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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - January 31, 2000

CLUBSPOW RSWEEKLY
Edited by Michael Kern and Ryan C. Moloney
Skiers tight in slalom, take third
M' racers fall to Notre Dame, Spartans

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It's been all uphill for the
Michigan ski club as of late.
At Searchmont Mountain in Sault
St. Marie last weekend, the women's
squad notched third place.
Sophomore Liz Hill tore up the
slopes, leading the team with two
third-place finishes in the slalom
and giant slalom.
The Wolverines finished right
behind arch rivals Notre Dame and
Michigan State who came in first
and second place, respectively.
"We had a tight meet versus State
and lost 17-18," Michigan junior
captain Bridget Puchalsky said. "Liz
had an outstanding performance and
raised the level of performances of
our other skiers."
Despite losing to their big rivals,
Michigan scorched Western

Michigan and Grand Valley State,
who were probably content just
making it up the chair lift.
In men's competition, junior
David Whipp led the rest of the
pack. He whipped it good, taking
seventh place in individual competi-
tion.
The teams have three more meets
left in the season. Next weekend, the
Wolverines will head to Schuss
Mountain in Bel Aire, Michigan.
The final two meets will be at
Crystal Mountain and Marquette
Mountain where the competition
shouldn't be too steep.
"We're going to tear up the
slopes," Puchalsky said.
"With Liz and Dave, there's no
stopping us."

Michigan schedule'
Tuesday February 1
Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State, 7:00 p.m.
Friday February 4
Men's Track at Meyo Invitational, 5:30 p.m.
Women's Track at Meyo Invitational, 5:30 p.m.
Men's Swimming and Diving vs. Michigan
State and Ohio State, 6:00 p.m.
Men's Gymnastics vs. Minnesota and Penn
State, 7:00 p.m.
Ice Hockey at Ferris State, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday February 5
Men's Track at Meyo Invitational, 10:00 a-rn
Women's Track at Meyo Invitational, 10:00
a. m.
Men's Swimming and Diving vs. Michigan
State and Ohio State, 12:00 p.m.
Men's Gymnastics at Ohio State, 7:00 p.m.
Ice Hockey vs. Ferris State, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday February 6
Men's Basketball vs Ohio State, 1:00 p.m.
Women's Gymnastics at State of Michigan
Classic, 2:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball at Ohio State, 4:00 p.m.
Men's col ege basketball

HOLY CROSS 52, Army 42
IONA 90, Fairfield 73
Virginia 76, WAKE FORFST 67
MICHIGAN STATE 91, Illinois 66
BRADLEY 70, SW Missouri State 57
OKLAHOMA STATE 67, Baylor 51
Utah State 67, IDAHO 60
Women's College basketball
VIRGINIA 61, Duke 49
Auburn 55, FLORIDA STATE 52
Tulane 78, UNC CHARLOTTE 68
PENN STATE 68, Wisconsin 54
PURDUE 70, Northwestern 31
ILLINOIS 86, Michigan State 66
Louisiana State 64, MISSISSIPPI STATE 58
TENNESSEE 77, Kentucky 48
Georgia 84, VANDERBILT 73
ARIZONA 60, Arizona State 58
Xavier 64, VIRGINIA TECH 60
Nebraska 68, KANSAS STATE 61
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 76, Cincinnati 62
DUQUESNE 66, Dayton 65
ARKANSAS 72, Iowa 65
DEPAUL 79, South Florida 73
MARQUETTE66, Houston 38
SAINT LOUIS 64, Southern Mississippi 57
NORTH CAROLINA 54, Maryland 49
American 71, WILLIAM & MARY 62
VIRGIINIA COMMONWEALTH 69, East
Carolina 66
JAMES MADISON 72, NC Wilmington 43
FLORIDA 79, South Carolina 63

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Who: Andy Hrovat Sport: Wrestling
Year: Sophomore Weight Class: 184 lbs.
Why: The ninth-ranked Hrovat bested fourth-ranked Nate Patrick of
Illinois (7-5) Friday and Jared Williams of Purdue to extend his dual
match record to 12-0 this season.
Background: Finished 30-15 in his freshman campaign and achieved
All-American status. Won two Ohio high school state titles.

Hrovat

Exhausted women
split top 25 weekend.

