Sandy Stock, 14, of Clayton, Mo., swimming in Ozark area competition, splashed home first in six of eight races, built up 15-point lead in synchronized event to win both titles for second straight year, in meets held in Clayton and St. Louis.
Steve Owen, defensive specialist who coached NFL's New York Giants to eight divisional titles in 23 years (all without a contract), finished season as coach of Canada's Calgary team, signed for '61 as head man of rival Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Johnny Bulla, natural left-hander who has played golf right-handed for 30 years, entered the National Open Left-handers tournament at Bradenton, Fla., shot 309 to tie for 12th among 135 competitors, now says he may enter the regular Open left-handed.
Sandra Reynolds, 21, of Bloemfontein, South Africa, blonde, blue-eyed tennis star who models clothes in spare time ("It's much tougher than Wimbledon"), beat Maria Bueno in two tournaments, became first woman ever chosen as Union's Sportsman of the Year.
January 9, 1961
Harry O'Neale Jr., 17, of Charleston, S.C., a serious bowler for just one year, averaged 196 for nine games, became youngest winner of state's all-events scratch championship and first South Carolinian ever to qualify for annual ABC Masters tourney.
Al Rozycki of Chicago, Dartmouth A student and halfback who set Ivy League records for rushing and pass receiving, was chosen from nationwide field of 82 candidates to receive 15th Swede Nelson award for sportsmanship and fidelity to "the football code."