THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1951
WAGE SIX WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1951
Student WAA Board Fosters
Complete Recreation Program
Committee Organizes Clubs, Tournaments,
Spcial Events To Promote Sports Activity
Every woman at the University
of Michigan is automatically a
member of the Women's Athletic
Association, and is eligible to par-
ticipate in all the organization's
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The Association is a student
group sponsored by the Depart-
ment of Physical Education for
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THE PURPOSE of the organi-
zation is to promote participation
in athletic activties, to emphasize
physical fitness and to foster a
In order to aid in the promo-
tion of recreational activities,
the Association has organized
clubs, tournaments and special
events, such as Lantern Night,
Michigras a n d Tennis Ball
The Board of the Women's Ath-
letic Association is composed of
,Try FOLLETT'S First
14 executive officers and the heads
of sport clubs. This year WAA
set up a new board made up of
both men and women; the co-
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OFFICERS OF the Women's
Athletic Association for the com-
ing year are as follows: president,
Abby Funk; vice-president in
charge of student relations, Ruth
Spillmen; vice-president in charge
of projects, Pat Smith; secretary,
Beverly Howell; treasurer, Betty
Comstock; AFCW representative,
Nancy Fitch; participation, Bar-
bara Buschman; sorority manager,
Barbara Riley; dormitory mana-
ger, Lois Middleton; League house
manager, Nancy Lewis; public re-
lations, Pat Walker and Daily pub-
licity, Lorraine Butler.
Club Managers include: bad-
minton, Marian Swanson; bas-
ketball, M a r g a r e t Saferian;
bowling, Beri Miench; camp
counselors, Gloria Young; fenc-
ing, Jackie Bergey; field hockey,
Pat Texter; golf, Elizabeth Clap-
ham; Michifish, Margaret Sa-
bin; officials and coaches, Joyce
Dudkin; rifle club, Barbara
Meir; softball, Sue Boll and ten-
nis, Barbara Wildman.
Officers of the co-recreation
board are: chairman, Mary Peter-
son; ballet, Ann Albert; ice skat-
ing, Stewart Brown; folk and
square dancing, Allison MacAr-
thur; modern dance, Doris Melleky
SWING HIGH-Coeds who are members of the WAA Tennis Club
are receiving instruction to improve their games techniques.
Members of the club may be beginners, intermediates or skilled
players as the only prerequisite to join is an interest in the sport.
Coeds may use their own racquets or may rent them from-WAA.
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and town and country club, Glen
THE NEW OFFICERS and man-
agers were installed May 15 at the
WAB. Marilyn Thisted, the out-
going president, welcomed the new
board, and expressed her appre-
ciation to the old members and
faculty advisors for the comple-
tion of a successful year.
Members of the Association
are eligible to hold offices on
the board if their records for
the previous semester comply
with the University eligibility
An applicant for a position must
file a petition and be interviewed
by the senior members of the
board. Petitions are available in
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February and interviewing is held
two weeks later.
WOMEN MAY petition for a to-
tal of three positions, two of which
may be executive offices. A per-
son must have served one year on
the board and be a second-semes-
ter junior at the time of petition-
ing to be selected as president.
Heads of club sports may be
chosen or elected through peti-
tioning from within their own
group or chosen by petitioning
from within their own groups or
chosen by petitioning and inter-
viewing before senior members
of the Board.
Appointments to the board are
made at least one week before In-
stallation by a committee com-
posed of two faculty members and
the senior members of the Board.
The Board, as the governing
body, is in charge of all the activi-
ties which the Women's Athletic
Organizational meeting dates of
the Women's Athletic Association
Clubs have been set as follows:
Athletic Managers Club: 5 p.m.
Sept. 26, WAB; Badminton: 5 p.m..
Nov. 28, WAB; Basketball: 4 p.m.
Nov. 16, Barbour Gym; Bowling:
5 p.m. Oct. 15, WAB; Camp Coun-
selors: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, WAB;
and Field Hockey: 5 p.m. Oct. 4,
The list continues with Golf :
5 p.m. Oct. 2, WAB; Michifish: 10
a.m. Oct. 13, Union Pool; Officials
and Coaching: 5 p.m. Oct. 1, WAB;
and Rifle: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, WAB.
Concluding the list are Softball:
5 p.m. Oct. 1, WAB; and Tennis:
5 p.m. Oct. 2, WAB.
G If, Field hockey
Will Open in Fall
"Fun and fitness," the aim of
the Women's Athletic Association
is able to be fulfilled through its
many sponsored activities, which
include participation in sport
These clubs cover nearly every
phase of sports activity, and offer
recreation and relaxation to the
Experience and ability of the
members vary, and interest in the
sport is the prerequisite to mem-
The clubs include:
Badminton - Purpose of the
badminton club is to provide in-
struction for coeds who wish to
learn how to play the game and
to permit advanced players to gain
more experience. Membership is
open to any woman enrolled at the
Meetings will be from 7 to 9
p.m. Wednesdays in WatermanI
Gymnasium, and the season lasts
until the end of March. Specialt
activities of the club include the
club tournament and the all-cam-
pus tournament, which is sched-
uled to begin February 23 in Bar-
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Basketball - Membership in the
basketball club is open to any wo-
man on campus, regardless of ex-
perience. Meetings are held from
4 to 6 p.m. Fridays at Barbour
Gymnasium. Season's activity will
include practice, inter-club games
and perhaps extra-mural play.