-David Roth

WEST VIRGINIA 70, Providence 60 (OT)
VILLANOVA 78, Georgia 75
Hofstra 64, BOSTON UNIVERSITY 49
Drexel 57, NORTHEASTERN 56
XAVIER 97, Fordham 79
RIDER 78, Loyola Maryland 52
CONNECTICUT 66, Seton Hall 56

Ninjitsu: Not just ninjas in masks
Martial arts teach mental preparation

NBA Standings

NHL Standings

The ninjitsu club may not be what
you think.
"We're not a bunch of ninjas wear-
ing black masks in some under-
ground organization that goes
around killing people," senior club
president and first degree black belt
Sean Stephenson said. "The
University just gave us a weird
name."
They are, however, a group that
learns realistic types of techniques to
attack or defend opponents.
Stephenson notes that club members.
are both physically and mentally pre-
pared to handle any realistic violent
situation.
"What you see on television is not
what martial arts really prepare peo-
ple for," Stephenson said.
The martial art that the club prac-
tices is bujinkan budo taijutso.
Within this martial art, there are nine
separate divisions, one of which
MICHIGAN MEN'S HOCKEY CLUB:
Fri. Feb. 4 vs. Central Michigan
Sat. Feb. 5 at Michigan State

teaches ninjitsu, the others which
teach samurai.
Each art focuses on five separate
attacking and defense mechanisms.
The different categories include
leaping, tumbling and attack evading
in the first category, grappling,
throwing, joint-locking in the sec-
ond, weaponry, stick blades and cord
projectiles in the third, striking,
kicking and muscle attacking in the
fourth.
Warrior meditation is the fifth cat-
egory.
The class is taught by Mike
Asuncion, a ninth-degree black belt,
and Isaac Herman, a fourth-degree
black belt.
Both learned from the Japanese
grand master of the art, or soke,
Hatsumi Masaaki, so the instruction
club members receive is very profes-
sional.
-- David Roth
MICHIGAN WOMEN'S HOCKEY CLUB:
Thur. Feb. 3 vs. Wayne State
Fri. Feb. 4 at Michigan State
Sat. Feb. 5 at Michigan State

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By David S. Roth
Daily Sports Writer
What did the meet against
Northwestern have in common with
the meet against Notre Dame for the
Michigan women's swimming, and
diving team?
Absolutely nothing.
No. 8 Michigan, which ousted No.
10 Northwestern, 154-135, on Friday
at Canham Natatorium, was annihi-
lated by No. 23 Notre Dame, 170-
128, on Saturday in South Bend. The
loss snapped the Wolverines' six-
meet winning streak.
Michigan fell to 8-4 overall, but
the team upped its Big Ten record to
3-1.
After rigorous training during the
week, Michigan was too tired to
sweep its back-to-back weekend
foes.
"We work hard," Michigan swim-
ming coach Jim Richardson said.
"We work so hard, it's really difficult
for us to swim fast in season. Our
philosophy is we want to get as much
out of our training as we can for as
long as we can."
Julie Kern's 10:05.48 in the 1000-
yard freestyle on Friday freefell into
a 10:11.33 on Saturday. Shannon
Shakespeare's 1:01.77 in the 100
breaststroke against Northwestern
became a 1:03.77 against the
Fighting Irish - even though she
took first place both nights.
And Lindsay Carlberg's time of
1:59.97 in the 200 backstroke slowed
considerably, as she flickered against
the Irish with a time of 2:02.77.
So should Michigan be concerned?
Absolutely not.
"This year we might lose a couple
of dual meets because we're training
a lot harder because it's an Olympic

year," Richardson said. "That's the
commitment we made from the
beginning.
"We want (swimmers) to be their
best at the Olympic trials."
Though Michigan fans might find
his philosophy hard to swallow,
Richardson said he has no regrets.
"I don't feel bad about keeping us
a little more tired, a little bit longer
because we're doing more work,'
Richardson said.
"I think that is going to translat
into really good swims (for the
Olympic trials) in August."
Senior Shannon Shakespeare led
the Wolverines this weekend.
Against Notre Dame, Shakespeare
notched three individual first place
performances in the 100 breast
(1:03.77), 100 free (50.59), and 200
individual medley (2:05.12), as well
as being part of a first place relay
team.
But on Friday, in her last meet a
Canham, Shakespeare swam faster i
every event against Northwestern.
"We didn't want to lose in our
home pool," said Shakespeare, a
1996 Canadian Olympian.
"Especially as my last meet as a
senior, I didn't want to have a loss.
We were pretty psyched and ready to
swim fast."
Another notable performance was
Julie Kern's 1000 free performance
against Northwestern.
In a 40 lap race, Kern took the lead
in the 37th lap and held on to win
with a time of 1:05.48.
"There was quite a lot of electrici-
ty in there," Kern said.
"I saw my teammates cheering for
me - they were going nuts. So there
was no stopping me.
"I was just trying to get my hand to
the wall and do it for the team."

