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Johnson, Dwight A. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 51, Number 5 (Feb. 1950)

Lentz, Art
Sports,   pp. 19-20

Page 20

THIS LED to a second basket after Wisconsin tied Notre (40) for the basket
which put the Badgers ahead 49 to 45.
Dame, rallied, and went on to win Tuesday, Dec. 13.    Final score was 56
to 48. Wisconsin's Fred Bencriscutto
"Radar" Rehfeldt (23) here sends the ball to Fritz Schneider  (32)
watches from the background.
"Radar" Rehfeldt
   EVERY TIME big Don Rehfeldt
 drops in a free throw or one of his
 specialized left-handed hook shots as
 center of the Wisconsin varsity bas-
 ketball team, he rewrites one or
 m o r e all-time individual scoring
 records for the Badgers.
 No wonder that his teammates call
 the 6-foot, 61/2 inch senior center,
 "Radar"-his unerring accuracy has
 been a vital factor in bringing Wis-
 consin up the victory trail this sea-
 By the end of the first semester
 and 13 games Rehfeldt has chalked
 up 16 field goals and 48 free throws
 for a total of 240 points. He needs
 only 27 more points to become the
 first Badger to score 1,000 or more
 points in his college career.
 In his brilliant scoring foray last
 season, "Radar" won the Western
 Conference individual scoring title
 with 229 points (an average of 19.1
 points per game), becoming the
 sixth player in the Big Ten to sur-
 pass the 200 total in a 12-game con-
 ference campaign. His performance
 brought him all-conference honors
 as a center, and he now is given a
 good chance to surpass Minnesota
 Jim McIntyre's four-year all-time
 mark of 648 points in conference
 play-to say nothing of gunning for
 Iowa Murray Wier's all-time season
mark of 272 points (set in 1948).
   For his conference career to date,
 Rehfeldt has tallied 497 points, and
 for the four games he has played
 this season he has marked up 87
 points against Big Ten foes.
   This is Rehfeldt's fourth year in
a Badger uniform, but his playing
time is spread over a five-year
period. He entered Wisconsin in the
fall of 1945 after gaining a great
reputation at Chicago's Amundsen
high school. He entered the army at
the close of the first semester and
returned to Wisconsin in time to
play the second semester of the 1947
  He competed as a sophomore in
the 1947-48 season and last year as
a junior he rolled up 381 points as
he broke or equalled virtually every
Badger all-time scoring record.
  Among the Wisconsin records he
now holds (and remember a good
many of them change figures with
every point he scores from now on)
are these:
  Most field goals single game-13.
Most points in single game-34. Most
points single season (all games)-
381. Most po'nts single conference
season-229. Most field goals in sea-
son  (for all games)-146; (for
conference season)-85. Most free
throws in season (conference
games)--59. Best average for entire
season play-17.3 points. Best aver-
age  for  conference  season-19.1
  Actually, the only record escaping
"Radar" is the 97 free throw total
set in one season by Gene Englund.
   Wisconsin's ace miler, Don Gehr-
mann, warmed up for the forth-
coming intercollegiate indoor track
season by competing in two Eastern
seaboard meets during January. On
January 14, he ran the mile in the
Washington, D. C., Star games in
the National Guard armory and was
the winner in 4:13.6 minutes.
  On January 28, Gehrmann de-
fended his championship in the
Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose
games held in Madison Square Gar-
den, New York City. He came in at
4:09.3 minutes, barely beating FBI
agent Fred Wilt.
To Washington
  THREE MEMBERS of the Wis-
consin athletic department attended
the Olympic Association and Pan-
American Games organizational
meeting in Washington, D. C., Jan.
8-9. They were Athletic Director
Harry   Stuhldreher; Art "Dynie"
Mansfield, baseball coach; and John
J. Walsh, boxing coach.
  Stuhldreher acted as representa-
tive of the Western Conference,
Mansfield was there in his capacity
as president of the American Asso-
ciation of College Baseball Coaches
and Walsh took part in the meetings
as a member of the Olympic-Pan
American boxing committee.

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