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Page 12-The Michigan Daily- Friday, April9, 1993

D.C. to host 'M,' top
crews at early regatta
by Brian Hiliburn Cincinnati, and Virginia are the only
Daily Sports Writer three club teams. The Wolverines

Gophers, Hawkeyes
to challenge netters


As President Clinton takes his
daily jog around Washington D.C.
this weekend, perhaps he will be
able to witness the Michigan crew
team racing along the Potomac
River. Michigan will be among sev-
eral schools competing in the
George Washington Invitational
The competition marks the
Wolverines' first big regatta of the
spring meet season. The men's and
women's squads will be squaring off
against top rowing schools such as
Virginia, Navy, George Washington,
Georgetown, Cincinnati and George
"This is a precursor to the really
big meets. These are considered to
be some very fast teams," sopho-
more rower Cherish Joostburns said.
Because the team must drive to
Washington, members of the Michi-
gan group left at 5:00 this morning.
Not that waking up early is anything
new for the Wolverines - the
women rowers are expected to be at
practice at 5:45 a.m. daily.
"You pretty much get used to it
after a while," senior rower Karmn
Stork said. "For us, it's not that bad.
But for the men it will be harder to
wake up because they're not used to
going to bed so early."
Of the teams that are competing
at the Invitational, - Michigan,

are looking to defeat the Bearcats af-
ter racing against them a week be-
fore. Last Saturday's races between
the two squads were basically a
Of all the teams at the Invita-
tional, the best team might be Navy.
The Midshipmen generally put forth
an intimidating team of rowers in the
'This is a precursor to
the really big meets.'
- Cherish Joostburns
"They're usually the top crew,"
junior rower Monica Maiorana said.
"Especially their novices, because
they get there (the Navy's campus in
Annapolis) early, they get to start in
the summer, while we start school
later in the year."
The Wolverines have intensified
training in recent weeks and will be
able to accurately gauge their
progress for the first time all season.
"We've been fine-tuning our
techniques and starts," Joostburns
said. "I think that our team is real
excited to go to this. We feel ready,
and this will be a test of whether or
not we've made some real im-

by Dave Kraft
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's tennis
team has reached the midpoint of its
Big Ten schedule, and from the
looks of recent matches, it has
proven it can compete with the na-
tion's top teams.
Almost two weeks ago in Bloom-
ington, the Wolverines (3-2 Big Ten,
8-7 overall) extended four of nine
matches to three sets, only to fall to
the No. 11 Hoosiers in all of them.
Last weekend in Chapel Hill, Michi-
gan's match against then-No. 23
North Carolina came down to the
last doubles match in which the Tar
Heels prevailed.
While Minnesota and Iowa have
yet to claim spots in the national
rankings, both teams should provide
Michigan with tough competition in
this weekend's dual matches at the
Liberty Sports Complex.
"This weekend's matches will be
a good test for us," Michigan coach
Bitsy Ritt said. "Both teams are
pretty balanced throughout their
Saturday's contest against the
Golden Gophers (2-2, 9-6) will be
competitive based on Minnesota's
results against common opponents.
The Gophers, like the Wolverines,
defeated Ohio State and Western
Michigan, 7-2 and 8-1, respectively.
In matches against Indiana, Notre
Dame and South Florida, Minnesota

and Michigan have lost by virtually
identical scores.
"They're going to be competi-
tive," Michigan No. 1 singles player
Kalie Beimon said.
Minnesota coach Martin Novak
agrees with Beimon but thinks the
Wolverines have the overall edge.
"Michigan would be the favorite
to win by anyone who knows about
both teams," Novak said. "However,
we're coming there to win."
Sunday's match against the
Hawkeyes (3-0, 11-2) will pit Bei-
'This weekend's
matches will be a good
test for us.'
- Bitsy 'Ritt
women's tennis coach
mon against Laura Dvorak, who has
moved into the national rankings af-
ter winning her last eight matches.
Dvorak, last year's Big Ten Fresh-
man-of-the-Year, recently defeated
No. 25 Anna Funderburk of Auburn
in straight sets.
Despite Dvorak's recent string of
victories, Ritt thinks Beimon is ca-
pable of beating her.
"(Laura's) a very successful
player, but I have a lot of faith and
confidence in Kalie," Ritt said. "If
she's playing well, I think she'll
have a great chance."

