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Friday, January 19,_ 1973

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Frdy aury1,17 H MCIASAL

Swi t
By CHUCK BLOOM
Since the current swimming season has
begun, there has been one name dominating
the headlines and copy when it comes to
Michigan swimming: Tom Szuba. The Dear-
born freshman has performed brilliantly in
his very brief career as a Wolverine, recently
breaking Carl Robie's long-standing record in
the 500-yard freestyle with a clocking of
4:42.28.
Outside the halls of Matt Mann Pool, Szuba
is quite humble and quiet about his many
accomplishments while swimming for Dear-
born High. Szuba led his team to two state
championships, garnishing eight individual
championships in four years, and last August
qualified for the finals of the 400-meter indi-
vidual medley in the U.S. Olympic Trials.
As one of the best schoolboy swimmers in
they nation, Szuba could have had his pick of
a score of prospective schools. But for him,
Michigan has always been it. "It is a good
school," Szuba said. "It's close to home and
anyway, I've always liked Gus (Michigan
coach Gus Stager). I was recruited by such

)zuba

set

for

schools as Tennessee, Ohio State, Southern
Illinois, Florida, and Washington. It wasn't
that they didn't appeal to me, but somehow
I always knew that I would go to Michigan."
UNLIKE MOST swimmers today, Szuba does
not specialize in any one stroke as he is
prolific in several.
"When I was young, I used to swim nothing
but freestyle," Szuba stated, "but after ninth
grade, my coach, Jeff Longstreth thought I
could be a good medley swimmer. Now I
swim medley, freestyle, backstroke, and but-
terfly."
What makes Szuba so valuable is this kind
of versatility. Szuba swims everything from
the 100-yard butterfly to the 1000-yard free-
style; as diverse a pair of races as one can
swim. To emphasize the point, Szuba will swim
the 400-yard I.M., 200-yard backstroke, and
500-yard freestyle in both the NCAA Champion-
ships in Knoxville and the Big Ten Champion-
ships to be held in Ann Arbor at the beginning
of March.
SZUBA SAID HIS greatest thrill at the young

age of 18 has to be qualifying f
meter I.M. final at the Olympic Ti
morning it was pretty cold and I lc
in cold weather. So I was prettyI
I swam in the heat with Gary Hal
fied seventh."
"Then that evening came ther
thought it was my best crack to
team. I was introduced first, the
announcer started calling off the n
Collela, Furniss. By the time th
had been introduced, I was sh
never been so scared in my life."
SZUBA FINISHED sixth in the
four seconds from Munich but h
eight seconds faster to finish sixtht
ever swum in his life.
Stager recognizes Szuba's nature
the water but feels somethinge
him a great swimmer. "He has g
coordination. The ability to be told
to comprehend it mentally, then tc
it into physical action. If he is to
an adjustment on strokes or turns

greatness
or the 400- immediately and works on it again and again."
rials. "That
ove to swim STAGER WANTS Szuba to be a national
psyched up. champion, even in his freshman year. "He
1 and quali- (Szuba) wants to be great and wants to win,"
Stager exaulted. "He could be the greatest
race. I had swimmer I've ever coached and that includes
make the Robie, an Olympic medalist, (Juan) Bello,
n the P.A. and many others."
ames; Hall, But Szuba's goals are not as subjective. "I
e last man want to help Michigan place sixth in the Na-
aking. I've tionals. I'd like to make the finals in all three
individual events and maybe win one national
championship. But the team is more impor-
race some tant."
e had gone Szuba's future plans are to be a high school
than he had swim coach, fashioning himself after Stager
whom he considers "a swimming genius."
al ability in Swimming fans in Ann Arbor will have am-
else makes ple opportunity to see Szuba in action as
reat motor- upcoming meets include powerhouses Southern
something, Methodist and Indiana, and the Big Ten
o coordinate Championships. But Szuba has a lot of time,
)ld to make three more years, to establish his greatness
, he does it at Michigan.

Doily Photo by RANDY EDMONDS
FRESHMAN TOM SZUBA is one of the main reasons Michigan could challenge In-
diana for Big Ten honors and a sixth place finish in the NCAA Championships.

