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Athletic Association Promotes Clubs for Sports Fans

Gwen Sperlich
Elected President
Of .18 Rotivitie
Interhouse Group Singing Competition
Offered at Annual Lantern Night in May;
Participation Cup To Be Given at Event

WfIf Is Open To Rhl Women
From Entrance To Graduation

"Fun and fitness" is the aim of
the Women's Athletic Association
which directs 18 clubs and spon-
sors rec rallies, Lantern Night and
interhouse tournaments through-
out the year.
Headed by Gwen Sperlich, the
WAA is open to all women on
campus and offers students the
opportunity to spend their leisure
hours playing archery, tennis, bad-
minton, baseball, hockey, softball,
table tennis, dancing, riding, fenc-
ing and ice-skating.
Executive Board
Members of the executive board
assisting Miss Sperlich are: Rose-
marie Schoetz, vice - president;
Betsy Bousefield, secretary; Mar-
garet Frostic, intramural man-
ager; Betty Cole, AFCW; Ruth
WAA Seeks,
100 Percent
The WAA will strive again this
year for 100 per cent participation
in sports by all women on campus.
When a woman joins a house
team, goes out for an individual
sport or joins a sports club her
participation is recorded for her
house. Points are given for team
membership, club membership
and campus tournament partici-
pation. Additional points are
awarded for winning tournaments,
team or individual, and all of
these points go on the house re-
To have 100 per cent participa-
tion a house must have each wo-
man who is a member of the group
participate in two sports during
the school year. It is possible to
take part in more than two sports
and thus accumulate additional.
points and have more than 100 per
cent participation.
During orientation freshman
and transfers will be introduced to
the WAA and will be able to talk
to the club managers about their
plans in the athletic linie.

Ann Hansen, participation; Jan
Oliver, dormitory manager; Helen
Hubbard, sorority manager; Mar-
garet MacDougall, League house
manager; Cynthia Finn, general
publicity; and Mary Ann Harris,
Daily publicity.
Continuing the year's program,
the WAA will sponsor two Sports
Nights, each open to the entire
campus. Stags or couples may play
volleyball, badminton, ping pong,'
quoits, bridge and shuffleboard
or participate in either old-fash-
ioned square dancing or modern
ballroom dancing. In the winter,
these rec rallies are held in Bar-
bour-Waterman Gymnasium.
Interhouse tournaments are also
carried out during the year. Each
house enters teams in the volley-
ball, basketball and softball tour-
naments. Volleyball and basket-
ball games will begin during the
fall and the baseball during the
The house which has the high-
est participation in athletics will
be awarded a Participation Cup at
Lantern Night, held in May.
Scores are based on the percentage
of individual and team sport par-
ticipation for each house and on
the success which teams and indi-
viduals have had in interhouse
Lantern Night is an annual sing
contest preceded by .a line of
march with seniors dressed in
caps and gowns and flanked on
each side by undergraduate wom-
en. Twenty-three groups partici-
pated in the song contest in this
past year.
Club Heads
Heads of the WAA sports clubs
are: Beverly Hawes, archery;
Nancy Somers, badminton; Inez
Miller, ballet; Jeri Mulson, bas-
ketball; Virginia Correll, bowling;
Marian Robinson, fencing; Buffy,
golf; Barbara McCready, hockey;
.Ruth Ann South, ice skating;
Priscilla Ball, lacrosse; Edith Dan-
iels, modern dance; Sue Robinson,
outing; Zola Shipman, rifle; Libby
Rensford, Michifish; Marion Sel-
don, softball; Janet Marshall,
table tennis; and Barbara Rey-
nolds, tennis.

