Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 6, 1974 · Page 9
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, October 6, 1974
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Exciting Future Seen Northwmt Arkanwt TIMES, Sunday, Oct. 6, 1974 AYKTTIVILLI, ARKANSAS UA Women's Athletics Grows "The most exciting feature in over-nil women's alhlelic program at Ihe University of Arkansas is the future of It," Until Cohoon said recently. Miss Colioon, of Tulsa, is coordinator women's intercollegiate sports at the UA. In addition, she is an assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation who teaches fencing, swimmin'K, and howling. The UA's expanded women's athletic program began in 1965. When a stale organization, first called the Arkansas Women's E x t r a m u r a l Sports Association" was organized. the University joined tile following year. "There are about 14 schools in Arkansas that belong to the organization, which is called now by the acronym, AWISA. This stands for Lhe A r k a n s a s Women's Intercollegiate Sports Associailon. Miss Cohoon will be inducted chairperson of the state organization in November. "The organization Is . the -state governing body athletics and it of the Arkansas Associaiton for Health, Physical Education and Recreation." The UA organization also is member of the Association To Marry In December Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stansell of Route 3, Hunlsville, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brenda, In Bobby Edcns, son of Mr. anil Mrs. Jack Edcns of Fnyette- ville. The bride-elect is a student at Huntsville High School and her flunce Is a graduate nf Fayetteville High School. T h e wedding i s |ihtinicc! f o r Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6 o'clock in flic evening at (he Church of Christ in Huutsvillc. A 11 relatives and friends are invited to attend. for women'! a divisioi irst year the University gave he women's programs any 1 nnds the amount was $5,000. n 1973, the appropriation was raised to $6,000. In comparison with other schools the total is small. A survey of Texas schools showed that for the 1074-75 academic rear the University of Texas lad appropriated $57,760 with an additional $15,000 for women's athletic scholarships. The University of Houston has appropriated for its women's sports $50,000; Hice University, $34,000, and Texas A M approximately S'lO.OOO. The University of Arkansas does not give any scholarships for women athletes. The women's program is under the College of Education and Miss Cohoon says she likes it that way "because women are controlling the program and its basic educational philosophies can . he fulfilled. Women primarily attend the U of A to go to school." she said. COMPETITION The UA sports team compete as often as possible within the teach nnd coach everylliing. 'Not many coaches can coach a lot of different sports with expertise," Miss Cohoon pointed iUt. "Our teams are good. They lave won first place in all of he stale competitions," she added. "It is said of us that we should win because the Jniversity draws more students a n d just about from everywhere. This is true. For example this year we have a member of our tennis team With a great background. This practically assures us of a state championship this year." "Our compelitions open with a swim meet at State College of Arkansas in Conway on September 24. We will compete in volley ball at an invitational tournament in Siloam Springs on October 5. Also, this academic year, \ye will compete in gymnastics 'and tennis al Southwest Missouri State al Springfield; in 'gymnastics al slate, schools Not many have large Arkansas coaching of Intercollegiate Athletics tor Women, a national counterpart of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. PARTICIPATION Miss Cohoon estimated t h a t approximately 100 UA women tad participated in team competition in swimming and diving, tennis. gymnastics, volleyball (the major sports), cross-country, golf, archery, and bowling (the lesser sports) during the past three years. We added cross-country to our sports for the first time this year and we have seven women who will compete," Miss Cohoon said. "We eliminated golf for this academic year because we don't have a coach." The women's sports program hinges on its faculty. This year, a coacb was hired specifically for swimming. However, more often than not, women coach sports because they are interested in them. "You might say our coaches have been purely voluntary in years past," she said, The emphasis on . women in sports within the past few years could be due to the women's liberation movement, but Miss Cohoon doesn't think it is. She is 'of the opinion that women should cultivate their talenl. whether it is piano playing or playing n good game of tennis. "We are not to be all intellectual or all physical, b u t we should round out our interests," Miss Cohoon said. "Personally, I jog a mile each day and after t have done