Page 8-Wednesday, April 7, 1982-The Michigan Daily
THE SPORTING VIEWS
NCAA's for Beckwith. .0.
.0 why not ALAW's?
By CHUCK WHITMAN
Last weekend, Kathy Beckwith, an outstanding sophomore gymnast,
could have been competing at the AIAW National Gymnastics Championship
in Memphis, Tennessee. Although she qualified at the AIAW regionals in
Columbus, the athletic department refused to let her attend the meet.
Athletic Director Don Canham cited a written departmental memoran-
dum which states that an athlete can compete in only one national cham-
pionship. Since the women's gymnastics team qualified for the NCAA
nationals in Salt. Lake City, Kathy could not go to the AIAW championships
She was caught in the middle of the Women's Athletic Department tran-
sition from the AIAW to the NCAA.
This is the gymnastics team's last year as an AIAW member since next
year all the women's teams will be exclusively NCAA.
Because this year was an exception and the gymnasts competed in both
the AIAW regionals and the NCAA regionals, as an extra meet, it seems that
the tacit rule could have been overcome.
Normally there is only one national championship open to an athlete and,
indeed, just because one qualifies does not automatically mean that they go.
But all the gymnasts, and even the coaches, believed that since they were
permitted to attend both regionals, anyone who qualified would be able to to
It seems logical that the reason the team went to the regionals was to
qualify for nationals.
Naturally the soft-spoken gymnast wanted to participate. She even offered
to pay her own way down to Tennessee, but the answer was still no and the
One would assume that the athletic department would encourage athletes
to partake in championship meets. It is prestigious for the University and it
can improve recruitment and team morale. Since the department is spen-
ding a lot of money on athletic scholarships, one would hope that they try to
maximize their investment.
More importantly, competition at such a high level is what every athlete in
any sport strives for. Kathy probably would have finished well at the meet
like she did last year as a freshman. Championships are what one trains so
diligently and sweats for. To be denied permission to compete seems to be
against the spirit of athletics.
Such bureaucratic rules are not found only at the University of Michigan,
and when they appear the universal question raised is who an athlete com-
pete for: is it for the school, the team, or for the individual?
I believe that an athlete should be allowed to represent all three.
Although football season is months away, Coach Bo Schembechler has his squad
practicing hard in the "spring." Sophomore quarterback Steve Smith hopes to im-
Ti er opener rescheduled
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prove his throwing arm before next season. If he does, Wolverine fans can expect
another winning season and possibly a Big Ten championship.
DETROIT (UPI) - The Detroit
Tigers announced yesterday that
today's home season opener against the
Toronto Blue Jays has been
rescheduled for April 15 because of the
The club also said tomorrow's game
will be rescheduled sometime later this
season. Tickets sold for opening day
will be good for the April 15 game,
which begins at 1:30 p.m.
That means the Tigers will open the
1982 season on the road Friday in Kan-
It was the second postponement of the
Tigers' opener, which originally was
scheduled for yesterday. Anticipating
the storm, the Tigers rescheduled the
game, a near sellout, for this afternoon,
originally an open date on the schedule.
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After Jack Clark homered for the
Giants in the first inning, the Dodgers
went on top with two runs in the third.
Ken Landreaux singled home pitcher
Jerry Reuss with the tying run and
Steve Garvey's sacrifice fly scored Sax
with the go-ahead run.
Steve Yeager's one-out homer in the
bottom of the fourth gave Los Angeles a
3-1lead, but the Giants came back to tie
with two runs in the sixth.
Reggie Smith and Darrell Evans
walked with one out. Jeff
'Leonard's single scored Smith and Milt
May followed with an opposite-field
bloop single to left that scored Evans.
Mariners 11, Twins 7
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Rookie Jim
Maler drove in five runs with three hits,
including his first major league homer,,
to key the Seattle Mariners to an 11-7
victory over the Minnesota Twins
yesterday in the regular-season
inaugural at the Hubert H. Humphrey
A crowd of 52,279, the largest
baseball audience in Minnesota history,
watched the American League opener
for both teams.
THE TWINS tied the score 4-4 in the
fourth on a three-run homer by Gary
Gaetti. But in the fifth, Julio Cruz
scored on a sacrifice fly by Bruce
Bochte to give the Mariners the lead for
The Mariners scored again in the six-
th on Maler's sacrifice fly and added
four more runs in the seventh on an RBI
double by Al Cowens and a three-run
double by Maler. Cowens added a solo
homer for Seattle in the ninth.