The Women's Athletic Associa-
tion is open to every woman on
campus from the time she enrolls
as a freshman until she steps
down with- her diploma.
There are eighteen sports clubs
and four all-campus tournaments.
The clubs may be joined individu-
ally by any girl who so desires, the
tournaments are run on a house
basis, or a zone basis if a student
lives in a league house.
Each spring WAA stages a cam-
pus-wide project. For the past two
years it has been a carnival, Mich-
igras. Through petitioning, a cen-
tral committee of men and women
students are selected to plan and
execute the carnival. Houses that
are interested submit ideas for
booths of chance, shows, refresh-
ment and other entertainment
booths to the committee. A large
number of these are chosen and
these houses prepare and run their
booth for the two nights which
Michigras is held.
Lantern Night
Each spring all the women's
houses on campus enter a group
of 30 women from that residence
to compete in a WAA sponsored
sing. An award is given to the
house which does the best job.
Preceding the sing at Hill Audi-
torium, senior women in their caps
and gowns are escorted by under-
classmen in a parade or line of
march from Angell Hall, around
the campus square to the audi- 1
The Participation Cup is given
on Lantern Night to the residence
with the highest participation in
athletics. A point system has been
worked out which awards club
membership, tournament partici-
pation, and winning in computing
the award of this cup. A certifi-
cate is given to the dorm, league
house, and sorority with the great-
est number of points in their di-
* * *
A volleyball, basketball, and
softball tournament are run by
WAA in which houses may enter
one or more teams. Team mem-
bers need not be skilled to com-
pete. The tournament follows a
ladder elimination to the playoff
for championship.
There is also a ping pong tour-
nament originating in the houses
and being played off on a campus
wide scale, a tennis tournament,
a badminton tournament, a swim-
ming meet, and various tourna-
ments within the clubs in which

interested houses and students
may participate.
* * *
During orientation week-Thurs-
day, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. at Rackham
Amphitheatre WAA will present a
fashion show for freshmen women.
At this time the WAA board will
model clothes for a typical Michi-
gan Weekend and those clothes
appropriate for participation in
the various sport activities offered
by WAA. Freshman women at-
tending the show will have an op-
portunity to talk with club mem-
bers about the various sports and
sign up for club membership.
Intramural Managers Meetings
Every house on campus has an
athletic manager. She, by attend-
ing the athletic managers meet-
ings, learns the dates of club
meetings, and any news and infor-
mation which pertains to WAA
activities as related to the indi-
vidual student. It is her job to see
that the residents of her house re-
ceive this information. If she is
not able to give the information
required, any student is requested
to call the club manager, intra-
mural manager, or assistant on the
board who can give her the de-
sired information. Their names
and telephone numbers are listed
in the "League Lowdown."
The women on campus do not
have a real pool of their own. Bar-
bour Gym has a very small three-
foot-deep pool which can be used
by beginning swimmers. Other
women swimmers can use the Un-
ion pool Tuesday and Thursday
for classes and Saturday morning
for open swimming. They may also
swim at the Intramural Building
on Friday evenings. For this rea-
son, WAA is very interested in see-
ing that the women get their much
needed pool. Last year a campaign
was conducted to create interest
in the pool .drive. Posters, floats,
and radio shows were used. With
the aid of local merchants a Mr.
Finn contest was conducted where-
by a campus athlete was identi-
fied by students by clues given
each week on the radio. Proceeds
from WAA projects such as Michi-
gras go to the pool fund. It is,
however, still small, but you'll be
hearing more about the pool drive
and each woman will be asked to
help spread the news of the need
of such a pool.

cookouts, hikes, hanG:craft, songs,
program planning, and camping
ideals. It shoild prepare a new
girl for summer camping work and
give new ideas and experience to
the older camp counselor.
Fencing--After a girl has had
one physical education season (six
weeks) of fencing or its equivalent
she may join the club. Members
work on fencing techniques and
have their own bouts and tourna-
ments. They will be given instruc-
tion and be able to see professional
Table Tennis
Club To Meet
After the busy football season,
the WAA Ping Pong Club will take
over the "slack" season beginning
with an introductory meeting to
be held November 11.
New and old members will meet
to discuss activity plans and prac-
tice sessions. Weekly meetings are
tentatively scheduled. All coeds
are eligible for the club including
first semester freshmen.
Club manager, Janet Marshall,
says that included in her plans
are "date nights" and possibly
mixed doubles tournaments, and
adds that by the end of the sea-
son, "members will be able to chal-
lenge anyone to a game of table
A club tourney will be held in
December preceding the all-cam-
pus tournament and providing
club members with pre-tourney
practice. Also on the agenda are
exhibition games, and regular in-