it, I'm glad. I'm relaxed. I clear out the day's worries whirling in my mind and I'm tired enough to sleep well." FUNDS ALLOCATED This year, the University ot Arkansas allocated $9,225 in funds for the intercollegiate w o m e n ' s sports program. However, it considers also that a portion of the coaches' salaries as members of the Department of Health, Physical E d u c a t i o n a n d Recreation should be charged to the rogram, so unofficially its staffs and where there are only one or two women, they mus' Northwest Maryville; Missouri State track at Memphis State; swimming with the University of Kansas at Coltey College in Nevada, Mo., and the School of the Ozarks at Poin Lookout, Mo. In the spring, the tennis team hopes to schedul match with Tulsa University. Throughout the year, the U A teams compete with teams t Oklahoma Stale University, le University of Oklahoma, id Ceiitennaiy College in ireveport, La. They have ompelcd with other college!! nd universities at meets ulside of Arkansas. In Arkansas, where "we are deriding state champions ennis, gymnastics and bowling : e compete with the University f Arkansas al Little Rock rkansas Tech, Southern Slat C o l l e g e , Henderson State o 11 e g e , Ouchila Baptis Jniversity, Hendm College .rkansas College, Arkansas late University and John Brown University. "We have four excellen caches," Miss Cohoon said 3 aula Stockus of Boston, Mass. swimming coach; Nanc 1 o w e of Carthage, Mo., is y m n a s t i c s coach; Dob Thompson Billingsley of Cam iridge, Ohio, coaches tcnni and volleyball. Joyce Crossfieli "raening of Lawrenceburg y., is cross-country coach an.' Miss Cohoon coaches in posta competition only, archery an cowling. ·3ft Daily Calendar of Events Tonight Duplicate Bridge Club, Legion Hut, 1:30 p.m. Dr. John Cowell Piano Recital, Fine Arts Conwsrt Hall, 3 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, VA Hospital, 7 p.m. SMITH'S Communication 2 -Way Radio Tour 2-wir radio t» 530 N. Collect linn* U9t ( 13-253 For Your Prescription Needs SeeUi QUAKER DRUG tt E. Center -- 44M246 City Parking Lot In Rear Monday Recycling Center, West Street, All Day livery Day Recycling Sub-Station for Newspapers, Bulterficld Trail School, All Day Every Day Play-Learn Drop-in Nursery, First Baptist Church, Monday through Friday, 8 : 30 a.m. to 12 noon Community Adult Center, Hillcresl Towers, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Welcome Wagon Bowling, Ozark Lanes, 10 a.m. "Man, The Measure Of All Things," UA Library, 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. District Nurses Association, Benionville Holiday Inn, 6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers, Goff Building, 7 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club, Legion Hut, 7:30 p.m. TOPS, Regional Medical Center, 7:30 p.m. Masonic Lodge, Masonic Hall, Farminglon, 7:03 p.m. Masonic Lodge No. 740, Masonic Temple, 7:40 p.m. Call ^Tsiclr IvConcrief for an outdoor portrait ,' / before the leaves start to\fall / ' \ / ' \ ( x This year the trees will be the ( - X v r most beautiful from Oct. 1D-2C / Call now ... while appointments are still available... for your Fall Outdoor Portrait 521-8161 MONCRIEF'Sjnc. Miss Palmer Engaged Mr. and Mrs. John M. Palmer of Midland, Tex., announce the engagement of their daughter, Martha A n n , to Fred William Niblock, son of Mr. anil Mrs. Walter R. Nil- lock of Fayollcvilte. Miss Palmer and her fiance a r e students at the University of Arkansas where he is ft member of Sigma Pi fraternity and the Sierra Club. The wedding will be an event of Nov. 30 in Ihe chapel of (he First Prcs- hyterian Church. To Marry Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Brirfes Jr., of Overland Park, Kan., announce the engagement ot her daughter, Sandra Gayle Fulhrlghl, tn Jeffrey A l a n Bell (if Little Rock. Miss Fulhrlght Is also (lie daughter of the fate Billy M. Fulhrlght, and lier fiance is t h e son of Mrs. John J. Bell of I. i 111 » Rock and Ihe late Mr. Bell. The hride-clecl is a senior at the University of Arkansas where nhe Is « member nf Delta Gamma lorority, U in the Angel Flight Cadctle Corps, a member nf the Arkansas Booster Club, Liltlc Sisters of the While Star, anil serves on the Collegiate stafl at University Baptist CIiurcTi. The prospective bridegroom graduated Magna Cum taudc and received the J. W. B'nl bright award in history at the University where he is pres onliy enrolled" in the School of Law. A Oec. Z8 wedding i? planned at University Baplisl Church In Fayelteville. udget is $25,000. in 1972, the diving honors STATE'S AAU ONE-METER CHAMPION . Marbea Evers, UA senior, expected to bring home JCPenney x*g^~X J 8 diamond heart- shaped pendant. $100.00 Diamond need- shaped pendant. $49.95 Diamond heart shaped pendan $69.95 % ct. diamond pendant or % ct total weight diamond earrings. YOUR CHOICE $369. Turtleneckff plus pants 4.99 Each Versatile turtleneck of ribknit acrylic. 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