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The Bennett banner : bulletin of Bennett College for Women. online resource (None) 193?-current, October 27, 1994, Image 5

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OCTOBER 27, 1994 • BENNETT BANNER • 5 Psych professor running Belles cross country Tahja McVay Banner Reporter Most coaches are thought to walk around wearing a sweatsuit and work in a gym. But new cross country coach Dr. Micheal Reed, a psychology professor, can often be seen wearing a tie and dress pants. Reed said that he added coach ing to his list of other responsibili ties at Bennett because the team needed someone to help for the fall season. “I coach toward every ath lete whereas the previous coach focused just on the leading ath lete,” said Reed, who is also chair of the Athletic Committee. With these coaching tech niques, the Belles are having a good season improving with each race, and according to Reed the team has less pressure than in the past. The psychology professor is no stranger to cross country. Reed, an Ohio native, ran ctoss country in high school and at Bowling Green State University. Although he has always been knovra as “Dr. Reed, psychology professor” Reed really doesn’t feel Bennett students look at him dif ferently. “People thought I was weird anyway,” Reed said. Coach Leon McDougle, associ ate professor of physical education said that thet team is working to gether and commends Reed for having a positive attitude for such a demanding sport. Reed’s assistant Dr. Francis Buckmire professor of biology, takes the team to the meets when he’s not able to attend. “He [Buckmire] helps me and tells me not to get mad at the girls,” Reed said. Reed says there is a lot of talent on Bennett’s campus but students don’t participate. “I think its frustrating that there is a large number of girls who can runbutdon’tparticipate, andl would like Bennett’s students to try new things and take risks.” Reed is not sure whether he will add coaching track to his list. He has his teaching and other academic responsibilities to consider. Also, he says that track is “more compli cated” and takes a great deal of dedication than cross country. The next cross country meet will be the Mason Dixon Confer ence Championship in Greensboro, Saturday, Oct. 29. BELLE SPIKERS SCORE BOARD Ferrum College def. Bennett College 15-4,15-12,15-6 Barber-Scotia def. Bennett 15-11,15-13,15-5,1-15,8-15 (Invitational Tourney) Bennett defi Southern Virginia College 15-8,6-15,15-3 Bennett def. Mary Baldwin College 15-10,15-10 Barber-Scotia def. Bennett 15-4,15-10 *Bennett placed second in this tournament. Bennett def. WSSU 15-12,10-15,15-10,15-5 Bennett def. Piedmont 15-10,15-7 Bennett def. Tocoa FaIJs 15-12,15-10 *Bennett has an 8-4 record In the midst of uncertainty... we are here for you. reensboro egnancy are enter ▼ Free Pregnancy Test ▼ Pregnancy Information & Assistance y Abortion/Adoption Information V Medical, Housing & Legal referrals ^ Post Abortion Counseling V Family & Male Support ALL FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL 910»274«4881 715 N. Eugene St. • Greensboro, NC 27401 Cdieg® St.udenr

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