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Student Newspaper Is Back In Black Reported by Jacqueline Smith Rotunda writers and staff members, frantic with despair over seven weeks' absence of Longwood's newspaper, came together today to publish this semester's first issue. Soon after the December 6 issue came out. Rotunda editor Johnel Brown was told by Longwood's Vice President for Student Affairs, Phyllis Mable, that the newspaper was "banned" until financial difficulties were worked out. The financial problems were the result of an oversight on the part of the 1982-83 staff. The editors of last year's paper neglected to apply for funding for the current year from the Student Activities Committee, a mistake which led to a forty-five hundred dollar debt at the time of the December 6 issue. In late January, the current editors applied to the Student Activities Committee for funding to pay the debt and continue publication in the current semester. The committee, headed by Susan Tolliver, then appropriated funds sufficient to cover the debt and to print through early March. The editors then applied for funding from the emergency reserve fund, which resulted in a sufficient amount to continue publication throughout

this semester. Thus, The Rotunda will be on a regular publication schedule until May. Another problem which has concerned Rotunda editors is the small number of staff members who publish the newspaper. The regular staff was limited to four last semester, but Ms. Mable and Mr. I. B. Dent, Director of Student Activities, conferred with the English department to arrange a meeting last week for all students interested in working for The Rotunda. While only five students attended the meeting, a large number of students signed a list in their English classes expressing interest. Four of the five students who came were given assignments, and all five are now reporters for the newspaper. Also introduced at the meeting was Dr. Jack Haberstroh, the new adviser to the publication. Haberstroh, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has had seventeen years of experience in mass communications and has been the owner of various publications. Dr. Haberstroh observed that Longwood students should have been upset over the printing delay because "even though they don't pay a cover price they have already paid out of their activities fees." (Continued on Page 5)

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Required: Dickens' Copperfield IiOngwood students enrolled in freshman English courses came to class this semester toting a nine-hundred page Victorian serial novel. Charles Dickens' David Copperfield was chosen by Longwood's English Department because, according to department head Massie Stinson, "We want every student to have the experience of reading and understanding great works of literature from our culture." Student reactions ranged from frustration to enthusiasm. Longwood junior Drew Decker wasn't worried about the choice. "The impression I got was that it was chosen because a large proportion of the English faculty hadn't read it. I guess they wanted to be as surprised as the students about what happens next. Over the course of a semester, what is 900 pages? It shouldn't be a problem for most students." Others were anything but complacent. One student who declined to be identified, commented that Copperfield is completely unnecessary and irrelevant to non-English majors. For a freshman English course, it's pointless. They should at least choose an American novelist. What made them choose David Copperfield, why not Moby Dick? It's an interesting idea but I don't see the reasoning behind the choice." The novel will be read in

installments over the course of the semester and up to exams. These assighments are in addition to other reading including plays, poems, and short stories. To deter students from not reading the entire work, owners of the college bookstore have agreed not to sell Cliff Notes on Copperfield. In an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch Dr. Stinson said, "We want our student-; to get beyond the 28minute attention span of television situation comedies. In this course they will have to know well a work . . . which took its original Victorian audience a year and a half to read." Some students feel they shouldn't be required to read any faster than those Victorian

readers did. One student commented, the novel "is too detailed, too big to cover in one semester. There are shorter books on the same level that we could read." But another student in the same class retorted, "I don't think it's that bad. I like the characters, and reading by installment helps!" Whatever the students' judgment may be, the English department is committed to upgrading its requirements and enriching its total program. The move has gotten stories in newspapers around the state, and the English department is pleased. Dr. Stinson saw this as "the beginning of longwood's emphasis on traditional learning."

