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The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 16, 1983 - Page 9

Weckler anxious to pilot spikers

By STEVE WISE
Michigan's quarterback is injured,,
and she probably won't play for at least
a week. She?! That right, "she" is
senior Jeanne Weckler, setter, or
"Quarterback" of the Wolverines'
volleyball team.
The Northbrook, Ill. native describes
herself as "the mind behind the hit-
ters," whose job is to call plays, set up
other players and serve as the emotional
sparkplug of the team.
"I HAVE A lot of energy," Weckler
said, "and I keep them going."
While a sprained ankle suffered in the
season's first match probably will
prevent her from playing in this
weekend's contests at Ohio State and
Indiana, Weckler will still contribute
verbally and spiritually to the team,
albeit from the sidelines.
When Weckler returns, she'll take a
lot of experience onto the court. After
graduating from Glenbook North high
school with all-conference and Most
Valuable Player honors in both track
and volleyball, Weckler made the
Michigan squad as a walk-on. But not
playing her first year made the tran-
sition from high school to college
athletics difficult.
"YOU FEEL like you're not con-
tributing," Weckler said. "I didn't like
the way things were done, and I com-
plained, instead of saying, 'Let me try it
your way.'
Weckler saw occasional playing time
her sophomore year - the year
Michigan was Big Ten champion - and
last year became starting setter,
having switched from power-hitter
along the way.
"This year she's a stable force," said
Wolverines head coach Sandy Vong. "It's
when you're behind, when you have to dig
a little bit deeper, she has this quality."
WECKLER'Ssquality also extends
beyond athletics. She was the first
Street. Picks must be in by midnight
tonight. Be sure to include your name,
address and telephone number.
11. Cameron at Angelo St.
12. Texas at Auburn
13. Boston College at Rutgers
14. Georgia at Clemson
15. Arizona St. at UCLA
16. West Virginia at Maryland
17. Air Force at Wyoming
18. Northern Michigan at Central
Michigan
19. Sonoma St. at San Francisco St.
20. DAILY LIBELS at Mt. St. Helens

recipient of the Marie Hartwig scholar-
ship, granted for academic as well as
athletic excellence. A French major,
who's planning a career in inter-
national business, Weckler sports a B-
plus average and made the academic
honor roll for winter term, pulling bet-
'When we have a
good match, it's
the best feeling in
my life. Happy
doesn't even
describe it.'
-Jeanne Weckler
ter than a 3.5 that semester.
"I came for the school," she said,
"not for the athletics."
But it's still volleyball from which
Weckler derives the most pleasure.
"When we have a good match," she
said, her blue eyes sparkling with in-
tensity, "it's the best feeling in my life.
Happy doesn't even describe it."
BOTH VONG and Weckler cite ser-
ving as the senior's greatest weakness.
She did place second in the Big Ten in
aces last year, but, she said, when she
didn't serve an ace, she often missed.
What Weckler doesn't plan to miss is
her senior season. She said she's not a
"sitting-down, watching-type person"
and in fact was walking without crut-
ches last night. Instead, Weckler will
try to quarterback her team to a Big
Ten championship.
BILLBOARD
Varsity softball tryouts will be held at
noon on Saturday, September 17 at the
Varsity Softball Diamond. For further
information call Bob DeCarolis at the
Women's Athletic Department.

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Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Despite a sprained ankle, senior setter Jeanne Weckler keeps a finger on the
pulse of Michigan volleyball.

VIEWPOINT LECTURES

GRIDDE PICKS
After a long silence the Soviet Union
finally declared today the reason why
they shot down Flight 007. The Soviets
klaim that the Korean pilot entered into
Soviet airspace to steal their picks in
this week's Daily Griddes. It seems that
the Soviets are desperate for a free piz-
za from Pizza Bob's (Pizza isabout as
scarce in the Soviet Union as snow is in
Florida).
Well, you can keep that pizza right
here where it belongs, in Ann Arbor, if
you send in your picks to the Michigan

Daily on 420 Maynard Street or drop
them off at Pizza Bob's on State Street
or Pizza Bob's Midtown on Church
1. MICHIGAN at Washington (Pick
Score)
2. Michigan St. at Notre Dame
3. Ohio St. at Oklahoma
4. Stanford at Illinois
5. Indiana at Kentucky
6. Iowa at Penn St.
7. Purdue at Miami (Fla)
8. Nebraska at Minnesota
9. Missouri at Wisconsin
10. Northwestern at Syracuse

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CALL OR COME TO UAC, - 763-1107
2nd FLOOR , MICHIGAN UNION

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