Wisconsin State Teachers College - Meletean Yearbook (River Falls, WI)

 - Class of 1929

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Larson, Hawkins, Remley Curran woachi, M. Howe, Mattson, R. Howe BASKETBALL IMMEDIATELY after the close of the volleyball season basketball was started. An unusually large number of girls came out for this sport. Regular practices were held every Monday evenlng and Thursday atternoon during the months 01 January, February and March. In order to improve the brand of basketball the girls played and to reach a standard for girls equal to the standard the men of the school maintain, Miss Curran introduced regular basketball practice into her classes of physical training. Some of the upper classmen acted as assistant coaches. After several weeks of general practice, six teams were chosen, and Phyllis Miller was elected head of the sport. A tournament was arranged to decide on the best team. This tournament caused a great deal of interest and excitement. Howe and Howe, the star players from Elk Mound, were luckily placed on the same team, and they more than proved their mettle. Hawkins convinced the organization again that she can win other battles than battles with words. In Anastasia Whalen as guard the hopes of Team III were placed. Frances Bonney played her same dependable style of game throughout the tournament, and piled up a large number of scores. Because the teams were so equally matched, it was hard to determine to which the honors should go. It was decided to pick a varsity team which a committee was appointed to choose. They chose Helen Hawkins, Helen Lamson, and Emma Rem- ley guards, Mildred Howe, Ruby Howe and Myrtle Mattson, forwards. These girls are consideredtthe best for the positions they play. After the tournament the varsity team played a game with an ex-high school team from Hudson. This was played after one of the regular W. A. A. meetings. The varsity team won by a large score, and they expressed their admiration of the clean game of ball Hudson played By taking them to the Kandy Kitchen for a feed. One Hundred Thirty-Four

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Sutherland, Woods, R. Howe, Cudd, Simonson, Forsyth, Bregston VOLLEY BALL VOLLEYBALL was the first indoor sport of the year. It was started later in the season than usual, because of the new fall sport, hockey. Practices were started in October and extended through December. , They were held every Tues- day at four dclock. Ellen Magnuson was elected head of volleyball. Teams were organized after a few weeks of practice, and because of the large number of fresh- men who were out for volleyball, two teams were organized. There was only one upper class team. Freshman Team I, consisting of Ruby Howe, Beatrice Forsyth, Gladys Bengstrom, Lois Thoreson, Ada Hanson, Jane Simonson, Elizabeth Mills, and Bernice Sutherland, chose Marion Cudd for their captain. Phyllis Miller was chosen captain of Freshman Team II, which consisted of Olga Seitz, Ruth Hall, Evelyn Urness, Alice Trumbouer, Mildred Howe, Edith Peterson, Clarice Olsen, and Hazel Ludke. The upper class team with Frances Bonney captain was made up of the following: Victoria Niemcek, Maurita Grorud, Bernice Wennerberg, Norma Anderson, Emma Remley, Florence Schwellenbach, Norma Haunschild, Evelyn Peterson, Sylvia Berven, and Helen Lamson. The tournament was scheduled for the week preceding Christmas recess. An exciting series of games was played. Frantic cries of iiassisf, echoed through the corridors of South Hall, especially during the tournament finals. The captains gave their players chalk-talks that proved that each team Was out for the championship. Marion Cudd's team came through victorious. The fame of the team spread until the faculty men heard of it and challenged them to a game to be played in the North Hall gymnasium for an assembly meeting. For some unknown reason this game was never played. At the end of the season the W. A. A. gave a reception in honor of the different teams. This was held in the social room. Myrtle Mattson was the chairman of the committee to plan this reception. One Hundred Thirty-Three



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Curran tCoachL Vassau, Sutherland, Remley, Bonlvges, Cudd. Simanson, Bragstad, Mattson, Chinnock, 0 zer THE ACQUATIC LEAGUE THE local chapter of the Acquatic League was organized in the fall of 1928. It was organized as a branch of the Woments Athletic Association of the River Falls State Teachers College, yet it has an executive body, a constitution, and a set of by-laws of its own. The purpose of the Acquatic League is to stimulate among the women students of the college a greater interest in swimming, to furnish an opportunity for a broader field of swimming to the advanced swimmers, and to aid in promoting a more genuine interest in swimming. The membership is limited to twenty women. To become a member one must hrst pass a rigid swimming test with a grade of seventy at least. The test in- cludes: one fifth of a mile distant swim; a demonstration of four different types of strokes, side, breast, back, and crawl, swimming at least seventy yards for each stroke; Hoating face Hoat and back float; treading water three minutes; some diving such as plunging, plain front and plain back; and speed swimming. The business meetings of the Acquatic League are held the first and third Thursdays of each month. Every Monday night the women practice in the pool under the direction of Miss Curran. During the year 1928-1929 the members worked for senior life saving certificates. They also trained for an exhibition meet. As a grand finale for the year the Acquatic League is having a canoe trip. The trip is to be from Twin Streams to Prescott. The officers for 1928-1929 have been, president, Claudia Vassau, viceepresident, Florence Bolier, secretary and treasurer, Myrtle Mattson. The members are, Esther Chinnock, Marian Cudd, Collette Bonness, Helen Bragstad, Florence Bolier, Myrtle Mattson, Bernice Sutherland, Jane Simonson, Clarice Olson, Joyce Hawkins, Claudia Vassau, and Winnie Waters. One Hundred Thirty-Five

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