Ilene Somkan, pretty 20-year-old brunette, may not be able to hit her weight but her ability to keep statistics and detect flaws in opposition has made; her invaluable as Long Island U.'s first coed baseball manager.
Alex Henderson, lean, short-haired Aussie who runs almost forever in practice, rambled through mile in 4:03.1, fastest outdoors in nation this year, led Arizona State to Border Conference title at Tempe.
Harvey Love, U. of Washington-trained Harvard crew coach, had little to work with at start of season, but inexperienced Crimson varsity outstroked Penn, Navy boats at Boston, is still unbeaten after three races.
Bruce MacDonald, Port Washington, N.Y. schoolteacher who won AAU 10,000-meter walking title, voiced one complaint:" People who see you walking with that stiff-legged, hip-swiveling motion think you're nuts."
Mikhail Botvinnik, It, reserved Leningrad electrical engineer once described as "cat who walks by himself," maneuvered chessmen for two months, regained world chess title from Vasily Smyslov in Moscow.
Jerry Lucas, Middle-town (Ohio) H.S. basketball star, ended chase for his services by declaring for Ohio State but left unanswered destination of his coach, Paul Walker, who said: "Where I go, Jerry goes.''
Johnny Bower, rough-and-ready Cleveland goalie who can count 108 stitches in his face in 13 years of kicking out shots, was rewarded for greatest year with his third straight American Hockey League MVP award.