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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 10, 1981-Pace 3-P

Ax drops on intramurals

Swish! .. . Crack! . .. slash ... The
first two sounds have been a part of the
University's intramural sports
program for years - those of basket-
balls filling the nets and bats connec-
ting with softballs. The third sound is
one which is becoming associated with
the IM program, as well: that of the
budget-cutting axe, the one that seems
to be making its presence known at all
evels of University life.

Rather than the number of activities
offered by the IM program, however,
the budget cuts will have their adverse
effects on the frequency with which
these activities are held.
"THE ONLY thing that may change
is we might not offer the sports as much
due to the budget cuts," said Earl Ed-
wards, Director of Intramural Sports.
"We used to offer basketball twice a
year for about 500 teams. Now we'll of-
fer it once for about 400."

In addition to losing one assistant and
one secretary due to the budget cuts,
the intramural program will also have
to cut back on the awards which it gives
out. In the past, team champions in
every sport received trophies. Now, ac-
cording to Edwards, only the team that
accumulates the most points in all spor-
ts combined will be awarded.
In spite of the significant cuts, Ed-
wards remains optimistic that the in-
tramural program still has the poten-
tial to meet the demands that are
placed upon it.
"ESSENTIALLY, we'll still be
meeting everyone's needs," said Ed-
wards. "Now, we are just getting to the
One role that the Intramural and
Recreational Sports Department ser-
ves is that of providing individuals the
opportunity to engage in spontaneous
athletic activities. A good portion of the
facilities at the Central Campus
Recreation Building (CCRB) the In-
tramural Sports Building (Old IM), the
North Campus Recreation Building
(NCRB), and the Sports Coliseum are
set aside for "drop-in" use. These in-
clude basketball courts, running
tracks, weight rooms, and swimming
pools. Because of the budget cuts, the
hours in which the facilities of these
buildings are available for use will be
For those wishing to compete on a
more organized level, there are
numerous intramural leagues, with
several divisions in each one, such as:
residence hall, fraternity, co-
recreational, faculty/staff, women's,
graduate and independent. A fee is
charged to those teams wishing to par-
ticipate in organized intramural play.
THE SPORTS offered by the in-
tramural program include basketball,
touch football, track, tennis, volleyball,
softball, soccer, hockey, cross country
running and skiing, swimming/diving,

wrestling, water polo, racquetball,
handball, paddleball, golf, table tennis,
badminton, squash, and bowling.
There are various options offered
within the divisions for several of these
activities. One example is the
recreative league, which places more
emphasis on plain fun than it does on
competition. The competitive league is
for those who take thei athletics a little
more seriously, while the superstar
league is for those of even greater skill,
often athletes who compete on a varsity
level in other sports.
The IM department hires students
each year to officiate these games. Ex-
perience is not necessary for these
paying jobs - former Michigan
baseball coach and current director of
IM officials Moby Benedict trains
newcomers to this craft.
For additional information on the in-
tramural program, one may send for
brochures or call any of the following
places: the CCRB at 763-3084, the NCRB
at 763-4560, the Old IM at 763-3562 and
the Sports Coliseum at 763-5195.
The CCRB is located at 401
Washtenaw, the NCRB at 2375 Hub-
bard, the IMSB at 606 E. Hoover and the
Sports Coliseum at Fifth Ave. and Hill.

Sports Information Photo
THE MICHIGAN FIELD hockey team's leading scorer last season, Marty
Maugh, heads a cast of 18 returning players and five recruits who will vie for
15 spots on the '81 squad. The stickers (11-8 last fall) have dropped several of
the weaker opponents from their schedule, as well as their own junior var-
sity team, in an effort to upgrade the program.

Intrasquad competition.
t'o benefit young stickers

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
THERE MAY NOT be a lot of paying customers in attendance, but these in-
tramural hoopsters, battling for a loose ball during a championship game
last winter at the Old IM Building, are every bit as intense as their varsity