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The women's tennis team will take on Minnesota and Iowa this weekend.

Northwestern basketball coach

Blue athletes garner Big
Ten's monthly honors

moves upstairs to take

EVANSTON (AP) - North-
western University, its basketball
and football teams perenially near
the bottom of the Big Ten, Wednes-
day lost its athletic director and bas-
ketball coach.
Athletic director Bruce Corrie
will resign May 31. Bill Foster will
give up his job as basketball coach
to serve as interim athletic director
until June 1994. No replacement for
Foster was named.
"This is something I've been
thinking about for some time," said

He said his decision was not
based on the records of the school's
basketball and football teams.
"You're always frustrated when
you don't win," he said. "But I
think we're turning our football pro-
gram around and I think we'll have a
tremendous basketball team next
Corrie said he thought Foster
would be a good successor.
"It just makes sense," he said.
"I'll make sure there is a smooth
transition. Our first job is go out and
get a new basketball coach."
Foster, 63, took over the basket-
ball program in 1986 after coaching
at South Carolina, Duke, Utah, Rut-
gers and Bloomsburg. His record at
Northwestern was 54-141, including
8-19 this past season and nex to last
in the conference.
"This is a marvelous way for me
to contribute to the future growth
and development of athletics and
recreation at Northwestern, working
not only with the young men who
are part of the (varsity basketball)
program, but also with student-ath-
letes in other intercollegiate sports
and in our recreational programs,"
he said.
Corre has spent 33 years in ath-
letic administration, teaching and
coaching at Northwestern, Bucknell,
Duke, Ball State and Indiana.
Northwestern President Arnold
Weber said the school's athletic pro-

) position
grams have made good progress dur-
ing Corrie's five years.
"In an era when threats to the in-
tegrity of higher education have
risen in the lecture hall as well as on
the playing field, we have appreci-
ated Bruce Corrie'scommitment to
the ideals that have distinguished
Northwestern Univers* y over the
years," he said.
Twenty varsity teams at North-
western, in a variety of sports, fin-
ished among the nation's Top 20
while Corrie was athletic director.

The following Michigan
athletes have been
named Big Ten Athletes
of the Month for the
month of March:
Jamie Fielding
Women's Tennis
Lara Hooiveld
Women's Swimming
Marcel Wouda
Men's Swimming
Beth Wymer
Women's Gymnastics

from staff reports
The Big Ten Conference an-
nounced yesterday its March Ath-
letes of the Month. Included in the
March honors is a quartet of Wol-
verine sophomores: tennis player
Jamie Fielding; swimmers Lara
Hooiveld and Marcel Wouda; and
gymnast Beth Wymer.
Fielding, Michigan co-captain of
the women's tennis team, posted a
March record of 5-1 at the No. 3
singles position and a 1-1 mark at
the No. 2 spot for the Wolverines.
The wins upped her record this sea-
son to 19-8 overall.
Australian swimmer Hooiveld
swept the 100- and 200-yard breast-
stroke events at the NCAA National
Championships March 18-20, en
route to earning NCAA Swimmer of
the Year honors. She clocked a
1:00.47 in the 100 breaststroke, set-
ting U.S. Open, NCAA meet, Big
Ten, Michigan, and University of
Minnesota pool records.
She claimed U-M's third and
fourth all-time NCAA women's
swimming titles and four All-Amer-
ican citations.
Competing in his first Big Ten
and NCAA championship meets,
Wouda earned 1993 Big Ten
Swimmer of the Championship and
Conference Swimmer of the Year

