Olin J. Stephens II, designer of victorious America's Cup defender Columbia, received David W. Taylor Medal, highest award of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, for his "notable achievement."
Susan Driver, 12, youngest member on English pony team, was off to fine start in realizing ambition to become a show jumper when she and team won first prize at National Horse Show in New York.
Dallas Garber, 21-year-old junior fullback from Marietta College, carried ball 28 times to set new single-game collegiate rushing record of 373 yards when his team defeated Washington & Jefferson 90 to 0.
Nellie Fox, 31, Chicago White Sox second baseman, was named Most Valuable Player of American League. Fox batted .306 this season, pushed lifetime hits to 1,902, among active players second only to Ted Williams.
Frank Ash, of Fulton, N.Y., who last year won Grand National Grouse championship with his pointer Vigorous, won this year's title at Willowdale Forest in Ipswich, Mass. with Vigorous' older sister, Doc's Girl Sis.
Jay Wilkinson, 17, Norman H.S. quarterback (eight wins to make state playoffs) and son of Oklahoma U. Coach Bud Wilkinson, disappointed Sooner fans by deciding it will be best not to go to Oklahoma U.
Alf Pike, 42, hockey player for New York Rangers when they won their last Stanley Cup (1940), for past three seasons coach of Winnipeg Warriors, was named to replace ailing Ranger Coach Phil Watson.