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Thursday, September 9, 1976


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Thursday, September 9, 1976 ~HE MiCHIGAN DAILY

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Although Michigan has one of the nation's
top inter-collegiate athletic programs, if you
are the participatory type rather than spec-
tatorial, there is no need to feel left out.
The University also offers its students one
of the county's most comprehensive recrea-
tive sports programs. The Department of
Recreational Sports is broken into three com-
ponents, club sports, intra-mural sports and
informal recreation.
The club sports program offers the stu-
dents the opportunity to participate in an
activity in which they have a special inter-
est, wih other students of similar interests.
There are 19 different sports clubs, ranging
from boxing to folk dancing.
Intra-murals are broken down into
three categories, men's, women's and co-
recreational. Besides traditional sports
like touch football, basketball and volley-
ball, organized competition is available
in sports such as golf, cross-country and
water polo.
Over the summer, the Department of Re-
creational Sports opened two brand new
buildings, the Central Campus Building, ad-
jacent to Stockwell Hall and the North
Campus Building, next doors to Bursley
"With the two new buildings, our facili-
ties are the finest in the country," said As-
sistant director Ken Nemerovski.
With the addition of the two new struc-
tures, there are four gyms open to students.
The Intra-mural Building on Hoover Street
houses two swimming pools, a hardwood

gymnasium capable of handling four full-
court basketball games, an outdoor Tartan
track, handball and squash facilities and
rooms for gymnastics, wrestling and the
martial arts.
The Coliseum, at the corner of Bill
and Fift Street, looks like an ordinary
warehouse to an unsuspecting passer-by.
However, inside are four more basketball
courts replete with rubberized Tartan
floor and glass backboards.
The spanking new central campus build-
ing, the pride and joy of the department, is
home to two multi-purpose rooms, either
four basketball courts, four tennis courts, six
volleyball courts or nine badminton courts,
depending on time of day, and 11 handball
courts, six squash courts, an 1/8 mile jog-
ging track, and is connected to the Margaret
Bell Pool.
The North Campus Building is smaller,
with a pool, 2 basketball courts, a track
and a weight training room.
The Athletic Department, a completely
separate entity from the Recreational Sports
Department, operates Yost Ice Arena, the
Track - Tennis Building and the University
Golf Course, Each facility has open hours,
however there is a user's fee. Students must
pay a $10 membership fee in order to use
the Track-Tennis Building.
If the great outdoors is more your style
than indoor recreation, Ferry Field, Palmer
Field, Wines Field are all open to your en-
joyment. Just bring a bat and ball, a fris-
bee, or nothing at all, just to see who's
there, and then join in.

By MICHAEL WILSON and Blue gymnasts managed!
The Michigan men's gymnas- to qualify for individual honors'
tics teams, winners of 11 Big! in the conference meet, an oc-
Ten titles in the last 15 years, currence which Loken called,
faces what may be a tough job "a rarity in Big Ten competi-
of rebuilding this year due to tion."
the loss of seven seniors to But it's all in the record
graduation, books now, and the WolverinesE
Gone from last year's sec- must look toward the future in
ond - place Big Ten finishers terms of gymnastic competi-'
are such performers as for- tion. The biggest gap fill for
mer high bar champion and co- next year is the all-around. The
c a p t a i n Carey Culbertson, loss of former conference all-
three-time high bar champion around champion Haraley Dan-
Bob Daraden, co - captain and ner, to a painful knee injury
pommel horse specialist Jer- last year seriously dashed the
ome Poynton, co - captain and point total of the Michigan
Canadian Olympic candidate team, and losing Leclerc to
Pierre Leclerc, floor exercise graduation leaves another slot
specialist Randy Sakamoto, to fill.