.I ___ -._._ --

STUN NCAA CHAMPS:
Gymnasts

SABRES CUT HAWKS

By RICH STUCK
Ward Black set the pace with a'
great floor exercise routine and
the rest of the Wolverines followed
suit last night as the Michigan
gymnasts pulled a stunning upset
over previously unbeaten and de-
fending NCAA champions Southern
Illinois. Although Michigan led
throughout the meet it came down
to the final event before the men
in blue could nail down the hard-
BULLETIN
DETROIT-The Michigan non-j
tendered freshman squad drop-
ped its second decision of the
season to Shaw College of De-
troit last night, 100-58.
William Burress with 16 points1
and Don Johnson with 11 led the
Wolverines, who lacked the per-
sonnel to match Shaw's tender-
ed athletes. The freshmen get
back into action Saturday after
the varsity game at Crisler
Arena, against U of M Dear-
born.
earned 162.25-161.80 conquest.
Leading by a scant .7 points go-
ing into the finale, the high bar,
it appeared that with the nation's
top high bar team the Salukis
might overtake Michigan, but Cary
Culbertson spun to a 9.15 mark and
Bob Darden scored a brilliant 9.3
to offset a 9.4 performance by Ross,
Olson.
Black had his usual outstanding
evening and his opening 9.35 seem-

daill
spot
NIGHT EDITC
CHUCK BLOC
ed to spark the Wolver
lead they never relin
"Ward. definitely ga
with his great show,"
Michigan mentor Newt
set the pace and the
picked it up."
Black's showing was
many superb effortst
the Wolverines to roll
ond dual meet victory
son without a loss.
Terry Boys combi
mark with Black's s
floor event to give Lo
a quick lead. South
came back to take th
as Rupert Hansen w
Wolverine to break 9.0
ed to a 9.15 mark.
Although Michigan]
rings event, the 1-2 pu
Falb and Joe Neuens
devastating. Falb, as
last Saturday agains
earned the Wolverine
of the meet, this tim
maneuvering to a fi
Neuenswander wasn't

nip sIU
as he stunned the crowd with a
great 9.3 performance.
While Black started off well and
Falb and Neuenswander were
great on the rings, it was Captain
Ray Gura who provided the in-
spirational lift in the middle of the
meet with his courageous 9.3 mark
from the vaulting competition.
0M After spraining an ankle against
the Buckeyes last week it was
ines into the doubtful whether Gura would be
quished. able to perform in the two events
that really wear on the feet. He
ve us a lift sat out the free exercise and was
commented scheduled to also sit out the vault-
t Loken. "He ing. But to everyone's amazement
other men all of a sudden out walked Gura
to take his place at the line. Show-
only one of ing no signs of his injury, the gutty
that enabled senior flew through the air and
to their sec- was swarmed on at the middle of
y of the sea- the floor by a fired-up bunch of
Michigan Wolverines.
ned his 9.0 On the fifth and next-to-last
core in the event, the parallel bars, SIU gain-
ken's leapers ed ground, not through their own
hern Illinois efforts, but mainly by some sloppy
ie side horse Michigan performances. Gura led
vas the only Michigan in the bars with a 8.95
as he twist- mark. There was some excitement
in this event however, as Jim
lost the still Burwick did an almost unbeliev-
nch of Monty able hand flip on the bars, remi-
swander was niscient of Olga Korbut's stunt at
was the case the Olympic Games.
t Ohio State The Salukis were closing in dur-
as' top score .ing the high bar but Culbertson,
ne gracefully Darden, and Bruce Medd who
fantastic 9.4. turned in a fine 8.9, put a squelch
t far behind to whatever comeback hopes the
r& ;;.Carbondale men had.

BOSTON (AP) - The New York Then the Bruins began a rush with
Islanders, in the biggest scoring a power play goal by Wayne Cash-
outburst of their brief history, man and a pair of scores by John
scored five first - period goals and Bucyk, his 22nd and 23rd of the
shook off repeated Boston chal- season.
lenges yesterday in snapping a Defenseman Bryan Lefley set
12-game National Hockey League back the Bruins' challenge as he
losing streak with a 9-7 victory came out of the penalty box and
over the Bruins. scored his first goal on a three-on-
Don Blackburn and former one break at 15:29.
Bruin Eddie Westfall each scored Hawks scalped
twice as the first-year Islanders BUFFALO, N. Y. (AP) - Gerry
posted only their second victory Meehan scored two goals and as-
in their last 29 starts and picked sisted on a third as the Buffalo
on the defending Stanley Cup Sabres defeated the Chicago
champions for their initial tri- Black Hawks 5-1 last night in a
umph over an established NHL National Hockey League game.
team.
New York, which has won only
five games, shocked the Bruins as
Blackburn scored twice and Billy
Harris, who also garnered a pair
of tallies. Ron Henning and West-
fall once each in the first 18 min-
utes against rookie goalie John
Adams.
Westfall made it 6-1 with his 12th_ 1

