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Eighteen-year-old Wilson Dennehy is the latest and youngest member of the Lake Forest, Ill. Dennehys to make a name for himself in sports. His sister Virginia, 20, is a tournament golfer, and his brother Charles, 23, was a member of the 1955 U.S. equestrian team and is a good bet to make the Prix des Nations team that will compete in the Equestrian Olympics in Stockholm this June. Wilson, who takes after Charles, won three major horsemanship events last fall at the National Horse Show in New York. Here he is holding two of the awards, the Van Sinderen trophy and the U.S. Equestrian Team Challenge Cup, presented to him last month at the annual meeting of the American Horse Shows Association. A rider since the age of 5, Wilson hopes to join his brother in international competition. Currently a senior at Lake Forest High School, Wilson aims to enter the University of Virginia next fall.


The college career of 22-year-old Dick Baker Jr. of Greensboro, N.C. has been outstanding. Captain of the best swimming team in the history of the University of North Carolina, Dick has so distinguished himself in the classroom that he has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. The son of the Episcopal Bishop Coadjutor of North Carolina, Dick plans to use his Oxford studies in preparation for the ministry. Six foot four and 187 pounds, he last year won a place on the collegiate All-America swimming team. His best performance: anchor leg on the UNC medley relay team which set the then NCAA record in a meet with Michigan. Oddly enough, Dick never swam in competition until his freshman year.

At UNC Dick is a history major and so far has breezed by with a 95 average. He has made one C—his lowest mark—in psychology. Says Dick: "You aren't normal unless you get at least a C in psych."