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P Pf4**The Michigan's women's gymnastics team secured the No. 2 seed for the
NCAA Central Regional which will be held April 8 at Crisler Arena. The
Wolverines (24-2) trailed No. 3 Louisiana State for most of the season,
but with the help of several school-record performances, Michigan passed Page u.
the Tigers for second place. Alabama is seeded first overall. Tuesday
March 28, 1995

SWIMMING
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'M' senior
Adivers
score at
ggNCAAs
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - No one
thought Abel Sanchez and Alex
Bogearts could do what they did at the
NCAA Championships - no one but
themselves.
Both Michigan senior divers scored
for the National Champion Wolverines
on the platform Saturday night at the
Indiana University Natatorium.
"Itjustshowsthateverybody's step-
ping up to win this thing," Michigan
senior swimmer Marcel Wouda said.
"When they turn in performances like
that, it psyches us up."
Sanchez tallied 12 points for the
Wolverines with a seventh-place fin-
ish, while Bogearts garnered three for
coming in 14th.
Bogearts wasn't even supposed to
make it to NCAAs. He had never quali-
fied before and many of his critics felt
the meet was too large a step for him to
make becausepf his limited diving back-
ground.
Sanchez came back from what he
described as an "off year" - when he
'6 didn't qualify for NCAAs - by earn-
ing All-America honors for the second
time in his career.
"We knew we could do it,"
Bogearts said. "We knew we could
contribute."
NCAA Roowus: Michigan senior
Dan Abruzzi and junior Jan Wenzel
appeared at the NCAA Championships
for the first time in their careers, and
both had strong showings.
Abruzzi was part of the Wolver-
ines' sixth-place 200-yard freestyle re-
lay team (1:20.23) and came in 12th in
the 100 butterfly (:48.38).
Wenzel, whose performance sur-
prised and impressed Michigan coach
Jon Urbanchek, finished 18th in the
1650 freestyle (15:17.66).
Urbanchek pointed to such achieve-
ments as the key to Michigan's NCAA
Championship.
"We needed guys who barely made
the meet not only to be here, but to
contribute," Urbanchek said. "That was
the difference between us doing well
and dominating the meet."
ON TO ATLANTA?: While the Wol-
verines were on the awards podium
accepting their national title trophy,
swimming experts were buzzing about
Michigan's potential Olympians.
According to some, as many as 16
Wolverines could make the trip to At-
lanta. TomDolan, RoyceSharp, Steve
West, Jason Lancaster and alumni
Eric WunderlichandMikeNamesnik
all have a shot at the United States
team.
Under foreign flags, several Michi-
gan swimmers are near-locks for their
home squads. Wouda will likely swim
for the Netherlands, Gustavo Borges
for Brazil, Owen von Richter for

Canada, Derya Buyukuncu for Tur-
key and Raymond Papa for the Philip-
pines.

Ines anchors Maine's
defense as modest leader

TP ONYA BROAD/ily
The Michigan men's swimming team received quite a contribution from its
divers at the NCAA Championships this weekend.
Softball sweep"hs
Purdue in opener

By John Black
The Maine News
Chris Imes is a quiet leader on
the ice who lets his play do the
talking. After spending last season
with the U.S. Olympic Team, he
returned to the Maine hockey team
as captain.
"It's great to be back in college
life, to see all the guys, and to be
back at Maine," Imes said. "I enjoy
playing here and last year was so
grueling it's nice to come back and
be right at home. I really wanted to
come back."
The soft-spoken leader from
Birchdale, Minn. brings interna-
tional hockey experience to an al-
ready strong Maine defense. This
season, however, Imes has been
counted upon more on the offensive
end.
"My skills at this level will en-
able me to get more involved in the
offense," Imes said. "(Defense) is
my strength, and I don't think I'll
sacrifice the defense any.
"Playing in the Olympic Festi-
val and over in the Tampere Cup
(this summer in Finland), I was in-
volved a lot more on offense, but I
never got caught up-ice. I wouldn't
expect myself to get caught up-ice
and give up any two-on-ones."
Maine coach Shawn Walsh real-
izes that the Black Bears' offense
needs help from other sources, and
he believes Imes can be a valuable
asset.
"I want to see him get as in-
volved as (possible) without it hurt-
ing our defensive scheme," Walsh
said. "It's funny for our team be-
cause it has typically been the for-
wards that have been the strength."
Imes is a player who rarely makes
mistakes on the ice, and he led the
nation with a plus/minus rating of
plus-59 during Maine's 1992-93
national championship season. That
squad had so much offensive fire-
power that contributions from the
defense were a bonus.
Now Imes, whose offensive sta-
tistics have improved each season
he has been on the team, has a chance
to improve on his career-best total
of 36 points.
"Myself, Matt Martin, Dan
Murphy and Andy Silverman were
all great defensive players, and we
had the forwards to let them go, so
we just kind of did our job," Imes
said.
"I'd say this will probably be the
most offensive defense that we've
ever had here. With (Jeff) Tory and
(Dave) MacIsaac, we'll probably
carry a fair load of the offense."
Imes has certainly carried a fair