For 9th-place 'M' women golfers,
*tere 'Snowhere to go but up
At a school where athletic dominance \a
is the rule rather than the exception, it
had to be somewhat disconcerting to
women's golf coach Tom Simon that his
squad finished ninth out of nine teams
(Northwestern did not compete) at the
Big Ten meet in May.
"Sure, it was a big disappointment
for us," said Simon. "Some of our girls
didn't have a-chance to play before the
tournament and there were some other
factors that hurt us. I don't want those
to sound like excuses, but we really are
better than that."
TO HELP INSURE that his squad
finishes higher this season, Simon has
brought in two of the state's top
recruits. Becky Lovell of Grand Rapids
and Doris Gallo of Ironwood will both
be swinging their clubs in Ann Arbor
this year. Simon is confident that these
two freshmen will help offset the loss of
Alison Smith, the Wolverines' highest .: .
finisher in the Big Ten meet at 19th. '
"We'll miss her (Smith), but the two a\
new girls are of the same caliber," said .
Simon will surely depend largely on
his four returning players as the
linksters strive for improvement in the
upcoming campaign. Junior Elain
'Satyshur averaged 84.4 strokes for 18
holes last season, with seniors Linda
Drillock and Karyn Colbert close
behind at 84.6 and 84.8, respectively.
The team's other senior, Donna Smith, .
averaged 89.0. -Photo by Mike Palmieri
Hopefully for Simon and his women ELAINE SATYSHUR STROKES through a twenty-foot birdie attempt at the
golfers, the correct combination of ex- University of Michigan Golf Course. Satyshur, a junior this fall, averaged
perience and talent will lead them out 84.4 strokes per 18-hole round in 1980 and will be counted on heavily to help
of the Big Ten basement this season. the women rise from the Big Ten Cellar.
Clubs beat budget cuts

Eighteen returning members from last year's varsity field
hockey team (which finished with an 11-8 record) and five
new recruits will vie for 15 positions on the 1981 squad, en-
suring the type of intrasquad competition bound to result in
"Last year we had a number of girls who were members of
the team but did not travel with us," said sticker coach Can-
dy Zientek. "Right now we are in the process of phasing out
what was a couple of years ago a JV (junior varsity) team.
This year we're only going to have a varsity."
THUS, THIS FALL Zientek expects to see a more ex-
perienced and vastly improved group of players over last
year's team, over half of which was composed of freshmen.
Zientek said that her squad has kept in shape by adhering to a
rigid off-season conditioning program of running and
weightlifting, with many of the athletes participating in an
indoor hockey program over the winter.
But while the Wolverines are sure to be an improved outfit

from that of a year ago, their record might not reflect that
improvement, Zientek cautioned. "We have dropped six
weak teams from the schedule in an attempt to upgrade our
competition," she said. "We'll have to work harder to main-
tain a decent record."
The stickers can be expected to feature added strength in
the cage as returning sophomore Nancy Hirsh will vie for the
starting goaltending spot with recruits Jonnie Lee Terry and
Sandy Smith, both from the Detroit area.
Zientek described three other recruits, Allison Johnson
from Massachusetts, Lisa Schofield out of Pennsylvania, and
Ann Arbor Huron's Maura Breeger as skillful players who
should make an immediate contribution to the stickers'
Returning players include Betsy Coke, Stacey Goodman,
Marical Pegulayane, Denis Comby, Kathy McCarthy,
Alexandra Callam, Dee Jones, Miriam Pickus, Maureen
Vachon, Julie Browne, Heidi Ditchendorf, Wendy Clark,
Marty Maugh (the team's leading scorer last season), Beth
Thompson, Tracy Gibbs, Sara Forrestel and Julie Forrestel.

Despite the fact that the recreational
sports department has incurred a
030,000 budget cut, club sports will still
Oe funded by the same amount of
.oney as last year. With less money
coming from the university itself, the
recreational sports department will
each into the wallets of the club sports
participants themselves.
"Essentially, the club sports won't be
affected very greatly," said Director of
Sport Clubs Dick Pitcher. "We will
allocate the same amount of fnoney
that had been given to the clubs. In the
past five years, they've averaged about
a '10 percent increase each year. But

"That's my opinion. This is why there
will be no cut in the funding."
In addition to funding, the possibility
of some club sports moving up to the
varsity level is often the subject of a
great deal of discussion. However,
Athletic Director Don Canham does not
see that occurring in the near future, as
the NCAA limit on the number of
scholarships an athletic department
may grant already has adverse effects
on the existing sports.
ALTHOUGH Assistant Director of
Recreational Sports Michael Sawyers
is aware of the fact that none of the
Michigan club sports will attain varisty
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"THERE ARE some activities in
which it is helpful if you have past ex-
perience, but they are all set up for
everyone who expresses interest," said
Sawyers added that he believes the
club sports program is a good outlet for
those who are involved. "I think they
play a positive role as far as us being a
recreational outlet," he said. "Based on
the attendance we've had in the past, I
think these are activities people enjoy."
In each club sport, the students are
responsible for its administration.
Their duties include club organization,
coaching, scheduling, publicity, and
fund raising.

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