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1961 Yearbook

1961 Yearbook


1961 Yearbook


The 1960-61 Bee Cagers, under the
able direction of Coach Bob Duax,
compiled a record of 11 wins and 13
losses. Facing some of the top small
college teams in the country, the Bees
always played an interesting and enjoyable style of basketball.
After getting off to a dismal start,
the round bailers were able to run a
string of six wins before falling to
an inspired Dubuque U. Team. After
this upset, victories were hard to come
by. The last win came over archrival
Loras and gave St. Ambrose possession of the new Victory Bell.
A major factor in the Bee offense
was sharpshooting Senior guard John
Cahill. With a variety of shots, Butch
took scoring honors by pouring
through 418 points for a 17 point
average for 24 games. This pushed
his three and a half year total to 1,122
points and places him fifth in St.
Ambrose scoring history. With one
semester of eligibility left, it is certain that he will attain new heights
next year. John is a capable floor
general and all around fine guard.
He was elected Most Valuable Player
by his teammates, and was named on
many all opponent squads by teams
he faced. Rebounding honors were
shared by forwards Ron Bohls and
John Lingle. Each hauled down 188
rebounds during the course of the
season. Lingle was singled out by
his teammates as the one who contributed most to team spirit.
Senior Guard John Cahill
Weve Got the Bell!!
Coach Duax, Student Council President Bill
Duax, Chicago Club President Larry Rafferty,
and Athletic Director Leo Kilfoy admire the
new Victory Bell donated by the Chicago
Club. This trophy signifies the rivalry between St. Ambrose and Loras and replaces
the old Bell which was retired by St. Ambrose when both schools dropped football.
The Bees took possession of the new Bell
by defeating the Duhawks twice during the




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