A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines
February 14, 1955

At 21, Mike McMurtry is dead set on a boxing career. Outside of school hours at Idaho State College, the Ta-coma, Wash, heavyweight has time for little else. Mike is already the national intercollegiate champion, plans to turn professional after graduation and a stint with the Marines. His older brother Pat is now a pro, unbeaten in 15 fights to date, with 12 knockouts.

Yvonne Sugden visited London's Queens Ice Club one night when she was seven. Fascinated with figure skating at first sight, she has worked at it religiously ever since. Now 15 and still practicing three to five hours a day, Yvonne is Britain's women's amateur champion for the second year in a row, won the international competition at St. Moritz last month and was leading by a wide margin in the European championships at Budapest until she fell and finished second. Acclaimed the finest girl free skater Britain has ever produced, Yvonne will travel to Vienna this month to compete in the world championships.