accolades, helping the Wolverines
capture their eighth consecutive Big
Ten title.
At the March 4-6 Big Ten meet,
the sophomore was a four-time win-
ner, taking the 500- and 1650-yard
freestyle, 400 individual medley and
800 freestyle relay. He swam a
Michigan and Big Ten record in the
500 freestyle preliminaries (4:17.90)
and set a conference championship
mark in the 400 IM and 800
freestyle relay.
Three weeks later, at the NCAA
meet, Wouda won the 500- and 1650
freestyle titles. He reset both Michi-
gan records. In addition, he earned
NCAA All-American honors in each
of his three championship events.
During March, gymnast Wymer
piloted the Wolverines to a 4-2 dual
meet record and its second consecu-
tive Big Ten championship. She also
earned All-Big Ten honors for the
second year in a row.
Earlier in the month, Wymer
pushed Michigan past Oklahoma,
Western Michigan and Ball State
with an all-around score of 39.10.
She tied the school's floor exercise
record scoring a 9.90. Wymer will
lead the Wolverines in the April 15-
17 NCAA National Championships
as part of U-M's second-ever wom-
en's squad to qualify for nationals.



Corrie, 57, the Wildcats' athletic di-
rector since 1988. "I just decided I
wanted to look at some other oppor-

The women's basketball team
reached the second round of the
NCAA championship three of the
past four years.

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Hall of
Fame Bowl has become the fourth
postseason football game aligned
with the Big Ten.
The conference said Wednesday
it has signed a two-year agreement
with the Tampa, Fla.-based bowl
game, which will select a Big Ten
team to play an at-large opponent af-
ter the Big Ten's representatives are
determined for the Rose, Florida
Citrus, and Holiday bowls.
The next Hall of Fame Bowl will
be played at the 74,296-seat Tampa
Stadium beginning at 11 a.m. EST
on Jan. 1. ESPN will televise the
"The Hall of Fame Bowl rela-
tionship adds to the Big Ten's over-
all plan to develop and stabilize au-
tomatic ties with multiple bowls,"
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany
Big Ten teams are 1-3 in the Hall
of Fame Bowl, with Ohio State los-
ing to Syracuse in 1992.
"Big Ten teams have always been
popular with our local fans," said
Shirley Ryals, president of the hall
of Fame Bowl.

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Nicklaus shoots 67; tied
with three others for first.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A gen-
tle jibe from a spectator was the
spark that rekindled the flames of an
ancient rivalry and sent Jack Nick-
laus to a share of the Masters' first
round lead.
"Have you seen what Arnold's
doing?" the fan asked Nicklaus on
his way to the first tee at Augusta
Nicklaus quickly looked up and
saw his friend and golfing foe Arnold
Palmer had opened up birdie-birdie-
birdie Thursday in the tournament
that once served as their own, per-
sonal grounds in a rivalry that goes
back more than 30 years.
"We're still competitive," Nick-
laus said. "I didn't want to let
Arnold get ahead-of me."
A 5-under-par 67 let no one in
the 90-man field of the world's finest
players get ahead of him.
Corey Pavin, Tom Lehman and
Lee Janzen were able to match Nick-
laus' effort and tied for the lead.
John Huston and 50-year-old Ray
Floyd were one back at 68.
The group at 69 included Lanny
Wadkins, Ted Schulz and Australian
Craig Parry.
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"Surprised? Let's just say I'm
very pleased," Nicklaus said,, then
added: "I don't want to be too sur-
prised. I have to play again tomor-
Someone asked if, at 53 and five
years older than the oldest man who
ever won a major title, Nicklaus re-*
ally thought he could win again?
"If I didn't, I'd excuse myself and
go home," he said. "It was consid-
ered pretty phenomenal when I won
in '86. I was 46 then. I'm 53 now.
There's not much difference between
the way I was then and the way I am
"I found a little something on
the practice tee yesterday," Nicklaus
said. "It just kind of fell into place.
"I could control the ball again. I
controlled it better today than I have
in a long time."
A couple of then got away from
One was on the par-3 6th, where
a 5-iron missed the green, and a chip
into the bank failed to reach the
putting surface.
Nicklaus saved par with a 15-foot
putt. "One of two shots that keptS

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