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3A victory over UNC-Chapel Hill, 88–85, in February “before a frenzied sellout crowd,” inspired an
Old Gold and Black Extra: “Deacs Tar Beloved Heels Again.”
u the 1970 commencement
At the 1970 Commencement exercises honorary
degrees were awarded to Maung Htin Aung,
Burmese poet and scholar; Albert L. Butler Jr.,
president of Arista Information Systems; lex
marsh (J.D., 1921), chairman of Marsh Compa-
nies; Bill Moyers, former special assistant to
President Lyndon Johnson; and arnold palmer,
alumnus golfer. Moyers gave the Commence-
ment address, and Carlyle Marney, Baptist
minister and executive director of Interpreters’
House, preached the baccalaureate sermon.
u the year in athletics
Individual students in
various sports were
honored: basketball
player charlie davis
was named to the
All-ACC first team and
was selected by Wake
Forest as the Arnold
Palmer Athlete of the
Year; baseball player
craig robinson,
football players
Joseph dobner and
John mazalewski,
and tennis player Jim
haslam were named
to an All-ACC first
team; basketball players dan ackley and dick
walker and football players Joe dobner and
ed george were Academic All-ACC selections;
and football player Joe dobner received the
ACC Award for Excellence in Scholarship and
Athletics.
The tennis team and the track team both fin-
ished fifth in the Conference, and the swimming
team had its first winning season in school
history, also finishing fifth in the Conference.
The golf team won its fourth straight ACC
championship and took second place in NCAA
competition. lanny wadkins, a sophomore,
won both the Southern Amateur and the West-
ern Amateur and came in second for individual
honors at the NCAA meet. wadkins, Jack
lewis, and Joe inman were all picked for the
Walker Cup team. wadkins was named a first
team All-American, and kent engelmeier won
ACC individual honors.
The basketball team had a 14–13 record, defeat-
ing Duke in the Tournament quarter-finals but
losing to South Carolina in the semi-finals.3
Football continued to look in vain for more wins
than losses: wins over N.C. State, Virginia Tech,
and Virginia; losses to Auburn, Maryland, Duke,
Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina, and
Miami.
Charlie Davis
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