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Women's Athletic Association

Citation: Alvin Norcross, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1939), p. 60.

The Women's Athletic Association of Baldwin-Wallace is the girls' inter-class athletic group. The requirement for membership in the organization is participation in intramural sports to the extent of earning 100 points. This is the equivalent of being a member of a championship team in basketball, baseball, volleyball, or hockey. After a girl has become a member of the W.A.A., any further points which she earns are applied toward class numerals, letters, or sweaters (which are worn a s conspicuously as Freshmen 's football numerals).

The greatest function of the club is its annual Recreation Night, which features the championship Army-Navy basketball game and letters and numerals are awarded. This year additional affairs were a Freshman Roast, a Barn Dance, and a Homecoming Dance. Winifred Shively is president of the association for this year.

Citation: Doris Hauser, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1940), p. 76.

A call is extended to all campus women who enjoy sports to win their points and join W.A.A. The Women's Athletic Association offers an opportunity for the sportswoman beyond the required physical education classes. Intramural sports tournaments, in everything from badminton to baseball, are carried on under the sponsorship of this organization.

As part of its program W.A.A. sends girls to Berea High School to give demonstrations. Its members attend other colleges' sports activities. In the fall W.A.A. gives the college a Hallowe'en Dance; in the spring, the traditional recreation night, with its Army-Navy basketball game.

Members of W.A.A. attended the annual banquet for presentation of numerals unusually early this year. It was the first time that so many sophomore girls earned their numerals before December.

Women's Recreation Association

(1966 Yearbook, The Grindstone, BWC, page 57)

Every woman on campus is provided with the opportunity to participate in intramural and intercollegiate activities by the Women's Recreation Association. As advisors Dr. Fower and Miss Thompson and the group in their promotion of good sportsmanship on the campus. This year the group sponsored an intercollegiate hockey tournament and campus ping pong, tennis and volleyball tournaments.

Citation: Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1987), p. 126.

The Women's Recreational Association (W.R.A.) organized and promoted both the women's intramural program and cold intramural events. Activities such as co-ed volleyball, flag football, softball, tennis and bowling were only a few of the projects they sponsored. Opened to all members of the B-W community, including faculty and staff, the projects provided alternatives for social activities.

New rules were implemented to insure fair play. Only two members of an intercollegiate sport were allowed to play at the same time. Coordinators, Sue Goldman, Angie Marilla, Lisa Lawhead, and Kelly Wilks not only kept the competition fun and fair but they also arranged all publicity and organized all game records.

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