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Women tankers garner academic honors
y Darren Everson
AILY SPORTS WRITER
At a time when a barrage of nega-
tive publicity has bombarded Michi-
gan athletics, leave it to one of the
school's most successful programs -
the women's swimming and diving
team - to provide a little relief.
The College Swimming Coaches
Association of America (CSCAA)
named Michigan's squad to their All-
Academic team. As a team, the Wol-
verines ranked 18th nationally with a
3.168 grade point average.
Having won eight consecutive Big
Richardson is quite proud of this one in
"For the most part, our kids rep-
resent what most Michigan student-
.'athletes are all about," he said. "I
think we had 20 swimmers over 3.0
"They're workinghardin theclass-
at the NCAA Championships. In the
meantime, Gustin earned a 3.53 in them
College of LSA.
Humphrey, a two-time Big Ten
Female Swimmer of the Year,
earned a 3.66 GPA, majoring in psy-
chology. An All-American in the
200-yard backstroke, Humphrey
will serve as a team co-captain for
the upcoming season.
Achieving All-Academic status as
a swimmer is especially tough, since
the award requires excellence both in
and out of the pool. To qualify, an
individual must maintain either a cum,
mulative 3.5 GPA or average a 3.5 for
the year. In addition, she must have
been one of the 270 swimmers and
divers invited to the NCAA Champi-
"Just getting there (to NCAAs) is
an accomplishment in itself,"
Richardson said. "People like that are
the prototypes for the kind of people
you want in your program."
Wolverine Alecia Humphrey is one of three Michigan swimmers to achieve individual All-Academic status.
room and on the playing field, but Kampfe had Michigan's highest school, but I wasn't anything to
they're just not going to get noticed finish at NCAAs, placing second in the shout about," she said. "I just found
because they're not in a high-profile 400 individual medley. She also had a out that I had a learning disability in
sport." strong showing in the classroom, earn- my sophomore year of high school.
In addition to the CSCAA team ing a 3.55 GPA in Kinesiology. In all, But once I came here, I had all the
award,Michigan All-AmericansAlecia not a bad first year for Kampfe, who help that I needed."
Humphrey, Rachel Gustin and Anne hasn't always been so heralded aca- Fellow freshman Gustin followed
Kampfe were awarded All-Academic demically. up on her All-Big Ten selection with
individual honors. "I was an OK student in high threeAll-American(topeight)finishes
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~an baseball team are now pitching in
the minors, three of them left before
senior eligiblity. This is the third in a
four-part report on their progress.
By Scott Burton i
DAILY BASEBALL WRITER
ers who had aknack for the spectacular
in college often find themselves $
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Why?Becauseaknackdoesn'tquite In his first two seasons, former Wolverine receiver Desmond Howard was a huge
cut it anymore when everyone around disappointment for the Redskins, who drafted him fourth overall. However, now
you canbe equally spectacular.Instead, that "The Posse" Art Monk, Ricky Sanders and Gary Clark - have left
what becomnes amore valuable attribute Washington, Howard should get more opportunities with the hail.
for players is consistency._______________
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at Redskins' camp
By Scott Burton work ethic and a legitimate shot at
DAILY SPORTS WRITER being a prime option in the Redskins'
winner Desmond Howard, always "I like the way Desmond's work-
known for breaking away for a touch- ing," Washington coach Norv Turner
down on a reverse, is hoping to break sald. "We just need for him to come out
into the Redskins' staffing lineup by every day with that workmanlike ap-
reversing his attitude. proach and a month from now see
Howard, who has been regularly where we're at."
criticized by the Redskins' coaching Howard had been clogged behind'
staff for a lackadaisical attitude during ArtMonk,Gary Clark and Ricky Sand-
his two-year career, has entered
Washington's camp with an improved
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