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GYPSY — A Musical Fantasy At Longwood with somethin RviirRRvnArFNHART S for everyone. By JERRY DAGENHART Based Qn [he memoirs of the Broadway is coming to Q Rose [he Longwood in the form of the ^ tra(?es the m of Gypgy musical fantasy Gypsy. Gypsy is d her overbeari stage a "melting pot of entertainment ^^ Roge {Qm Q ,g ear,

childhood, in Vaudeville to the peak of her career at Minsky's Burlesque House. The action ranges from boys and girls auditioning for Uncle Jocko's Kiddyshow to Bumps and Grinds from the strippers who dawn the stage of the Burlesque house. The cast of Gypsy includes many veteran Longwood Players, and some very talented newcomers. Miss Paula Moore, a senior at Prince Edward Academy, brings to the title role an air of vibrance and beauty that has not been seen on the Longwood stage in quite some time. Paula, who is a native of Prince Edward County, was last seen in The Waterworks Players' production of The Fantasticks. The role of Gypsy's mother, Rose, is portrayed by Ms. Diahn Simonini, in her 152nd role. Simonini, whose father was the Head of the Longwood Department of English for 13 years, has been a Longwood Paula Moore as Gypsy Rose Lee and Diahn Simonini as Madam Player since age 10. She has Rose in rehearsal for GYPSY.

guest performed at longwood in Hamlet and Angel Street. Ms. Simonini is currently teaching English and Creative Writing at Buckingham High School, and she is the Artistic Director for the Buckingham Youth Theatre Touring Company. She brings to Gypsy a wealth of experience; she is a union actress, she has toured with the U.S.O., and she was active in summer stock for nine years including work with the Barn Dinner Theatre. She also served as the student liaison officer for the NationalRepertory Theatre. Rose's nervous, ulcer-plagued boyfriend, Herbie, is portrayed by longwood junior Curt Walker. Curt was last seen as the bumbling Dr. Diaforous in The Imaginary Invalid. Herbie is Walker's first major role and his characterization creates a wonderful balance between the roles of Gypsy and Rose. The production is being guestdirected by Mr. Thorn Williams, a member of the faculty at

Longwood's Department of Music. Williams is a very active vocal soloist, and he is also very involved in the theatre. He was last seen in the role of "Quixote" in the Richmond's Department of Recreation and Park's production of Man of La Mancha. Gypsy is being produced by The Lognwood Players in accordance with the departments of Music and Speech and Dramatic Arts, with a great deal of support from the Farmville community. This musical fantasy extravaganza will open Thursday, February 23, and run through Saturday, February 25. Curtain time is at 8:00. Admission is free to Longwood students with I.D.'s, all other students $3.00, faculty and groups of 10, $2.00 and general admission is $5.00. The cast of Gypsy is expecting a successful run and would appreciate the support of the student body.


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Well, boy, I just know they'd never try to put no man named Fritz in the White House. But damn me if them Democrats ain't trying that very thing. They'll keep tryin' and tryin' to find somebody but ever since the country got its head back on straight in 1980 we're gonna keep ole Ron Reagan in the White House; nope, ain't no man name of Fritz gonna be my president. And look at that — they got so many candidates for president somebody musta got confused and put a black man in there — J--Johnson, — izat his name? No, no, oh yeah Jackson — Reverend Jackson they call him ain't it? Goes round hollerin and screamin like some fool chicken with his head cut off. No sir, them Democrats won't never get things back together. Just too shook up after we got'em out the Senate back in 1980 — yep — 1980 — Revolution — that's what it was. They'll be fightin it out right up til the summertime or so and then they'll give it to ole Fritz and pretend like they's happy about it or somethin — ha — happy. They'll be 'bout as happy as warts on a frog's tail. I meen — shooo-trying to get ole Jimmy Carter's Vice president 'lected to the highest office in this nation? Shii — ain't no chance. Not as long as there's Ron Reagan up*there to lead us into whatever he might choose. Yep. Ron Reagan, boy. There's one to remember. Now don't you go sayin nothin bout all that south-of-theborder stuff — t'ain't nothin — bunch of hooligans and no-goods any which way. Don't pay it no never mind. I jus read hows the United States govment must be the most truthful govement ever has been. I mean look at them Russians — shoo — their own citizens didn't know if ole Andrapev — izat his name? Whatever, they didn't even know if their own presdent — or is it czar or . . sompin' like that? — they didn't even know if their own presdent had a wife or not? Whaddya thinka that? Wha? Shooo— I don't care bout no nuclear testin' goin' on way out west somewheres noway. Where's that? Nevada you say? Shooo — I don't pay no nevermind. Nope I don't call that concealin' — as you say — anyway. If ole Ron thinks it needs to be done — well