The pressure to find capable to none in the conference. Na- The Big Ten championship
people to perform the all- tional AAU second place finish- meet will be held in Minnesota
around routines is greater this er Chuck Stillerman returns on March 11 and 12, giving the
year due to a rule change. for his final year in floor exer- Gophers an obvious advantage.
Starting with the 1976-77 sea- cise. Stillerman never failed to "We'll be hustling to try and
son, four all-around men and delight a crowd wherever he take it away from Minnesota,"
two specialists may enter each performed with his double back Loken said.
event, enabling each team to flip stunt.
enter six men per event if pos- Other specialists returning /thinclads
sible. includes seniors Kurt Golder MIYd
However the team limit re- on rings and parallel bar spe-
mains at 12, meaning that the vialist Doug Shokes. Juniorsc ect
all-arounders must turn in include Bob Creek, and Jon
high quality performances in Udell on high bar, and Paul (Continued from Page 8)
order for the rule change to McBride and Carl Badger on in the 110 meter high hurdles in
benefit their squad's score. pommel horse. the Big Ten outdoors. He also
"The purpose (of the rule Sophomores Brian Carey and ran on the 440-yard relay and
change) was to te the Godo m an Crn y ar- displayed his awesome speed.
all-around," Loken said, with- allel bars and John Corritore Michigan's field events are
out losing sight of the special- and Dorian Deaver on pommel weak when compared with the
ist program." horse. rest of the team. Only J i m
Stokes, who won the pole vault
Other all-around prospects Loken expects incoming in the Big Ten indoors, is a con-
for Michigan include Ken Mc- freshmen Dave Hirschenson, sistent performer,
Neve and Scott Weller, both Tom Nadeau, Ron Tickman and Randy Foss is the Wolver-
from Illinois; Al Golden fromI Jim Varilek to provide added ines only shot putter, and has
DeWitt, New York; John Hee- talent and depth. Nadeau was been unable to toss the shot
nan from Virginia; Mark Bau- taenthanetaeampwas far enough to be effective in
tista of Ionia, Michigan, and the Michigan state champion the major meets.
Rob Goldy and Len DePue on pommel horse and Loken In the high jump, senior Doug
from Elking Park, Pennsyl- labeled floor exercise special- Gibbs and sophomore Pete Run-
vania. ists Tickman and Varilek as ning will try to improve on last


NCAA ring finalist Joe Neuens- At this writing, the future
wander and Big Ten vaulting of Danner is still question-
champion Richard Bigras. able. The junior's knee re-
"It's going to be tough re- portedly hasn't responded to
placing the quality gymnasts treatment and Loken express-
we've had," said Newt Lo- ed some reservations about
ken, ready to plunge into his counting on Danner for this
30th season as head coach. year.
"These seven making up But at the same time, the
more than half the team's Wolverine mentor has two ex-
roster consistently performed cellent prospects in freshmen
high caliber routines to to- Fred Rasmusses of Elmhurst,
tal more than half the team's Illinois and Doug Zahour, from
points." Arlington Heights, Illinois. Lo-
Their efforts resulted in a ken has rated both performers
9 and 1 dual meet record and a as "very good" and hopes they
second place finish to Minne- can fill some of the all-around
sota in the Big Ten champion- holes. Sophomore Nigel Roth-
ships by a mere two points. well is expected to lead this
Nevertheless, all twelve Maize season's all-around crew.

According to Loken, "a great
gang of specialists, on each
event" should add to the Michi-
gan point totals for next sea-

good prospects for next year.
The coach anticipates that
Minnesota and Illinois will pro-
vide the main competition in
the conference. "The Big Ten
champion Gophers have all
their all - around men back and
Illinois with many high caliber
performers returning will be
very good.

year's shaky season. Gibbs lead
the team at 6'11", but along
with Running, couldn't seem to
put good performances back to
With almost the entire team
returning from the Big Ten in-
door and outdoor championship
team, it looks as if Michigan
will once again dominate the
conference track season i

Michigan swim team sinks a little



Led by co captains Scott
Ponto on rings and Chuck Ven-
tura on pommel horse, the
crew of specialists are second

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Those years of finishing num-
ber two are probably all over
for the Michigan swim team for
a while.
No, the Wolverines aren't go-
ing to finally topple the power-
ful Indiana Hoosiers. What's
more likely is that they'll sinkj
to somewhere in the middle of
the pack.
Last season, after his team
finished third in the Big Ten.
for the second straight year
(after 13 seconds in 14 years)

