
UBC has a team of fifteen
active members and participates in all the local contests.
Last year Andrew Hinds was
named the fifth ranking 148
pound class weight-lifter in
Canada.
Other B.C. champions include Roy Shatzko, Wayne
Cannon, Wesley Woo and
Richard Murakami.
. The team may travel to
Seattle and Portland next term
for two international meets.
They practice on Saturday
afternoon and Tuesday afternoon in War Memorial Gym:
•T*        •**        T*
In a short three year history
the Judo club has increased
its membership from 20 to 130.
The club practices every
Monday and Wednesday from
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the
Apparatus Gym ;.n Memorial
Gym. There are five Black
Belt instructors who teach and
train new and old members.
Last year the UBC Judo
Team were runners-up in two
tournaments.
"All of last year's team except one are back so they
stand a good chance of placing
first in the tournaments this
year" said club president Alan
McLean. "We could become
the team to beat in the Pacific
Northwest".
The Judo Club will be putting on demonstrations in the
Armory today and will also
have a booth set up where students can obtain, further information about club activities.
Anyone interested in learn-
more about Judo can contact
either the president or manager Charles Nishi on Monday ,
or Wednesday at 5:30 in the
Apparatus Gym.
?f.       ?f.       Sf.
Head coach Al Stuart has
already started workouts with
UBC's ice-hockey players, but
is looking for additional talent — particularly since a
Junior Varsity team has been
added.
The Birds will play an intercollegiate and exhibition
schedule with ames being
played at Kerrisdale arena
and at Chilliwack.
The Birds will travel to Alberta, Saskatchewan, and possibly to Montana this year. Page 4
THE      ATHLETES      FOOT
Thursday, October 12, 1961
Women's teams look
for biggest year yet
GIL SEMAOENt is one of badminton team's standouts.
Lanky Bctrb expected
to  lead Thunderettes
Barbara Bengough, a lanky,
6'1" centre, is expected to
lead the UBC Thunderette
basketball team on to victory
this year.
Barb lec| the scoring race
in the' Vancouver "B" league
in 1956 and played in the Canadian finals at Calgary with
the Jewellers.
• In her.first year with the
■Thunderettes last year, Barb
was second only to Diane.
Beach in scoring.
Barb combines her basketball talents with a high second
class average and "her duties
as Vice-Presdient of women's
athletics this year.
*     *     *
Barbara Robertson, another
consistently high scorer last
year^ is also expected to lead
the Thunderettes in scoring
. 'Robbie's' specialty is the
jump shot which she seldom
-misses.
Guards, Gail Leitner and
Barbara   Whidden   will   back
up   the   forwards   with   their
long shots.
The other members of the
team are: Pat Darion, Marg
Brown, Sheila Ledingham,
Diane Longmuir, . Arlen'e
Syverson, and Linda Williams.
Thunderettes play Senior
"A" ball against the Richmond Merchants, runners-up
for the Canadian championships, and, in an interlocking
schedule against, the Senior
"B" teams.
*     *     *
Last year, the> Thunderettes
won the WCIAU tournament
for the second year in a row
and are strong favourites to
take the championship again
this year. UBC will be hostesses for this event in February. ;   '  .
UBC will also be hosting
the annual Thunderette Invitational Tournament in February. Last year the Thunderettes were runner-up to the
P'<"hroond  Merchants.
Women's teams loaded
with champion talent
made up of championship cal-
UBC women's teams are
ibre athletes.
The speed swimming team is
"the most formtunate in this respect.—three members of the
team have competed for Canada
in world championships.
Marg Iwisaki competed in the
1960 Olympics in Rome, in several Panama and BE Games. Her
specialty is the butterfly.
* *       *
Judy McHale is also swimming
far UBC this year. MSarg Peebles,
also a former member of a Canadian swim team is swimming
for UBC.
* *       *
Sally McCallum, Olympic
sprinter, and Heather Campbell
will be spurring on the track
and field team.
* *       *
Elizabeth Greene, a skiier in
the 1960 Winter Olympics * for
Canada, led the women's team
last year, and will be back again.
* *       *
Marg Crosland, former Canadian Senior Women's figure skating champion, and World and
North American Championships
team member for Canada will be
coaching the figure skating team
this year.
* *       *
The former Canadian women's
badminton champion, Mrs. Jean
Bardsley, will be playing coach
[for the UBC badminton team.
