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WAA Offers
Sports Clubs
For Women
ActivitiesoTo Include
Inexperienced Players,
Experts in All Groups
Because every coed at the Uni-
versity automatically becomes a
member of the Women's Athletic
Association, the organization, now
in its 60th year, has a program
geared to meet the tastes of both
the inexperienced and advanced
player in a host of activities.
Eleven sport clubs, two dance
groups, inter-house tournaments
and special projects will open their
doors for student participation as
the year progresses.
While some of these clubs,
which have a combined program
of recreation and education, are
open only to women, member-
ship in others is composed of
both men and women.
The groups open only to women
8 vary from such sport clubs as golf,
tennis, field hockey, rifle, basket-
ball and bowling to coaches and
officials club, a group which works
for national ratings, Michifish, the
synchronized swimming club, and
Camp Counselors Club for those
interested in out-of-doors and
camping activities:
To. give the incoming freshman
a better idea of what these clubs
do, managers of each group have
briefly summarized their organi-
zation's activities.
Bowling Club-To further inter-
est in bowling on campus, to im-
prove the skill of the members, and
just plain wholesome fun is the
aim of the Bowling Club, open to
all coeds.
According to the manager,
Eileen Harmer, the beginner will
have a chance to improve his
game under the tutelage- of, Miss
Helen Stewart, of the women's
Physical Education Department,
and other club members.
Possible activities for the year
include co-rec bowling and divid-
ing the bowlers into two main lea-
gues for competition. However, the
actual plans are decided by the
club members as is the case in
most of the other clubs.
Basketball Club-Meeting every
Friday afternoon at Barbour Gym,
members of the Basketball Club
hope to improve their skill in the
sport and find recreational op-
Asked by club manager, Miss
Margaret Bell, to come dressed to
play at the first organizational
meeting, Friday, Nov. 14, the Bas-
ketball Club's agenda will consist
of coaching hints, playdays with
other schools and intraclub games.
Any coed on campus is eli-
gible todJoin this WAA organiza-

*hr .Coeds, Men To Compete in 'Co-rec' Activities
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PUTTING GREEN-A beginners golf class practices putting on the green at Palmer Field with
Stockwell Hall in the background. From here th e students "graduate" to the course where they
try their newly-acquired skills in competition. T he WAA Golf Club welcomes into its ranks any
women who have had "some playing experience," and offers an opportunity for valuable practice and
perfection of strokes.

* * *
tion, which convenes during the
winter sports' season.
Coaches and Officials Club -
Marion Charvat, manager, encour-
ages anyone interested in finding
out more about the games of vol-
leyball, basketball, and softball
to join this group which promotes
leadership qualities which can be
of use in and out of college.
Members have a chance to take
written and practical exams given
by Washtenaw County officials.
Those passing the comprehensive
tests are given national, local and
intramural ratings.
Individuals then possessing na-
tional or local ratings receive fees
for officiating intramural games
and high school contests in the
surrounding area.
During the meetings rules are
discussed and difficulties clari-
fied, and the correct signals and
timing and scoring methods are
demonstrated. These techniques
are put to good use by members
who officiate in classes and for
the other sport clubs.
Golf Club-Golf's a game that
entails a lot of practice and, ac-
cording to Golf Club Manager,
Dorothy Clarkson, coeds who have
perfected their swing this summer
can continue to improve their
game by joining this WAA Club.

* * *


* * *

Miss Clarkson added that the
organization welcomes into its
ranks any women who have had
"some playing experience."
Highlights of the fall season will
be a meet with the Golf Club of
Michigan State Normal College
and tryouts for the Women's Golf
Team, which is composed of the
eight players on campus who turn
in the lowest scores.
Valuable tips are given to the
members of the Club by advisor
Mrs. Violet Hanley, a veteran
golfer who was chosen the first
manager of the Ryder Cup
Team, the first women's golf
team to play abroad.

sions on various types of camps.
Guest speakers in the field fre-
quently are on.the meetings' agen-
Rifle Club-In existence at the
University since 1924, the Rifle
Club once was connected with the
ROTC, and officers taught the
members in Army style.
Now the club has its range
open four nights a week at the
WAB. Because of limited space
in the building, each member
chooses a night and comes down
each week from 7 to 9 p.m.
For the coming year Judith
Hirschfield, manager, has sched-

