The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 72, No. 62, Ed. 1, Tuesday, July 2, 1985 Page: 4 of 4
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T - n -- i r V A 1 Y V
Optimisttuesday July 2 1 985
By THOMAS GRAHAM
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- Abi)ene Independent School District's
Taylor Elementary has served as host
for" more Abilene Christian University
sporting events than Gray Stadium
J&pody Coliseum and P.E. Shotwell
Although its asphalt basketball court
and lined football field is not the home
of the Wildcats many ACU students
past present and future make their
way to the "all sports complex" at
Taylor to dream of days that could
have been or are yet to come as they
bring their bodies to a full sweat in
athletic competition on the field or
Myself I've scored more
touchdowns on the grass at Taylor
than all my years as a tailback in little
league junior high high school and
one year of college combined.
I've also had the experience of hav-
ing former Optimist Sports Editor
Dave Ramsey take me to the bucket
turn and shake his finger in my face
with an 'I warned you" expression
written all over his.
More than one game of touch foot-
ball turned into a short game of
tacklcand I'm sure more than one
game of basketball 'ended when the
owner of the ball decided not to play
any. longer. But all in all the sporting
events that take place at Taylor are
whole-hearted ones with those who
really love the game they play enjoy-
ing' their few short moments of great
athletic achievement although ABC's
Super Slo-mo isn't there for the play
And if the wrong team loses there is
always next week at Taylor
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tournament Thursday. (Photo by Brian chism)
IM summer sports to end
Although most intramural .sports
have been completed for Summester I
plans are being made for Summester
II according to Jeff Kerby intramural
Activities for Summester I consisted
of singles and mixed doubles tennis
co-ed softball and jogging However
the Monday night jogging program
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The Softball tournament will end
Tuesday. Results of Monday games
were unavailable at press time.
The following are the results of the
mixed doubles tennis tournament: In
one semifinal match Angio Mayo and
Steve Bradshaw defeated Susan
Decker and Carl Hoemke 8-4. Mayo is
a senior news-editorial major from
Pctrolia; Bradshaw is an Abilene resi-
dent. Decker will be an ACU
freshman in the tfall; Hoemke is a
sophomore architecture major from
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In the other semifinal match Roger
and Janice Decker defeated Tom and
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teacher for AISD and Janice is a
secretary for the department of
sociology social work and geron-
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Gray tells Hood
rule is flexible
A9fffH sports Ewt&r
A misunderstanding that led ACU
track coach Don Hood to believe a
guideline that concerns athletes atten-
ding summer school at ACU was a
"hard-and-fast rule" apparently lias
In the June 18 issue of the Optimist
Hood was quoted as saying all students
who scored less than 15 on the ACT
and were in the bottom quarter of their
class would have to attend summer
school at ACU instead of another
This rule would give ACU a disad-
vantage when it came to recruiting he
said because an athlete may not be
-able to attend ACU in the summer
because of problems such as distance
However Vice President and Dean
of Academic Affairs C.G. Gray satf
Hood's statement in the Optimist and
called him to clarify the new rule.
The dean said "I called Coach
Hood when I saw that inlhe paper and
I said 'Coach we'll work with you in
any way. We're not singling out
"We're not doing him any favor If
he grants a student a scholarship and
that student comes in here and flunks
out the first semester" Gray said.
"We are in effect saving him
Gray explained the new ACU
guideline. "If a student is in the bot-
tom quarter of his class and if he scores
less than 15 on the ACT then we're
asking him to come here" Gray said.
"Normally they couldn't even enroll .
because they don't meet our re-
quirements. So what we ask them to do
is come here in the summertime to
take part in Summer Success."
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basic math reading and writing classes
and Life Learning Skills class. Gray
said the program is set up (o help
students improve study and work
habits and to develop o positive at
titudc toward school.
"But we're not rigid on this" he
said. "If there is a serious financial
problem and we just can't work it out
and if we can work with these students
on what courses they take at another
college we may permit them to go to
another college to take six hours"
Hood said he understood the
guideline to be a rule that carried do
exceptions but that Gray explained to
him that it did have some flexibility.
"I was under the impression that a
student couldn't go to a community
college in his hometown but that he
had to come here for the summer" the
coach said. "But be (Gray) said they
would work with us on a kid. He said
if a kid cannot work it out for one
reason or another they will work It out
so that he can attend another college."
Hood had been concerned because
there are several factors that could
hinder a student's attendance during
He uld 'obstacles for an athlete
would include distance the expense of
ACU m opposed to that of a state
school and the money that student
loses by not working during the
"It would be 'nice If an athlete would
come here for the summer but
sometimes it's hut not possible.
"But he (Gray) said he'd work with
us on that. I just made some assump-
tions. Some guidelines had been sent
out and we assumed that It was a hard-and-fast
rule when it fact it wasn't. I
was very pleased to hear that it wasn't.
I feel t lot better about it now."
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