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hell's bells, boy, it's gotta be done! He's our presdent don't ya know? Some things we don't need ta hear 'bout noways. Yep, that's him, ole Ron Reagan, now don't you fret 'bout how old he's gettin to be. I don't pay no nevermind ta that. Why just tha other day I read where he armwrestled some big ol weightliftin type or somebody, like that — beat him too! Twice in a row, all fair-nsquarelike. Wha? No,boy, don't ask me stupid questions like that — how do I know what the Presdents doin' arm wrestlin' in the Oval office — he was probly finished all them portant things presdents gotta do anyway — you know — signed all that stuff 'bout Lebanon and stuff. Lebanon, now there's one exciting exhibition of American might, huh, boy? Old Ron's just cagey as a fox. He just let them ole Syrians chase our boys down to the water ya know — like we couldn'ta took em if we wanted to,and then — ha — he fooled them Syrians, our boys jumped on the boats and startin firin' away! Yea, boy, ole Ron Reagan — he's just as cagey as a fox. Wha? Well that there's just gotta be a joke, boy. George McGovern too? Ha! Ya makin' me laugh, boy. Didn he know not to come back after 72? Shooo — I'd think he'd still be soar he took such a lickin! Ha! Well I don't care anyways; them ole marines '11 be back on foreign soil just as quck as you can say nuclear war anyway! Got ya there, boy, I think ole George's just givin me a laugh or two. Ron'll have em back in there jsut as quick. . Wha? Hoo, boy, you're bringin' tears to my eyes. That ole earth orbitin' John Glenn still thinkin' he got a chance? Ha! Tell him to go read a book or somethin. Ain't no concern of mine no way — you betcha boy — just as sure as my name's Edward Q. Hollander, ole Ronald Reagan's sittin pretty. Ain't no way, boy, don't get no fool notions in your head. Shoo — from what you're tellin' me Reagan's got it sewed up tight as pigs in a sloppin trough. --MJA

* Your Turn * Editor: Affairs and also to include three Nominations are being full-time teaching faculty; one solicited for the Maria Bristow student; and one member of the Starke Faculty Excellence longwood College Foundation Award to be presented at Board of Directors. Commencement on May 19. The Vice President Haltzel has recipient must be a full-time named Professors Wayne teaching member of the faculty Tinnell, John Peale, and Patrick or a full-time administrator with Barber from the faculty, Randall faculty appointment at longwood Chittum from the student body, College. In accordance with and Vice President Donald wishes of the donor, the award Lemish from the Foundation provides recognition of specific Board to join him on the 1984 leadership in teaching and selection committee. professional activities, which has I would ask that I receive all demonstrated excellence and has nominations in writing by April 1, advanced a positive academic 1984. image for Longwood. In addition, Sincerely, the selection committee is asked Edmond C. Conway to assess the future benefits that might accrue to longwood and Longwood students through the To: The Rotunda presentation of the award. Governor Robb has announced The endowment supporting the that the Governor's Fellows award of $700-800 provides for a Program, begun in 1982, will be selection committee to be repeated in the Summer of 1984. appointed and chaired by the The program is designed to give Vice President for Academic talented and highly motivated

young people first hand experience in state government, while working closely with members of the Governor's Cabinet and personal staff. The program, open to graduating seniors or students enrolled as degree candidates in a graduate or professional school, will run from June 1 to July 31, 1984. Interested students are urged to apply. Appbcation deadline is February 1, 1984. Stop by the Office of Career Planning and Placement (OCPP) for more information. FrormNikiFallis, Director of the Office of Career Planning and Placement

having problems with alcohol or dealing with someone else who has problems with alcohol. I know the intent of that article was referring to emergency kinds of support systems and support systems within the residence halls. I want to emphasize however, that there is a support program specifically geared for students who are being affected by alcohol problems that significant other people are having. The group is run by a young woman who volunteers her time and who comes from a background situation that is somewhat similar. This group meets weekly at 7:30 on Tuesday evenings. You can contact the Counseling Editor: Services (392-9235) for further Just a quick note in response to information regarding it. the article entitled, "Drinking at Sincerely, Ix)ngwood" in the December 6 Jennings G. Cox, Ph.D. edition. Director It was stated that there was no support program for students