Lowly Islanders shock Bruins

Linemate Hugh Harris had a goal
and three assists.
Between Meehan's goals, Den-
nis Hull scored for Chicago on a
hard shot from the blue line which
t seemed to surprise Sabre goalie
Roger Crozier, who was making
his first start since Dec. 23 after
being hospitalized with pancreati-
tis.
Jim Lorentz got Buffalo's third
score, putting a rebound of Don
Luce's shot past Chicago goalie
Tony Esposito. Rick Martin hit
for his 27th goal of the season
early in the final period and Har-
ris made it 5-1 a few minutes later.
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goal early in the second period.
WHA
New York 4, Quebec 4, tie
Houston 8, Chicago 3
Ottawa 6, Minnesota 3
ABA
Indiana 116, Dallas 109
Virginia 116, Denver 110

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your universiy cellar
9-10 p.m. weekdays
11-5 p.m. weekends

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eague Standings
Portland at Milwaukee
Cleveland at Houston
New York at Los Angeles

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NBA
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
WVL Pct. G
Boston 37 7 .841 -
New York 39 10 .796
Buffalo 14 31 .311 221,
Philadelphia 4 45 .082 35
Central Division
Baltimore 27 17 .614 -
Atlanta 26 24 .520 4
Houston 17 28 .378 10
Cleveland 16 30 .348 12
Western Conference
Midwest Division
Milwaukee 34 13 .723 -
Chicago 29 117 .630 41
K.C.-Omaha 24 28 .462 121
Detroit 19 28 .404 15
Pacific Division
Los Angeles 33 11 .750 -
Golden State 30 15 .667 3
Phoenix 23 24 .489 111,
Seattle 16 34 .320 20
Portland 11 37 .229 24
Yesterday's Results
Buffalo 127, Atlanta 125
Kansas City-Omaha at Phoenix, inc.
Tonight's Games
Seattle at Boston
Detroit at Buffalo
Baltimore vs. Philadelphia at Hershey,
Pa.
Golden State at Chicago

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%2 Montreal
Boston
N.Y. Rangers
Buffalo
11Detroit
Toronto
Vancouvners
N.Y. Islanders
Chicago
Minnesota
Atlanta
Los Angeles
Philadelphia
4 Pittsburgh
j/ 1 St. Louis

NHL
East
W L T
28 6 11
28 11 4
28 13 4
24 14 7
21 17 6
15 23 7
13 27 6
5 37 4
West
2517 3
21 17 6
20 19 8
20 20 '5
19 20 6
18 22 6
15 21 8

Pts
67
60
60
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48
37
32
14
53\,
48
48
45
44
42
38

The crowd of over 1500 saw
IMichigan extend its gymnastics
mastery over SU winning its
fourth straight without a loss.
The Michigan squad was bril-
liant last night almost completely
GF GA I eliminating the mental and physi-
193 130 cal lapses that plagued them Sat-
171 116 urday. An excited Black summed
162 125
140 137 up the situation best: "We had
133 198 great team spirit this year. Tonight:
90 215 was really cool, everybody was
166 136 pulling for each other."
140 125 With a few more shows like the
124 1281
134 139 one witnessed last night at Crisler
151 155 Arena there will be a lot more
155 152
123 147. people pulling for the Michigan!
127 179: gymnasts.

Daily Photo by RANDY EDMONDS
RINGS SPECIALIST JOE NEUENSWANDER scores a fine 9.3 on
the still rings in helping the Wolverin gymnasts last night to an
upset victory over NCAA Champion Southern Illinois. Teammate
Monty Falb scored an incredible 9.4 on the rings.
A New Art of Speech
Based on Rudolph Steiner's
Spiritual Science
by Sophia Walsh
from Dornach, Switzerland
Sunday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m.
Second Floor Michigan League
IN THE MICHIGAN ROOM

SHOP TONIGHT UNTIL 9:00 P.M.

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California 8 24 1127
Yesterday's Results
Montreal 5, Pittsburgh 2
New York Islanders 9, Boston 7
Buffalo 5, Chicago 1
Philadelphia 6, Minnesota e
Tonight's Games
New York Rangers at California
Los Angeles at Vancouver
St. Louis at Atlanta
Only games scheduled

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