UBC women's teams are
looking forward to another
year of high quality competition in the Western Canadian
Intercollegiate Athletic Union
and Pacific Northwest tournaments.
The Women's Athletic Association has 18 teams incorporated in its program, the largest
in North America.
Also incorporated in the
women's program are many
other athletic activities that
deserve notice
The Badminton team, spaik-
Qd- by Snaron Whittiker, one
of the- top players in BC,
Jean Bardsley, playing coach,
aiMr former Canadian champion, and Gilberta Semadeni,
Big Block winner is looking :
forward to a successful year
in WCIAU competition.
Tennis competition begins
this weekend in Saskatoon
with the WCIAU championships. Big Block winners Diana Lawrence and Monika
Ahlen will lead the team.
Golf also begins this weekend in Saskatoon. This is the
first time UBC has entered a
golf team in. WCIAU. .
The Synchronized Swim
Team competes in WCIAU, and
the B.C. Championships.
Other sports offered are:
Judo the newest sport for
women on campus, Archery,,
about the only sport that you
don't have to have any previous training in which to succeed and girls' rules basketball,   the  only   game   created
just for women. The girls'
rules team will travel to
Tacoma, Wash, for the PNW
tournament.
The UBC Volleyball team
shocked everyone last year by
defeating the defending champions Alberta Bears three
gamcAs to two, to win the
WCIAU volleyball championship.
The team then went on to
add to their Victories by defeating the defending champion-Winnipeg team two games,
straight to win Western Canada" Championships. To even
adfi" more triumphs to the UBC
t era jri, two nSembers, Diane
Godfrey, and Becky Tenford
were picked for the .Western
Canadian All-Star team.
The team is favoured to ret
peat their wins again this year.
Most of the members of last
year's   team    are    returning.
The UBC Women's Curling
team are this year hostesses
as well as defending cham-
ions of the WCIAU championships. UBC hopes to sponsor
four teams this year. Games
have been arranged with
Victoria College in addition to
the Burnaby Bonspeil and the
B.C. Ladies' Zone Playdowns.
The Women's Track and
field team expects to go faster
and farter than ever before
this year. The team Will consist of such athletes as
Heather Campbell and Sally
McCallum. It will be competing in the Canadian Universities Telegraphic Track Meet
this fall, and in several crosscountry meets.
* * *
UBC's'' prospects in gymnastics look bright this year.
The team will be coached by
Mr. Hemingway, coach of the
renowned Delbrook gymnastic team. Louise Parker, a
Canadian Champion gymnast
will  lead  the team.
■k       -k       •k
Marg Crosland, former
Canadian senior women's
champion and member of the
Canadian World and North
American championship
..teams will .coach this year's
,'figure skating team. Our
skaters dkl veBy well m .UJC-'
iAU last .yea* and thisiyesr;
with more cpmpedflers,
should win the event.     .,""''
This year's skiing team will -
again be led by Olympic skier,
Liz Greene, who. led the team
in winning the Women's division of the Western Canadian
Ski Championships last year.
Coach this year will be Jean
Waldy,  a former UBC  skier.
•k       "k       -k
The womien's speed swimming team is one of the most
distinguished teams on Campus. This year it will be swimming to retain their third
WCIAU champicnshro. The
team will be sparked this
year with Olympic swimmers
Marg Iwasaki and Judy McHale, and last year's winner
of the individual trophy at the
WCIAU meet, Alice Genge.
FOUR GIRLS watch stray ball during noon hour basketball game in Women's Gym.
Wins  Schrodt  trophy
Barb Lindberg 1960's best athlete
Barbara Lindberg, three
times big block winner and
administrative award winner
won the coveted Barbara
Schrodt Trophy last spring.
Barb won her blocks for
her outstanding: performance
as manager and left wing for
the. Varsity grass hockey team.
She was a member of the Van
couver All-Star team and the
team that represented Canada
at the American National tournament ra Berkeley, California.
She is back again this year.
*     *     *
The Barbara Schrodt trophy
is awarded to the most outstanding   woman   athlete   on
campus. It is awarded on a
points system based on athletic ability, sportsmanship,
leadership ability and team
spirit.
The trophy is named after
Miss Barbara Schrodt. Executive Secretary, of Women's
Athletics.

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