Josh White Jr. By BRIAN DORSEY, KELLY SICKLER, RONNIE SINFELT Ust Thursday night, the Gold Room was graced by the presence of Josh White, Jr., a veteran folk singer, philosopher, and performer. Although the audience was small, the atmosphere was warm and friendly, and the entertainment was inspiring. As White said, "we've never really had quantity at Longwood; but always quality." White's songs dealt mainly with the meaning of life and the

hardships that it presents. His success is due partly to his ability to make people laugh at their weaknesses. His repertoire includes songs from many contemporary artists who write about "the things we don't like facing." White grew up in Harlem, which helped give him his realistic outlook on life. He began to play the guitar at the age of four and has been playing ever since. Part of the credit for White's joy of playing goes to his father, also a folk singer, whose song "Old Man" sold over a

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million copies in the 1940's. He was the first black man in the country to accomplish such a feat. All-in-all, White related well with the audience, almost on a one-to-one basis, he was personable, warm, and friendly. White's songs were not only entertaining but also enlightening. The audience related to White in the same way that White related to the audience. White was quoted as saying that he "only tunes for people he likes." He left the Gold Room with a standing ovation!

"Corners" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A R eview By JEFF ABERNATHY "Corners", a one-act play written by Longwood graduate and Longwood Players' member Jacqui Singleton rainbows the spectrum of black history. Leading the audience from the period of American slavery through the dehumanizing effects of segregation, her work concludes in the black cultural advancements seen in recent years. The play's five actors, Jo Smith, Sylvia Gorham, Barbara Abernathy, Terence Scruggs, and Kevin Hobbs, attempt to show the changes which took Black Americans four hundred years to accomplish. This in itself is the work's major flaw. The actors are constantly changing to adapt to the roles, which progress from a slave whose son has been sold and then moving to three young black girls' comical rendition of the Supremes. The action is too swift for the actors to keep up, and the audience is lost in the attempt. A lengthening of the one-act would improve the work as a

whole and would make its performance more enjoyable for the audience. The performance of the play was weak, as the actors stumbled in their lines, on three occasions requiring cues to continue but the dialogue was, in parts, sincere and fresh. The actors brought the audience from humor, as the girls sang off key Diana Ross, to pathos over the news of Dr. King's death. The playwright's ability to take the script through such opposing emotions is to be commended, and the actors did well in the performance of these particular segments. Terence Scruggs was particularly good in the performance. The dialogue involved swift changes between the actors, but it was performed slowly, with occasional missed lines which served to slow it down further. Singleton's work is significant, but as the actors lost character in the one-act, its effect was weakened. Jarman's intimate studio theatre demands a good

performance, for the actors work practically in the laps of the audience, and any mistakes are multiplied greatly. The message of the play was for black and white members of the audience alike, "cultural differences are the spice of life," but a large part of it quoted sixties' and seventies' black slogans: "The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice . . . Black is cool, black is good, black is in, black is beautiful." Singleton, whose full-length play, The Breaking, was recently performed in New York, helps to operate the Calhoun Theatre in Richmond, which gives black playwrights and actors a chance to work. It is one of three such companies in Richmond, where Singleton feels black actors need separate theatres to have a legitimate chance to work. It was a disappointment that the audience was predominately white because the company was here Sunday in commemoration of Black History Month.

Josh White, Jr. in concert.

