Corby Adams of Clarkson College (Potsdam, N.Y.) was voted most valuable player in the ECAC hockey tournament at Madison Square Garden. A center, he scored three goals and made two assists in leading his team to a 9-3 win over Boston College in the finals.
Mrs. Mary Morlin of Honolulu humiliated Hawaii's top male cribbage players when she won the open singles title in the state cribbage championships. She took all her matches and defeated David Nott-age, the Honolulu Pacific Club champion, in the finals.
Vance Randall, 24, of Asheville, N.C. was named 1963 Putter of the Year by the Professional Putters Association. In four years of competition the rangy, 6-foot-4 Western Carolina graduate was runner-up twice and fifth once in the PPA national championships.
Linda Lunsman, 16, of Danbury, Wis. went deer hunting and killed a 635-pound black bear, the largest bear ever shot by a woman in Wisconsin. Asked what she intended to do with the trophy, she said, "I really haven't any idea. No one in our family likes bear meat."
January 6, 1964
Bob McNamara, the 1954 football captain and star halfback at Minnesota who now owns a tavern and a florist shop in Minneapolis, teamed with his brother Dick to take the national paddle-ball doubles championship for the second straight year in Flint, Mich.
Billy Wade, 33, of Spartanburg, S.C., no relation to the Chicago Bear quarterback, was chosen NASCAR's 1963 Grand National Rookie of the Year. He ranked 16th in the national standings by finishing among the top 10 in half of his races, none of which he won.