Toshiyuki Seino, 158-pound national AAU judo champion, was 72 pounds lighter than Nelson Cross, his opponent in final round of the Air Force Championships at McChord A.F.B., Wash., but he emerged overall winner by judges' decision after an overtime period.
Clint Blume, 28, a former college wrestler now playing for the Westchester (N.Y.) Rugby club in the 25-team Eastern Rugby Union, place-kicked a 71-yard field goal for an alltime record, to tie Army 6-6. A weekend later he scored 20 points against Cornell.
Clifford Bennett was lucky winner after four previous tries in the annual contest to pick the new Cleveland Indian bat boy, getting the job plus $1,000 which he plans to spend for his college education. Bennett is 16, a junior at Glenville High School in Cleveland.
Nera White, whose specialty is sinking set shots at 15 to 25 feet from the basket, was named captain of the women's All-America team after the AAU basketball championships in St. Joseph, Mo., where her team from Nashville Business College was the winner.
April 23, 1962
Robert Louis Stevens, South Carolina basketball coach who sent his 1962 winning squad to the floor after boost-up sessions of rock and roll tunes, was named Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year, and promptly signed a four-year contract with Oklahoma.
Suzy Thrasser, 18, a University of Michigan coed who trained with the college's swimming team while still in high school, thrashed through Michigan's AAU meet to win four events and set three state records as Ann Arbor's swim club won its fourth straight title.