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S- The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, March 27, 1995

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WHO: Tom Dolan
TEAM: Swimming
HOMETOwN: Arlington, Va.
YEAR: Sophomore
ELIGIBILITY: Sophomore
WHY: Dolan set three American records this weekend en route to a team title at the NCAA Championships. He
won the 500 freestyle (4:08.75), 400 individual medley (3:38.18) and 1650 freestyle (14:29.31). All three times
are new American records. He also swam the anchor leg of the winning 800 freestyle relay. His performance
confirms his status as the favorite for the 400 IM and distance events at the 1996 Olympics.
BACKGROUND: Dolan was the Big Ten Swimmer of the Year this year. He won the 400 IM at the World
Championships last summer in Rome. Last year at NCAAs, he placed second in the 400 IM and 500 freestyle
and third in the 1650 freestyle as a freshman.
1995 NCAA Basketball Championship

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Midwest
Kansas
Virginia
Virginia J
Kemper Arena
Kansas City, Mo. A sas
Memphis March 24 & 26
Arkansas
Arkansas
National Semifinal
Saturday, April 1, 1995
Kingdome
Southeast Seattle, Washington
Kentucky
Kentucky
Arizona St.
Civic Center
Birmingham, Ala. North Carolina
Georgetown March 23 & 25
North Carolina
North Carolina

East
Wake Forest
Oklahoma St.
Oklahoma St.
Meadowlands Arena
Oklahoma St. East Rutherford, N.J.
March 24 & 26 Tulsa
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Championship
Game
Monday, Apri 3, 1995
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Seattle, Washington

National Semifinal
Saturday, April 1, 1995
Kingdome
Seattle, Washington

West

UCLA
UCLA
Miss. St.
Oakland Coliseum
UCLA Oakland, Calif.
March 23 & 25 Maryland
UConn
UConn

Defending champs return to Final Four
Arkansas to face North Carolina; UCLA tangles with Oklahoma State in Seattle

The Associated Press
4The 57th Final Four will have a
field full of former national champi-
ons - it's just a matter of how long
ago those titles were won.
Saturday's matchups will have
Porth Carolina against Arkansas in a
neeting of schools that won the last two
national titles, and Oklahoma State
4gainst UCLA in a game where the
mnore recent winner was 20 years ago.
That is all ancient history.
What matters now is that four
t(ims, none seeded lower than fourth,
g'fl play at Seattle's Kingdome with
Irths in next Monday night's na-
tknal championship game at stake.
UCLA (29-2) vs. Oklahoma State
(27-9)
UCLA last won a national title 20
years ago, the last of John Wooden's
rtO in a 12-year period, and the Bru-
ins' last visit to a Final Four was in
1980 when Larry Brown took a fresh-
man-laden team there.
It's longer, much longer, on both
fronts for Oklahoma State. The Cow-

boys were last in the Final Four in
1951 and their second of two national
titles was in 1946 under the legendary
Henry Iba.
Top-ranked UCLA survived a sec-
ond-round scare from Missouri with
an all-time length-of-the-court drive
by Tyus Edney, along with Ed
O'Bannon, the senior leader of the
team. The top-seeded Bruins did little
wrong in winning the West Regional
with a 102-96 victory over second-
seeded Connecticut and are college
basketball's hottest team, holding the
No. I ranking for the final three polls
of the season.
Fourth-seeded Oklahoma State
rode its inside-outside combination
of Bryant Reeves and Randy
Rutherford to the Final Four. The last
three games were impressive ones for
the 7-foot Reeves as he met and dis-
patched three outstanding centers:
Antonio McDyess of Alabama, Tim
Duncan of Wake Forest and Marcus
Camby of Massachusetts. Second-
seeded Massachusetts felt the wrath

of the Cowboys' defense, scoring a
season-low while shooting a season-
low 28 percent in a 68-54 loss in the
East Regional final.
The Cowboys can't run with the
Bruins, few teams can, but they can
set the tempo and it's done with the
defense. UCLA will want to get the
ball in the open court so Edney can
perform his breathtaking feats well
before the final buzzer.
North Carolina (28-5) vs. Arkan-
sas (31-6)
Both teams were second seeds in
their regions but their paths were very
different.
Arkansas, the defending champi-
ons, is looking to join Duke in 1991-
92 as the only repeaters since UCLA's
seven-year run ended in 1973. The
Razorbacks, despite having all five
starters back from the title team,
squeaked and squealed their way
through their first three games by a
total of eight points, the last two go-
ing to overtime. They reached the
Final Four by beating Virginia 68-61

.--" Law D a forStudents of Color
Tuesday March 28 Michigan Union
11:00 am-2:00 pm 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Law School Fair Admissions Deans' Panel
"Any student interested in law is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to speak
with law representatives. Students of color will gain insight into the wealth of opportunity
availiable in law school and the legal profession." Dennis Shields
University of Michigan Laiw School
For more information contact CP&P or the Law School Admissions Office

The last Michigan team
besides men's basketball to
win a national championship
was the hockey team in 1964.

AP PHOTO
Corliss Williamson celebrates Arkansas' second straight trip to the Final Four.

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ATTENTION POLITICAL
SCIENCE STUDENTS
Pi Sigma Alpha and Sigma Iota Rho
present
The 2nd Annual
Eldersveld Paper Contest
This contest is open to first and second year students
with a strong interest in Poitical Science. Papers will
be judged in the following categories:
American Politics Political Methods
World Politics Comparative Politics
Political Theory
A $75 cash prize will be awarded for the best paper
, submitted in each category.
***$300 will be awarded for the overall best paper***
DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSION IS
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1995-
Submit paper in room 5619 Haven Hall.

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Fall Semester Applications Still Being Accepted
Discover England, France, Italy, Spain or Zimbabwe:

Run Around the Diag
Sunday, April 9, 1995
Main sponsors: Division of Kinesiology, Elmo's Supershirts,
Kinesiology Student Government

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