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kVEST REGION
;SEMIFINALS
(1) Connecticut
(5) Iowa
(10) Gonzaga 73,
(5) Florida 72

SOUTH REGION
SEMIFINALS
(4) Ohio State 72.
(1) Auburn 64
(3) St. John's 76,
(2) Maryland 62

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Tracking 'M' teams
The Michigan softball team notched a 1-0 victory over
Baylor last night in Sacramento. The victory imprOves
the Wolverines' record to 16-5 overall. Michigan bat-
tIes Southern Illinois and Portland State today.

Friday
March 19, 1999

9

Championships
Four swimmers earn
41-America honors

y Mike Kern
and Ryan C. Maloney
Daily Sports Writers
ATHENS, Ga. - Despite a few
minor disappointments, the Michigan
women's swimming team finished with
four swimmers garnering All-America
honors last night. The Wolverines are in
g.ghth-place after the first night of
mpetition in the NCAA
Championships.
The Wolverines opened the evening
with a third-place finish in the 200-yard
freestyle relay, with a time of 1:30.55,
earning All-America honors for senior
Jennie Eberwein, junior Shannon
Shakespeare and sophomores Jen
Crisman and Missy Sugar.
Southern Methodist won the race
with a time of 1:28.94, shattering the
abriel Sen Pool record by 2.34 sec-
Wds with second-fastest 200 free relay
time in NCAA history.
Stanford finished second, a whole
1.35 seconds behind the Mustangs.
Southern Methodist also took first in
the 200 IM, as senior Martina Martina
Marovcova won the event for the third
year in a row, setting a new pool record
with a time of 1:56:91:
"I'm really pleased with it because it
s my personal best," Marovcova said.
F used up a lot of stamina on the 200
.free relay, so that made it even better."
In a bit of disappointment for the
Wolverines, Shakespeare finished sixth

in the event after placing third last year.
Though she did not finish as well as
she had hoped, Shakespeare's top-eight
finish was enough for her second All-
America award of the evening, increas-
ing the Winnipeg, Manitoba native's
career total to 14.
"I was a little bit disappointed,"
Shakespeare said. "I would have liked
to have been faster, I gave it everything
I had this morning to get into the top
eight tonight, and I guess I was just a
little tired.
Crisman and Eberwein also earned
honorable mention All-America honors
in the 50 free for the Wolverines, taking
1Ith and 13th place respectively.
In the evening's final race, Stanford
set U.S. Open, American and pool
records by winning the 400 medley
relay with a time of 3:33.75.
After the first night of competition,
Georgia leads the pack with 143.5
points, even though the Bulldogs did
not win a single race.
Following them is Southern
Methodist, with 137.5 points and three
national titles in six events. In addition
to the 200 free relay, the Mustangs won
the 200 IM and one-meter springboard
diving event.
Stanford, at 129; Southern Cal, at 93;
Arizona at 90; California with 89;
Northwestern, with 68; Michigan, with
54; Virginia, with 50; and Auburn, with
48 round out the top 10.

I

Freshman fantastic
Comrie takes
home Rookie of
y the Year award
By T.J. Berka
Daily Sports Editor
DETROIT - In Michigan's first hockey game of the
season on Oct. I1, freshman center Mike Comrie
opened the scoring with his first collegiate goal.
Last night at the CCHA Banquet, Comrie closed the
scoring on his first year with vet another goal, as he
won the CCHA's Rookie of the Year award.
"I feel really proud," Michigan coach Red Berenson,
said. "I'm so happy for the kid. It's really good for him
and the program."
Comrie, who was joined on the CCHA all-Rookie
Team by goaltender Josh Blackburn and defenseman
Jeff Jillson, led the Wolverines in scoring with 43.
points. He has netted 18 goals and 25 assists in 38
games so far this season.
Comrie deflected the praise that came with the award"
from himself and to his Michigan teammates.
"Obviously it's an honor to receive the award, espe-
cially with all the great freshmen in the CCHA, but it's
r really not that important," Comrie said. "Hockey is a
team game, so these individual awards do not mean,
~- f that much:'
The thing that means the most to Comrie is the
camaraderie that exists among the Michigan team.
4'That togetherness was one of the things which Comrie
cited as a guide to his award-winning season.
"Being part of the Michigan hockey program is such
a great thing," Comrie said. "The upperclassmen and
coaches helped us out tremendously - any of the
freshmen will tell you that."
DANA LINNANE/Daily BeieCoresaadthretftengt s
e Comrie earned the CCHA Rookie of the Year Award thanks to a consistent performance Besides Comries award, the resetCOMRIE, Page1
center finished sixth in league scoring and led Michigan in scoring with 43 points.

