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Page 167 text:
WOMEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
ERI-IAPS the most active women's organization in school is the W. A. A.,
one without whose existence school would be a dull affair. Here it is that
the vigorous spirit of the women students manifests itself. This organization
need put forth no effort to secure new members-all good athletes seek it out.
and they need not fear being refused admission. The W. A. A. welcomes all
women who are interested in and who are willing to put forth a little effort to
further women's athletics. To be sure, once having joined the group one must
livc up to its standards, but they are not too high-fifty points a year being
sufficient to retain one's standing as an active member. Points are awarded on
the basis of attendance and ability.
The sports program is varied to suit individual tastes. Among the organized
sports are basketball, hockey, baseball, volleyball, and hit pin ball. Of the
individual sports, badminton, tennis, archery, and swimming have a consider-
able following. Several tournaments are run off in both tennis and badminton.
In addition to this, the W. A. A. sponsors a spring camping trip. With such a
program to choose from, a girl has every opportunity to participate in the
activity that suits her best. These sports are supervised by Miss Branstad and
the student sports heads.
Activity meetings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 P. M. The
first activity meetings in each sport are devoted to an attempt to master skills
and techniques. After a few practice sessions tournaments are run off in each
sport-tournaments that are colorful and exciting. At the end of each tourna-
ment an honor team is selected from the best players in the group. Business
meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month. The executive council,
composed of the adviser, the officers and the sport heads, manages the affairs of
Awards consist of a W. A. A. membership pin, attainable only when a
member has accumulated 250 p.oints, an received upon the amassing of
500 points, and a Red Cross Life Saving Emblem, secured upon passing the
official Red Cross Life Saving Test.
Endeavoring to have a sports program that will suit the taste of every
member, the organization sponsors a spring camping trip at the Y. M. C. A.
camp at Lake St. Croix for th.ose who feel the urge to live close to nature. The
camping trip is scheduled for a week-end in May. Swimming, boating, hiking,
baseball, archery, and treasure hunts are all part of the recreation while in camp.
For those who like their recreation mild, there is always an opportunity to sleep
or read! At any rate, camp is a wonderful place to be in the spring, for it gives
one a chance to relax after a long winter. It is one of the highlights of the
spring program, and it is much anticipated by the W. A. A. members.
Page 166 text:
WOMEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
MILDRED PEDERSEN ....... ......... ........ P r esident
LUCILLE STRIEBEL .......... .... V ice President
IRIS MILLS, EDITH BAUER .... ,......,. S ecretarxes
HELEN PEDERSEN .........
LUCILLE CRESWELL .....
LILLIE AHLGREN .....
MAY HECKEL ..,.....,.
LA VERNIA JORGENSON. ,
STELLA TOBIASSEN .....
. . . . . .Point Secretary
. . ,Hockey Sport Head
. . .Pinball Sport Head
.Basketball Sport Head
. . . ..,........ Volleyball Sport Head
ELIZABETH HILYAR ......I... ......... . ....
MARY KATHERINE PRUCI-IA ..I..,...... Badminton
Betty Jane I-Iogue
La Vernia Jorgenson
La Verne Jensen
. .Baseball Sport Head
and Tennis Sport Head
Mary Katherine Prucha
Page 168 text:
Grupe, Deiss, S. Tobiassen, Svoboda, Stewart
Creswell, E. Tobiassen, Nlanske, J. Griffith
S. Tobiassen, Boles, E. Tobiassen
Stewart, Snow, Grupe CCaptainj, Granicia
Bauer, Prucha, M. Pedersen, Kay
Creswell, Striebel, Manske CCaptainj . J.GriHith,
M. Griffith. Jensen, Ahlgren
Schmidt, Vwferts, Deiss QCaptainJ, H. Pedersen
N eternal gift of gratitude will be Dr. Nai-
smith's for his invention of this popular
game. During the winter months basketball is
king. Thirty-five girls reported for the first
practice of the year. The first few practices
were given over to developing fundamentals and
to short periods of practice play. After a few
meetings three teams were selected, captained
by Bernice Deiss, Ardyth Grupe, and Eunice
Manske. A round robin tournament of eight-
een games was arranged. The sharp-shooting
Grupe team got off to an early lead in the tour-
nament, which they held until the finish. Man-
ske's team, which was slow in reaching its top
form, placed second, while the jinxed Deiss
team placed third. The games were colorful
and exciting, played with a Zip and dash that
In addition to the regular tournament games
several games were played with the River Ealls
high school teams. Early in February the college
women were hosts to the high school teams in
the college gym. Three games were played, all
three being won by the college teams. ln March
the high school girls returned the invitation.
Again three games were played, and again the
college women won.
The officiating for the games was handled by
Miss Branstad and several of the girls. La
Vernia Jorgenson was sport head for the season.
The captains and sport head selected an honor
team as follows: guards-Efbe Tobiassen, Jea-
nette Griflith, Emma Svoboda, Edith Stewart,
and Lucile Creswellg forwards-Stella Tobias-
sen, Ardyth Grupe, Bernice Deiss, La Vernia
Jorgenson, and Eunice Manske.
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