^ ARCHIVES^ . NCAIAW Games Come To B.C. by Joyce A. Bass This is definitely a sportswom an’s month. Or at least it will be for the young women athletes who will participate in the Division III North Carolina Association of In tercollegiate Athletics for Women (NCAIAW) tournament for 1978. This tournament will be hosted by Bennett College on Feb. 23-25, in Ida Goode Gymnasium. The purpose of the tournament is to decide the women’s team champion for Division III. Teams Given There are three divisions for four-year coUege teams in North Carolina. Division III, of which Bennett is a member, is divided into two districts. Teams in the Western District of Division III are, in addition to Bennett, Greensboro CoUege, Guil ford College, Meredith College, Winston-Salem State College and Gardner-Webb College. Teams in the Eastern District are Atlantic Christian CoUege, Elizabeth City State University, Methodist CoUege, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, St. Augustine Uni versity and North Carolina Wes leyan. Selection For Tournament Four schools from each district of the division will be repre sented at the tournament for a total of eight teams. These schools are chosen on the basis of their conference records. In case of a tie, their overall record is weighed. The eight teams will play under a single elimination format and the finals will be held on Feb. 25 when the North Carolina Division III champion will be announced. Coach McDougle said that the Bennett Belles have a good chance of taking the fourth place position for their district. “If we beat Guilford on Feb ruary 13,” he said, “we might even wind up in third place. But we will accept fourth place as long as we get to compete in the tournament.” Team Problems Many students as well as area spectators have noticed that this year the BeUe squad has been troubled with numerous setbacks and now is handicapped by having only a seven-member team. “We are at an obvious disad vantage with seven players,” said Coach McDougle. “It’s very easy for a quick team with depth to run us off the court as with the A&T State game recently. Unless we execute to the utmost, in each contest, we are in trouble; and it’s difficult to play each game with the same intensity and de gree of perfection.” McDougle said there’s no ques tion if the team had some key peo ple back, such as Dihan Jones, the team record would appear much better. “Injuries and ineligibility are problems that aU coaches face and learn to live with. These problems were not as frequent in the past, but women’s basketball has be come more of a contact sport and very complex,” said McDougle. “If the freshmen members leam to play like juniors and seniors in terms of thinking on the floor, we can salvage a winning record and perform weU in the tournament,” said McDougle. Hundreds Expected To Attend Several hundred people are ex pected to be on the Bennett cam pus during the course of the tour nament. “They will be using many of our facilities such as the gym and snack bar area. They will be housed in local hotels,” said Dr. Dawn Chaney, chairman of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and site director for the tournament. Although the games are taking place on the Bennett campus, Ben nett students as well as those from other colleges will be charged an admission fee of $1.00 per game. Adult tickets will be $2 per game. AU-Stars To Be Chosen One of the special highlights of the tournament will be the se lection of the All-Star Division III Team. Last year Andre Dixon of the BeUe squad was chosen as a member of the team because of her superior scoring record as a freshman team member. She was also chosen for the All-Tour- nament team. The AU-Star Team represents the outstanding girl players from all of the teams in the division, whether the team has a winning season or not. Philander Smith Coiiege Hosts Meeting Of United Negro Coliege Fund Schools by Joyce A. Bass Four members of the Ben nett College Pre-Alumni Coun cil attended the National Alumni Council and National Pre-Alumni Council Conven tion Feb. 9-12 in Little Rock, Ark. The convention was hosted by Philander-Smith College. Each year, the 41-membr colleges of the United Negro College Fund gather for work shops, election of new officers and reports on the progress of their respective councils. This year Bennett students, Belinda Foster, president of the Bennett Chapter, Janice Winstead, Stephanie Thomas and Jennifer Bryan, and PAC adviser, Ellease R. Browning, represented Bennett at the convention. “This convention gives the pre-alums a chance to inter mingle with other institutions and talk about the importance of UNCF and the value of con tributions made by students,” said Mrs. Browning. Stephanie Thomas repre sented Bennett in the Miss UNCF Pageant which is one of the highlights of the con vention. photo by Myra Davis The Bennett Belles were soundly defeated twice by their arch-rivals, the Aggiettes, at A&T and at the Coliseum. Although