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Since the NCAA men's basketball
tournament went to a 64-team
format, how many times has the
Big Ten not had a representative
in the Sweet 16?

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Wrestling
Baseball
Softball
Forrest Fires
Hockey
Men's Basketball
Women's Swimming
Women's Tennis
Women's Gymnastics

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Tankers fall
short against
Cardinal
By Marc Diller
Daily Sports Writer
AUSTIN, Texas - In the 14-
year history of NCAA women's
swimming and diving, no team other
than Stanford, Texas and Florida
tad ever finished in the top three.
But, finally after three consecutive
years of top-eight finishes, the
Michigan women's swimming and
diving team established itself as one
of the elite programs in the nation.
The Wolverines had the chance
to take the title but lacked one nec-
essary ingredient - diver Carrie
Zarse.
After three days of dead heat swim-
*ning and diving, the Wolverines fell
to Stanford, the four-time defending
champion, 497.5-478.5 at thle Jamail
Texas Swimming Center, Saturday.
"That's whatgreat competition is
supposed to be," Michigan coach
Jim Richardson said. "It doesn't get
any better than that."
Ahead by 20 points with two
events to go, the Wolverines relin-
*uished the lead for good to the
Cardinal when Stanford divers
Eileen Richetelli and Megan
Gardner finished first and seventh-
place respectively in the 10-meter
platform dive.
See SWIMMING, Page 5

Icers lose to
Lake St. in
overtime
thriller, 5-4
By Barry SoIlenberger
Daily Hockey Writer
DETROIT-The Lake Superior
State and Michigan hockey programs
are two of the nation's finest.
The Lakers (22-11-6) have won
the national championship three of
the past seven seasons and the Wol-
verines (29-7-1) are one of the favor-
ites to capture the title this season.
But if Michigan is to win its first
NCAA title since 1964, the Wolver-
ines must rebound from a wild 5-4
overtime loss to Lake State in the
semifinals of the CCHA Tourna-
ment Saturday at Joe Louis Arena.
The Lakers won the playoff
championship by defeating Michi-
gan State yesterday, 5-3.
"We know that we'll have an-
other chance (next week)," Michigan
coach Red Berenson said. "But that
doesn't make (the loss) any easier."
The Lakers won the game 3:19
into overtime when Jason Trzcinski
deflected a Bates Battaglia shot past
Wolverine goalie Marty Turco into
the net.
"I saw one of their guys pick up
the loose puck and fire it towards the
net," Turco said. "I didn't see ex-
See ICERS, Page 4

APPHOTO JONATHAN LURIE/Daily
Anne Kampfe and the Michigan women's swimming team fell just short in Lake Superior State players celebrate after beating Michigan Saturday.
their bid for a National Championship. The team will get another shot next The Wolverines lost in overtime, 5-4, but still got the No. I seed in the
season when the NCAA Championships will be held in Ann Arbor. NCAA West Regional.

Jiver's absence hurts
Blue's NCAA title run

By Marc Diller
Daily Sports Writer
AUSTIN, Texas - It is rare to
find individuals on a swimming team
who are team oriented. The nature of
the sport is such that it calls for selfish
intentions. For
IN THE TANK the most part,
the Michigan
women's swim-
ming and diving
team disputes
that.
When questioned about her first
ever individual national collegiate
swimming title in the 100-yard back-
troke, Wolverine co-captain Alecia
umphrey said, "I'm real excited, but
last night's (200-yard medley) relay
waseven more exciting because it's a
team effort."
Humphrey's sentiment represented
Michigan's overall attitude at this
weekend's NCAA women's swim-
ming and diving championships at
Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The
Wounded
wrestlers
place 22nd
et NCAAs
By Jed Rosenthal
Daily Sports Writer
IOWA CITY - When a team
competes at any national tournament,
it should be healthy and prepared.
Instead, the No. 17 Michigan wres-
tling team, after a two-week lay-off,
okedmore like the walking wounded
hen it arrived here this weekend,
and its pain showed.
The Wolverines finished in 22nd
place and managed to produce only
two All-Americans at the NCAA
Championships at Carver-Hawkeye

Wolverines suffered a heartbreaking
19-point loss. Michigan seemed to be
swimming more for the team and less
for themselves.
"This is the most wonderful team
I'veeverworked with in my 23 years,"
Michigan head coach Jim Richardson
said. "They've worked hard and worked
together, so they deserve this (suc-
cess)."
Michigan was rewarded for its hard
work. The Wolverines finished a best-
ever second place to four-time defend-
ing champion, Stanford. And they ac-
complished all this without a diver.
Back in January, when Michigan's
All-American diverCarrie Zarse opted
tocompetein the Pan-Americangames
rather than to attend the NCAAs. the
issue wasdismissed as insignifican.
Now that the Wolverines finished
so close to a national crown, Zarse's
decision becomes an even more critical
issue.
See TANK, Page 6

