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The Michigan Daily - Friday, May 4, 1984 - Page 21
'M' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
Frieder lands Ohio prep star
By PAUL HELGREN seniors Eric Turner and Leslie "It was a great thrill," he said. "It's a "I'M EXCITED for him and our
greedy riverboat gambler Bill Rockymore, and sophomores Antoine great honor...It's something I'll never program," the fourth-year coach said.
keeps raking in the chips. This Joubert and Garde Thompson. By all forget." The NIT most valuable player "Tim had a lot better season than
a 6-2 blue chip by the name of appearances Grant's signing creates a nearly missed the chance to try out, but people give him credit for. The way he
ant. logjam at guard. Frieder doesn't see it was a last-minute replacement for Ken- played in the NIT, I thought he had a
who led his Canton McKinley that way. tucky's Sam Bowie and Mel Turpin, real good chance to make the Olympic
ool team to the Ohio AAA "I wouldn't agree with that," he said. who both decided to pass up the chance team."
nship this past season, an- "Our problem is we have to look ahead. for gold. McCormick, a senior with junior
last week he will play for Two of our guys (guards) are seniors. McCormick is not the only one ex- eligibility, wants to play for Michigan
in the fall. The guard was also In the past that's been our problem, not cited about making the cut. Coach Bill again in the fall but only if he is accep-
he AAA player of the year, looking ahead." Frieder expressed his delight at having ted into graduate school. He was rejec-
g 23 points, seven rebounds With the addition of Grant and 6-9 a player from his team get this far. ted but will apply again and in all
eals. forward Steve Stoyko of Bay Village, probability will return to the squad.
T VISITED other major Ohio, who signed last November, But in the meantime the Clarkston
besides Michigan, including Frieder and his NIT champs could be native will set hisights on L.A. He
and Ohio State. But actor- 'oknga'a y igTn hmp- must return to Bloomington from May
andp OiStt.Btacr loking ahead to a Big Ten champion-I 10 through 15 for more tryouts.
Frieder there was never any ship.
his decision. --PAUL HELGREN
told me in September (during
that he was coming here," McCormick makes first cut Cagers fouring Europe
said last week. "We always
was coming here." Tim McCormick may not know where The basketball team left last Tuesday
s signing apparently he's going to be in the fall, but he knows for a seven-game, three-nation tour of
'd some people in Ohio. Ac- where he would like to be this summer Europe. Bill Frieder's squad will play
of unethical recruiting tactics - in Los Angeles playing for the U.S. four games in the Netherlands, one in
iced when it was learned that Olympic basketball team. West Germany and two in Greece.
Wolverine star and current The 6-11 power forward is one of 20 Every player made the trip except
id Cavalier Phil Hubbard players who survived the first cut for Tim McCormick, who stayed to prepare
lure Grant to Michigan. Hub- Bobby Knight's Olympic squad. for Olympic basketball tryouts. Dan
o attended McKinley High. Teammate Roy Tarpley was not as for- Pelekoudas is serving as team
uld not be reached for com- tunate, however, as he was one of the 54 manager.
players who were eliminated. Frieder said he sees the trip as a
T GIVES Frieder another ALTHOUGH a spot among the final recruiting tool, a reward for his players
guard to work with next year. 12 cagers who make the squad is still a and coaches and as preparation for
there are four backcourt men longshot for McCormick, he was McCormick next season.
f the newcomer, including pleased to get this far. . passes first test - PAUL HELGREN
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Michigan sports r
Innis Rodd Schreiber (6-3) and number six, Hugh Kwok (2-
1) who missed most of the Big Ten season due to in-
From staff reports jury. Kwok has recovered and will compete for
as men's tennis coach, Brian Eisner has Michigan in the championships.
awe-inspiring record of 127-9. But this
is responsible for four of those nine First singles player Jim Sharton must be at the
top of his game if the tennis team is to hold on
ss, Michigan is in Evanston this to its Big Ten title.
y for its 17th straight Big Ten title.
1984 squad finished the season with an Women's tennis
of 9-7, 5-4 in the conference. Only three The women netters are in Minneapolis for the Big
had winning records in conference Ten Championships this weekend after finishing 15-8
tition. They were freshman John Royer overall and 8-3 in the Big Ten,
ree singles (8-1), fourth singles, senior The Wolverines, who finished fifth in last year's Big
Tens, should be able to take third this year behind
Indiana and Northwestern, according to Coach Oliver
Michigan is led by senior Mary Mactaggart who
has compiled a 10-1 record in the Big Ten at the num-
ber one singles position.
After a doubleheader sweep of Bowling Green
Wednesday at Vet's Park, the Michigan softballers
are sitting atop a 25-17 record.
In the first game, Julie Clark threw a six-hitter and
improved her record to 7-1 as the Wolverines trium-
phed, 4-2. In the nightcap, Michigan scored five runs
in the fourth inning on its way to a 6-2 win.
In other action during the break, the softballers
took three of four games from Ohio State in Columbus
on April 28 and 29.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be in town to
face the hot Wolverines Saturday at the varsity sof-
Men's and women's
Both the men's and women's track teams fared well
at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia April 26-29.
The Wolverine men were led by senior David
Woolley who sailed over the pole vault bar at 16'0",
. xgood for first place. Other top Michigan finishers in-
Jim Sharton must be at the top of his lude Thomas Wilcher, who finished sixth in the 110-
nnis team is to hold on to its Big Ten meter high hurdles, Tony Krpan, who placed fourth
in the triple jump, and Scott Eriksson who threw the
discus far enough to earn fourth place.
Women's coach Francie Goodridge was also
pleased with the performance of her team. The
Wolverines were led by high-jumpers Angie Hafner
and Dawn Rich, who finished third and fourth respec-
tively. Melody Middleton was the other top Michigan
finisher as she finished fourth in the heptathlon while
setting a new school record.
The teams will be together again Saturday in In-
dianapolis when they compete in the Indiana In-
Junior captain Dan Roberts continues to shine for a
Michigan golf team that continues to be marked by
At the Mid-American Conference Invitational in
DeKalb, Ill. last April 20-22 the Wolverines placed
11th out of some 20 teams but Roberts finished fifth
individually with a two-round total of 147.
The next weekend (April 28-29) Michigan played
host for the Northern Intercollegiate Tournament
and placed 10th out of 15 teams. Roberts led the
Wolverines again with rounds of 76-76-72-224, good for
eighth place overall. Ohio State, the dominant force
in Big Ten golf for the last 25 years won both tour-
This weekend Michigan will be in East Lansing,
competing in the annual Spartan Invitational.
Having predicted a higher finish than last year's
ninth place in the women's Big Ten Golf Tournament
Michigan coach Sue LeClair must be eating humble
pie right now.
Despite improving last year's performance by a
whopping 61 strokes, LeClair's squad finished one
stroke out of eighth place and four from seventh in
the conference championships which were held at the
Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City on April 27-28.
Inclement weather forced the 72-hole competition
down to 54 holes. Freshman Val Madill was
Michigan's low scorer with 250, good for 23rd in the
LeClaire is optimistic for next season as the team is
losing no one to graduation.
game if the te