Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 66, Number 8 (May 1965)
About the University, pp. -7
lIOUT THE UIE Hays, Hoffman, Zillman, and Grover during their final television appearance. Badgers Win GE College Bowl Championship W HILE BADGER spring sports teams were warming up for their schedule of events, another Badger team was in the thick of a national competition. This particular Wisconsin team was not especially noted for its feats of physical skill, unless you consider the speed of their reflexes as they pushed a button that sounded a buzzer. They were, however, marked by the computer-like agility they demonstrated as they sorted through their memories and came up with the correct answers to com- plex questions. This was the victorious Wisconsin G-E College Bowl team that re- tired with a championship after five straight wins on the nationally tele- vised program. The brilliant Badger students, who brought a total of $10,500 in scholarships to the University, in- cluding a $1,500 grant from Gim- bels-Schusters department stores, were: Richard Hays, Boise, Ida.; Richard Hoffman, Sheboygan, team captain; Donald Zillman, Madison; and Stuart Grover, Newark, N. J. Peter Hoff, Madison, was the alter- nate member of the team and Prof. Jerry McNeely, speech, served as coach. On successive Sundays in March and April, the Badgers mowed down opposition from Utah State, Susquehanna University, Wilson College, Clarkson College of Tech- nology, and Bethany College. The Badgers trained long and hard for their victories. At the be- ginning of the semester an all- campus College B owl competition, sponsored by the Union Forum Committee, was held with several living units and organizations enter- ing the contest. Later, the squad of "Varsity Scholars" was selected and each week, before flying off to New York, the team engaged in rigorous practice sessions under the supervi- sion of Prof. McNeely. The dedica- tion paid off as Wisconsin convinc- ingly defeated all of its opponents. With its string of five victories, Wisconsin joins Lawrence Univer- sity, Appleton, as the second school in the state to win a championship this season. Alumni Association Awards Scholarships S CHOLARSHIPS and awards to- taling $800 were awarded last month to eight (Madison campus) students by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. The students were rec- ognized for their achievements in scholarship and extra-curricular ac- tivities, and for the degree of self- support they have contributed to- wards their educational expenses. Top alumni scholarship winners include, front row: Jane Shapiro, Joan Wilkie, Mary Chrouser, and Judith Fifrick; back row: W. David Knox, Thomas Tinkham, and Edward Weidenfeld. David Fronek was not present for the picture.
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