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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 83, Number 2 (Jan. 1982)

Burton, John; Murphy, Tom
Sports,   pp. 14-17


Page 17


... While down on the field, things weren't
so friendly. Here All-American nose guard
Tim Krumrie does what he does best against a
Tennessee ball-carrier, but there weren't
enough Krumries to go around, and the
Badger offense "made 11 mistakes,"
according to Coach McClain, and when you
do that, "you don't deserve to win."
PhotolL. Roger Turner for the Wisconsin State Journal
Two All-Americans!
Both major press services, UPI and
AP, named Tim Krumrie to their
All-American rosters at the end of
the season, and safety Matt Vanden
Boom joined AP's second team,
while Dave Greenwood, who
matched Vanden Boom's six-
interception record, got honorable
mention by AP. Krumrie shared All-
Big Ten selections, also by the AP,
with Vanden Boom and Green-
wood, and earned All-American
nods from the Walter Camp Founda-
tion and Football News.
   The 6'21/2", 255-pound junior
from Mondovi started all thirty-three
games in his Wisconsin career. This
season alone he made 123 tackles, 74
of them unassisted.
   At the annual football banquet on
November 24, teammates voted line-
backer Dave Levenick, a senior from
Grafton, the season's MVP, present-
ing him with the Jimmy Demetral
Memorial Trophy. He's the first to
win five football letters here, and was
a season tri-captain with fullback
Dave Mohapp and linebacker Larry
Spurlin. He crowded Krumrie in
team tackles, with 114.
   Tackle Mark Shumate of Poy-
nette received the Jay Seiler Award
as the most improved defensive
player; tackle Jerry Doerger of Cin-
cinnati the Wayne Souza Award as
the most improved offensive player;
and Vanden Boom got the Ivan Wil-
liamson Award for scholarship and
sportsmanship.
   The Hustle Award went to cor-
nerback John Westphal of Janes-
ville; tackle Bob Winckler of West
Bend earned the offensive-player-of-
the-year title, with Krumrie and
Vanden Boom sharing that one for
the defense.
   Cornerback Von Mansfield, Mil-
 waukee, was to receive the Russ
 Winnie Award later in his home-
 town.
Cross-Country Team Takes
Conference and 4th in NCAA
It hasn't been just football here this fall.
There are still other sports and added lau-
rels. The cross-country track team, under
coach Dan McClimon, won in November
its fourth Big Ten title in the last five years,
then went on to place fourth in the NCAA,
its second-best spot since McClimon ar-
rived in 1971.
   The Badgers literally ran away with the
Big Ten race in Minneapolis on November
7. Seven runners placed in the top fourteen
spots, compiling twenty-seven points.
Freshman Tim Hacker of Monomonee
Falls North High School paced the win with
a course-record time of 24:05.3, becoming
the first freshman since Craig Virgin in 1973
to win the Big Ten title. Five other Badgers
were in the top ten. Junior Jim Brice
finished fourth; freshman Joe Stinzi was
fifth; freshman John Easker eighth, fol-
lowed by Mark Sisson and senior Jeff
Hacker. All-American Mike Younglove
placed fourteenth.
   With three freshmen in the top eight
runners and six Badgers making the top
ten, Wisconsin's victory was even more im-
pressive than the win in 1978 when they
scored a low of twenty-four points. This
year's twenty-seven-point total for Wiscon-
sin was the fifth lowest in Big Ten history.
   With the win, the Badgers had claimed
nineteen team championships and fourteen
individual titles in cross-country, the most
of any conference team.
   On November 23rd at Wichita, Tim
Hacker and Easker earned All-American
honors by placing among the top twenty-
five U.S. runners and leading their
teammates to the fourth-place NCAA posi-
tion. It was the second time in three seasons
that the Badgers have been the winning Big
Ten finisher in this national run.
   Hacker ran the distance in 29:58.2,
Easker in 30:01.8, for twenty-fourth and
twenty-seventh places respectively (ad-
justed to seventeenth and twentieth in team
scoring). Younglove placed fifty-fourth;
Jeff Hacker sixty-seventh; Stintzi seventy-
fifth; and Sisson 128th.
   "It was a great season ending," beamed
McClimon, "and we still haven't lost to an
American team." His crews have now
finished fifteenth, ninth for three straight
times, eleventh, sixth, third, eleventh
again, nineteenth and now fourth.   ED
Running away with cross-country honors these days are: (front) John Gray,
Scott Jenkins,
Wayne Lueck, Tom Quigley, John Easker, Joe Stintzi, Eric Wolff. (rear) Tim
Hacker, Jeff
Hacker, Mark Sisson, Jim Brice, Mike Younglove, Tom Sharp, Don Bodesheimer,
Coach Mc-
Climon. (Absent, Bruce Dorow)
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