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Field Hockey
vs. Michigan State
Sunday, 11 a.m.
Ferry Field

SPORTS

IM Football Registration Deadlines
October 2-4
IM Building

The Michigan Daily

Wednesday, September 25, 1985

Page 7

Setting up:

Vahi leads spiker spirit

By DEBBIE deFRANCES
After a typical three-hour practice of
setting, spiking, serving, hitting and
running wind sprints, Lisa Vahi
returns to her snug campus apar-
tment. Clad in a striped pair of nylon
running shorts and a comfortably-worn
t-shirt, Vahi plunges into an Archie
Bunker-like armchair to relax before
delving into her schoolwork.
Vahi, a sophomore from Toronto,
Canada, who recently selected as this
year's volleyball team captain. Ac-
cording to head coach Barb Canning,
Lisa is an exemplary player and leads
the team through her competitive
spirit and her emotional involvement.
"LISA'S A REAL dynamic
player, " said Canning. "She's a very
quick, intelligent player who tries to
get all the other girls into the game
emotionally."
As team captain, Vahi realizes that
the rest of the team depends on her for
support during a match. "If you're the
captain, you can't get down on your-
self because you have to keep
everybody moving, everybody up,"
said Vahi. "I tell everybody if they
miss a dig or something 'Don't worry
about it, get the next one.' And if I'm
quiet they know I'm not playing as
well as I want to play."
As well as trying not to become up-
set with herself on the court, Vahi has
also had to adjust her game to suit
Michigan's style. Not only did she
have to adapt to a new coach with dif-
ferent techniques, but she also had to
familiarize herself with the styles of
her new teammates.

"I'VE PLAYED with and against
Andrea (Williams) and Marie-Ann
(Davidson) before in Canada, so I know
how they work," said Vahi. "But, it
takes time getting used to how
everyone else plays."
Vahi began playing volleyball in fif-
th grade and continued playing on
both school and club teams
throughout high school. During her
high school career, Vahi not only ex-
celled in volleyball, but also in soccer
and track.
"I really liked playing soccer, and
the track coach said that if I had had
some formal training in throwing the
javelin, I could have been good," Vahi
said. "I guess it was at that point that I
decided that volleyball was where my
heart lies."
AND VOLLEYBALL was what
brought Lisa to Michigan. Vahi, who
is on full scholarship for volleyball, is
currently undecided as to what she
will major in.
"I was going to major in biophysics
or the sciences, but with my volleyball
schedule it would be tough to fulfill all
the requirements," said Vahi. She is
considering a switch to education and
kinesiology because ultimately she
would like to go into physical therapy
or sports medicne.
In her volleyball future, Vahi would
consider playing for the Canadian
National team, but for right now,
she's content as one of Michigan's
most talented athletes.
AT 5-7, the 19-year-old setter is the
Wolverines' shortest player. Because

of her lack of height, Vahi has been
utilized as a setter most of her career.
However, according to Canning, Vahi
is the best all-around athlete on the
team.
"She's probably the best defense
player we have," said Canning.
"She's quick, so she gets to
everything and she's also a real
powerful hitter. Lisa could play any
area of the court."
Aside from her own talent, Vahi
believes that this year's squad,
providing they stay away from in-
juries, could do extremely well in the
Big Ten.
"It's hard to say which teams are
going to be tough, a lot of them have
lost key players. It's hard to tell, when
they have freshmen going out there
how they're going to react to their fir-
st year playing in the Big Ten.
"I think that a lot of the upper

Vahi
...an emotional player
classmen, who are returning players,
are looking forward to a season where
we can actually go and get back at a
lot of these teams," said Vahi. "We
lost a lot of close games that we
shouldn't have last year. We've got a
lot to prove, and we're going to win!"

WHAT ARE
WEEKENDS MADE OF?
AW
AND READING THE WEEKEND MAGAZINE

Sports Information
Michigan setter, Lisa Vahi, surprises opponents with a strong spike in action
last year. Vahi, a sophomore from Toronto, was recently elected team captain.

