National Appointment--Betty Norman, Biola University women's basketball coach, has been appointed to the Games Committee for the Amateur Basketball Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics. The committee will select the women's Olympic basketball team for the 1988 Games in Seoul, Korea.
Sculls 'Shelled'--A pair of racing shells were christened recently at Cal State Long Beach in the names of two-time Olympic silver medalist Joan Lind and Olympic women's sculling Coach John Van Blom. The event was staged before the season-opening race of the 49er crew team at Marine Stadium. The pair are alumni of the school.
Football Vacancy Filled--Steve Hill, 34, has been hired as head football coach at Warren High School. Hill replaces Randy Drake, who resigned. A teacher at Warren for 12 years, Hill has held a variety of coaching jobs for the Bears. He has served as head junior varsity football coach, head varsity track coach and as an assistant track and football coach. He was an assistant football coach at Cerritos College last year.
State Championships--Cerritos College is the site of the first California Community College Athletic Assn. women's state basketball finals. The event, which begins this afternoon, runs through Saturday. This is the first time since women's basketball was sanctioned by the state in 1979 that a women's state championship could be held. Previously, only regional tournaments were held because leagues in Northern California played a fall schedule, while teams from Southern California opted for the spring.