"Co-rec" activities, while a rela-
tively new cog in the Women's
Athletic Association's program,
nevertheless has developed as one
of the most popular phases of the
W.A.A. program.
Although the organization is a
women's association, the fact that
many times participation by men;
as well as women often increases
the quality of a group's program
has opened the doors to men in
many of the clubs.
In addition to club activities,
co-rec tournaments in volleyball
and softball are held each year
along with the weekly WAA-spon-
sored IM Night where "U" stu-
dents use the squash and handball
courts, the swimming pool, and
Modern Dance Club-Male or
female, freshman or grad, exper-
ienced or just wishing to learn,
anyone who is interested in mod-
ern dance may join this WAA co-
rec group.
While members learn tech-
niques and composition in the
medium of modern dance they
also take part in a schedule of
In addition to the annual Christ-
mas and spring programs, last
year's agenda included two ex-
change dance programs with Mich-
igan State College, choreography
and dancing for a series of TV
shows, and work with the Speech
Plans for the coming season as
outlined by Manager Amy Mc-
Avity will center about the con-
tinuation of the exchange pro-
gram with MSC, work in the pro-
duction phases of the theater such
as the study of make-up and
lighting, and principles of choreo-
graphy, in addition to techniques.
Badminton Club-Skills in this
sport are taught by an instructor
in the Women's Physical Educa-
tion Department.
At the weekly meetings open
to anyone who has played bad-
minton before, inter-club tour-
naments featuring women's sin-
gles, men's singles and mixed
doubles matches will be con-
IM Building
To Be Open
Among the many abbreviations
used by University students, IM
can be heard time and time again.
While the letters usually refer
to intramural activities, in its cam-
pus usage the abbreviation may
denote the Intramural Building
or Intramural Night, which is ev-
ery Friday night, or Co-recrea-
tional Nights at the building.
For every Friday night all the
building's facilities are open to
men and women, whether attend-
ing stag or with dates.
There are badminton, handball,
and paddleball matches going on
at one end of the gym and else-
where the most inexperienced vol-
leyball player quickly fits into one
of the volleyball contests.
One of the most popular spots
in the building has been the pool
where many a record has been
broken by Coach Mann's natators.
Here swimming enthusiasts may
relax from the daily study "grind,"
by doing their favorite crawl or
cavorting off the diving board.
Open to women for the first time
in 1951, the trampoline has caught
the eye of many coeds who have
showed themselves proficient in
this relatively new gymnastic field.
With friendly rivalry and good
sportsmanship as its aim, the eve-!
ning's program is planned on an
informal basis with representa-

tives of the Women's Athletic As
sociation and Intramiusal Staff
acting as hosts and hostesses.

Ballet Club - Organized on a
two class basis with instructions
for both beginners and intermed-
iates. Ballet Club Managers Mime
King and Meredith Tigel. stated
that there is ample opportunity
for creative choreography on the

part of the organization's mem- 12 teams, representing church
bers. groups, dorms, and sororities, that
For the meetings held at 7:15 participated in the second co-rec
p.m. on Tuesdays for intermed- softball tournament ever held at
iates and at 8:15 p.m. on Tues- the University didn't quite meet
days for beginners at the Dance professional standards, the play-
Studio at Barbour Gym, no special ers confessed to having "loads of
equipment other than shorts or , fun."
leotards is required. To the umpire's call of "batter
Besides taking part in the I up" the teams playing on Satur-

annual Christmas and spring
dance festivals, Ballet Club
members also present a program
as part of the Inter-Arts Fes-
Softball Tournament--While the

day and Sunday arternoons in the
Spring were composed of five men
and five women.
In an attempt to equalize team
strength the men batted left-
handed, and the coeds always
pitched while the fellows acted as
their battery mates.
Ice-Skating Club-At its or-
ganizational meeting held in the
fall a manager will be selected and
plans outlined for the year. In
the past activities included indi-
vidual work in dancing and nov-
elty skating for both beginning
and advanced students, and ice


Camp Counselors Club-With uled postal matches with women's
such a large number of 'U' stu- teams from other schools, shoul-
dents acting as counselors during der to shoulder matches with the
the summer, the Camp Counselors men's rifle team, and interclub
Club provides a means for these competition.
counselors to swap ideas and learn As the club is open to any wo-
new camping techniques and skills. men students, beginners and ad-
Therefore the organization also vanced, Miss Hirschfield plans to
introduces valuable "inside" in- work out a handicap system such
formation to the inexperienced as is used in golf, to give begin-
camper who wishes to become a ners a fair chance in competition.
counselor, according to Shirley .-
Sipperley, manager. Swimming Club - Anticipating
pplned, agesr hgroup a new "home" as soon as the new
Planned activities for thegru million dollar women's swimming
include overnights, bike hikes, na- pool is completed this fall, Mana-
ture studies, cook-outs, campfire ger MargaretLd eesli up
programs, music and dramaticger Margaret Lord's eyes light up
pogramnmsicn eanddiscus- whenever anyone mentions any-
counseling techniques, and thing about swimming club plans
-- this season.

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For the pool contains the most
up-to-date features that will
greatly aid the group in pro-
ducing its annual shows.
Any student at the University
may try out for the swimming club
which fosters synchronized swim-
ming on campus. From this group
members of the honorary group,
Michifish, will be selected.
Swimming Club members will
work entirely on the development
and perfection of synchronized
swimming skills. As improvement
is shown, they will earn member-
ship in Michifish.
Michifish members will work on
skill and routines. As a climax to
their year's work, they will present
a show in April.
Tennis Club--"Because of 'theI
short season in the fall, we want
to get off to a good fast start,"
stated Tennis Club Manager Joan
Hyman when she scheduled the
group's first meeting on Wednes-
day, Sept. 23.
Immediate plans for the or-
ganization, open to any coed
with a basic knowledge of ten-
nis, call for an exchange match
with MichiganState Normal Col-
The Tennis Club's program is
designed so that students may meet
other tennis enthusiasts, receive
instructions in the sport by Miss
Joan Farrell, of the Women's Phy-
sical Education Department, learn
the rules and participate in singles
and doubles matches.
Additional plans for the Tennis
Club, which also meets in the
spring, will be made at the or-
ganizational meeting.
Field Hockey-Lots of action is
in store for coeds who join the
Field Hockey Club this fall. As
Hockey's a good fast, competitive,
team sport, Manager Donna Wes-
terlund has guaranteed a lot of
fun and wholesome exercise in the
outdoors to those participating.
Both beginners and experienced
players will have an opportunity
for instruction, team play and in-
tercollegiate games.

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