the games were not conference losses, it is still questionable whether the "magnificent seven" will participate in the coming NCAIAW Division III tournament. Friday, February 17, 1978 BENNETT COLLEGE, GREENSBORO, N. C. Vol. XXXIX, No. 7 Past Comes Alive Senior Day Ceremonies to Reinstate Traditions by Joyce A. Bass Bennett has always been a school of tradition and very soon, one of its most memorable tradi tions involving two sister classes will take place. During the month of March, the sophomore class will robe and hon or its sister class, the seniors, who will leave in May as graduates. “The coUege bestows upon those people who have earned the se mester hours for senior standing, their academic attire at this time. It gives the sophomore class a chance to honor their ‘Big Sisters,’ said Mary Ann Scarlette, who is coordinating the activity. In the past four or five years according to Mrs. Scarlette, the' sophomore class has presented to their “Big Sisters,” a corsage of the class colors prior to the rob ing ceremony. Other symbolic acts which have long since “died out” are the plant ing of the Magnolia tree in honor of some person who inspired the senior class in some way. “There are many people who have long since left the coUege or members of the trustee board and community who have made last ing imprints on the history of Bennett CoUege. And this year would be a grand year to start the tradition again, since we have lost so many trees due to the win ter storms,” said Mrs. Scarlette. Another tradition was the roast ing of certain faculty members during the Senior banquet, which was done out of jest and love for an instructor. Mrs. Scarlette said, “The rob ing and the banquet can be beau tiful occasions. Usually the senior class representative gives words of wisdom during the robing cere mony. This year, we will have the pleasure of having such words given to us twice, once at the robing ceremony and then again at the Senior Vespers.” The Senior Day ceremony is planned and executed by the sophomore class since this is their big moment. “Parents and rela tives make the occasion even more memorable if they surprise their daughter by attending the cere mony,” Mrs. Scarlette added. Mrs. Scarlette said that this year she would like for students to be aware of the academic attire that will be worn by the faculty. “It’s very important for students who plan to go on to graduate school to know the colors for a masters and doctoral degree. They should know what the cuts in sleeves mean,” said Mrs.. Scar lette. The academic attire that the senior students wiU receive has been questioned over the years be cause of the style. Mrs. Scarlette smiled and said, “Our academic attire is the most unique in this area. No other school in and around us, uses the Oxford style cap that our students (Continued on Page 4) 67 Honorees Awarded Academic Certificates at Spring Convocation photo by Myra Davis Stephanie Thomas, Miss Bennett UNCF by Dotty Brown Spring Honors Convocation for the 1977-78 school year was held on February 16, in the Annie Mer- ner Pfeiffer Chapel at 10 a.m. The speaker for this occasion was Dr. Tressie Muldrow, person nel research psychologist for the Civil Service Commission in Washington, D. C. Dr. Muldrow graduated from Bennett CoUege in 1962. Students honored at this pro gram were freshmen whose cum ulative grade point average is 3.00 or above, sophomores with a cum ulative grade point average of 3.20 or above, juniors with a cumula tive grade point average of 3.30 or above, and seniors whose cumu lative grade point average is 3.40 or above. These students are as follows: Freshmen: Adenike A. Adajun- mobi, Linda F. Anderson, Mar- chelle K. Boatwright, Windy Y. Brown, Joann Butler, Felita Clay- brooks, Alisia D. Coachman, Le- nora T. Dowe, Earlinda L. Elder, Angel E. Ford, Lisa A. Johnson, Sharonlyn Jones, Tina R. Jones, Wanda L. Kincaid, Natalie C. Lowe, Tonya K. Martin, Edwina B. Mitchell, Nora N. Mobley, La- Sandra A. Muldrow, Estalinda J. Roberson, Beverly A. Rumley, Sharon L. Sanders, Mary J. Simp kins, Tonni Y. Sullivan, Sharon E. Tucker, Jennifer G. Wells, Angela M. West, Donna F. Wiley, Kath erine Winston. Sophomores: Dino M. Bradley, Angela V. Briley, Cynthia D. Brown, Sandra M. Brown, Bebe D. Davis, Melissa L. Graves, Debra A. Hodges, Cheryl C. Holmes, Va lerie E. Littlejohn, Pamela J. Mor ris, Barbara G. Murphy, Linda D. Pittman, Cherisse R. Robinson, Yvette I. Shelton, Jacqueline M. Smith, Julia L. Williams, Edwina C. Wilson. Juniors: Eva Ablorh, Doris R- Davis, Vajira L. DeSilva, Bertha K. Dolberry, Veronica S. Emerson, Belinda J. Foster, Carolyn A. Hazel, Marion A. Johnson, Vicen- tia M. Lipscomb, Marcelle A. Mi randa, Marilyn J. Moore, Deborah D. Tillman, Ramona L. Reid. Seniors; Joyce A. Bass, Audrey F. Forrest, Barbara L. Hamm, Shawn M. Humphries, Barbara A. Johnson, Cassandra N. Jones, Ro chelle D. Moody, Olivia D. Penn. AU of the above named seniors have been four-year honor stu dents.