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

 - Class of 1937

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Wcrls. Deiss, Crcswell. Grupc, Branstad Ufoachj. Snow, Schotra J. Grifliih, M. Pedersen, Jorgensen, H. Pedersen, E. Tobiasscn. Jensen. Ahlgren, M. Griflith Stewart, Legler. Bauer, Granicia, S. Tobinsscn, Boles. Hawn, Striebel, Svoboda VOLLEYBALL BOUT thirty girls reported for the first volleyball practice of the year. The volleyball season was rather short this year as it was cut into by both baseball and basketball. Viola Granicia, Joyce Snow, and Edith Bauer were selected to captain the teams. A round robin tournament of nine games was arranged. Viola Granicia's team Won the tournament, winning five out of six games. The sport head, Stella Tobiassen, and the captains selected an honor team as follows: LaVernia Jorgenson, Effie Tobiassen, LaVerne Jensen, Emma Svobocla, Marion Boles, Bernice Deiss, Lillie Ahlgren and Lucile Creswell. HOCKEY N SPRING a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of-well, you guess: but in autumn a young woman's thoughts turn toward hockey. Synony- mous with the opening of school is the opening of the hockey season. From then until Jack Frost comes the shrill cry of the referees whistle can be heard coming from the hockey field on south campus. Because hockey is a strenuous activity, calling for genuine interest and physical endurance from the partici- pants, not many reported for this sport. But for those who like it hockey is tops! Two teams captained by Marion Boles and Mae Eurbur engaged in a seesaw battle for hockey supremacy. Marion Boles' team Won the iirst two games of the tournament. Not Wanting to go down without a iight, Mae Furbur's team took the next two games, thus tying the percentage standings. The fifth game was a tie, neither side being able to score to take the lead in the tournament. The last game was a game! Amidst a mad. scrambled thrash of hockey clubs and players' legs, Marion's team succeeded in winning the tourna- ment 2-l! It was with great reluctance that the teams put away their clubs, balls, and shin guards until the next hockey season rolls around. f155j

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Grupe, Deiss, S. Tobiassen, Svoboda, Stewart Creswell, E. Tobiassen, Nlanske, J. Griffith Jorgenson S. Tobiassen, Boles, E. Tobiassen Stewart, Snow, Grupe CCaptainj, Granicia Hawn Bauer, Prucha, M. Pedersen, Kay Creswell, Striebel, Manske CCaptainj . J.GriHith, J orgenson M. Griffith. Jensen, Ahlgren Schmidt, Vwferts, Deiss QCaptainJ, H. Pedersen Svoboda BASKETBALL 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 aroused interest. 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. f154l



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SWIMMING SWIMMING is rapidly establishing itself as a maj,or sport in women's athletics in this institution. We have a fine pool, well-kept, which should receive a good deal of attention from the students. Swimming is an activity which can be engaged in long after one leaves school. It is a sport thatcan be enjoyed singly or in company. For these reasons more people than do should come out for swimming on Wednesdays. Our school is not without good swimmers. Under the instruction of Miss Branstad several of these swimmers have w.orked until they have become eligible for the Red Cross Life Saving Award. To receive this award, a girl must be proficient enough in swimming to pass a rigid test of skill as outlined by the Red Cross organ- ization. The following compose the Life Saving Corps: Betty Smith, Gertrude Peterson, Vivian Bach, Marguerite Lewis, Eunice Manske, La Verne Jensen, and Lucille Kay. BADMINTON Could you name three persons who have not heard of the new craze that has swept this school? It is badminton, of course. The game is a veritable whirlwind that has picked up players of all kinds and set them down on the badminton court in South Hall. Every- body's playing it! It is a fascinating English game introduced into this country from Canada. No less than six tournaments were held this year, four of them sponsored by the W. A. A. In the women's singles elimination tournament, consisting of twenty-four entries, La Vernia Jorgenson defeated Miss Branstad for the title, three games to two. In the women's doubles ladder tournament, made up of twelve teams, that ran for a period of eight weeks, Elizabeth Mason and Eunice Manske were the winners. The .Ioos-Branstad and Peterson-Jorgenson teams were runners-up. The mixed doubles lad- der tournament that lasted for seven weeks was won by Miss Branstad and Doctor Owens. The Williams-Manske and Setterquist-Mrs. Owens teams were runners-up. This was the largest tournament of all, twenty-four teams having entered. Based on their final positions in the ladder tournament, mixed doubles teams were seeded for an elimination tournament. In the finals played on All Sport Night, Dr. Owens and Miss Branstad won over Elizabeth' Mason and James May. This was the sport sponsored by the W. A. A. that had the greatest number and widest variety of participants. Badminton has gained a prom- inent position in the intramural games. It was one of the features of All Sport Night, held this year for the first time, on April 19 in the North Hall gym. This night was devoted to the play- ing-off of title-matches in the intramural sports that have gained the widest following.

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