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Barry Stebbins, a sophomore, paced Mt. St. Mary's College of Emmitsburg, Md. to the Mason-Dixon indoor track title in Lexington, Va. He won the 60-yard dash (6.4), 60-yard hurdles (7.5) and long jump (22'5¾")and took second in the high jump and pole vault.

James O'Hara, 53, Columbia's boatman for 15 years and U.S. boatman in this summer's World Rowing Championships, was honored by the university as it broke with the tradition of naming shells after alumni, calling an eight-oared boat the James O'Hara.

Doug Duell, a senior at Goodland (Kans.) High, compiled a four-year wrestling record of 96-1. This season he was AAA grand state champion in the 119-pound class. Previously Doug had been state champion in 1974 (119 pounds), 1973 (105) and 1972 (98).

Brian Sheehey, 19, was named Athlete of the Year by the American Athletic Association of the Deaf. A quarterback at Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, he set school records for total offense (7,006 yards), touchdowns (61) and points scored in a game (38).

Tom Ross, a junior at Michigan State, led the nation's collegiate hockey players in scoring. In 40 games he had 38 goals and 59 assists for 97 points. Eighty of his points came in 32 Western Collegiate Hockey Association games to pace that league as well.

Liz Carruthers, a junior at Cal State Northridge, became the first woman in NCAA history to score a team point in coed competition by finishing ninth in the Division II one-meter diving championships in Cleveland. She later took a fourth in three-meter diving.