The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 29, 1964, Page Page 6, Image 9

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    The Daily Nebraskan
Friday, May-29' 1964
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By Lee Marshall
Assistant Sports Editor
This year's Outstanding In
tramural Athlete, Al Olsen, is
one of the most all-around
athletes ever to receive the
A 6-3, 220-pounder from
Deer Park, New York, who
originally came to Nebraska
on a basketball scholarship, Al
dropped of the varsity after
his freshman year to concen
trate more on the books. It has
paid off as his 7.1 average in
As a resident of Selleck, Al
has played on three different
intramural basketball teams
and each year he has made
the All-University team. His
team has never won first
place but when asked about
this, Al said, "I found it chal
lenging to put together a
group of freshmen and see
how far we could go."
Al has; averaged 20-24 points
per game from the forward
and guard positions and he
characterizes his style as
more free lance than most
players. '
"I'm not used to playing for
the pick or set plays," he
says, "this is more typical of
the ball played in the E a s t
than in Nebraska." j
Al stays in shape for the
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KEEPING IN SHAPE-Olsen has a set of weights in his
with regularly. He has on occasion helped his counselees set
once-a-week intramural
g a m e 8 by working with
weights. As a dorm counselor
in Selleck he has helped coun
selees set up weight-training
programs many times.
But more important,
Al feels, is for a boy to cbm
pete with a team, to feel real
teamwork and develop invalu
able "esprit de corps." Many
a time has he seen a group
of boys pull together in t o
friendships wrought on t h e
field of IM competition.
He is no stranger to IM foot
ball either, as his teams in
the past two years have made
it to the play-offs undefeated
and with one loss, respective
ly. "It's pretty hard for a
guard on a football not to feel
slighted as his teammates do
all the scoring but this is
one of the most important les
sons I've learned in my years
of competition." ,
Hitting a home run every
game was a reputation Al had
two years in playing first
base and pitch for the IM soft
ball team from Selleck. He
naturally swung from the
cleanup position.
Three years ago Al placed
second in the heavyweight di
vision of the weightlifting con
test with records in the
We now have practically a com-
plete list of books to be used for
next fall - and we will pay the
books at this time. We will pay
books no longer used on this
OLSEN AT WORK Al Olsen takes his job as counselor in Selleck Quadrangle seri
ously. Talking to him is Gary Davidson (on the right).
burl, and bench
But besides athletic endea
vors and his counseling duties,
Al served as president of Wes
ley House last year and lead
a vary interesting discussion
Al is d u a 1-matriculating
with a major in psychology
and business teachers edu
cation. He is a member of an
room which he works out
up their own weightlifting
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honorary in both of his ma
jors, Psi Chi and Beta Gam
teach at the collegel level
after finishing work on h i s
masters next year.
No novice in the field of
music either, Al has put to
gether his own hi-fi and enjoys
many kinds of music from
Brahms to the Ventures.
Usually working summers
WAVES To Commission
Virginia Wheaton Ensign
Virginia Wheaton, a J u n e
graduate of the University,
will" be the onlv woman in her
class to be commissioned in
to the WAVES.
She will report in August to
Newport, R.I.. where she will
go through officer's training
for eight weeks and will then
be commissioned an ensign.
The training at Newport is
the same as men receive who
go to Officer Candidate School
and is equivilant to four years
of ROTC. After eight more
weeks of training, she will be
stationed somewhere.
An ensign is the same as a
second lieutenant in other ser
vices. Miss Wheaton applied a
year ago, took the entrance
test, and went through eight
weeks of training last sum
mer at Newport for the junior
as a carpenter, Al will re
main in Lincoln this time to
do some more graduate work,
but you can bet he'll be doing
something to stay in good
As he puts it, "Everything
one does in life taxes the body
physically, and thus it is to
one's advantage to be in the
best of physical condition."
"I'm very enthusiastic; I
think it's a great opportunity
for college women," she com
mented. Plans through high school
and an interest in the service
led to her decision to enter
the WAVES.
Annual 'Selling Well'
Today is the last day of
CORNHUSK9R sales in the
south party room of the Stu
dent Union, according to Keith
Kruger, editor.
Sales are going "pretty
well," Kruger said, with
about 3'0 yearbooks yet un
sold. The book will be avil
able in the fall as long as
copies last. '
Kruger said that over 3.000
picked up by customers,
which includes 500 new sales
this week. , '
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Bornschlegel Wins
Wyf hers Award
Larry Bornschlegel and
John Roux have won the
awards given annually to the
top baseball players for the
past season.
Bornschlegel was voted the
Roy S. Wythers Award for
the most valuable player by
his teammates yesterday af
ternoon. Roux automatically won
the Bill Rosenberg Memorial
Award for the player on the
team with the highest batting
average. Roux's average was
Bornschlegel, a junior from
Geneva, lettered in his sopho
more year for the manv inn
ings logged behind the plate,
and this year put in a little
duty in the outfield, but this
only played up his proficien
cy behind the dish.
He ended up the year hitt
ing a deceptive .257. Bernie
made the Husker pitchers
look good where they, other
wise, might not have, with
some fabulous stops on wide
His size works both to his
advantage and disadvantage.
It takes much more out of a
small catcher like himself to
face 200-pounders streaking
down the basepath than it
would a well-padded catcher.
On the other hand his size
has probably enabled him to
go longer without tiring so
quickly due to heat caused by
the heavy catcher's gear.
Bornschlegel started t h f.
year with a lot of wood on
the ball but no hits. Towards
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the end of the season the hits
started falling in, and he cli
maxed the season with a
home run against Oklahoma
John Roux, a 6-foot, 170
poiuuler from Lincoln, trailed
fellow Keystone sacker Ra'i
dy Harris all season in his
batting average, and then
made his bid in the last two
, series.
! In the doubleheadsr against
j Oklahoma State Roux bashed
out 2-for-3 in the first game
and 2-for-4 in the second to
boost him into the lead.
Only a sophomore, Roux
will be around for two more
Staff Interviews Set
Interviews for editorial posi
tions on the DAILY NEBRAS
KAN will be held Monday at
9:30 a.m. Interviews for a 1 1
other positions will begin at 4
p.m. Monday and continue in
to the evening.