Barbara Milligan, girl basketball player at Round Rock ( Texas) High School, set a state record of 638 points in a season, an average of 32 per game. She also established a mark for a single game by scoring 70 points—all but six of her team's total—in 32 minutes.
Jack Smith, of Knoxville, Tenn., won the McCulloch award, given each year by the National Outboard Association to the amateur boat racer with the most points scored in sanctioned events. Smith topped Jim Penton of Denton, Texas by a narrow margin.
Mrs. George Marsh, skip of the Westchester Wicks of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., led the rink to an impressive victory in the Women's Curling Association national championship at a four-day bonspiel that was held on the ice of the Portage ( Wis.) Curling Club.
Jack Marron, a University of North Dakota senior who was recruited from an intramural basketball team to play for the varsity, came off the bench in two games to shoot the winning basket with only two seconds left against the school's archrival, North Dakota State.
General Thomas S. Power, chief of the Strategic Air Command, earned his fourth-degree black belt for judo proficiency, making him a four-star man in that endeavor, too. He will receive the belt at Worldwide Air Force Judo Tourney at Lock-bourne Air Force Base.
Bill Hickey, of Keene, N.Y., led his four-man bobsled team through four icy heats on the mile-long Lake Placid Mt. Van Hoevenberg course in 4:32.78 to win the North American title. Earlier he and his sledmatcs broke the 31-year course record by two-tenths of a second.