On the other hand, there are James B. Barker and Steve Cain, who tied for 319th and last place in the men's money rankings in 1976 with earnings of $76.85. And Sandy Barnhill, who played in 15 events on the Ladies PGA tour and won $25. That averages out to $1.67 a tournament. And don't caddies get 10%?
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Navy's football team, conquerors of Army, got all the ink, but the best won-lost record at Annapolis this fall belonged to a women's team, the first such at the Naval Academy. Men's varsity football was 4-7, cross-country 7-5, soccer 6-3-3, 150-pound football 4-2 and junior varsity cross-country 10-0, but the undefeated women's volleyball team won 11 matches in its very first season and topped that by winning the Maryland state small-college championship.
When the 131-year-old male-only tradition ended at the Academy last July, the 81 female middies (10 have since resigned) were advised that they could try out for men's teams if they wanted to but otherwise would have to confine their athletic endeavors to intramural competition. But Lieut, (jg) Barbara Vittitoe, the women's physical education instructor, persuaded the Navy brass to let her start an intercollegiate women's volleyball team.
It was a brave move, for Vittitoe had never coached the sport before. She attended a few clinics, acquired a copy of Allen Scates' book Winning Volleyball and managed to stay one step ahead of her team of novices (only five of the 15-member squad had played the game in high school). Vittitoe recalls, "People kept asking me, 'Are we going to be competitive? Are we going to win?' Frankly, I had my doubts." But these were soon dispelled, and now the Navy women are taking up fencing and basketball. Will they be competitive? Will they win? "Well," says Vittitoe, "I'm a little discouraged. But then, I remember how awful the volleyball team looked that first week."
At West Point, which also has gone coeducational, there is a good men's basketball team, but the newly organized women's squad is getting the headlines. ARMY WOMEN IMPRESSIVE IN DEBUT blared The New York Times after the Sugar Smacks ( West Point cadets call themselves Smacks) beat Skidmore in their first game. "It's about time that women got the headlines," conceded a male military source, who preferred to keep his name top secret.