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10 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 27, 1999
'M' tries to make waves against Michigan State tonight.

By Ryan Charles Moloney
Daily Sports Writer
At first glance, it looks like the
Michigan women's swimming and div-
ing team has taken it easy as of late.
Today's meet with Michigan State
marks the first time in nearly two weeks
that the Wolverines will swim competive-
ly, with their most recent meet being Jan.
16 against No. I Georgia.
In light of the team's recent plague of
injuries and illness, it's reasonable to
believe that Michigan coach Jim
Richardson's team used the time off for
rest and recuperation. Not so, says
Richardson.
"We can train right through the meets
at this point," Richardson said. "We're
treating the meets as high-intensity work-
outs."
With dual meets against two lesser-
ranked opponents this week - the other
being Notre Dame on Saturday - the
Wolverines can afford to continue their
rigorous training regiment without the
interruption of an easy day before a meet.
"We're actually having practice in the
morning before those meets," freshman
Kerriane Kalbko said. "We're still doing
the additional stuff-lifting weights, run-
ning and other cardiovascular exercises."
Junior Shannon Shakespeare knows
the value of training through dual meets
from experience.
"You have to look at them as a work-
out," Shakespeare said. "If you worry too

Crews'n along
On the strength of a second-place finish at nation-
al power Georgia on Saturday, Michigan sopho-
more diver Amanda Crews wrapped up Big Ten
diver of the week honors. Crews, who was a Big
Ten finalist in the one-meter springboardccompeti-
tion as a freshman captured that event a week
ago against Purdue, Crews put together a score of
391.28, which qualified the Champaign native for
the NCAA Diving Zone Meet in March. Crews

much about the times at a dual meet then
you are probably taking it too seriously.
At this point, we're using the racing to
our advantage and it will help us in the
end."
With the increased training comes a
renewed sense of confidence in the wake
of the loss to Georgia.
"We've been training really well since
we haven't had a meet in two weeks,"
freshman Lindsay Carlberg said.
"Everyone is fine-tuning down to the
wire."
Michigan's training effectiveness is
good news for a team besieged with the
flu bug in recent weeks. Senior Jennie
Eberwein's diagnosis of Epstein-Barr
prior to the team's trip to Hawai'i earlier
this month was among the most notable
of the ill. Fortunately for the team, the
worst seems to be over.
"Most people are starting to get over
their illnesses" Kalbko said. "Most

importantly, Jen is feeling a lot better.
We're glad to have had the off-weekend
when we did.
Richardson said the return of
Eberwein is crucial to the success of the
team going into the Big Ten and NCAA
Championship meets.
"Jen had her first workout in five
days (Sunday)," Richardson said. "If we
can get her back, we will be in better
shape than we've been in for a long
time."
Though competitions with Michigan
State and Notre Dame are usually
sources of hype and anticipation for other
Michigan sports, Richardson down-
played the respective rivalries for his
team.
"Swimming is a little different from
other sports," Richardson said. "A lot of
the girls were past teammates, which
serves us well because I've always felt
that you swim best against your friends."

AP PHOTO
Shannon Shakespeare hasn't seen action in a meet since Jan. 16, but she hasn't been taking It easy. Instead, Shakespeare
and the rest of the Michigan women's swimming and diving team have been training hard for the Big Ten Championships,
which will be held in a month.

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his performance last weekend because of the injury and the
difficulty that he had added into his routines for the meet.
A healthy Toman may be the added element that the
Wolverines need to overcome the Buckeyes. When they met
the first time this year, Toman was injured before the meet
started, and was not at full strength.
Michigan should still be missing five members of the team
to injury, however: Bryan Pascoe, Jesse Coleman, Tim Dehr,
Kevin Roulston and Brad Kenna. The injuries leave the
Wolverines with only 10 competing gymnasts, limiting the
team's capabilities.
"I think that everyone is really stepping up because of (the
injuries), Golder said, after seeing his team perform against
Illinois-Chicago.
Golder's goals for the Big Ten was to finish in the top three.
As of right now, the team are in the third position in the Big
Ten. A win over Ohio State would move the young team into
second place in the Big Ten and probably into the top three in
the country
Michigan will try to keep rocking and rolling on Friday at
the BMG Showcase, and see if they can keep up their early
season success.

More'ComrieHonors
Freshman Mike
comrie added to
his list of first-
year honors by
garnering last
week's CUHt
rookie of the
a week award.
Comrie had three
points leading
the Wolverines to
Comrie a win and a tie.
USCHO College
Hockey Top 10
Results through Jan 25. First place
votes in parentheses
Team W L T PreV
1. North Dakota (29) 19 2 1 1 j
2. Maine 18 2 4 2
3. Michigan State (1) 20 3 4 3
4. New Hampshire 19 4 1 4
5. Michigan 17 5 3 5
6. Colorado College 17 8 1 7
7. Boston College 14 8 2 6
8. Rensselaer 15 5 1 10
9. Princeton 11 4 1 9
10. Notre Dame 14 7 3 8

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protection of a face mask," Berenson said. "You could have a
guy three feet tall that can be the toughest, roughest player in
the game, and yet he's taking liberties he can't back up. You
rely on the referee to protect all your players:'
Berenson also added that while he can't advocate fighting as@.
a whole in college hockey, getting rid of the face masks would
be a good start.
"I would take the face masks away," Berenson said. "The
game would not be as rough and not as chippy."
While it looks like fighting won't be the main event at a col-
lege ice rink near you, any future antagonizers should beware,
because as soon as fighting becomes legal again, Gassoff says
he will be on the prowl.
"I'll be ready after college to go back to my old routine,
when the time comes when I need to protect one of my guys;'
Gassoff said. "If I have to sit out for a few games, well I'll do
that too. That's just the way I play."
APOLOGY: The Michigan Daily apologizes to senior captain
Bubba Berenzweig. The story "Put in on the Net," originally
printed on Dec. 8 contained a quote that may have been mis-
construed. We apologize to Berenzweig, and hope that no per-
sonal harm came from it.

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