SPOR TS OF THE DAIL Y:

-TCUQl
FORT WORTH, Texas-Former
Texas Christian quarterback Anthony
Gulley said cash payments by
boosters to TCU football players were
common knowledge among team
members under Coach F.A. Dry, and
another player said the payments
were widespread.
"A majority of those who came in
my year (fall of 1981) were aware of
what was going on," Gulley told the
ballas Morning News. "It (paymen-
ts) wasn't any big secret. All the guys
-.recruited by coach Dry knew what
was happening."
The other former player, also a
starter, said that several players sin-
ce graduated received payments
beginning in 1980, including 1984 quar-
terback Gulley, and some players also
received some help in securing car
loans. The former player asked not to
be identified.
Such special considerations and
Spayments to college players are a
-violation of NCAA rules.

admits taking bribes

TCU officials called for an in-
vestigation last Thursday after Coach
Jim Wacker dismissed six football
players from the squad, including star

were a lot of players receiving cash,"
said the former players.
"We'd use it mainly for car
payments. But it was hard to get a car

'To say I didn't break any rules while I was
there or before I went (to TCU) would be
wrong.'
-Former TCU QB Anthony Gulley

he would not deny he was involved in
illegalities.
"To say I didn't break any rules
while I was there or before I went (to
TCU) would be wrong," Gulley said.
Gulley, who was recruited heavily
by more than 20 schools, said
receiving gifts and payments from
boosters was an accepted practice.
"We were taught that it was that
way," Gulley said. "I even had a
(high school) coach that said
everybody was doing it, so why not?
There were boosters calling me all the
time offering something. In order for
a team to survive, that was the way to
do it."
Packers sign Zorn
GREEN BAY, Wisc. (AP) - The
Green Bay Packers signed veteran
quarterback Jim Zorn, who was
released by the Seattle Seahawks
during the preseason, the National
Football League team announced
yesterday.
The Packers released rookie quar-
terback Joe Shield to make room for
Zorn.
Coach Forrest Gregg said Zorn will
get a crash course in Green Bay's of-
fense, but he does not expect Zorn to
see action in Sunday's game at St.
Louis.

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running back Kenneth Davis, for
taking illegal cash payments from
boosters.
Dry, now an assistant coach at
Baylor, has denied knoweldge of any
rules violations.
"I know when I came here, there

loan, because we couldn't use th
payments as income. There were a
couple of boosters who would get the
loans approved, and we just had to
sign and make the payments."
Gulley denied Monday he had help
from boosters in financing a car, but

Aerobics classes popular on campus

(Continued from Page 6)
Three different classes may be elec-
ted through the CCRB program;
Aerobic Fitness I and II, and Exercise
{and Aerobic Fitness, which puts more
emphasis on calisthenics. Although
students cannot receive credit for the
CCRB aeroics classes, those who
show up to about three quarters of the
classes will have a note placed on
their academic transcripts. In ad-
dition, a bonus class is given on
Fridays for students enrolled in the
class.
UAC classes, which begin the first
week in October, run 11 weeks at the
cost of $25. Classes are held in the
Michigan Union Ballroom and stud-
ents may register at Ticket World in
sthe Union until Oct. 4.
For those who would like less ex-
perienced instructors but with the ad-

'Aerobics) gives you energy for the rest
of the day - at least it gives me energy
for the day.'
-Pat Van Volkinburg,
administrative assistant to the
CCRB's aerobics program
vantage of no professional fee, many dorms are expected to begin them
of the residence halls sponsor later in the year. Markley's free
aerobics classes. Currently, Mary classes run from 11-12 p.m. on Mon-
Markley Hall is the only residence day's and Wednesday's, and 4:40 p.m.
hall that is holding class, but other on Fridays.
" Aerobic Dance * Massage
" Ballroom * Mime
Dancing * Pilot
" Bartending Ground School
" Beer " Self Defense
Appreciation *.SignLangage
" Bridge (Adv. & Beg.)
* CPR " Speed Reading
" Financial * Vegetarian
Planning Cooking

The University of Michigan
has a national reputation
p
for excellence.
THE COLUMBIA SCHOLASTIC
PRESS ASSOCIATION
awards this
FIRST PLACE CERTIFICATE
to
Caroline Mullecr and Ericj Matts~on for Nes Wriinag
Given at Columbia University in the City of New York,
in its Gold Circle Awards for 1985.
For tho art ~his 1 iles! 4E -

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