Maler started Seattle off in the third
with a single that keyed a three-run in-
ning. In the fourth, he hit a solo homer
off Minnesota starter Pete Redfern, 0-1.
Cardinals 14, Astros 3
HOUSTON (AP)- Darrell Porter's
three-run homer in a five-run first in-
ning opened the floodgates against
Houston's Nolan Ryan for an 18-hit at-
tack yesterday as the St. Louis Car-
dinals rolled to a 14-3 season-opening
victory over the Astros.
Ryan, 11-5 last season, including a
record fifth career no-hitter, was no
match for Cardinal starter Bob Forsch,
who scattered seven hits in eight in-
nings, including solo home runs in the
sixth inning by Alan Ashby and in the
seventh by Art Howe.
Ryan, who led the major leagues with
a 1.69 earned run average last season,
started the disastrous first inning by
hitting Lonnie Smith with a pitch. He
then struck out Tom Herr and walked
Keith Hernandez prior to Porter's
towering blast"over the"right field fen-
Leafhopper United 3, Psi Upsilon Owls 2: The stage is set. The teams are
ready and confident. The superstar mini-soccer season all boils down to this,
the championship game to be played Sunday, April 18 in the Coliseum bet-
ween Leafhopper United and the University Soccer Club. The Leafhoppers
warmed up for the season finale last Sunday by beating the Owls, 3-2, in a
hard-fought game that brought out the true meaning of intramural playoff
"It was a very hard-fought game, the other team was very aggressive,"
said Hopper captain and goalie, Joel Brown. "We're really looking forward
to being in the finals for the first time indoors."
Competitive Division-Class 'B'
Mariah 5, Spudboys 11 3: "We're in the semi's, and we're on a roll," said
captain Jim Narens. Such is the spirit on the Mariah team. It opened up the
game against the Spudboys in exciting fashion as Bill Hill started the scoring
spree with a "lovely" first period goal just in front of the net. Then with the
score tied at two in the second half, Howard Wolpin of Mariah volleyed home
a brutal goal to put his team back on top.
But the Spudboys didn't give up and quickly responded with a tying goal. It
was then that Mariah simply wore the opposition out as they erupted for two
fourth-period goals to account for the final margin of victory.
FC Spaz 5, Walloons 0: Providing the opposition for Mariah in the class 'B'
semifinal will be FC Spaz. The Spaz rolled past the Walloons led by defen-
seman Frank Schwarzkopf's two goals.
"In our last four games we've outscored our opponents 29-5, and Frank has
been the key reason," said captain Tom Hill. Pete Ploumidas, the Spaz
leading scorer put in a good effort, scoring one goal despite a toe injury that
limited the use of his right foot.
Rowdies 13, SNAME 2: The powerful Rowdies overcame a poorly-played
first half and then exploded to defeat the Snames, 13-2. "We started out
playing really sloppily," said captain Chris Leonard. "Our defenseman,
Steve Guidos kept us in the game the first half as we only allowed one goal."
Mark Ohlhaver led the Rowdies with six goals and Steve Paul added four.
"That was a subpar game for Steve," said Leonard. "His girlfriend was at
the game and I think he was distracted." Next for the defending champion
Rowdies will be the Spudboys I.
Independent League Playoffs
Dali Llamas 2, M-Heads 0: Led by Ken Meade, the Dali Llamas over-
powered the Heads from the outset and won handily, 15-6, 15-7. The Llamas
go on to play Brown's Bums Monday in the next round. "Our team expected
to make the 'A' playoffs, but we didn't," said captain Peter Bronstein: "But
since we're in 'B' I think we should go all the way."
Carps 2, Oilmen 0: Eight years ago, a tradition began. A university student
searching for a name for an IM team, came upon an enlightening thought.
"In the stream of life, on the top of the water, there are the trout. And
scraping the bottom, amongst the muck and the slime, there are the carp."
The name Carps still exists today with the same inspiration still being felt.
Living up to such a rich tradition isn't easy, but the Carps nonetheless poun-
ded the Oilmen in first-round playoff action by scores of 15-6, 15-6.
"We were really killed, we got annihilated," said the noticably dishear-
tened Braunsdorf. "We started out playing with only five guys and played
kind of well, but then the sixth man arrived and it was like getting hit by a
car, we were pummeled from there on."
The IM Digest relates briefly the activities of the Michigan in-
tramural program during the previous week. This week's information
was compiled by Daily sports writer Mike McGraw.
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