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July 07, 1993 - Image 14

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Terriffic trio earns

When it comes to a free education,
study doesn't prove to be enough. Fur-
ther goals must be set. So it was that
graduating Michigan student-athletes
Lanny Greenreceivedscholarships for
post-graduate study by the NCAA.
Michigan volleyballteam,capturedan
Scholarships, worth $6,000 for one
year. Having graduated with a
bachelor's degree in sports manage-
ment and communication, she intends
entrepeneur and business program.
She holds the career and season
records for assists,andsheearned Aca-
demicAll-Big TenConferencehonors
last year. In 1991, the Michigan Divi-
sionofKinesiology presented Thomp-
son the Stephen J. Galleti Award. She
has participated in several community
outreach programs, including Project
Community, a support group for at-
risk teens.

Gehrs and Green both obtained
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships,
each worth $5,000 for one year.Gehrs,
whoperformedfor the women's swim-
ming team, graduated with a degree in
microbiology. She will attendrmedical
school at North Carolina-Chapel Hill
in fall 1994.
She won Michigan's female Big
Ten Conference Medal of Honor this
past April in recognizance of her
achievements in both scholastic and
athletic activities. She holds four Big
Ten and seven Michigan records.
Green, who served four years on
the wrestling squad, graduated with a
mechanical engineering degree. He
earned Academic All-Big Ten wres-
tling honors three times, and he won a
First-Team Academic All-American
citation in 1991 from the National
Wrestling Coaches Association as the
top scholar-athlete in his weight class.
He compiled a 120-47-2 won-loss
record for the Wolverines, and he pre-
viously received Michigan's Steve
Fraser Award and Dr. Don Donahue
Award for Academic Excellence.

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Chris Webber shakes hand
Stern after being selected1
Continued from Page 16
gest weakness is his strength an
There was speculation befo
all due to his decision to skip th
held in Chicago. However, Pat
as other NBA executives.
"I would have liked to see (
there, but we had been watchin
throughout his college cat
Patterson said.
Patterson could make no pro
regarding Riley'sfuture. Tree R
who backed up superstar H
Olajuwon last year, will probab

Wednesday, July 7, 1993 - The Mihn Daily Sumer Weey -14
AUBURN HILLS - The Detroit
Pistons desperately needed a big man
in the draft, buttheyresisted the urge to
pick anything that was 6-foot-10 and
had a pulse.
Instead the Pistons grabbed a pair
of guards-6-foot-2pointguardLind-
Allan Houston-adding toa stockpile
of guards that already includes Isiah
Thomas, Joe Dumars and Alvin
Robertson. In doing so the Pistons
passed up center prospects Acie Earl,
Luther Wright and Scott Haskin.
"I guess what it came down to was
these players were more talented and
you have to go with talent," Pistons
Director of Player Personnel Billy
McKinney said. "Peopleareenamored
by size. A lot of guys that were picked
for size never panned out."
Perhaps former Timberwolves
General Manager McKinney exam-
inedthe draftrecordofMinnesotaover
the last three years. The young club
MARTIN VLOET/Daly squandered high picks on disappoint-
s with NBA Commissioner David ing tall men Luc Longley and Felton
first overall by the Orlando Magic. Spencer. At the very least, the Pistons
retum, but the Rockets also drafted topackageDennisRodmanandaguard
UCLA center Richard Petrska. for the big man they truly need.
"We'll have to see what kind of Jackson State's Hunter came from
d con- progress Eric can make," Patterson small college stardom to the forefront
said. of the talent pool by virtue of excellent
re the A total of six Big Ten players were workouts at both Phoenix and Chicago
ctedat selected. In addition to Webber and preceding the draft. Hunter averaged
etrials Riley, Indiana's Calbert Cheaney 26.7 points, 3.4 assists and 3.4 re-
terson (Washington)andGregGraham(Char- bounds per game in his senior season
ciency lotte), Iowa's Acie Earl (Boston) and as a Tiger, and his game has been
MichiganState'sMikePeplowski(Sac- compared to Thomas'.
Riley) ramento) learned of their futures. "I've always looked up to Isiah
g him Completing the topl0wereShawn since Iwasakid,"Hunter said."I wear
reer," Bradley (Philadelphia), Hardaway, number 11.Idocertain thingshedoes.
Jamal Mashbum (Dallas), J.R. Rider ... Imethimearlierandahnostfainted."
mises (Minnesota), Cheaney, Bobby Hurley Detroit's second pick, Houston,
ollins, (Sacramento),VinBaker(Milwaukee), played for Tennessee and was a four-
akeem Rodney Rogers (Denver) and Lindsey time All-SEC First Team pick. Hous-
ly not Hunter (Detroit). ton averaged 22.3 points,4.8rebounds
and 3.1 assists a contest last year.
"He's a magnificent shooter who
has great court vision, passes the ball
DA ILY SPEC A LS extremely well, can get his own shot
DA ILY SPECI and is deadly catching and shooting
coming off a screen," Washington
ALL W EEK! Bullets General Manager John Nash
Because of his height, the Pistons
er & Fries $3.89 may look to use Houston as a small
forwardinsteadofashooting guard,an
wings, $3.25 Pitchers adjustment that may take time.
"They're looking for a three (small
Any Salad,$3.89 forward)," Houstonsaid."Idon'tknow
30 Beef Sandwich & Fries, $389 ifIcancomeinrightawayorif they'll
j be looking for me to come i nght
an Kabob & Fries, $3.89 awayandplaythatposition.Itoldthem
that I would have enough confidence
to do whatever I can to fulfill that
Ity 665-7777 positioninathe future."




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