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Eighth-ranked men's tankers hose Hoosiers

By Job Singer
For the Daily
Perhaps the Indiana men's swimming
team was buried under a snow drift in
Bloomington.
The Hoosiers certainly did not seem
to show up for their competition in Ann
.-bor on Saturday.
The eighth-ranked Wolverines tallied
a 224-127 victory over a clearly out-
matched opponent.
One would have expected Michigan
to be extremely hyped up to face
Indiana, one of the most storied swim-
ming programs in the NCAA. The
Hoosiers won the Big Ten
Championship every year between
1961 and 1980. As recent as last year,
the Hoosiers handed the Wolverines
their first loss in a Big Ten regular sea-
son meet since the 1990-'91 season.

But the Wolverines did not place an
asterisk next to this contest.
"Revenge never even came up,"
Michigan coach Jon Urbanchek said.
"We just put people in the events that
they needed to swim in order to prepare
for the Big Ten Championships.
"The biggest improvement that came
out of this meet were the relays, espe-
cially with Tony Kurth and Garrett
Mangieri swimming well," he said.
The relay team, which had not been
swimming well as of late, turned in an
excellent performance on Saturday,
winning three out of four relays. The
individual swimmers came up big as
well, winning 10 out of 12 events.
Junior Chris Thompson led the
brigade by winning the 1650-yard
freestyle in an impressive time of
15:14.71, a 29-second margin over the
rest of the field. He also edged out

Mangieri in the 500 freestyle with a
time of 4:27.39.
"It is hard to swim when you don't
have someone pushing you,"
Thompson said of his victory in the
1650. "You have to make your own
goals."
Other individual highlights were
turned in by two-time winners Tony
Kurth, Scott Werner and Jason Mallory.
For Mallory, the wins in the 200
freestyle and 400 individual medley far
exceeded some of his previous perfor-
mances, and the coaching staff took
notice.
"It was really nice to have Jason
back," Urbanchek said. "He will be
important in our Big Ten efforts."
For Werner and Kurth, strong seasons
continue. Werner took first place in the
200 IM and the 200 breast stroke. Kurth
won the 100 and 200 butterfly.

Indiana's one bright spot came in the
two diving events. Junior Tom
Davidson scored a 331.42 to win the
one-meter open. Senior Ryan Kosanic
scored a 348.30 in the three-meter
open. For Michigan senior Josh Trexler,
who took second place in the one-meter
and third in the three meter, the meet
marked an end of a two-meet string of
winning both events.
"Indiana has the best diving in the
Big Ten," Urbanchek said. "I think Josh
stood up extremely well against the best
in the Big Ten."
While Urbanchek continues not to
put too much stock in dual meets, he
was still satisfied with the outcome.
"The meet gave kids the opportuni-
ties to swim their second and third
events," Urbanchek said. "In the Big
Ten Championships, everyone will
swim three events"

JOANNA PAINE/Daily
Jason Mallory and the Michigan men's swimming team scored a bit of revenge
Saturday with a 224427 win over Indiana after a loss to the Hoosiers last year.

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since 1951 and the first football title
ever for St. Louis, which lost the
Cardinals after the 1987 season and
gained the Rams in 1995.
It not only capped an improbable
season for the team but also for
Warner, who played in the Arena
League and NFL Europe and was
left unprotected in the expansion
draft last spring.
He got the starting job when frea
agent Trent Green was hurt and we*
on to win the NFL MVP and throw
41 touchdown passes, only the sec-
ond quarterback in NFL history to
surpass 40.
It was also a triumph for the 63-
year-old Vermeil, who was out of
football for 14 years before joining
the Rams in 1997. He had lost the
Super Bowl in 1981 in Philadelphia.
"You know I'm an emotional gum
but right now I feel so good and so
proud of this football team," Vermeil
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