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B-6 The Daily Tar Heel Thursday, April 24, 1980
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Pro soccer beckons star
Highest award caps fine career
For many college athletes, the end of the senior season marks
the end of competitive sports, but for Carolina soccer standout
David Blum, it's just the beginning.
Blum recently signed a contract with the Miami Americans of
the North American Soccer League. The Americans are already
into their season, and Blum plans to leave UNC and finish
school at a later dale.
"I was drafted by New Jersey earlier this year and when they
moved to Miami, the team didn't want to honor my draft," Blum
said. "Anson (UNC coach Dorrance) kept after them and they
gave me a tryout in late March. Not long after that, they signed
Blum came to Carolina four years ago, when the team wasn't
giving scholarships. He spent his first season on the Tar Heel
jayvees after being injured early in the season.
"Now that I look back on it, playing on the jayvee team was a
waste," Blum said. "I learned some about the system but I
probably would have been better off to sit out that year. It would
have been nice to be able to have another year of varsity play."
Blum was a member of the Tar Heel defensive backfield for
much of his career although he was also one of the team's top
offensive leaders. As a junior, the Heels were the No. 1 defensive
team in the nation, allowing less than one goal per match. Blum
said although the backfield surrendered more goals this season,
the two teams were very much alike.
"We didn't get a lot of the lucky breaks this year that we got
when I was a junior. I think that that was the major difference
between the two teams."
One team that will be glad to see Blum leave is Campbell
University. Twice during his career, Blum scored goals in
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To say that Carolina swimmer Bonny
Brown has enjoyed a successful career at
UNC would be an understatement.
During her four-year stint as a Tar
Heel, Brown has been named an AU
American four times, won a national
championship as a freshman and was
recently the first woman recipient of the
Patterson Medal, the highest honor given
to a University athlete.
Still, Brown has no regrets when she
remembers her last swim for Carolina.
"It would have been different if 1 didn't
feel that I had accomplished everything
that I could here, but 1 do," she said. "I
really feel like it's time for me to move
One reason that Brown is not too
disappointed about leaving competitive
swimming is the increased intensity of the
"My graduation is coming with perfect
timing," Brown said. "The times are
getting so much faster and there are a lot
of girls now making their lives asound
"At first I didn't know w hat the award
really was. But when I went down to
Carmichael and saw who else had won it,
I couldn't believe that I was up therewith
She said she hoped that the award w ill
help recognize other women athletes and
serve as a Christian witness.
"I hope that it may set some kind of a
trend," Brown said. "But more
importantly, 1 hope that the award w ill be
a Christian witness for me. I want
everyone to know that I swim for the
Lord and that He gives me all of my
Brown, a recreation therapy major,
plans to work this summer as a realtor for
her father in Murphy. She plans to be
married on Aug. 30 to Mark List, a
former UNC swimming AU-American.
double-overtime to defeat the Camels.
"The first game that I did it was during my sophomore year.
The game went into overtime and I told Anson to put me in and
I'd score a goal. Almost the same thing happened this year.
Those have to be my biggest thrills since I've been here."
Senior rewrites many records
It was probably inevitable that Bernie
McGlade would be honored as the
outstanding senior on the women's
basketball team this year, since she's the
only senior on the team.
H owever, that single fact wouldn't earn
McGlade any honors. She might get a
little respect from her teammates, but no
awards. The acclamation comes as a
result of holding 14 women's basketball
records (including one that stands for
men's basketball too), four years of being
named all-state, two years on the Atlantic
Coast Conference all-tournament team
and countless other tournament awards.
The list goes on.
The 6-foot-l Gloucester, N.J., native
probably is the best player to spend four
years in the women's basketball program.
Her latest honors include being voted
women's collegiate player of the year for
large colleges by the Basketball Clubs of
South Jersey, an invitation to the
Olympic trials and induction into the
Order of the Valkyries. But amid all the
plaudits, McGlade maintains a low
profile off the court.
"It's nice to know I've broken some
records," she said with typical modesty,
"But more importantly I'll remember the
times the team has had together."
"Some records" is a big
understatement for someone who could
write books about her achievements. In
her 121 Tar Heel games, McGlade scored
the most career points (1,604) and
grabbed the most career rebounds
( 1,275). Her rebounding record stands for
men's and women's basketball and
knocks Billy Cunningham off the top of
the record book. McGlade's other career
records are most field goals (664), most
free throws (276), highest scoring average
(13.2) and highest rebounding average
As for season records, she's got a lock
on total points (555), most free throws
(107), most field goals (224), most
rebounds (386), highest scoring average
(15.4) and, in her freshman year, highest
rebounding average (12.4).
But there's more. In individual game
records, McGlade's 14 field goals and 22
rebounds stand alone at the .top.
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Hilton made good move
in recruiting track ace
Sometimes you just instinctively know when you've made a
Carolina track coach Joe Hilton had one of those feelings four
years ago, and his decision has paid big dividends for both the
UNC track and cross country teams. That decision? To recruit
"His high school times were not that great, but I could see that
he had the potential to be a very good long-distance runner,"
Hilton said. "He was a tough competitor and had a lot of
Throughout his four-year career at Carolina, Hofstetter has
proved to be everything his coach had anticipated and more.
His accomplishments include two Atlantic Coast Conference
titles in the 10,000 meters and two conference titles in cross
country. He also has represented the Tar Heels at the NCAA
Track Championships twice and was an Ail-American in cross
country last season.
Hilton said the year Hofstetter was recruited, the Heels only
had three scholarships available. The other two went to Sam
Brown and Lee Shuler. Brown has been a top competitor at 400
meters, while Shuler captured the ACC high jump
championship last weekend.
"We had a good percentage year," Hilton said.
The Tar Heel coach said the point where Hofstetter has shown
the most improvement has been in his strength.
"He's become much stronger in the past four years," Hilton
said. "If you look at him, you wouldn't think that he would be a
strong runner, but he deceives you."
When Hofstetter first came to UNC, he was in constant
competition with teammate Ralph King, a star in the middle
"There was a pretty good competition between them," Hilton
recalled. "But, we usually tried to divide them up for the team's
sake, so they didn't get to run against each other too much."
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