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ines by 19 points.
Instead of being disappointed with
the second-place finish, Michigan was
The Wolverines were the first team
other than Stanford, Texas and Florida,
in the 14-year history of the NCAA
championships, to finish in the top-
It was an accomplishment achieved
in the pool, but it never would have
happened if the Wolverines hadn't be-
lieved they could.
For the swimmers who competed in
the trials, making the Olympic team
represents the same kind of mental chal-
lenge as breaking into the top-three did
Plus, it should be noted that it is a
major accomplishment simply to get to
Those 14 swimmers on the Michigan
roster are among the best swimmers in
their events in the country. And when
you have 14 of the best swimmers in the
country on your team, you are going to
be pretty good.
The Wolverines are very good. They
won their 10th straight Big Ten cham-
pionship this season and dominated
nearly every team they faced in dual
Let's face it, this hasn't been the best
year for Michigan sports.
The 'men's basketball team was
bounced from the NCAA tournament
in the first round for the second year in
a row, and the football team lost a
second-tier bowl game.
The swimming programs are two of
the few teams Michigan fans can have
That's why it would be a shame if the
women's team wasn't at its best this
The Wolverines are one of the teams
who have a legitimate shot at winning
the title. The swimmers know it and the
coaches know it.
Michigan was happy to break into the
"big three" last year, but as a competi-
tor you always want to move on and
take the next step.
The next step for this team is the-
A trip to the Olympics would have
been the realization of Kampfe's
dreams, of the dreams of 13 of her
At the same time, those are indi-
As a team, the focus is this weekend,
and this meet.
The Olympic trials didn't end as
Michigan's participants would have
hoped, but this season still can.
That will bring a lot of smiles.
- Ryan White can be reached over e-
mail at Target@umich.edu.
Talor Bendel, Jenny Kurth and Kim Johnson will try to forget about their diasappointing performances at the U.S. Olympic
Trials last week and concentrate on the NCAA championships, which begin today at Canham Natatorium.
Full coverage of the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships.
Tomorrow through Monday in Daily Sports.
got a lot on his mind.
I could use some extra credit this summer, and I think
Northwestern's the place to go. Summertime means smaller
classes and better access to some of Northwestern's most popular
professors. They even have a course on the Beatles, and if I get
ambitious, I can earn a full-year of college credit with
No'rthwestern's eight-week intensive course sequences in physics,
chemistry, and nine languages. It'd be nice to go back to school
in the fall with a few extra credits on my transcript.
Summer in the Windy City0
1 1.1 1- - - - -
If I go off-campus this summer, Northwestern
has the programs. But how am I going to choose
between Chicago Field Studies, the
Archaeological Field School, and the
Ethnographic Field School? They're all great
opportunities and they all offer the chance to
earn college credit. Having fun and getting
ahead... Not a bad idea.
sounds like a hot time.
Chicago has jazzfests, blues-
fests, and gospelfests, Cubs
and Sox games, some of the
best museums and art galleries
in the world, and ethnic festi-
vals all summer long... I'd
have plenty to do, and it's all
just minutes from the
I never thought of Northwestern
as a summer hot spot, but the
campus is right on Lake
Michigan. They've got beaches,
intramural sports, arts and crafts
workshops, wine-tasting and pot-
tery making minicourses, basket-
ball and volleyball tournaments,
campus musicals and theatrical
performances, outdoor movies,
and hiking and canoeing trips in
Wisconsin. All with
Northwestern Summer Session
'96... Pretty cool.
From Staff Reports
Geoff Zahn will have to wait until
next week for his first home game as
head coach of the Michigan baseball
Yesterday's home opener waspost-
poned due to snow. The Wolverines
were scheduled to take on Eastern
Michigan (2-9) at 3 p.m in Ray Fisher
Michigan (1-13) will travel to
Purdue (7-11-1) this weekend to b*
gin the Big Ten schedule with double-
headers against the Boilermakers on
Saturday and Sunday. Play is sched-
uled to begin at 1 p.m. each day.
The new home opener will be
Wednesday, March 27, against To-
ledo at 3 p.m.
Yesterday's game with the Eagles
has not been rescheduled.
Senior hurler MarkTemple (0-
was scheduled to start on the mou
for the Wolverines.
Due to the cold weather and the
approach of the conference season,
Temple was originally slated to pitch
no more than a couple of innings any-
way, Zahn said.
Yesterday's contest was supposed
to be Michigan's last chance to tune-
up before heading to West Lafayette
to begin Big Ten play. Several Wol-
verines were scheduled to see actic.
on the mound
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said. "No one person has to step up,
but we really need our relays to swim
The Wolverines hopethatthis season's
adversity will give them an extra edge j
their quest for an NCAA title.
"Last year was a magical year,"
Kampfe said. "This year, we have re-
ally had to work for it.
"Our team's starting to swim really
well. (Not) many women'steams have
won national titles, so that (is) some-
thing to shoot for."
Richardson hopes that the home-
pool advantage will make the cham-
"Friends from other teams will
coming in, and it will be like having
guests at your house," Richardson
said. "You want to treat them well.
Hopefully, it will bring out the best in
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meet by dropping a one-point de
sion to the No. I wrestler in Iowa
Joe Williams. Catrabone established
himself as one of Michigan's all-time
leaders in wins in a season with a 41-
5 record and will look for a rematch
with Williams this weekend.
Senior captain Jesse Rawls Jr. will
bring leadership and experience as
the only upperclassmen making the
trip to Minneapolis. After receiving
All-American honors at 177 pounds
in 1994, Rawls qualified for the 19
championships but did not wrestle
due to a knee injury. Ranked fifth,
Rawls (30-8) will look to avenge his
controversial one-point loss to Iowa's
Curt Heideman in the third-place Big
At 118 pounds, redshirt freshman
Chris Viola will make his first NCAA
appearance. Viola had been injured
earlier in the season but returned to
compile an 18-10 overall record
the Wolverines. He qualified for a
spot in the national championships by
upending Penn State's Jason Betz in
the fifth-place match of the Big Ten
Sophomore Brandon Howe will re-
turn to his home state to challenge for
the 126-pound title. As a returning
NCAA qualifier, Howe placed sixth
in the Big Ten after compiling an 1 8-
1 5 season record.
Fellow sophomore Bill Lacure
qualified for his first NCAA appear-
ance with a fourth-place Big Ten fin-
ish at 150. Although Lacure did not
begin the season with a national rank-
ing, his solid performance and 28-11I
record earned him a No. 8 ranking by
the end of the season.
Rounding out the Wolverines'
championship squad is heavyweigh
and repeat qualifier Richardson. A
though illness slowed Richardson
down in the Big Ten's, he has turned
in many clutch performances in con-
ference dual meets while compiling a
37-9 record and earning a No. 7 rank-
"Based on how thev did this sea-
He just received our summer catalog...
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