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Men's Basketball
vs. Illinois State (NCAA 1st Round)
Friday, 9 p.m.
Long Beach, CA
- The Michigan Daily ._Tuesday, March 13, 1990
Best is not enough for Rowand

Women's Basketball
vs. Oklahoma St. (NCAA 1st Round)
Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.
Stillwater, OKd


Page 9

by Annemarie Schultz
Daily Sports Contributor
Eight seconds behind, Mindy
Rowand could see first place finisher
Valerie McGovern of Kentucky, but
she couldn't catch her.
Still, Rowand came away from
the 5000 meter race with a personal
best time of 15:58.73, a third-place
finish in the NCAA Indoor Track
Championships last weekend, and
her third consecutive all-American
It seems hard to believe Rowand
could set her goals much higher.
However, the Michigan women's
track co-captain feels her real success
is ahead of her. "I don't think I've
tapped my true potential," she said.
"I get stronger every year. I think I
will achieve my true success out of
Upon completing her final year
of eligibility, Rowand plans to
compete in the World Cross Country
Trials next February, and eventually
the 1992 Olympic Trials.
Rowand hasn't always been the
premier athlete that she is today. In

junior high she considered herself
clumsy and very unathletic. When
she began running in high school,
though, she surprised many people
with her success.
Rowand felt overshadowed in
high school. She said people didn't
understand the difficulty of her com-
petition, and few expected her to find
success in the collegiate ranks.
But the Laurel Springs, NJ native
has proven skeptics wrong. Often
Rowand thinks, "See, I told you I
could do it." Still, she regrets that
she never won a state championship.
Rowand's father has been a major
motivating force in her running.
Despite residing in New Jersey and
working in Massachusetts, he
attends as many of her meets as he
"Having him at the meets is a
big factor," Rowand explained. Her
father flew out to watch her in the
Outdoor Big Ten Championships in
Indianapolis last May, when Rowand
placed first in both the 5000 and
10,000 meter races.
She won the 10,000 on Friday,

but had difficulty coming back on
Saturday because of fatigue from the
intense heat. Still, Rowand managed
to win the 5000 and found a bonus
at the finish line, where her father
stood cheering.
After graduation, Rowand hopes

to study physical therapy and work
with athletes. "I'd really like to work
with professional athletes, like
hockey or basketball, but that's kind
of pioneering right now," Rowand
She feels running gives her an
understanding of all types of in-
juries, not just those specific to one
sport. "I had trouble with doctors,
especially in high school, not
understanding that I can't take two
weeks off running."
Rowand feels somewhat eclipsed
by the larger programs at Michigan,
such as football and basketball. She
finds the low interest in track
unnerving, but says, "I really enjoy
competing for Michigan and I love
its tradition." Had she competed for
anyone else, she feels she would
have quit a long time ago.
"I have one goal left, to win
nationals. I was frustrated coming
back after this weekend, because I
said to myself that I really wanted to
win the dang thing. It's the last
thing I really want to accomplish
[before leaving Michigan]."

Women runners
compete in NCAAs
by Tom Kent
Daily Sports Contributor
Last weekend Mindy Rowand set her sights on all-American honors
for the third consecutive year and a possible National Championship at
the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis.
Michigan finished the meet with six points as the University of
Texas claimed the overall crown.
"My goal was to finish in the top three and to run under sixteen
minutes," Rowand said. And she accomplished just that.
She finished third in the 5000 meters, with a time of 15:58.73. Her
performance was a personal best and lead to her third indoor all-American
"Mindy ran hard and had a strong kick for the first 3000 meters,"
assistant coach Sue Foster said. "It was a tough race and she ran
extremely well."
After this season, Rowand has one year of eligibility left to compete
outdoors. Along with being a three time all-American indoors, she has
also has been named all-American once in both outdoors and cross
Also representing Michigan in the championships was first-year
distance runner Molly McClimon - the heir apparent to Rowand.
McClimon also had her sights set on all-American honors, but her
pursuit fell short. She was defeated by Susie Favor of Wisconsin, the
eventual champion in the mile.
"I ended up in a bad heat," McClimon said. "Favor is a great pace
setter and controlled the race." Favor set the pace so slow that she was
the only one in her heat to qualify for the finals.
"I felt I could have won if I was in the another heat," McClimon
added. McClimon finished seventh in her heat, with a time of 4:48.08.
In her first year, McClimon is already among the conference's best in
distance running and Foster is optimistic about her future. "Molly will
definitely be all-American," Foster said. "She is a very tough competitor
and really knows how to control herself."
"I think about my future sometimes, but right now I am just trying
to get a good start in my classes," she said. "The Olympics are a
possibility, but not until 1996 at the earliest."
McClimon said she is interested in broadcasting, but for the next few
years she should look forward to being on the other end of the interview.



Break provides obstacles for women's


by Jeni Durst
Daily Sports Writer
The past week of vacation was
less than kind to the Michigan
women's tennis team as it suffered
its first losses of the 1989-90
The top eight members of the
squad managed only one team win
when they traveled to Texas for
some warm weather practice as the
Wolverines faced tough competitors
in Texas.
Over the break, the Wolverines
took on the University of Houston,
North Texas University and Texas
Christian University. The scheduled
match with Southern Methodist
University was cancelled due to rain.
On March 6th, Michigan lost to
Houston, 8-1 in its first loss of the
year. Christine Schmeidel, at the
No. 1 singles position, captured the
ldone Wolverine victory, with a 6-3,
'6-1defeat of Houston's Cindy
Crawford. Schmeidel continued her
undefeated streak and presently ranks
31st in the country.

Losses plagued Michigan in the
rest of the singles spots. No. 2 seed
Stacy Berg was easily defeated by
Houston's Julie Cass in straight
sets, 6-1, 6-4. First-year player Kalei
Beamon (No. 3) pressed Houston's

Jenny Mainz but fell in two sets, 6-
3, 6-3.
The Wolverines' only win of the
trip came when they crushed the
North Texas Texans, 9-0, on March
9th. Schmeidel and Beamon easily
defeated their opponents, both by a
score of 6-2, 6-1.
Stacy Berg had some trouble in
her match losing the first set to
North Texas' Dina Hohn, before re-
bounding to win the next two, 6-2,
6-1. Schmeidel and her partner
Frederika Adam led a sweep in the
doubles matches, defeating North
Texas' paired No. 1 and No. 2 seeds.
Michigan ended its week suf-
fering anotherelossatthe handsof
Texas Christian, 7-2. But even more
importantly, the match marked the
first season loss for Schmeidel. She
battled Karen Hooson for three tough
sets, coming up short in the tie-
breaker set, 7-4.

"It was a very windy day and that
could have been an equalizer,"
Michigan coach Bitsy Ritt said.
"Christine played well, but not well
enough on the big points. The girl
she played was ranked, I think in the
40's. So it was not a bad loss for
her. It could have gone either way."
The two individual victories for
Michigan came from Beamon and
sophomore transfer Lindsay Aland,
holding the No. 5 position.
"Everyone is playing well at this
point," Ritt said, "and I think we
made the most significant improve-
ment in doubles."
The Wolverines will furtheribe
able to test their skill against
national teams in less than two
weeks when they travel down south
again to compete in Florida. The trip
will precede the start of the Big Ten
season matches beginning March

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