The close of the season is climax-
ed by the annual Army-NavyI
game. The two teams are made upt
of club members, who are selected
on the basis of skill and attend-
Bowling - Free instructional
bowling will be offered from 3:30
to 4:30 p.m. October 17 and 18
at the WAB bowling alleys. The
WAA Bowling Club is open to wo-
men interested in practicing andI
improving their bowling techni-
que and also to those who are be-s
ginners and wish to learn. s
Bowling appeared in the WAA
program in 1930, and has grown
into one of the most popular sport1
clubs, whose aim is to further in-
terest in the sport on campus, to1
improve the members' skill, toj
provide fun and to promotej
friendship among the members.
The club season stretches ever
a six week period in the fall, and
another the second semester. Dues1
are set at -3.50 for 10 games.
An exhibition tournament isf
held between a faculty team from
the Women's Physical Education
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Camp Counselors-The "back to
nature" club provides a means for
counselors to exchange ideas and
an opportunity for inexperienced
members to laern about camp
skills and techniques.
Activities for the year will in-
clude overnights, bike hikes, na-
ture study, walks, cook-outs, ca-
noeing, campfire programs, camp
music and dramatics study, rainy
day activities, handicrafts and
discussions on various types of
camps and counseling methods. It
is planned to have certain guest
speakers throughout the year who
are leaders in their particular
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Fencing-"On guard" is the cry
of the fencing club, which includes
beginners and experienced fencers.
Instruction for beginners will be
available. New members will bout
and later in the season will have
a tournament, while old members
and more experienced fencers will
have a round robin tournament.
The club sponsors demonstra-
tions for the classes, and activities
include planned trips to observe
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Field Hockey-Activities include
practice on Palmer Field, and
thei mid-way in the season organ-
ized teams will compete against
The club is open to any woman
interested in field hockey. Games
WINTER SPORT-Two coeds, members of the Basketball Club,
demonstrate their skill with the sport on the Barbour Gym-
nasium basketball court. The club organizes later' in the fall
and continues to meet during the winter months. Members may
be on any skill level and will receive instruction if requested.
Club tournaments and an all-star game are scheduled during the
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will be planned with other schools
during the year.
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Golf-The WAA Golf Club is
open to those women who are in-
termediate or advanced "golfers.
The groups are divided for pur-
pose of instruction and play.
The club's purpose is to help
improve its members' games and
to provide time in which to prac-
tice. The club sponsors a campus-
wide women's golf team, consist-
ing of five women with the lowest
scores handed in to the advisor.
Meetings will be at 5 p.m. on
Tuesday at WAB.
Michifish-Membership is on a
tryout basis, and the tryout meet-
ings this year will be held on Oc-
tober 20 and 27 at the Union Pool.
Requirements for membership in-
clude satisfactory performance of
the basic strokes and ability to do
tre standing front dive and the
Meetings of the clubs are held
for an hour every Saturday in the
Union Pool. Several exhibitions are
put on throughout the year, and
the annual all-women's swim will
be October 18.
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Officials and Coaching - The
club season is divided into three
parts; the first third is devoted to
volleyball, the second to basket-
ball and the last to softball.
Meetings are held once a week;
one day for the Officials club and
one day for the Coaches club. Wo-
men may be members of either or
both and may also join the club
for any season desired.
The only fee is 25 cents for the
purpose of taking each coed's rat-
ing. Speakers are obtained at var-
ious times during the year, and in-
struction is given to all those in-
terested in coaching athletic teams
Rifle-Membership in the club,
which used to be in connection
with the ROTC, is open to any
interested woman. Rifles and am-
munition are furnished, and dues
Women interested in sports
may enjoy the recreational oppor-
tunities which include participa-
Lion in the intramural tourna-
ments sponsored by the Women's
Athletic Association and the De-
partment of Physical Education
T e a m tournaments between
houses are conducted in three ma-
jor sports. The first tournament
held in the fall is volleyball, fol-
lowed during the winter months
by basketball. The team sports
calendar is concluded with soft-
ball in the spring.
Besides the team tournaments,
'ndividual play-offs are held in
sports such as ping pong, tennis
and badminton. An all-campus
iwimming meet is held in the fall.
t 'hese individual tournaments are
sponsored by the various WAA
The only requirement for parti-
cipation in the intramural sports
program is an interest in the ac-
tivities. Because they afford an
opportunity to become acquainted
with women on campus as well as
with the recreation offered, wo-
men are encouraged to join these
The volleyball tournament is
held on the two volleyball courts
at Barbour Gymnasium, basketball
on the basketball courts at Bar-
bour and softball on the five dia-
monds at Palmer Field. Residence
houses may enter one or more
teams in each of these tourna-
Teams which lose their first
game are members of the 'B' lea-
gue; teams winning their first
game are members of the ,A' lea-
gue. After the first game, each
team plays in its own league until
eliminated. Play follows a ladder
elimination to the final play-off
for the championship.
are 50 cents for the club season
which lasts from April to May.
A regular practice hour is sched-
uled. Activities include participa-
tion in the Intercollegiate Postal
Match, in which the club took 7th
place in 1951.
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Softball - The organizational
meeting is held sometime at the
end of March or the first of April,
and the club functions until the
end of the spring semester. Mid-
way in April the softball tourna-
ment, sponsored by the club, gets
under way. Softball rules and
techniques are studied by the
members during the season, an
membership is open to those in-
terested in softball.
Tennis - Beginners, intermedi-
ates and advanced players are eli-
gible to join the Tennis Club,
which' holds meetings at 5 p.m.
Tuesdays for beginners and inter-
mediates and at 5 p.m. Wednes-
days for advanced players.
Dues are 15 cents for the club
season, which lasts from its or-
ganizational date in October until
the end of the spring semester.
Club tournaments are planned
and a mixed singles and doubles
tournament with the Michigan
Junior Varsity is held in the fall.
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