The high spin structure in the nucleus [Formula Presented] has been studied using the reaction [Formula Presented] at a beam energy of 75 MeV. Most of the levels known from earlier experiments have been confirmed and the spin parity assignments of a few of them have been verified. A number of levels have been proposed extending the energy scheme up to about 7.6 MeV. A simple interacting boson-fermion-fermion model calculation has been performed to explain the observed energy spectrum. © 1999 The American Physical Society.