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Men's Basketball
vs. Northwestern
Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Crisler Arena

SPORTS

Indoor Track
Silverston Invitational
Saturday
Track and Tennis Building

The Michigan Daily

Wednesday, March 2, 1988

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athletic department's unanimous
support of football coach Bo Schem-
bechler, who turned down the job of
athletic director on Monday because
he would have had to give up coach-
ing.
Lund added, "I just hope they re-
ally know what they are doing.
"I think I have a general idea of
people and of Michigan. I'm not dis-
crediting a regent, but what do they
really know? When you get down to
the nitty gritty and you've got the
best guy in America and he slips
through your grasp, I don't think that
that's such good judgement."
Michigan basketball coach Bill
Frieder was aggravated by the way
the search has been conducted.
"I'm a little disappointed in the.
way this whole search has been han-
dled. We've got so many people who
are capable of running this depart-
ment. It'll be a shame if they don't
hire someone with Michigan ties,"
he said.
Frieder said "he was in the dark"
as to who was being considered, but
said he felt "the regents should go
back to Bo."
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Ar-

bor) said, "I will continue to advise
President Fleming and my fellow re-
gents to name Bo Schembechler ath-
letic director." He added that Schem-
bechler would probably not be offered
the job again.
Baker appeared dismayed by the
way the whole situation worked out
because he felt Schembechler was
cheated out of the position.
"When coach Schembechler was
being recruited by Texas A&M, the
University made the assertion to him
that he would receive every
consideration when the time came to
name a new athletic director," he
said. "This does not mean he was
promised the job. But my own un-
derstanding was that barring any un-
foreseen circumstances, he would be
named athletic director."
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey)
expressed confidence in the remaining
candidates.
"We have some good people who
will be considered next for the posi-
tion," he said.
He added that the University's
Board of Regents was in no rush to
name a new athletic director as Can-
ham is not retiring until July.

Current Arizona State Athletic director Charles Harris says he is staying
with the Sun Devils. Harris was employed by the Michigan Sports Infor-
mation Department in the late 1970's.

Despite rumors, Michigan hockey coach Red Berensen is not being con-
sidered for the athletic director position.
NHL's Islanders sign

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By STEVEN GINNS
College often brings two com-
pletely different people together.
Through the course of their rela-
tionship each person loses some in-
dividuality and receives characteris-
tics of the other. Such is the case
with women gymnasts Angela
WIlliams and Janne Klepek.
Williams, a 21 year-old senior
and Klepek, a 20 year-old junior
asme from different backgrounds and
yet have displayed similar results.
WILLIAMS, who was named
an alternate at last year's NCAA na-
tionals,. was born in Scarborough
Ontario, a large suburb of Toronto.
As the youngest of five children,
Williams was exposed to competi-
tion. "I was really picked on a lot by
my brothers and sisters," said
Williams. "If they wanted to try
something new. I would be the first
one to be tested."
The competition with her sib-
lings was not always fun. "One time

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my sister wanted me to perform in
the living room," said Williams.
"She promised to spot me, but she
ended up dropping me on my head."
DESPITE THAT setback,
Williams' family played a large role
in her gymnastics career. Since her
sister was the figure skater of the
family, her mother persuaded her to
take up gymnastics. "I was a hyper-
active child," said Williams. "My
mother put me in a program, hoping
that would keep me busy."
Her involvement in gymnastics
translated into making the Canadian
Olympic team in 1980 at the age of
13. However, Williams' effort was
not rewarded. She became another
victim in the politicalization of the
Olympics due to the Canadian boy-
cott. As a result, her dream was put
to rest.
"The boycott really had a big ef-
fect on me," said Williams. "So
much so that I stopped doing gym-
nastics."
After a three-year layoff,
Williams got the urge to make a
comeback. She resumed her career as
a senior in high school. "It was kind
of difficult to get back to where I
was, because I expected to get back
right away," said Williams. "I came
back with a different attitude."
It was her ability and attitude that
resulted in a four-year scholarship to
Michigan.
KLEPEK, a native of Western
Spring, Ill., a small suburb of
Chicago, took a different path to
gymnastic success.
Unlike Williams, Klepek was not
pushed into gymnastics. Her older
brother was more interested in
swimming and diving and her par-
ents' influence was minimal.

teammate Christine Furlong. "Just
through their strength and
determination, they can really get us
psyched up."
Klepek, who originally was in-
timidated by Williams, describes
Angela as confident, poised, and
consistent. Similarly Williams, who
originally felt Janne tried to show
off, describes Klepek as a consistent
competitor.
Williams and Klepek were
plagued in the 1986 season with in-
juries. Williams, a kinesiology ma-
jor separated her shoulder, while
Klepek, also a kinesiology major,
sprained both ankles.
As far as holding most of the
team records, both agree that it's
nice to see, but would like to go be-
yond that and have their teammates
perform well.
One more year together is all
that's left. Williams, who was red-
shirted, and Klepek still have another
year of eligibility. After that, they
will probably go their separate ways.
It's a shame all good things must
end.
UM News in
The Daily
764-0552

former 'M' icer Norton
Former United States Olympian and Michigan hockey player Jeff
Norton signed a multi-year contract with the New York Islanders on
Monday.
Norton, 22, who was the Wolverines captain last season, by-
passed his final year of eligibility to play in the Olympics. In Nor-
ton's three seasons at Michigan, he appeared in 113 games and
compiled 115 points on 38 goals and 82 assists.
He was drafted by the Islanders in the third round of the 1984
NHL entry draft and was the 62nd pick overall. In the six Olympic
games in Calgary, Norton recorded four assists.
The 6-3, 198-pound Acton, Mass: native was the first Wolverine
to reach the Olympics since Willard Ikola in 1956. Norton is the
third leading defenseman scorer in Michigan history and ranks 33rd
on the all-time Wolverine scoring list.

Klepek
consistent competitor
She began her career in ballet at
the age of nine, when she caught the
attention of a private club coach.
She stayed in club gymnastics until
high school.
"When I got to high school, I
was in club," said Klepek. "But I
wanted more of a high school life.
High school was the best of both
worlds for me."
Contrary to Williams, rewards
soon came Klepek's way. She was
the all-around Illinois state cham-
pion in her sophomore, junior and
senior years.
CURRENT MICHIGAN head
coach Dana Kempthorn rewarded her
with a four-year scholarship.
It has been four years since they
have been brought together and
slowly those differences have melted
away. As teammates, Williams and
Klepek have rewritten the record
books and are team leaders.
"Angie and Janne have a great
way of motivating this team," said

Norton's career
at Michigan

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12

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30
36

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24
45
48

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Career

35 82 117

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