The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 05, 1976, Page page 10, Image 10

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    thursday, february 5, 1976
daily nebraskan page 10
er crew coach has come in Vtrokin
Rusthoven, who first met Spousta at the Head-of-the-Charles
Regatta last fall in Boston, said Nebraska had been
looking for a new coach since early last fall.
"I felt I had taken the team as far as I was capable of
taking them," Rusthoven said. "I wanted to find
someone with more experience."
He said the biggest problem he's faced thus far is
what he called a lack of funds, both for his salary and the
crew team itself.
"The job's shaky as far as pay goes. There's nothing
concrete yet about my salary," Spousta said. "It
(Spousta 's salary) depends a lot on how our fund-raising
goes." Spousta added that he'd like to get a job in UNL's
physical education dept.
Spousta spends about six hours daily working on row
ing techniques in a "crew tank" in the pool at Abel Hall.
"I like to emphasize the type of training that will be
Gymnast competing against herself
similar to the type of event. In crew, this means emphasis
on cardiovascular development," he said. "The aspect I
emphasize is running, but you have to learn to row first."
Because of Nebraska's severe winters and early springs,
UNL's crew probably will train in Texas during spring
break, Spousta said.
A meet with Oklahoma State University is set for late
March on the crew's return trip from Texas. Alabama and
Washburn Universities also are possible participants.
The crew coaches are not looking that far ahead,
however, and now are concentrating on teaching the
fundamental techniques of rowing to new team members,
using Spousta's coaching philosophy.
"I want to help each person come close to realizing
their full potential in a boat," Spousta said. "I want to
help each do their best, irregardless of his size or previous
Mew Hus
By Pete Wegman
It didn't take UNL's newest coach long to get to work.
Bob Spousta, new head crew coach, arrived in Lincoln
from Amherst, Mass., on Friday, Jan. 16. He met with the
crew team the following Sunday, and Monday morning
he was at practice.
Spousta replaces former head coach Ron Rusthoven,
who is taking over the freshman coaching duties.
The new 26-year-old coach will receive a master's
degree in exercise science from University of
, Massachusetts this month.
Spousta, women's coach at Massachusetts University
the past three years, also was a member of the Union Boat
Club in Boston and the Potomac Club while in the army.
"I want to get into coaching as a career. This was the
best opportunity available," he said. "Nebraska has a
fine crew program; they've done well the last few years."
By Susie Reitz
"When I compete it's against the beam or the bars
against myself," said UNL all-around gymnast Barb Baker.
"In high school, the people watching and judging were
always people I knew," said Baker, a freshman criminal
justice major from Omaha. "Now the pressure on me is
not from what other people expect, and I'm not just com
peting for them."
Now, she said, she has more control and one mistake
won't ruin her concentration for the rest, of a meet.
Baker will be competing against Oklahoma State
University in UNL's second home meet Saturday at 10
ajn. in the Women's Physical Education Bldg. 119.
Baker placed third , at state and won districts in all
around competition her senior year in high school. That
year she also took second in uneven parallel bars. Her
junior year at state she placed second in vaulting.
"Vaulting and bars are my favorite events. They're
what I've always done best in," she said.
Baker started young in gymnastics, working with her
older brother in a YMCA gym across the street from their
Cleveland, Ohio home.
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When Baker was in seventh grade, she said, the family
moved to Omaha where she started junior high gymnastics
competition. In Omaha, she also participated in private
gymnastics clubs.
Baker attended the week-long Midwest Gymnastics
Camp in Boone, Iowa, for three summers, she said.
Despite a back injury suffered while cheerleading her
sophomore year, Baker continued in gymnastics, she
said, and became an all-arounder her junior year when the
team's leading all-around gymnast had knee surgery.
A scholarship to UNL not only helped her decide
where to attend college, but also kept her in gymnastics,
she said.
"I wasn't going to stay with it, but when I got the
scholarship I decided to come here and try it," she said.
UNL's team members are close, and unlike high school
every team member is willing to work hard, Baker said.
She said coach Karen Black "works with all the girls
and doesn't have any favorites."
"On some teams there are a couple of superstars, but
it's not that way here. We're all really close," Baker said.
; sports 1
Women interested in trying out for the softball team
should be working out in the Men's Physical Education
Bldg. at 3:30 pjn. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The Women's tennis team will hold an organizational
meeting at 4 p jn. Monday in Women's Physical Education
Bldg. 313. For more information, call coach Gail
Whitaker, 472-3926.
The women's rugby team will hold an organizational
meeting at 7 pm. Tuesday in the Nebraska Union. For
more information, contact Liz, 489-1581, or Marsha,
The Recreation Dept. is sponsoring a spring break
ski trip to Winter Park, Colo., March 20 through 27.
Cost is $167, which includes lodging, ski equipment
rental for five days, three days of lift tickets, one day of
lessons, trasportation and insurance.
Peter Zandbergen has been named sports information
and publicity director for the UNL crew team.
What do these people and events
have in common?
Daniel Williams, Black Photographer
Ralph Abernathy
Model United Nations
Foreign Film Series
Tulsa Civic Ballet
Coffeehouses and Concerts
Marc and Brenda Feigen-Fasteau
Feminist Comedians Harrison & Tyler
Symposium on the Wisdom of the West
Gene Roddenberry with Ster Trek
Victor Marchetti
Jimmy Driftwood & the Rsckensack
Folklore Society
They'll aJ! be brought to you this
semester by the UNION PROGRAM
QjJ8Sti0ri I nat do tnesa Pr2ram committees
have in common?
Art Lending Library
Black Activities
Contemporary Arts
Foreign Films .
Human Potentials
Jazz 'n Java
Model United Nations
Record Lending Library
Talks & Topics
Visual Arts
They're all committees of the UNION
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