Michigan coach Gus Stager
said goodbye to two of the
finest performers on the team,
Don Craine and Tom Szuba.
Craine, considered one of the
top divers in the country, fin-'
ished third in the country last'
year at both one and three
Szuba, a versatile star, slump-
ed somewhat last year but still
managed seconds in the Big,
Ten's 200-yard backstroke and!
400 individual medley, and a
fourth in the 200 IM. He won


women's sports
keep on improving
(Continued from Page 5) The women's gymnasticst
tion and express my philosophy team, launched last season be- l
to them," he stated. The ex- gan to show some of the pro-
perienced mentor stresses aca- mise that many people had
demics before competition, hoped to see by the year's end._
team work, honor-system play After only one month of prac-l
and proper training . tice under the coaching trio oft
The squad, scheduled for Newt Loken, Linda Morten and
six home, six away games Bruce Keeshin Michigan took-
during the short season which seventh place in the Big Ten
runs from Septenr throughl meet which featured eight!
Imid-November, en, Yes in a teams.
conditioning prograi. o keep As the season wore on, the
in shape. Wolverines split a pair of
Expected to return from last dual meets, captured a third
year's team, which just missed place in the Western Ontario
qualifying for the finals in the Invitational tournament and
State tournament are Carol a victory in the Northwestern
Cocuzza, Karel Pennington, Invitational.
Bonnie Schwan, Jamie Spohn, A solid nucleus reurns this
Elizabeth Sullivan, Eve Wil- year and Loken reports that
liams and Ginny Witter. "several excellent incoming
"I see possibly tremendous freshmen will augment the
improvement, but not neces- line-up."
sarily a better record because Lettermen Ginger Robey, Dot
volleyball in every school is Summers, Sandra Burak, Linda
improving," reflected Vong. "I Laatsch, Sandy Laatsch, Lisa
think that the height, experi- Prokurat, Nancy Kurland, Sue
ence, and good play of incom- Revnolds, Sue Stanton and Jill
ing freshmen will put us in good Slnter hope to season their rou-
stead for the coming season." tines this year.
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the 400 IM in the 1975 Big Ten's?
Craine and Szuba could be!
counted on last year to consis-
tently score points for Michigan
in its dual meets-first place
points. With them gone, the Wol-
verines almost certainly will not'
compile an 11-2 won-lost markI
as they did in '75-'76.
So who is back to keep
Michigan respectable? Gordon
Downie, the freestyler from
Scotland stands out. Downie,
who finished third in the 200
and fourth in the 500 in the
Big Ten's, swims for GreatI
Britain in international com-
petition, including the Olym-
Countryman Alan McClatchey
swam the 200 butterfly and 400
IM and finished sixth and third,
Ann Arbor's Joe Ba'uer wasI
Michigan's best performer in
the 100 free, clocking a 47.6 as
his best.
A steady performer who will
return next season is butterflyer
John Daly, a sophomore. The
Puerto Rico resident finished
third in the Big Ten's 200 fly.
Eric Peper, a freshman

from California, stepped in to
swim breaststroke for Mich-
igan and finished sixth and
fourth in the 100 and 200, re-
spectively. He also contri-
buted to Michigan's fourth
place m e d 1 e y relay team,
which included Fred Yawger,
Peper and Downie.

and '76 Olympians. He was a
national champion at Michigan
and has been a coach here since
Stager, now in is 23rd season
as head coach, has a career
dual meet record of 144-35-1.
His teams have never finished
below third in the Big Ten and

Michigan's two freestyle relay he has three Big Ten and four
teams each finished fifth in the NCAA championships to his
Big Ten meet. Szuba, 'Norm credit. He was the youngest man
Semchyshen, Bauer and Downie to ever coach the Olympic team,
swam the 400 free, while Bauer, leading the U.S. swimmers in
Szuba, McClatchey and Downie 1960.
combined in the 800. Last season, Michigan padded
Michigan's backstroker at 100 Stager's career record with an
yards was New Jersey junior
Rob Helt. 11-2 mark, losing only to Prince-
Despite the graduation of ton and Indiana. The Wolverines
superstar Craine, the Wolver- had a lot of depth last year,
ines stand okay in the diving which made dual meet victories
department with the return of quite common. But a scarcity of
freshman Matt Chelich. Che- superstars hurt the team in the
lich managed a sixth in the
one-meter and an eighth in the tournaments.
three-meter. Michigan ended up third in
Michigan's diving coach is the the Big Ten's with a 450 score,!
reknowned Dick Kimball, who 29 points behind Wisconsin and
has coached some great divers,! 29 bin bIndina'saming
including 0 1 y m p i c medalist far behind Indiana's amazing
Micki King. He was named plat- 765 total. In the NCAA's, Mich-
formr diving coach for the '64 igan managed 13th.

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