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Vaughn MVP Record Setter; Hepler To Captain ‘60 Team
Vaughn MVP Record Setter; Hepler To Captain ‘60 Team
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TitleVaughn MVP Record Setter; Hepler To Captain ‘60 Team
AuthorDaily Egyptian
DescriptionCharlie Vaughn, Southern's basketball star
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1960 April 1
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TranscriptVaughn MVP Record Setter; Hepler To Captain ‘60 Team

Charlie Vaughn, Southern's basketball star, has been voted th most valuable player award fo the Salukis and for the Inter state Conference for the 1959-60 season.
The ITAC selection was made by the head basketball coaches at the seven member universities. Vaughn succeeds Grady MeCollum of Western Illinois as the conference choice for MVP.
formance and wn eliminated from contention. Consensus of the experts had Kies picked far
no worse than a third place finish, which would have given SIU eight points, enough to go
ahead of sixth place Iowa.
Kalakian and Wiley finished 2-3 in tumbling: Wiley had taken second in 1959.
Foster took seventh and ninth the flying rings and still rings respectively, while Taylor and Ti
jerina finished 10th in the high bar and still rings respectively. Kalakian also placed 11th on the trampoline as did Ed Buffum on the high bar: an 11th place finish is just out of the points.
John Shidler finished 17th on the on the parallel bars.
Five of Southern's regular season foes placed in the top 13: Illinois took third. Michigan State grabbed fifth place. Iowa eaptured sixth. 12th was Minnesota. and Michigan finished 13th. SIU split with Illinois. beat Minnesota. and
lost to Michigan State, Mchigan, and Iowa in dual meets.
Meade. Fred Orlofsky, Bruno Klaus, and Bill Simms are in Cleveland today for the 9th Annual
Swiss Turner Meet, which is an AAU gymnastic' meet. Orlofsky the defending all-around champion.
Members of Coach harry Galatm's varsity basketball squad nade Charlie their choice fot MVP and Don Hepler the next years captain.
Hepler. a 6-4 forward, was named to the All-Interstate Conference first team along with Vaughn. Hepler finished second to Vaughn in SIU scoring and rebounding. 271 rebounds,
Hepler succeeds Dick Ruggles as team leader. Ruggles, a senior from Quincy, Mass.
Charlie set nine records himself and was named to seven all-star teams (besides winning the
IIAC and SIU MVP award and the Sportsmanship Award at the All-American Tournament at Owensboro. Ky.) to help Southern compile a 20-9 record, share the Interstate Conference title with Western Illinois at the NAIA naintional tournament in Kansas City.
Vaughìn's efforts also triggered the Salukis to establish eight new team marks over the course of
the year.
Single game records broken by vauglrn this season were:
Field Goals Attempted: 38 vs. Tennessee A & I. Old record 30 by Vaughn vs. Ft. Leonard Wood,
Free Throws attempted: 18 vs. Belmont Abbey, Old Record 16 by vaughn vs. Indiana State. 1958-59
Free Throws Scored: 15 vs. Belmont Abbey. Old record 14 by Seymour Bryson vs. Northern Illinois
Most points: 43 vs. Tennessee A&-l. Old record 40 by Seymour Bryson vs. Rockhurst, 1958-59.
New season records chalked up by Charlie were:
Field Goals Attempted: 706. Old record 582 by Vaughn. 1958-59.
Field, Goals Scored: 301. Old, record 259 by Vaughn. 1958-59.
Free Throws Attempted: 245. Old record 219 by Seymour Bryson. 1958-39.
Free Throws Scored: l77. Old record 153 by Seymour Bryson, 1958-59.
Most Points: 779. Old record 620 by Vaughn, 1958-59,
All-star selections that included Vaughn are: All-IIAC, first team: All.NAIA District 20 Illinois), first team: UPI All-American, honorable mention: UP! Little All- American, second team: All-Tourney. Quincy Holiday Tournament. first team All-Tourney, All-American City Tournament, Owensboro, Ky.. first team, and "Who's Who in Small College Basketball for 1959-60" all-star selections,
Besides leading the Salukis in scoring, Vaughn's 779 points also paced the NATA District 20, anti he led the TIAC with 309 points in 12 games for a 25, 8 average. His overall season average for 29 games was 26.9. His two-year total of 1, 399 points is only 136 away from Seymour Bryson's four-year record of 1, 535.
All in all it was an outstanding year for the 19-year-old Vaughn, and it was crowned with the selection as most valuable by his teammates,

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