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Monday, April 14, 2008-7B3

Wolverines come
up short in stormy
The Michigan men's golf team
finished ninth in a 14-team field
at this weekend's Robert Kepler
Intercollegiate Tournament at
Ohio State.
All the teams had to battle bad
weather on both Saturday and
Sunday, causing the course aver-
ages to jump eight strokes above
the usual par 71.
On Sunday, the Wolverines
notched the third-highest team
Junior Bill Rankin led the Wol-
verines, tying for 13th overall in
the tournament.
The next challenge for Michi-
gan will be the Big Ten Champi-
onships, which will be held in two
weeks in East Lansing.
Blue blows out
Nittany Lions in
home sweep
The No. 26 Michigan women's
tennis team continued its dominant
dual-match performance when it
rolled over Penn State (1-6 Big Ten,
7-11 overall) in a 7-0 shutout Satur-
day at the Varsity Tennis Center.
The victory is the 12th straight
for the Wolverines (7-1, 12-11),
who have swept nine of their last
12 opponents.
Freshmen Whitney Taney and
Rika Tatsuno took their No. 2
doubles match early, winning in
1 just 34 minutes.
The No. 56-ranked duo of junior
Chisako Sugiyama and sophomore
Tania Mahtani extended their
perfect Big Ten record to 8-0 in
No.1 doubles headingintothe final
weekend of conference action.
Sugiyama and Mahtani struck
late and won the final three
matches in their 8-5 win over
Penn State's Sarah Lotto and
Jenny Shular to complete the dou-
ble's sweep. The Wolverine duo
have won 10 straight matches, last
losing Feb.28.

Porter thanks team, coaches, family
in humble Hobey acceptance speech

HOBEY from Page 1B
"I only saw him at breakfast this
morning at 10:30, and he was a little
rattled," Kolarik said. "He didn't
know what to do, didn't know how.
to act. I don't think he had his
speech written.
"He wasn't clean-shaven yet. I
just told him he should shave, so
he did that and he looked pretty
But during Porter's speech, in
which he thanked his teammates,
coaches and family members, the
ending was not what he - or anyone
else - expected.
"Thank you and good luck to
Boston College and North Dakota
in tomorrow night's game," he
There was a moment of silence
before the crowd reacted in sur-
Porter realized his mistake.
"Notre Dame," he said quickly.
"At the end I had, 'Thank you
and good luck to BC and ND,' and

I think when I read over it, it just
kind of clicked: North Dakota,"
Porter said. "That was pretty
Porter joked that he was wish-
ing he wouldn't win the award so
he wouldn't have to write a speech
and later insisted he shouldn't be
put in the same talent category as
Morrison and other past Hobey
Baker winners. The two words
most frequently used to describe
Porter during the awards ceremony
were "humility" and "consistency,"
traits that have been synonymous
with his leadership all season.
Porter made the choice to come
back to Michigan for his senior
year instead of signing with the
NHL's Phoenix Coyotes after last
season, a choice he called "not a
hard decision" after winning the
"He came back on a mission,"
Michigan coach Red Berenson said.
"I've never seen a player take the
whole team in his grasp, put them
on his back and make it happen."

Kevin Porter and his mother embrace after the senior captain won the Hobey Baker Trophy on Friday at the Pepsi Center.

The Engineering Honor Society
Tau Beta Pi
extends congratulations to our newly initiated members:
Ross Barnowski Katharina Maisel
Justin Beroz Philip Minaudo
Eric Brunning John Michael Novinski
John Budorick Akshay Patel
Alex Cicerone Scott Rudkin
Andrew Cunningham Mustafa Saadi
Steve Dzul Dhritiman Sagar
Jeremy Green Gopalkrishna Sharma
Elise Gregory Ye Shen
Dan Hassing Xiaoyu Shi
Steve Ho Joseph Starek
Jake Hoernschemeyer Kent Utama
Steven Hong Andy Warren
Irevor Hunter Stacy Yee
Archis Joglekar Chen Zhang
Sara Kreinbrink

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