Cathy Call, a freshman at the University of Kansas, led the women's swim team to its second straight Big Eight championship. She set conference records of 2:18.5 in the 200-yard IM and 2:01.7 in the 200 freestyle and won the 500 and 100 freestyles.
Dave Hofer, a senior at Sully Buttes High in Onida, S. Dak., capped a 30-0 season by winning his third straight state wrestling title, the Class B 138-pound championship. Hofer's four-year record was 105-4, and he was undefeated in his last 84 matches.
Roxy Brooks, of Fairbanks, Alaska, won her fourth consecutive Women's World Championship Sled Dog Race in Anchorage. A week later she placed eighth among 29 in the Open World championship won by George Aula of Huslia, Alaska.
Donna Murphy, a senior at Newport (Ky.) High, averaged 35 points and 20 rebounds in 17 games this season. The 5'10" forward had her high game of 59 points in an 87-72 defeat of Bellevue High. As a junior she was the MVP of the state high school tournament.
March 15, 1976
Dan Lavitt, a senior at Raytown (Mo.) South High, set an indoor national high school record of 6.9 in the 60-yard high hurdles at the Big Eight indoor championships in Kansas City, Mo. He bettered by .1 the mark set in 1971 by Larry Shipp.
Jack Barnaby, 66, squash coach at Harvard, gained his 20th national collegiate championship when the Crimson defeated Yale 6-3 to win the nine-man title. Barnaby is retiring after 36 years with a 355-95 record and 21 Ivy League championships.