Black History Month In the past few weeks Longwood has presented a number of films, lectures, and concerts honoring the contributions of black Americans to U. S. heritage. In February of 1909, the NAACP was founded in Niagara Falls and in February of 1965 the Selma to Montgomery march took place under the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. The month of February is an important one to blacks across the nation, and Longwood College is honoring Black History Month, which would have been unthinkable twenty-five years ago when Prince Edward County officials refused to integrate their

educational institution by closing the doors of all public schools in the county. Appearances by black singer Josh White, Jr., whose father was the first black man to sell over a million copies of one record, and Jacqui Singleton, a Longwood graduate whose one-act play, "Corners" was performed by Richmond's Calhoun Theatre Company in Jarman have highlighted the month. Upcoming events include a guest speaker in the Prince Edward Room at 5:00 on Wed., Feb. 22 as well as an art department film on dancer Paul Taylor to be shown February 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Bedford.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH Charles Pace As "The Young Mr. Douglas 99 By JERRY DAGENHART On Monday, February 6 at 8:00 p.m., the Series of the Performing Arts offered the Longwood student body Charles Pace's The Young Mr. Douglas, a one man show in two acts. Mr. Pace, a vibrant black actor, recreated the life of the political genius Frederick Douglas. The performance was well attended and although there were some problems with the basic flow of the production, it was largely successful. Mr. Pace gave a great deal of vitality and passion to the role of Douglas. This was possible because of his. learned scope of the show's basic theme which he

developed with an evident balance of both his own feelings and Douglas', on the ascention of the black man, and the struggle for freedom. The show traced Douglas' life from childhood to the underground railroad, where he escaped the tyranny of slavery, and finally to his success as a political spokesman. The overall message of the performance was enlightening and inspiring. At a reception following the performance, Pace gave students an interesting discussion of the black actor and the acting profession. The Series of the Performing Arts provided another evening of culture which was stimulating and entertaining.

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HAPPENINGS Sexual Assault By JOYCE ROLLANDINI On Sunday, February 19, Campus Police Chief Erie Shoemaker came to the Cunningham complex and gave a lecture which included a film and discussion on what one should do if confronted by a rapist. Chief Shoemaker is a graduate of William and Mary with a Bachelor's in Government, has a Master's in Administration of Justice from VCU, and is now working on a Doctorate in Public Administration. He is a firearms instructor and a karate student. Having been a Criminal Investigator, Investigative Supervisor snd Director of Police Training School and this having been his tenth rape talk at Longwood, he was knowledgeable, informative, and quite interesting. Chief Shoemaker states that there is never a surefire way to prevent a rape from actually occurring; however, he was positive as to the effects a woman can have on the degree of a rape. The major part of Sunday night's program was the showing of a movie, which keyed in on the profile of the rapist as well as giving some "tips" on what to do if confronted. Much of the information was perplexing and contrary to what one may

think. For example, weapons for the most part were not advised due to the fact that they are inaccurate, not always usable, and they are hard to get to quickly. The same goes for screaming and struggling which works only 50 percent of the time, leaving the other 50 percent to be beaten, raped and sometimes murdered. The movie emphasized martial arts as being the best protection and at the same time noted that every woman's study of the martial arts is unfeasible. Not all women would take the time, others are unable. Tips given which are more realistic ranged from fainting to more violent forms of protection such as poking the eyes and squeezing the groin. Unfortunately, every assault is different and no one solution works every time. Chief Shoemaker has a great deal of information that yields important insights into the psychological nature of this criminal behavior. The thought of being raped frightens and disturbs us as does no other crime. However, being educated to the facts and possible methods of protection are the first steps to prevention and survival of an attack.

Puppet Therapy Helps Others Anne Hammond surrounds herself with dummies, puppets and make-believe voices. But what she does is serious. Hammond, from York, Pa., is a senior majoring in therapeutic recreation at Longwood College. She has created a puppet therapy program that she tried out during an internship last summer, will use in another internship, and plans to use in her career. "I'm going to make puppet therapy a proven field. I want others to see that I'm innovative, not crazy." Hammond has accumulated a large collection of puppets and dummies since childhood. She believes that they can be effective therapeutic aids in working with certain special populations, among them psychiatric patients, the mentally handicapped and children. "It all started when my mother showed me a newspaper article about a ventriloquist who worked with a dummy in a hospital," she recalled. "She used it to help bring out the patients' emotions, which is what I try to do. Puppet therapy, though, is still considered new and experimental." The 21-year-old collegian first tried her program last summer when she completed an internship in the psychiatric unit

