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Receiver Tranum is Peach of An Athlete

By Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information

Rod Tranum, MIT's record setting football wide receiver, has received yet another award. Tranum has been named winner of the "Peach of an Athlete" role model award sponsored by the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Tranum will be honored at a banquet in Atlanta on April 19.


Gymnasts Julie Lyren '93 and Scott Lazerwith '95 each performed with great success at last weekend's USA Division II-III Nationals in Springfield, Mass. Lyren tied the MIT record in the floor exercise, scoring a 9.4 and finishing with an overall score of 35.65 out of a possible 40 points. Lazerwith competed only in the rings, but managed an 8.55, which was a personal best for him. Both competitors were named to the Division II-III Scholar-Athlete team.

Men's crew

The men's crews kept their unbeaten streak alive last weekend. The heavyweight varsity crew easily defeated Connecticut College, Williams, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in a race on the Textile River in Lowell, Mass. The heavyweight freshmen kept their record perfect by defeating the same crews. The lightweight varsity also stayed unbeaten by knocking off the Coast Guard Academy on the Thames River in New London, Conn.