Michigan earns
No. 1 seed in
West Regional
By Tom Seeley
Daily Hockey Writer
Not all was lost for the Michi-
gan hockey team this weekend.
Despite falling to Lake Supe-
riorin thesemifinalsofthe CCHA
tournament, the Wolverines were
rewarded the No. I seed in the
West Regional of the NCAA
Championships.
With the top seed, Michigan
gets a bye in the first round of the
tournament and will face the win_
nerof Friday'sWisconsin-Michi-
gan Saturday in Madison.
"It's agood sign that our team
has been a strong team through-
out the season," Michigan coach
Red Berenson said of the seed-
ing.
Bi.it given their possible op-
ponents, the Wolverines might
See NCAA, Page 4

DETROIT - There was a
reason why the
Wolverines
didn't wear their yellow jerseys
yesterday; the ones they save for
the really big games.

DARREN
EVERSON
Darren
to be Different
opponc lit was Lake

Wolverines fall again in playoffs

It's
because this
lame didn't
fit that
description .
In years
past, a CCHA
semifinal at
Joe Louis
Arena would
have meant
the world to
Mlichiuwn.
And ii the
SIP [(,

the last nine times, the Wolverines
have a different goal in mind these
days - namely a National
Championship.
That being the case, Michigan
can forget about Saturday's defeat
rather quickly. What the
Wol verines lost yesterday and
who they lost to isn't important.
How it happened, however -
that's what this team has to
remember.
Michigan and Lake State were
knotted at two at the start of the
third period. Twelve minutes t"ent
by and neither team had broken
the tie.
With the leacue's best
defensive teams on the IC, -.d
only a few minutes to go. the team
thit scores the nex! _ hwld
win - and the Wo \ el 1,ine' 20t
that goal.
You might figure that the top-
ranked team in the country would
then put the defensive clamps on
its opponent and skate away with
a one-goal victory. But if you've

been watching this team this
season, you would never make
that assumption.
Colorado College, Minnesota,
Michigan State and Bowling
Green have all found a way to
erase third-period Michigan leads.
Granted, those are some awfully
tough teams - high-scoring ones
that qualified for the NCAA
Tournament.
However, those teams aren't
the only ones who have had
success against the Wolverines in
crunch time. Seventh-place
Western Michigan managed to
catch them in the third period.
Eighth-place Illinois-Chicago
pulled that feat f 11no 0nlce but
three times.
To this poil :'N1e W erines'
final-period failure s h tv. gone
largely unnoticed because they've
found a way to win or tic most of
those games. Championship-
caliber teams like Minnesota and
See EVERSON, Page 4

State. the Wolverine i\ owIu kJ ic!Je
their whole season by how they
fared that day.
That was a lon time awo: last
year, to be exact. Now that
Michigan has won a playoff title
and beaten the Lakers seven out of

T r rChoure
G U-tin striv s°fwifethout pr sure

By Rebecca Moatz
Daily Spors Wrier
USTIN, Texas- \When Rachel Gustin stepped up to,
he starting block at the NCAA Championships andI
looked over the 25 yards of water before her, the
everyday distractions occurring outside the pool were the
furthest things from her mind. It's all part of the routine.
She did not think about her struggles in organic chemistry,
her plans for that evening or her boyfriend back in Ann
Arbor.
With the referee's call for quiet, Rachel took
one last tug at the white, rubber Michigan swim M
cap, one last tap of the goggles and one last
crack of the wrists,,When the starter sounded the F
gun, Gustin was the first off the block and
2:10.37 later, she was the first one back at the
wall with a personal best time as well as new
Michigan and Big Ten titles, which is also part of the routine.

"I'm happy with the time, but I kind of wanted the (NCAA) record.
It's hard to beat the record and then get beaten, but it's still great"
Yet, it was Rachel's other finishes - third in the 100 breast,
fourth in the 200 IM and second in the 200 medley relay - that
helped the team achieve its best NCAA finish ever, second place.
Along the way, she broke four team and four Big Ten records.
t"Rachel is amazing," says senior teammate Alecia
Humphrey. "Everything she does is full force and if
she believes in something, nothing is going to stop
her from doing what she believes."
As a freshman, Rachel was named All-
American in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes
° and the 200 IM. But more impressive is the
fact that last summer she was the only
fenifie Michigan swimmer to represent the
U.S. at the Wood Swimming Championships in Rome.
Yet this unassuming swimmer is not one to boast
about her accomplishments
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