of York Hospital. She asked patients to choose puppets and then describe their emotions and careers through the puppets. "I proved it works. You could tell a lot by which puppets they chose and what they had them do. This isn't for everybody, but it can be used for a lot of different populations." Usually Hammond works with a group, although she also can work in a one-on-one setting. She will use puppet therapy again in an internship at Seashore Children's Hospital in Atlantic City, N. J. The semester-long internship, which began Jan. 16, involves working with children who have various illnesses and disabilities. Hammond's pioneering work with puppets was mentioned in the November-December 1983 issue of "Newsy Vents," the newsletter of the North American Association of Ventriloquists. She is a longtime member of that organization. For Hammond, puppet therapy is the outgrowth of a lifelong

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hobby. "When I was nine years old, I got my first dummy and started teaching myself ventriloquism," she said. "My mother is interested in puppet theater, and both she and my father encouraged me a lot. And my grandfather built us kids a puppet theater. I did shows in the neighborhood with my first dummy." "It's easier to pick up ventriloquism when you're young. Even now, I sometimes walk around singing or talking (as a ventriloquist). People don't know who it is." She has tried her approach at several Special Olympics on the longwood campus. 'I've been in charge of clowns at the annual Special Olympics here. Last year, I had a life-sized monkey puppet. There was one kid who was really withdrawn and wouldn't talk, but when he saw that monkey he wouldn't shut up. He followed the monkey around all day, talking to it. The kids will come out of themselves."

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WUTA: Longwood Radio By RONNIE SINFELT Graffitti now covers the walls in different colors of spray paint. The broadcasting room is jet black with a red hot stripe bolting across the walls, forming on the u„ i tu i .. JirrTm. .?.., . b^k the letters WUTA. it's ar art imitates life, and life isn't pretty, so fi you don't like it that's your own fault " That's what Jamie Mareness says of the new interior decorating job in the old dressing room atop of Jarman where Longwood's radio station is located. Mareness is the new acting president of WUTA. He says the station now has "spirit" with its new paint scheme. Most of the painting was done by Tony Joesiff. They are both disc jockeys for WUTA. The painting was only part of the improvements needed in the station. They recently received $1,000.00 from student activities fees for this semester's operating costs, which they hope will include a new mixing board. The present one is, as Jamie calls it, "vintage of 1940's". This greatly handicaps them when they need to operate two turntables and switch back and forth from two different channels. Jamie is always stuck with fixing everything, and he has

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THE ROTUNDA

TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 21, 1984

Lady Lancers Set Record For Most Wins In A Season Caren Forbes hit the go-ahead shot and Florence Holmes canned two clinching free throws as Longwood beat William & Mary 68-64 Saturday afternoon in women's basketball. The victory gives I/)ngwood a 15-7 record and those 15 wins are the most ever by a I^ady I^ancer squad. Longwood's third straight win and its eighth triumph in the last 11 games was very much in doubt after William & Mary ran off 10 straight points to go ahead 62-61 with 3:36 remaining. A bucket by The Tribe's Betsy Becker tied the game at 64-64 with 0:45 left. Forbes, Longwood's top scorer with 23 points, swished a base line

jumper with 31 seconds left to put LC up 66-64. With time running down, Holmes blocked a William & Mary shot and was fouled. The junior forward made both ends of the two-shot foul to put Longwood up 68-64 with 14 seconds left and sew up the win. Holmes finished with 10 points and eight rebounds, while Valerie Tucker had 22 points and 13 rebounds. "What can you say when it's the game that puts you in the record book," said Longwood coach Shirley Duncan, who took over the team in early October. "It feels super. Each of our wins have been great, but there was a

lot of emotion surrounding this one. It was Robin's (senior Robin Powell) last game and she did a good job for us despite being injured." With two games to go in the regular season, Duncan has led Longwood to its first winning season since 1977-78, and now her squad is the winningest in school history. The Lady Lancers play at Liberty Baptist Tuesday night at 7:30 and at Delaware State Friday afternoon at 2:30. Longwood will then play in the VAIAW Division II Tournament March 2-3 at Radford.

