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The Daily Nebraskan
Thursday, Feb. 24, 1966
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LARRY WACHHOLTZ . . . winner of District
Phi Kappa Psi "Outstanding Athlete" award.
Larry Wachholt
Kansas City Larry Wach
holtz, diminutive defensive
star from the University of Ne
braskahas been named the
Phi Kappa Psi fraternity
"Outstanding Athlete" in the
Fiftli District for 1965, accord
ing to Larry Winn, Jr., sports
Presentation Friday
The award will be presented
to Wachholtz Friday night,
February 25th, at the Frater
nity's Annual Founder's Day
banquet at the University
Club in Kansas City.
Wachholtz, who might be
referred to as "triple-threat",
specialized in points-after-touchdowns,
punt returns and
defensive safety for the Corn
huskers. He scored on 33 of 37
extra-point attempts, setting
an all-time Nebraska record
while finishing third in total
scoring in the Big-Eight Con
ference. He led the Big-Eight
and finished second in the na
tion in punt returns.
Larry was selected on t h e
Oklahoma's first gymnas
tics team of all time flew
through the scholastic air
with the greatest of ease last
Mischa Gorkuscha, Ponca
City side horse man, topped
all varsity athletes with a 4.0
t straight A) in Russian, phys
ics, math and history. N e a 1
Donahue, horizontal bar per
former from Sayville, N.Y.,
'ed all freshmen athletes with
a 4 0 average. Both are math
Terry Due, Duncan sopho
more and pre-med major,
paced the basketball varsity
with a 3.75. Other B or better
boys among Coach Bob Stev
ens' bouncers were Tom Flood
3.25 and Joe Bogan 3.0.
The Sooner roundbail squad
boasted a 2.59 overall squad
average. There were only two
failing courses In the 252 hours
the basketball varsity carried.
A freshman pre-dental
major led the tennis squad.
He is Dicke Gilkey of Seminole
and he scored 3.2. Hal McCoy
topped the tennis varsity with
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second Ail-American team by
the U.P.I, and the Helms
Foundation and garnered a
berth on the All-Big-Eight con
ference team. Only 5' 10" and
162 lbs., Wachholtz is living
proof that there is still a place
for the small man in football.
Noses Out Churchich
In winning the award, he
nosed out teammate Bob
Churchich, Husker quarter
Dack, last year's winner; Mis
souri wrestler, Danny Young
and Kansas gridders' Rick
Abernethy and Harold Mont
gomery. Nominations for the award
are made by each chapter in
the seven-state area and the
board of judges of sports
writers and broadcasters are
asked to not only consider ath
letic abilities, but include
scholarship, sportsman
ship and attitude in juding.
Previous winners were: j
Bobby Reynolds, Nebraska
halfback. 1950, Bill Reichardt,
Iowa fullback, 1951; Bill Fen-
ton, Iowa end, 1952-53; Max
Burkett, Iowa State fullback.
1954; and Bob Massengale,
Missouri quarter-miler, 1955;
Dwight Nichols, Iowa State
tailback, 1957, '58, '59; Jay
Arnette, Texas eager, I960,
Jim Huge, Nebraska end, 1961
Tom Hertz, Missouri tackle,
1962, Dick Limerick, Iowa
State halfback, 1963, and Bob
Churchich, Nebraska quarter
back, 1964.
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Crook, Three
Hope To Defend Their
National Indoor Titles
(Note: This is the third of
a four-part scries on Big Eight
Conference track, leading up
to the indoor championships,
Friday and Saturday, in Kan
sas City's Municipal Auditori
um. I'nc fourth feature will
explore the 1,000, mile, and
two-mile runs.)
abundance of gold catches the
eye this year in the 440, 600,
and 880 lineups at the Big
Eight Conference indoor
championships, this Friday
and Saturday in Kansas City's
Municipal Auditorium.
