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Presented by Engineering Council
Executive Director
Dean Van Wylen







Until last weekend gymnastics
captain Gary Vander Voort had
suffered through a very frustrat-
ing season.
For the first time in seven years,
the Wolverines had not won the
Big Ten gym title slipping to sec-
ond behind up-start Iowa and
Vander Voort was the Michigan
captain, and he felt responsible
for the relatively poor showing.
And to top that, 'Voort' had a
personally disappointing season

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failing to meet up to his own
standard on his best event for the
past seven years, the parallel bars.
Vander Voort, as Michigan's all-
around man, works on all the
events except the trampoline
where the Wolverines are over-
flowing in talent but he concen-
trates on the rings, high bar and
the parallel bars. The 'p' bars
have been Voort's favorite events
but this year, it has caused him
nothing but trouble.
As he explain it "up until this
year, I did all my swing moves
first on the parallel bars with my <
strength moves (such as his one
handed-hand stand) at the end
This year, I decided to try to
change that traditional style and
use the strength moves in the be-
ginning. >
"It worked out in practice all
right but I only came through t
with it against Michigan State. I
just seemed to tire out in the end°
in the other meets."
It was after the Big Tens that :
Vander Voort reverted back to
his old routine. The business ad- GARY VANDER VOORT, Michigan gymnastics captain, goes
ministration major had had a through his routine on the still rings, one of the six events that
good meet in the Big Tens on all he participates in as the Wolverines' all-around man. 'Voort' was
his events except the 'p' bars. v
He said "I had a lot of time to voted most valuable gymnast by his teammates as a sophomore
think about the bars on that seven and as a junor.
hour car ride back from Iowa. Hadj
it been somebody else who had Vander Voort was especially and even my side horse improved
been making the mistake, I would disappointed with his perform- though I am still weak in it. It's
have told them because that's my ance on the 'p' bars because it's just the parallel bars that didn't
job as captain. But I'm captain. his favorite event. "My rings and improve. It's like doing well in all
No one told me." high bars have improved this year your subjects in college except

your major. You just aren't satis-
fied with your performance."
After the conference meet,
Vander Voort went back to his old
routine but old lady luck was still
against him.
At the regionals in Wheaton
three weeks ago, Vander Voort
performed an almost perfect rou-
tine until one of his hands missed
the bar. As he put it "there's
nothing you can do about a freak
thing like that." 'Voort' still qual-
ified for the nationals on the
While he has had his share of
minor injuries this season, 1967 is
the first year that the Arlington
Heights, Ill., senior has not been
injured seriously. Last year, he
missed much of the early season
because of a sprained wrist, tore
.shoulders and then dislocated
This year, he has suffered from
a sprained ankle and jammed
shoulder but he has been able to
go through with all of his routines
except for the floor exercise which
he only does occasionally.
At the finals in Carbondale
Vander Voort showed that he had
recovered from his minor injuries
when he scored a 9.05 on the high
bar, and 8.85 in the 'p' bars and
an 8.75 on the rings. Still, the
scores didn't satisfy him for he
feels he should be averaging
above nine on all his events. °
As he put it "because we only

have three men on the parallel
bars and side horse, you even
can't go for just the 9.0. You've
got to go for the 9.2 or 9.3. This
is because there are only three
men and if one missed it puts the
whole team at an extreme disad-
Vander Voort has had his share
of successes while at Michigan. In
both his sophomore and junior
years, he was voted most valu-
able gymnast by his teammates
and last year, he finished second
in the Big Ten in the all-around
behind Michigan State's Dave
And then there was the team's
confidence in electing him cap-
tain. "I was pleased by the team's
vote as captain and I've tried to
do the best job I could. Maybe I
tried to fire the other guys too
Still ..,
Still Vander Voort ha nothing
but praise for his team. "There
are a lot of little scrppers on
our team and each man came to
teNCAA's knowing what he had
to do and did it. I'm proud of the
entire team. It was a tremendous
team effort.
"The team did the best we could,
we had the ability." Before the
meet he emphatically noted that
"the team is due for a good meet,
over due."
And in the nationals the team
certainly came through.



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Official Big Ten basketball
statistics showed yesterday that
Michigan forward Dave McClellan
is second only to Ohio State All-
America Jerry Lucas In all time
shooting percentage for one sea-
McClellan won the 1966-67 per-
centage shooting title, making 63
out of 108 shots for a percentage
of .585. Lucas shot over 60 percent
in all three of his seasons on
OSU's championship teams.
In 1960 he made 143 of 218 at-
tempts for .656, in 1961 he hit 137
of 224 for .612, and in 1962 he hit
an all time high of ,678, making a
fantastic 122 of 180 tries.
McClellan also broke Cazzie
Russell's record shooting mark.
Russell led the conference in 1966
with a .542 mark. His total season


percentage of .571 was good for
a Michigan record.
A sophomore from Toledo De-
Vilbiss, McClellan spent nearly
half the season on the bench, be-
fore earning a starting berth on
Dave Strack's last place squad.
But once he became a starter,
the 6'4", 190-pounder averaged
nearly 20 points a game, in addi-
tion to leading the team in re-
bounds during the last half of, the
conference campaign. His free
throw percentage was a respecta-
ble .695.
As an All-Stater at DeVilbiss,
McClellan started at center four
years in a row, never shooting
less than .600. Once he scored 40
points in one game against the
number one ranked team in the
state of Ohio.
Bill Hosket, also of Ohio State
finished second in the 1966-67
percenaage race while Tom Kond-
la of Minnesota won the overall
scoring championship.
Former Illinois star Skip Thoren
is third behind Lucas and McClel-
The University Golf Course
will open Friday at 8 a.m.


Wins Big

Hull Ready to Face Toronto;
Pistons Toss for Draft Pick


Ten Shooting Crown



By The Associated Press
CHICAGO-Bobby Hull, blond
bomber of the National Hockey
League champion Chicago Black
Hawks, skated for the first time
in a week yesterday and appeared
ready for the Stanley Cup opener
against the Toronto Maple Leafs
here Thursday night.
Hull, who missed the final three
games of the regular season be-
cause of a left knee injury, joined
the Hawks in a one-hour tuneup
at the Rainbow Arena rink.
* *~ *
Last Placers Flip
NEW YORK-A flip of a coin
will determine Wednesday wheth-
er Detroit or Baltimore will get
the first choice in the circuit's col-
lege draft. The teams finished
in the cellar in their respective
divisions, the Bullets in the East
and the Pistons in the West.
It will be the second straight
year that the Pistons have flipped
for the No. 1 selection. They lost
the toss to New York last year
and the Knicks drafted Cazzie
Russell, the Michigan All-America.

The Pistons selected Dave Bing of
Races Canceled
NEW YORK-Race horse own-
ers, irkedat the New York state
legislature for failing to approve
the money necessary for increased
purses, refused yesterday to make
entries for Wednesday and Acque-
duct canceled its nine-race pro-
gram with no indication when rac-
ing would be resumed.
The New York Racing Associa-
tion, which operates the Big A,
kept the entry box open until 2:30
p.m. EST, well beyond the usual
closing hour. But there was no re-
sponse from the owners and train-
ers. Not one horse was entered.
The normal nine-race program
includes between 70 and 75 horses.



lan on the all time shooting list'
with a mark of .575 in 1965. Rus-
sell is fourth, Johnny Green of
Michigan State's 1958 squad fifth'
with .538, and OSU's Gary Bradds
is just behind Green with a mark
of .535 in 1964.


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