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3* BENNETT BANNER • OCTOBER 27, 1995 SPORTS Vicious spike! Freshwoman Andrea Walton spikes against Barber- Scotia Oct. 13, as junior Latica Jolly watches. PHOTO BY GENE KEENUM Runners finish good season Amanda Pecchioni Banner Sports Reporter Many students may have missed the rumble of the Running Belles. Although many of their track meets were canceled due to weather, mid-terms, and other fac tors, the meets the team did com pete in lead the Belles to a success ful season. “They made a fair showing,” Carl Bibbs, cross country coach said. Freshwoman Nicole Newsome, performed notably well. She won the team’s first meet Sept. 16 at Hagan Stone Park. Newsome said that she enjoyed running this year. “1 really felt close to the other runners.” Newsome said. Hope Iglhart, also a freshwoman, said that she also enjoyed working with both the team and the coach. “It was quite an experience,” Iglhart said. “He was real easy to work with and gave that extra push to do what you needed to do with out pushing you.” In other meets, Bennett did re markably well, with all runners improving their times in the differ ent meets they were competing in. Bibbs said that he looks forward to next year and to having a better team. “Since the freshwomen will have a year under their belt, they wil 1 be more experienced,” Bibbs said. S5A from Page 1 “I tliink one of the main problems is the mother-daughter syndrome. “Administration should not as sume what they feel is best for us. They need to address us and ask us what our opinions are and from there make a decision for the good of the college community,” Taylor said. “I am very optimistic about this year because a change is gonna come. We definitely need to wake up.” Some students have expressed positive comment about Taylor's adminstration thus far. Monique Ray, an accounting major from Missouri said, “I’m very pleased with the interaction she and other members of SGA have with the students. She is not SGA president in name only." Tanisha Tobe, an elementary education major from Washing ton D.C., said of Taylor: “She seems to be very involved and active with the students and seri ous about making a change for the better.” BEl.LE..,frotn Page 1 “We also have a professional coming in to assist with the dance group.” The group is rehearsing for per formances at the freshwomen step show. Hopeful hoopers try out Tahia McVav Banner Sports Editor Belle hoopers are back for a new season of three pointers, lay-ups, and slam dunks! Tryouts began Oct. 16 but, “Those interested in trying out can still do so because I’m in need of some height but I do have an idea of who I want,” Head Coach Joyce Spruill said. Spruill said volleyball and basket ball seasons overlap and she has to make a very quick transition from one to the other. Assistant Coach Jerry Patterson has been a big help. “I enjoy coaching,” Patterson said. “It's been a nice experience and maybe down the road it may lead to something else but right now I’mjustready for the season to start.” There are four returning play ers and 12 freshwomen for the season. “I’m pleased with what I’ve seen so far from the people who have tried out,” said Laticia Jolly, junior biology major from Ohio. This year Bennett will play arch rival Spelman College at Morehouse College. Coach Spruill is planning to do a lot of preparing. “We may not be as tall as [last year’s Belles] so we have to focus on defense and passing. This team seems to be quick,” Spruill said. The team will be playing Greens boro College at the Greensboro Coliseum Dec. 5. “Greensboro College worked it out because its their home game and the preliminary game before the men so we need all the support we can get from the students,” Spruill said. Spruill says that she has one goal in mind for tlie year. “I want to win and to be competitive this season.” ...An Evolving Profession 1 For more information call or write to: Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy 7325 Palmetto Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70125 (504) 483-7424 YOU DON'T VOTE, YOU CAN'T COMPLAIN.