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October 21, 1987 - Image 20

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The Michigan Daily, 1987-10-21

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nan ea ofscand , rigabuseand illegitimate recruitment
ipractes, there are still a lot of college athletes who sacceed honorbly.
But unlike the stereotypical athletes of the past, today's stars are
not one-dimensional sports machines with names like B if Rocky
nd Moose. Rather, they are charismatic individuals with names
lke Daiva, Klint and Shol, They look as good off the field as on,
and theyre excelling in the classrom as well.
But don't think success comes easily for these gifted individuals.
For adh moment of giy that Syracu e University basketball star
r Sherman Dougas experiences, he spent many hours practicing on
A *tthe unglamorous concrete courts of his native Wshington, D.C.
And while it may seem that professional model and soccer star
Daic Chesonis is li'vi1 a faiy tac existence, her exciting lifestyle
forces her to get byt o: five hours sleep. Or take, for example,
Southern Illinois at Carbondale basketball star Bridgett Bonds,
who grew up in an impoverished neighborhood of St. Louis. Once
she vondered, "Will I ever get out of this place?" Today she is a
well-known hero and role model for young people currently living
Bridgett never gave up, which is a character trait common to
11 these students They differ with respect to their sports schools
and gols but they are alike in that they all have PANACHE.
Crs Yarborough dorespondes: doney Burgess
Last year Syracuse University basketball player Sherman
Douglas (top left) lead the Orangemen to within one point
of the national championship. This year "Sherm" is only a
junior. He and his team should be unstoppable. Shola Lynch
(above left) grew up in the heart of New York City, on Man-
hattan's Upper West Side. There her running ability enabled
her to capture the national high school championship in the

1500 meter race. She will try to do just as well this year in
the NCAA as a freshman at University of Texas at Austin.
Junior Erik Smith (above middle) pitches for the Arizona
State Wildcats. Last year University of California at Davis
swimmer Kristi Wheeler (above right) captured two titles at
the NCAA Division II national championships. She gets in-
spiration from her boyfriend, Taj Hussain, who is captain
of the school's men's swim team. Northeastern University
grad student Scott Pladel (right) is a member of the USA
bobsledding team. Look for him in the 1988 Winter Olympics.


8 Fall 1987


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