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The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 16, 1993 - Page 11

m o Wolverines head to Penn State

as odds on favorite

by Jaeson Rosenfeld
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's golf team
knows it should win this weekend's
Penn State Lady Lion golf tournament.
With only six teams - including four
that the Wolverines have already faced
- Michigan certainly should rank as a

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onships, and Michigan co
LeClair knows her team need
momentum.
"If they can win this one,
get their confidence back w
need (going into Big Tens),
said.
If the Wolverines are exp
take home the trophy on day
maybeinforasurprise.BothL
and Methodist, though smalle
have quite impressive record
Longwood has won the
Golf Coaches Association D
Championship three of the last
The Lancers, who hail from F
Va., have also sent an individ

for tourney
)ach Sue NCAA championships in each of the
is to build last eight years, including 1987 gradu-
ate Tina Barrett, now an LPGA golfer.
they can Methodist has grabbed the Division
hich they III title seven of the last eight years, and
" LeClair bested the Wolverines in the fall season,
finishing first in the James Madision
ecting to Invitational.Methodistshotateam total
one, they of645 in the 36-hole event, topping the
ongwood second-place Wolverines by 5 strokes.
r schools, The Wolverines will again send six
s. golfers this weekend, led by senior
National WendyBiglerwhoboastsan 83.2 strokes
ivision II per round average. Freshman Shannon
sixyears. McDonald and senior TrishaGood join
armville, Bigler as top scorers with 83.2 and 84.9
lual to the averages, repectively.

EVAN PETRlE/Da
Jenny Zimmerman hopes the Michigan women's golf team will get back into the swing of things at State College.
Men spikers enter Nationals with
high expectations despite setbacks

'The course was set up I
way too long. No one
could reach the holes. 1
The (Penn State) course t
is a lot easier than
Scarlet, so that should
help.''
- Jenny Zimmerman
sophomore golfer
favorite. But last weekend they learned
the hard lesson that what they expect to
do and what they do are sometimes two
totally different things.
Heading into last weekend's OSU
Lady Buckeye Invitational, the linksters
had their eyes set on a top-five finish,
after showing inprovement througout
the spring. Unfortunately, the squadblew
up on Ohio State's Scarlet Course,
whacking the ball 1030 times in 54-
holes,andfinishing 12thoutofl8teams.
"The course was set up way too
long," said sophomore Jenny
Zimmerman of the Scarlet Course setup.
"No one could reach the holes. The
(Penn State) course is a lot easier than
Scarlet, so that should help."
Michigan will tackle a new venue
this weekend at State College. Since the
Nitany Lion's home course, the Blue
Course is under construction, the tour-
nament will be played on holes from
both the Blue Course and the White
Course. The temporary layout works
out to a par-74, 5,930 yard format.
The 54-hole event represents the
last tune-up before the Big Ten champi-

by Jeremy Strachan
Daily Sports Writer
Tournaments have not been kind to
the Michigan men's volleyball team
this season.
The Wolverines have not advanced
past the quarterfinal round in any of the
five tournaments they have participated
in this year. This weekend will be the
last chance for Michigan to try to cure
its woes at The National Tournament
* for men's club volleyball. The Wolver-
inesfmishedeighthintheBig TenTour-
nament three weeks ago but regrouped
to advance to the quarterfmials of the
MidwestlntercollegiateVolleyball Tour-
nament (MIVAs) one week later.
The team expects to have its best
performance of the year at The National
Tournament, which is open to all uni-
" Roberts nabs
by Jaeson Rosenfeld
Daily Basketball Writer
Michiganwomen'sbasketball coach
Trish Roberts commented at the begin-
ning of her tenure that her success as a
coach hinged on her Detroit recruiting.
After her first shot at recruiting, it
appears that Roberts has appeal not
only in the Detroit area, but nationwide
as she conraledatrio ofMichiganders, a
Georgian, and tworecruits from Illinois
in her inaugaral recrutiting season.
The Ann Arbor News reported that
5-6 guard Mekisha Ross of Detroit
Finney High School, 5-5 guardJennifer
Keifer of Elgin, Ill., and 5-11 forward
Silver Shellman of Monroe, Ga have
committed to play for the Wolverines.
Joining Ross in theDetroit-area class
* are 6-0 center Cathryn DiGiacinto of
Troy High School, who signed in the

versities with non-varsity men'svolley-
ball programs - such as Michigan.
"I think at (The National Tourna-
ment) we will be at our peak in play,"
sophomore Chad Engel said. "But so
willeveryoneelseso we have tostepup
our play another level."
Setter Stan Lee agrees with his team-
mate.
"I definitely think that we will play
our best volleyball at 'Nationals' this
season," Lee said.
Defending national champion
Gntceland College will try to make it
two in a row. Besides top-ranked
Graceland, other top contenders include
Michigan State and Big Ten champion
Ohio State.
Ohio State also has a men's varsity
volleyball program, while the Spartans
'93 recruits
early signing period, and 5-10 guard
Sonya Mays of Detroit Renaissance,
who will come to Michigan as a pre-
ferred walk-on.
Ross averages 21 points, seven re-
bounds and eight assists-per-game and
was named to the All-Public School
League (PSL) first team.
DiGiacinto earned HonorableMen-
tion Class AAll-State honors, averag-
ing 15pointsand10rebounds-per-game.
Mays aided her Rennaisance team
to a second-place finish in the PSL
while scoring 14 points, grabbing 6
caroms, and dishing out six assists per
contest. Mays was named first-team
Academic All-State as well as garner-
ing All-Metro and All-City accolades.
Early-signer Amy Johnson of Ot-
tawa, Ill. will also join the Wolverines
out-of-state contingent.

have freshman, junior-club teams in
addition to their top club. These could
be construed as advantages for these
teams, but Michigan coach Pam Griffin
said she is still confident.
"I really think we have just as good
of a chance to win (the tournament) as
anyone," Griffin said.

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