Valerie Turner gets fouled in recent win over Liberty Baptist

Gymnasts Compete Three Longwood gymnastics records were set last week as the lancer gymnasts picked up two victories and a loss, to improve their record to 4-5. The gymnasts will be preparing for the state meet this week, which will be held Saturday at James Madison. Joining longwood and JMU in the state meet are Radford and William & Mary, two teams which defeated Longwood earlier in the season. The Tribe only beat the Lancers by two, and longwood coach Ruth Budd felt the lancers might have beaten Radford if her gymnasts were healthy. Kelly Strayer and Lisa Zuraw set Longwood gymnastics records Saturday at Towson. Strayer scored 9.2 on floor to win the event and set the new mark. Strayer also finished first on beam and in all-around. Zuraw set the new school record on bars scoring 8.7. Zuraw tied Strayer on vault for second, placed third on beam, and placed second in allaround. Kerri Hruby placed third in all-around and second on beam, to help the Lancers defeat Towson 160.95-159.50. The longwood team score was a shool record Gray Stabley also placed

against Towson â&#x20AC;&#x201D; second on floor (8.8). Thursday Longwood finished second in its tri-meet edging Western Carolina 155.85-155.30. North Carolina State won the meet with 171.85. Kelly Strayer led the Lancers once again, placing second on beam, fourth in all-around (32.95), and fifth on beam (8.1). She also tied for fourth on floor. Former All-American Dayna Hankinson missed both meets with an injury, but hopes to make the state meet Saturday. "She should be able to practice this week to prepare for the meet," said coach Budd. Sonya Knur, Debbe Malin, Kim Owens, Cindy Weinstock, and Shay Woolfolk also competed for Longwood during the meets. Coach Budd was very pleased with the team's efforts gainst Towson. "Dayna (Hankinson) was out and everyone pulled together," said Budd. "we performed well as a team."

Longwood Grapplers Finish Up At 6-9

Longwood's wrestling team closed out an up and down season last Tuesday with a 40-9 loss at the hands of Division I Campbell University. The grapplers were led by Tim Fitzgerald who won his match 11-1 at 126 pounds and After the Virginia state meet by David Crouse who pinned his the Lancers close out their opponent at 134 pounds. regular season at home in a trimeet with George Washington and Pittsburgh-Johnstown March 3 at 3:00.

Freshmen Play Key Roles In Lady Lancer Success The 1983-84 Lady Lancer basketball team is winding up its best season ever with a 15-7 overall record. Playing an important role in this success have been four freshmen on the squad: Karen Boska, Caren Forbes (Rio Grande, N.J.), Melanie Lee, and Reeva Spradlin. Two of these young athletes have played in all but one of Longwood's games, while Boska has played in all 22. Boska, at 6-1, is the starting center for the team. She is the top free throw shooter with 77-6 average (59-76). Her best game

Longwood's Gray Stabley performes a vault in Thursday's meet with NC State and Western Carolina in Lancer Hall.

came in Longwood's 70-64 win over Randolph-Macon. Boska had 13 points and 15 rebounds. She has 178 rebounds for an average of 8.5 per game, ranking second on the team in rebounding. Boska ranks first on the team in blocked shots with 21, and has had 28 steals. Longwood's coach Shirley Duncan calls Boska "probably the most intense and dedicated player on the team." Boska was also a very dedicated athlete at Fort Hunt High School, averaging 11 points and nine rebounds per game. (Continued on Page 7)

Fitzgerald ended up with a fine 18-9-1 record overall at 118 and 126 while Chuck Campbell was 106-2 for the year. Crouse was 8-12, Billy Howard 11-9 and Tom Gilbert 8-9. "I thought we wrestled well," said coach Steve Nelson. "We survived a lot of

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Lancer Sports Lancer Cagers One Win From Finishing 2nd In Mason-Dixie When Mount St. Mary's visits Longwood Saturday night in the regular season finale for both teams, second place in the Mason-Dixon Conference regular season race and the resulting first round bye in the league tournament will be one the line. The lancers' 74-55 win at Pittsburgh-Johnstown Saturday afternoon assured Coach Cal Luther's squad a shot at ending up second in the league standings. Longwood, with its third straight conference win, is now 6-3 behind first place Randolph-Macon (8-1), while the Mount is in third place at 4-3. Should the lancers beat Mount St. Mary's Saturday night (tip-off is at 7:30), LC would clinch second place. If Longwood finishes second, it would receive a first round bye in the MDAC tournament along with RandolphMacon. The tourney is set for March 1-3 at The Mount. The Mounties host UMBC Wednesday and visit Liberty Baptist Friday. Longwood, 13-11 heading into Monday night's home game against Atlantic Christian, will bid farewell to senior cagers

