Jeanne Gurnett, 19, pretty Creighton U. sophomore, has been chosen queen of NCAA baseball tournament and will be on hand to welcome nation's top college teams when they vie for title in Omaha, June 13-18.
Gordie Howe, husky switch-hitting Detroit rightwinger whose hard shots have handcuffed many a goalie in his 12 major league years, was named NHL's MVP, equaled Eddie Shore's record as four-time Hart Trophy winner.
Laverne Carter, shapely wife of No. 1 bowler Don Carter, is kegler in own right, teamed up with Marion Ladewig to roll record 6,380 for 32 games and win national doubles championship at Redondo Beach, Calif.
Jack Coffey, one time major leaguer, grand ole man of Fordham athletics who has spent more than half his 70 years as Ram player, baseball coach, graduate manager, was feted in New York in honor of retirement June 30.
May 25, 1958
Ray Norton, broad-shouldered and bird-legged San Jose State junior with "hydromatic start," has already run 100 in 9.3, last week joined "I beat Bobby Morrow Club" with 9.7 victory at Coliseum Relays.
Mary Ann Reynolds, pint-size 28-year-old Albany, Ga. housewife, rolled in couple of king-size putts, one a 70-footer, to beat Mrs. Maurice Glick 4 and 3 for Southern women's golf championship at Dallas.
Richard C. Patterson Jr., once Columbia swim star, later U.S. diplomat, now New York's Commissioner of Commerce and Public Events, was given AAU Gold Medal Award for "meritorious service to youth."