In each of these three
events, a defending national
champion will be matching
skills with a defending Confer
ence indoor or outdoor cham
pion. This adds up to six lead
ers, two for each event, and
six gold medal performances
last year. Something will have
to give since only one gold
medal for each event will be
available Saturday.
Kansas State's Don Payne
(outdoor 400 meters), Iowa
State's Steve Carson (Indoor
600), and Oklahoma State's
Tom Von Ruden (indoor 880)
are the national titalists. Ok
lahoma's Bill Calhoun (o u t
door 440), Lee Calhoun (in
door 440), Lee Calhoun (indoor
600), and Oklahoma State's
John Perry (outdoor 880) are j
the Big Eight champions.
This stride-for-stride-match
ing situation could provide for
new Conference records : in
each event. A matching of this
year's best times for the lead
ers is all that is needed to
break these marks at the 38th
annual championships.
Because of the nature of
the three events all have to
, rate in the sprint class now,
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including the 880 because of
the blistering times turning up
in the event they are hard to
explore. These are the events
in which coaches move their
men like pawns in search of
additional points a spot to
strike in quest of the t e a m
By Conference legislation,
each team may enter five
men in the 440 and 600, three
in one race and two in the oth
er, depending upon where
each coach feels his strength
(and athletes' best chances)
lies. (A similar limitation is
applied to the 880 and 1,000-
yard run.)
880-Yard Run
A little more semblence of
order can be made out of the
880 field. Just toss out a few
Oklahoma State names, mak
ing sure Von Ruden and Per
ry are included, and a fair
field is formed without even
considering a pair of Kansas
Neither Perry nor Von Ru
den led the 880 parade going
into the last weekend of dual
meets. That honor belonged to
Wes Dutton. a Kansas State
junior who missed last season
because of a broken foot. Cut
ton has a 1:52.6.
And, right behind him is the
Wildcats' Charles Harper with
a 1:53.9 second-place time in
the same meet. Also a serious
contender is Missouri's Char
lie Conrad, the winner In the
event two yearsago. He has a
best so far of 1:55.1, which
puts him just behind Kansas'
Lowell Paul.
Then there is the Oklahoma
State contingent, spearheaded
by Von Ruden. Perry, and
Jim Metcalf, three members
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of the world-record-holding
two-mile relay team. Joining
this tnreesome in a new at
tempt to lower the internation
al relay standard is Arnold
At the Federation Invita
tional, this quarter won going
away, with Metcalf s carry
being recorded in 1:52.7 and
Von Ruden's anchor sprint in
Mile Relay
The closing event of all
meets, and the one this year
which could decide the team
championship in what is ex
pected to be one of the wild
est scrambles in Conference
history, has to be just as close
as the three individual
events 440, 600, and 880
which supply the combatants.
Oklahoma has logged t h e
best time so far with its grey
hounds reporting in at 3:20.0.
Tom Melton, Jim Hamilton,
Jim Hardwick, and Bill Cal
houn combined to record the
mark which is only two sec
onds off the Conference stand
ard. However, Ralph Higgins of
Oklahoma State says: "They
won't take the mile relay
away from us this year." He
used Droke. Larrv Linn. Von
Ruden, and Mickey Miller to
edge Nebraska's crack unit
of Tom Millsap, Dennis Walk
er, Ron Lee, and Crook at the
New Mexico triangular, 3:21.3
to 3:21.6.
These might not be the
units running Saturday, b h t
it is a cinch those built by the
contenders at that stage of
tfhe meet will be potent, made
up of what amounts to one of
the best aggregations of
sprinters ever available in
the league.
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Phi Kappa
Siff Nu's In
By Bob Flasnick
In a battle of the undefeated
Tuesday night, Phi Kappa Psi
A handed Sigma Nu A its first
loss of the season, 58-49, in
intramural basketball tourna
ment action.