::-

MAINE SPORTS INFORMATION
Maine defenseman Chris imes has tallied 32 assists on the season.

By Danielle Rumore
Daily Softball Writer
The No. 5 Michigan softball team
(4-0 Big Ten, 21-3 overall) traveled to
Purdue (0-4,8-14)lastweekendforthe
Big Ten series opener.
The Wolverines handily took the
bubble out of the Boilermakers, reduc-
ing them to a mere simmer.
Michigan dominated the two-day
series, winning Saturday's games, 9-2
and 12-0, and Sunday's contests, 10-5
and 4-3.
"In the first three games, we looked
like a team that dominated," Wolver-
ine coach Carol Hutchins said. "We
would like to do that all season long."
The Boilermakers are in their first
ever Big Ten season and their second
season overall. They are coached by
former Michigan assistant coach Carol
Bruggeman, who served under
Hutchins.
Purdue went 21-17-1 in its inaugu-
ral season with the help of eight return-
ing players and pitcher Deana Jackson.
This season, the Boilermakers have
experienced tough times despite solid
hitting and the addition of pitcher Jenn
Markert, the New York state Player of
the Year for the past two seasons.
"Purdue is lacking senior leader-
ship," Hutchins said. "(The Boilermak-
ers) can hit. The only difference was
that we converted most of our hits into

"In the first
three gdames, we
looked like a team
that dominated.
We would like to
do that all season
long" ~
-- Carol Hutchins
Michigan softball coach
runs."
Michigan did more than convert its
hits into runs.
The Wolverines displayed a bar-
rage of hitting unlike anything seen
thus far this season. Michigan totaled
50 hits which resulted in 35 total runs,
compared to Purdue's 10 runs on 27
total hits. In the second game, the Wol-
verines collected 17 hits to the Boiler-
makers' one.
"Hitting is a snowball effect,"
Hutchins said. "It's a confidence thing.
(Our team) believed that they could hit
it. They all had confidence, and it
showed."
Michigan's Lesa Arvia drove in
See SOFTBALL, Page 12

share of the offense, scoring four
goals and 32 assists, but a team with
the kind of balance Maine possesses
doesn't rely on one player.
Eight different Black Bears have
reached the 30-point plateau this
season, including two other
defensemen - Tory (12 goals-40
assists-52 points) and Jacque
Rodrique (11-14-25).
Why did Imes elect to return for
his senior season? A 1993 supple-
mental-round pick of the NHL's
Florida Panthers, Imes could possi-
bly have made the jump to the pros.
He doesn't believe a return to school
will diminish his professional
hockey opportunities.
"When you come out of college
it doesn't make any difference re-
ally how old you are," Imes said. "I
think I've proven to the minors (and)
the NHL that I can play at the next
level..
"Basically, I wanted to come

back and graduate and get that out
of the way. Then when you're done
playing hockey you won't have to
come back to school."
The coaching staff has noticed
an improved Imes during training
camp.
"His overall confidence and lead-
ership qualities have improved;"
Maine assistant coach Grant
Standbrook said. "I believe he's al-
ways had them but he's had to assert
himself now. It brushes off on the
other players'. They know he's had
experience and they try to emulate
him.
With Imes on the roster, Walsh
and his assistants are able to focus
more attention on others.
"He's just more aware of what's
going on," Walsh said. "He's played
at a faster level and he's levels above
everybody because of the competl-
See IMES, Page 12

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