Nick Ghawi, who was born in Israel and now attends George Williams College (Ill.) on a YMCA scholarship, served as captain and center-forward on the Indians' soccer team during the past season and established a team record by scoring 21 goals in 10 games.
Bill Ward Jr., 35, a left-handed bowler from Salt Lake City and an instructor at the University of Utah, broke the state record for league competition with an 800 series in which he started off with a 254 game, added a 257 and had a 289 in the final game.
Kathy Kraft, of Tulsa, rated 28th among U.S. tennis juniors, upset sixth-ranked Gene Shapiro of New Orleans in the semifinals of the Sugar Bowl tournament for girls 16 and under, then beat Susan Tenney of Scarsdale, N.Y. 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the championship match.
Gary Croteau, a senior from Sudbury, Ont. and left wing on the St. Lawrence ice-hockey team, scored 18 times in his first dozen games this season and, during one spree, scored a total of 11 goals in three games, including a high of five against Carleton.
January 22, 1968
Mitchell Straus, 15, a junior at Flushing (N.Y.) High School, gained the U.S. Handball Association junior four-wall title when he defeated his twin brother, Gary, by scores of 15-21, 21-19, 21-11 in the final round of competition at the Tulsa (Okla.) YMCA.
Craig Streichman, 16, of Torrance, Calif., placed 17th in the Western Hemisphere Marathon in Culver City, Calif., as he completed the 26-mile, 385-yard course in 2:40:07 and beat such runners as defending titlist Mike Kimball and Olympian Ron Larrieu.