Jerome Kersey and Troy Littles Saturday night. The two players will be making their final appearance in Lancer Hall. Kersey, the leading scorer and rebounder in the Mason-Dixon Conference, holds eight Longwood career records, including marks for points, rebounds, blocks, steals and dunks. Currently, he has 1,692 points and 1,114 rebounds in four years. He is averaging 19.3 points and 13.9 rebounds this season. Littles, a key reserve on the 198182 squad, sat out last season with a knee injury, and just rejoined the team in late January. Despite the final score (74-55) Saturday's win at PittsburghJohnstown was a tight struggle most of the way. Trailing 38-33 at the half, Longwood took the lead for the first time with 9:23 to go on a bucket by Kevin Ricks 50-49, and outscored the Mountain Cats 24-6 the rest of the way. The Lancers scored 41 second half points to just 17 up UPJ. Kersey led the way with 23 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists, eight steals and two

blocked shots. Kersey scored 15 points in the second half, and had a key assist to Lonnie Lewis which put the Lancers up 5249. The 6-7 senior had plenty of help from Lewis (20 points), David Strothers, 14 points and six rebounds, and several other Lancer cagers. Lewis (4-4) and Strothers (6-6) helped Longwood hit 20 of 26 free throws. The Lancers made 13 of 19 in the second half and also hit 14 of 21 shots from the floor in the second period. "I was, extremely pleased with our play in the second half," said Longwood coach Cal Luther. "It took a great effort to come back from a five-point halftime deficit on the road. Our defense was outstanding. Not only did we hold them to 17 points in the second half, but our defense also helped create several easy buckets. "This was a satisfying win because it gives us a chance to play at home with second place in the league on the line," he said. "Finishing second is very important because it would give us the first round bye in the tournament."

Freshman Play Key Role (Continued from Page 6) Forbes, a point guard, is another consistent starter. According to Coach Duncan, Forbes has taken well to the point guard position, and her outside shooting is a key factor also. She is scoring an average of 12 points per game, and is the team leader in assists with 89 in 20 games. She ranks ninth in the state in assists among college division players with an average of 4.7 per game. In her first game as a Lady

Lancer, Forbes had eleven assists, breaking Longwood's single game record of eight. She was named Longwood Player of the Week earlier in the season, Forbes has made 30 steals. Lee is a key reserve player on the team, and has played in 20 games. At 5-11, she plays center as well as forward, averaging 3.4 points per game and 4.4 rebounds. She has had 13 steals and blocked 5 opponents' shots.

Her most impressive game came against Hampton Institute early in the season, when she had 13 points and eight rebounds. She is fourth on the team in rebounds with 87. She has also been named Player of the Week. Lee was captain of the Indian River High School basketball team her junior and senior years. She averaged 17.5 points and

Junior David Strothers scores in win over Liberty Baptist on February 11. eight rebounds per game, earning All-City and All-Region honors. Spradlin, a guard, has seen action in 14 games and is known for her hustling style of play. Coach Duncan noted, "It took competition to show that Reeva has the ability to take on the point guard position, directing the offense and the play. She's an impressive player." Spradlin averaged 8.3 points per game at Albemarle High School, excelling also in softball and volleyball. The young athletes have all had

impressive careers in high school basketball, but have had to adjust to a faster and more intense game in college. "These freshmen had to adjust a lot this year," said Coach Duncan. "For example, Melanie and Karen (Boska) were probably the tallest players and now their opponents are often taller." "The game is a lot faster," Lee notes. "In high school, there are a lot of average players and a few good ones. Here most of the players are very good." Boska agrees, "The players are more intense; the pressure is greater."

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