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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, January 30, 1990

Andrew stands out among frosh

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by Phil Green
Daily Basketball Writer
Room 308 Wenley House of
West Quad looks like any other
dgrm room. A memo board and a
poster hang 'on the door, while
picture frames and posters grace the
walls of its interior. The room's
inhabitants, women's basketball
players Trish Andrew and Stacie
McCall really wouldn't want it any
other way.
Even with about four hours
devoted to basketball everyday, and
games on weekends, they still spend
as much time as possible as
"regular" first-year students.
"You make time, you have to
have fun. That's one of the most
important things, keep up your
grades, have fun, and continue
basketball," Andrew said.
"I know most of the girls on the
hall. I can't say I'm great friends
with them...We really don't have
time to go to the hall events, the
house events, but you find time.
You learn to budget your time really
well."
Standing 6-feet-2, Andrew has
never exactly been able "hide" from
being a basketball player. "I don't
think it's as bad as it used to be. I
still get stares. In the cafeteria the
other day I got up and this girl goes
Correction
The trivia question in Sports
Monday incorrectly identified Max
McGee as the MVP of Super Bowl
I. The correct answer is Bart Starr.

to Stacie, 'How tall is she?' Stacie
said, 'About 6-2, 6-3.' And then she
(the other girl) just looked around
like, 'I've never heard of that
before."' Andrew said.
While Andrew carefully balances
her time between classes and
relaxation, she has also been
successful on the basketball court.
On a Wolverine squad loaded with
experience, Andrew cracked the
starting lineup near the end of pre-
season, and has not relinquished her
spot since.
Going into Friday's game against
Michigan State the Winnetka,
Illinois native was fourth on the
team in scoring (8.8 ppg), second in
rebounding (5.5 rpg), and was the
Big Ten's leading shot blocker
averaging just under two per game.
"I'm getting more time since I
became a starter, but it didn't really
matter if I was starting or coming
off the bench. 1 felt either way I
could contribute. I'm excited to be
starting. It's kind of nice as a
freshman that you can say that (I'm
a starter)," Andrew said. "I knew that
the game was different from high
school to college, but I wasn't sure
where I'd fit in, especially in pre-
season,"
"She didn't even think she'd
make the traveling team. Every
night she was spazzing out about it,
so that's how modest she is,"
McCall quickly quipped. "I'm just
proud of her because she worked hard
to get where she is now."
"That's the nicest thing she ever

said about me," Andrew jokingly
replied to her roommate's remark
Getting a little more serious,
Andrew explained: "I was getting
beaten up in practice, I didn't know

Andrew

how to play the physical game. I
was getting just plowed over."
Since becoming a starter,
however, some problems have arisen
in Andrew's consistency. During the
team's first conference road trip at
Indiana, she played poorly in the
first half. As a result, Coach Bud
VanDeWege only played her for five

minutes, never putting her back in
the game after intermission as the
Wolverines lost 60-58.
The following weekend, at home
versus Wisconsin, she turned in a
career-best evening with 15 pts. and
14 rebounds to pace Michigan to a
68-51 victory. Her next time out,
against Michigan State Friday,
Andrew scored only four points with
two rebounds and two blocked shots
in 16 minutes of a 71-65 overtime
victory.
"The Ohio State, Indiana roadtrip
was hell. It was long, especially
suffering two losses like that. I
guess I didn't come prepared
mentally for the (Indiana) game,"
Andrew said.
"I think Ohio State took a lot out
of me, both physically and
emotionally. I realize why I sat the
bench, and it was definitely a lesson
to me. It was definitely a game we
should have won, but we know that
now, and we'll get them next time."
Although Andrew didn't play
much against the Spartans she did
feel the effects of the interstate
rivalry for the first time. "It was
more intense than I thought it would
be with the crowd and all. Plus with
the game being close, and then
going into overtime, the rivalry took
off from there," she said.
For Andrew, as well the rest of
the Wolverines, the opportunity is
there, now it's time for consistency.
ROBERTS
Continued from Page 7
maybe not so coincidentally, Ouimet
and Roberts carry 13 and 12-game
scoring streaks into this weekend's
action.
"We've definitely played better
ever since we were put together,"
Ouimet said after the two combined
for five goals and three assists
against Ohio State this past
weekend. "We've been an offensive
threat and we can continue to do so."
In the first game of that series,
Roberts scored two key goals late in
the period to tie the game on both
occasions.
Continued success and consistent
performances are what are most
important to Roberts. He is angry at
himself when he goes more than two
games without scoring and while his
totals lead the team he is still
looking to do better.
This attitude is what drives David
Roberts and by the end of his career,
he's looking to make a few more
surprises.

Victory over Cats
followed set script
by Jeff Sheran
Daily Sports Writer
EVANSTON - With its 22-20 dual meet win over Northwestern
Saturday, the Michigan wrestling team did more than notch its fourth Big
Ten victory in as many meets.
The Wolverines established themselves at the forefront of an elite
conference which reatures six teams ranked in the top 15 nationally.
Wrestling is unique to other sports because upsets just don't happen
very often. A team cannot win a dual meet by virtue of one underdog
pulling out a close one - several classes must do so.
So it was not blind speculation when Michigan studied the match-ups
and concluded that the outcome of the meet would turn out just as
planned, decided by the heavyweight match.
And Michigan won.
What this indicates is that the people who are supposed to win for the
Wolverines are doing their jobs. Furthermore, this is more than a
"rebuilding" year for Michigan. It's a winning season.
134-pounder Joey Gilbert (8-0) single-handedly dispels the "wait 'til
next year" notion. Gilbert pinned Wildcat Tad Yeager in 1:04, prompting
Northwestern coach Tim Cysewski to say, "He's not a freshman. In terms
of straight wrestling, he's the best guy on the Michigan team."
"Potential" may indeed be a dangerous word, but Gilbert easily has the
potential to become a four-time national champion.
Two-time all-American Larry Gotcher (150) struggled early in the dual
meet season, but don't count on him to lose many more. He looked
impressive against Northwestern, but more importantly, he won in the
clutch. Gotcher maintains he will win it all, and last weekend he returned
to the form that will enable him to do so.
Following Gotcher at 158 is Sam Amine, who has sparkled of late.
Amine has a habit of winning big, and putting extra team points on the
board for the Wolverines. He has scored ten pins and three technical falls
in his 27 victories, fulfilling his role as a sure winner for Michigan.
Due to the fact that Michigan often clinches the meet before Fritz
Lehrke (190) steps onto the mat, his wins usually increase the Wolverine
margin of victory. But his successful performance mattered against
Northwestern. With the difficult part of the schedule approaching, it's nice
to know that when Michigan needs a win, Lehrke remains cooler than the
other side of the pillow.
Heavyweight Phil Tomek also showed that he can win under pressure
against the Wildcats. Now it remains to be seen if he can win when the
pressure is off. Tomek lacks consistency but his technique and talent are
strong enough for him to live up to his No. 9 national ranking, and
possibly improve upon it.
With five steady competitors blazing the path for Michigan, and a
strong supporting cast behind them, the Wolverines need not limit their
goals toward next year.
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