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WPRIL 1988 Student Body

Surfing duo set to put team on top
ti By Steve Czaban
Daily Nexus
U. of California, Santa Barbara
There are a lot of people who surf. But
not all of them are surfers. And even
fewer of them are hardcore enough to
travel to Indonesia, or take a quarter off
from school to live on Hawaii's infamous
North Shore in pursuit of the perfect
y wave.
Yet U. of California, Santa Barbara's
(UCSB) fraternal surfing duo of Chris
- and Mike Lind have done these things,
and they are among the best in amateur
surfing on the West Coast.
Chris and Mike are #1and# 2 respec- UCSB's brothers Mike and Chris Lind are riding the same wave to success.
tively on UCSB's surf team, which has tude so many people associate with sur- The Linds' immediate focus is to re-
C dominated the National Scholastic fers. Chris, on the other hand, tends to claim the NSSA title that was wrested
Surfing Association (NSSA) Chain- be more serious. Serious about school from UCSB last year. "I really don't see
pionships for the last five years. and serious about his surfing. If he ever anyone beating us this year," Chris said
Mike, the younger of the two, tends to skipped class to catch a few waves, he confidently. "We've got just too much
ability is no problem for champion archer exhibit flashes of that "laid-back" atti- probably wouldn't admit it. all-around talent."
aabriel Diaz de Leon, Nicholls State U.

Disabled archer
aiming for gold
in 1988 Games
by Lee Domangue
The Nicholls Worth
Nicholls State U., LA
"Make the hest with what you are
dealt," champion archerGabriel Diaz de
Leon tells everyone.
Diaz de Leon, special education fresh-
nan from Houma, is a paraplegic who
as not let his handicap keep him from
ucceeding in life.
While serving as a corporal in the
.S. Army, Diaz de Leon was injured in
jeep accident in Honduras in 1984.
He entered his first competition in
986. At the National Wheelchair
ames in Minneapolis, Minn., Diaz de
eon took first place and set a national
After that he was chosen for the U.S.
eelchair Archery team to compete in
weden. There he placed 7th out of 23
ople competing. "There was some
ough competition out there," he said.
t that point I had only been shooting
ix months."
This year he went to the World Cham-
ionship Archery Tournament in Her-
hey, Penn. There he placed third in
The last major tournament he com-
eted in was the National Wheelchair
ames, where he won three gold medals
d set a national record for archery.
Diaz de Leon is in training now for the
988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea. He was
hosen to compete as part of the U.S.
eelchair Olympic Team for archery.
He is also training to compete in the
entathlon by swimming, and working
n field events. "I am trying to win a
pot to compete in the pentathlon," he
aid. These field events consist of the
ot put, the discus throw, javelin
row, the 100-meter and the 800-
meter race.
Diaz de Leon said, "I have a racing
chair for that; in fact I have a special
Shair for everything."
Sports have been a part of his life
ince he was young. "I was athletic in
igh school, and if you carry the right
tate of mind before your accident, you
will remain that way after," he said.
Diaz de Leon will tell anyone there is
nothing holding him down. "I can
achieve anything I want to, because a
person's only handicap is himself."

Editorial Fellowships
U. The National College Newspaper is now accepting applications for the 1988 Editorial
Fellowship Program. Four college/university fellowships will be awarded for experienced
editors from member newspapers of the American Collegiate Network who are currently
active on a student newspaper, have a minimum senior status* or are about to graduate.
The successful Fellowship candidate must have had a minimum of two years of collegiate
newspaper experience one of which must be at an editor level.
The first Fellowship class will begin July 5 and end December 16,1988. All Fellowship
recipients will work at the Santa Monica editorial offices of U. The National College
Newspaper. Fellows will be involved in every aspect of the editorial process, including
selecting articles and illustrations from member newspapers, copy editing, headline
writing, page design, and production. Fellows will receive a stipend of $200 a week plus
housing accommodations and round trip transportation.
The American Collegiate Network is located on the Santa Monica State Beach andis close
to Venice Beach. The Los Angeles media centers are located just minutes from the collegi-
ate newspaper's editorial offices.
Applications have been mailed to the media adviser and editor of each member newspap-
er of the American Collegiate Network.
The application for the U. The National College Newspaper Fellowship consists of six items: The application form,
academic transcript, photocopies of five byline newspaper clips, a letter not to exceed 600 words from the candidate
describing his or her potential contribution to U. and two letters ofrecommendation from any of the following persons:
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