Pitch and Putt
Club Is Open
To CoedGolfers
The Pitch and Putt Club, open
to all coed golfers, regardless of
the degree of skill, will open the
season's activities with an organ-
izational meeting.
Contests in pitching and putt-
ing, instruction, and team tourn-
aments will be offered for club
members and this year prizes will
be awarded at the season's end
for beginners showing the most
improvement. Again this year thel
club will hold a tournament and
the fight women who turn in the
lowest scores will become mem-
bers of the team and will be priv-
ileged to play on the University
Course free.
Tentatively scheduled for this
team will be play-days with other
schools. Last spring the team
members were hostesses to teams
from Ypsilanti and Michigan
State, playing them-and beating
them on the University Course.
The club will continue instruc-
tion under their advisor, Mrs. Vio-
let Hanley and the aid of instruc-
tional movies.
Frequent contests and practice
sessions on the golf green near the
WAB are promised, according
to Buffy Barse, manager.
Classes in Bridge
An opportunity for students to
learn and improve their bridge
game will be given by the League
Social Committee this fall. Play-
ers will be divided into three
classes -beginners, intermediate
and advanced. Announcement
will Je made in The Daily as to the
beginning of the classes, which
are held in the League.

Attention sports lovers and out-
door enthusiasts! The Outing Club
of the Women's Athletic Assocli-
tion will provide an "around the
calendar" program this year for
all red blooded Michigan coeds
who want to join.
Everyone interested in outing,
especially in hiking and camping,
will have the chance to meet to-
gether Tuesday, September 28 for
'Basketball Group
To Hold Tryouts
The WAA Basketball Club will
hold tryouts and their initial
meeting November 1 with mem-
bers being chosen by their abil-
All coeds are urged to tryout,
however, states Jeri Mulson, man-
ager of the club, because for the
first time, the club will have two
divisions, a beginners and an ad-
vanced section. Instruction will be
given to both groups.
There will be a club tournament
during the year and the winner
will be able to challenge the win-
ner of the all-campus tourna-
ment which is held every year
between dormitories, houses, and
sororities on campus. Also in-
cluded in basketball plans is a
play day with Michigan State
The Officials Club has combined
this year with the basketball club
and will work in cooperation with
Further information as to exact
meetings and organization may
be found in the "League Low-
down." All coeds are eligible, in-
cluding first semester freshmen.

the club's initial meeting of the
fall season. Organizational plans
will. be made by club members.
Union Pool
A swim in the Union Pool on
October 2 will be the next step in
the club's activities. This will test
the swimming prowess of members
in preparation for the canoe trip,
which will highlight the October
schedule. Outdoor cookery will also
fun. Manager Suzanne Robinson,
take top place in the Outing Club's
has a few "outside" recipes that
will "surely increase membership"
-pigs in a blanket" and "bread
twists" being mentioned as "teas-
November will possibly bring
coed swims and a regular barn
dance with all the trimmings. Ice
skating and ski trips are on the
December agenda along with "in-
door" outings such as bowling
parties and song fests.
During the spring months, a big
camping week-end at the Fresh
Air Camp will be forthcoming and
the ever popular hikes, by foot and
bike will be held for the outdoor
fans. Breakfast hikes "to give
your eight o'clock a good start,"
according to Miss Robinson, Will
take a major part in the outing
No Dues
No dues will be charged, but
small fees for individual activities
will be decided by members, who
will also plan the activities and
events throughout the year. Mem-
bership is open to all women on
campus, first semester freshman
Further information about the
club and the exact time of the
meetings may be obtained in the
"League Lowdown."

Year-Round Outing Set-up
Planned for Sports Lovers



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Archery -- Beginning and ad-
vanced shooters may enroll in the
club. Members practice shooting
indoors and out depending on the
weather. They need only buy their
own arrows. The club participates
in national intercollegiate tele-
graphic meets and regular meets
with nearby schools. Shooting par-
ties are also conducted for club
Badminton - again for begin-
ners and advanced players. In-
structions are given and club
members stage a tournament with-
in the club. Some of the playing
is coed and with other schools.
Ballet-Beginning and more ad-
vanced dancers will receive in-
struction in bar technique, soft
shoe, toe, and dance composition.
The club will work on a program
to be given in the spring and ar-
rangements have been made for
club members to see professional
dancing productions.
Bowling-The basement of the
Women's Athletic Building is
equipped with four alleys on which
members of the bowling team may
bowl in team and individual club
tournaments. Beginners are giv-
en instruction before the season
The alleys will be open in the
evening for open bowling for men
and women students. The club is
planning a mixed group to work
on doubles tournaments, it partici-
pates in intercollegiate meets, too.
Counseling Club
Camp Counselors-Girls who are
interested in counseling or have
already been counselors can join
this club. The club gives practical
experience in various phases of
camp work such as campfires,
for Fall
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