The powerful P h i Psi's
jumped to a six point first
quarter advantage, but the
hot hand' of Sigma Nu's Bob
Witte connected for 11 points
in the second quarter to lead
Sigma Nu to a 31-28 halftime
When Witte cooled off in the
second half the Phi Psi's be
gan to pull away with the
help of Larry Wachholtz's six
point third quarter.
Wachholtz finished with 13
for the Phi Psi's and team
mate Kon h"oggemeyer, a
safety on the Husker football
team like Wachholtz, had ele
ven. Gary Niebauer got 12 and
John Kammerzell 11 in the
evenly distributed Phi Psi
scoring attack. Bill Marshall
played a consistent game un
der the boards and helped the
winners tashion a 14 for 18
mark at the free throw line.
Witte was high scorer for
the Sigma Nu's with 19 points
followed by Don Frolio with
14. The jumping antics of Sig
ma Nu's Gary Sanford helped
him to get 10 points and to
block about as many shots.
The loss drops Sigma Nu in
to the losers bracket of the
tournament, but its quite
possible the two powerhouses
will meet again before the
tournament ends.
Thursday. February 24
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5:00 Phi Delta Theta C vs. Sigma
Epsilon C
6:30 Parmacy vs. Army
7:30 Delta Upsilon A vs. Sigma Nu A
8:30 Abel VI A vs. Abel IV A
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6:30 Misfits vs. Hustlers no. 2
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Tournament scores:
Tuesday. February 3
Beta Theta PI C 46, Phi Kappa Psi C 36
Phi Delta Theta C 46, Kappa Sigma
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Delta Tau Delta C 40, Farm House C 22
Abel X 47, Abel XI 36
Delta Upsilon A 63, Alpha Tau Omega
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Delta Upsilon C 42, Sigma Nu C 39
Sigma Phi Epsilon C 40, Alpha Tau
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Hustler no. 2 44. Unicorns 43
Triangle A 49, Pi Kappa Alpha A 31
Phi Gamma Delta C 40, Ag Men C 26
Dents 59, Hustlers I 29
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Marauders 59, Phi Epsilon Kappa 46
Army 50, Gamblers 4.1
Misfits 30. Psych. Dept. 20
Abel VII A 46 , Abel IV A 43
Abel XII A 58, Abel Xtll A 57
Abel VI A 54. Abel II A 53
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ka and Kansas, the Kansas
State Wildcats continue their
frantic bid for showdown ac
tion following six straight Big
Eight wins. K-State faces
hot and cold Oklahoma this
Saturday at Norman, Okla.,
before meeting the paceset
ting CornhuskerF at Lincoln,
Nebr., on Tuesday (March 1).
The Wildcats and Sooners
will tipoff in OU Fieldhouse at
8:05 p.m., with the K-State
and Nebraska contest starting
at 7:35 p.m. in the Coliseum.
Coach Tex Winter credits
K-State's pesky man-for-man
defense and the consistent
play of Earl Seyfert, a 6-7
sophomore foreard, as being
responsbile for already a bet
ter season than 1964-65. Over
all, the Wildcats stand 13-8 for
the campaign, compared to
a 12-13 finish last year.
Of course, K-State is far
ahead of last year's victory
pace in conference play. A
5-9 club a year ago, tfhe Wild
cats carry an 8-2 loop mark
into Saturday night's game
with the Sooners.
Oklahoma. 9-13 overall and
5-6 in Big Eight play, enter
the contest needing a win to
spark first-division aspira
tions. The Sooners were
trounced 86-69 by KU on Alon
day night.
Seyfert, a late-comer f o r
the Wildcats this season, has
been the leading pointniakcr
for K-State in five of the wins
and tied with Ron Paradis for
top honors Monday night.
The reticent southpaw is av
eraging 17 points a game since
returning to the starting line
up. Harrassing Wildcat guards,
ball-shagging forwards and
stout center Roy Smith have
combined to make K-State's
defense among the best in the
nation. Opponents have been
held to an average of 57.3
points a game during the six
game streak.