Freshman Mike
all season. The

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Wrestlers have shot at redemption

i.

Today's NCAA
Tourney preview
ByPranay Reddy
GAME OF THE DAY: A slew of
psets in the second round of both of
tonight's brackets really leave me
thinking about the games that could
have been. Cincinnati against sec-
And-seeded Miami (Fla.) in the
East?
Nope ... try sixth-seeded Temple
against No. 10 Purdue. How about
e point guard matchup in the
'lidwest, when Michigan State's
Mateen Cleaves* and Arizona's
Jason Terry face each other?
Uh-uh ... try Cleaves against
Oklahoma. But wait, no way that
Xentucky and Utah won't be the
game of the tournament, right?
Well, maybe last year's tourna-
,nent, as the Utes are back at school
ile the Wildcats prepare for Wally
orld a.k.a. Miami (Ohio).
O.K., so they're not exactly the
nmatchups we expected, but nonethe-
less, it's still March Madness, and the
games are always fun.
-So I guess the game to make a
night out of would be the matchup
between No. 3 Kentucky and the
14th-seeded Redhawks.
The Wildcats are looking to make
it: to their fourth straight champi-
ship game, but Miami's Wally
zczerbiak has been playing like a
rnan possessed so far, averaging 33.5
points per tournament game, includ-
ing a 43-point performance in the
first round against Washington.
~Kentucky is also coming off the
game of the tournament, outlasting
sixth-seeded Kansas in overtime, 92-
88.
UPSET SPECIAL: Undoubtedly,
ick Freeman is confused. He'll be
the first to tell you that, too. In fact,
just look at yesterday's 'Upset
Special' box and you'll see he
seemed to have thought that-in pick-
ing Miami (Ohio) over Kentucky, he
was picking games to be played last

By Michael Shafrir
Daily Sports Writer
STATE COLLEGE - Damion Logan
has been on a mission ever since he lost
in the finals of the Big Ten Tournament
two weeks ago - a mission to redeem
himself for losing a match he knows he
should have won.
At the NCAA Championships last
night Logan took one step closer to his
goal.
Logan defeated Delaware State's
Francky Francois and Bloomsburg's
Brett Tullo to advance to today's quarter-
final round against fourth seeded
Michael Lightner of Oklahoma. Logan
said he's looking forward to the rest of
the challenges that face him during this
grueling tournament.
"I get to wrestle the best guys in the
country," said Logan, the No. 5 seed in
the 141-pound weight class.
Also looking to exact revenge after a
third-place finish at Big Tens is 174
pound fifth seed, Otto Olson.
Olson said he was nervous coming in,

especially with the large crowds in atten-
dance. But if his wrestling was any indi-
cation, he couldn't have been more con-
fident.
Olson pinned Boise State's Kyle
Klonizos at 4:27, and outlasted No. 12
seed Ryan Cunningham of Central
Michigan, 13-9, to set up a rematch with
Northwestern's Mark Bybee - the
wrestler who pinned him at Big Tens.
But Bybee lost last night in the quar-
terfinals.
"Beating Cunningham was a big win
for me," Olson said. "Getting some pay-
back against (Bybee) would've been nice
though."
Also losing in the 174-pound weight
class was Oklahoma State's Mark Smith,
who was undefeated this season and a
two-time national champion.
Smith lost for the first time to unseed-
ed Kevin Boross of North Carolina
State. This leaves Olson's half of the
bracket wide open.
"I just need to be careful not to get
caught early on and I should be able to

win these matches," Olson said.
Michigan's biggest surprise so far ,is
freshman Andy Hrovat. Unseeded at 184
pounds, Hrovat defeated both eighth-
seeded Greg Gingeleskie of Navy and
ninth-seeded Russel Jones from Hofstra.
Hrovat said that the NCAA
Championship atmosphere doesn't
See WRESTLERS Page 10

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Q: HEY, JIMMY JOHN! Thanks for reminding me to
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just like him.
Q: HEY, JIMMY JOHN! I made a New Year's reso-
lution. So can you tell me to stop after I've had three
sandwiches?
- Bert Warren, Saginaw, MI
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