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June 15, 1994 - Image 13

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Page 13 Wdeday, June 15,1994

0: When was the last time
Switzerland participated in
the World Cup?

y Michelle Lee Thompson
Swimmer Gustavo Borges and
ross-country and track runner Molly
4cClimon were named Michigan
(thletes of the Year, and are
4ichigan's nominees for Big Ten
tthletes of the Year, which will be
nnounced tomorrow.
Amy Carlton, a member of the
bction committee, summed up their
ecision by citing Borges' and
4cClimon's accomplishments and
aid, "It was a fairly easy selection
his year."
Borges, ranked No. 1 in the world
the100-meter freestyle, completed
is third year at Michigan after rack-

MeClimon top Michigan athletes

ing up seven NCAA individual event
titles, 18 NCAA All-American awards
and 16 Big Ten individual titles. He
was also swam a leg of two national-
championship 800-meter free relay
teams. He also ranks Borges fourth at
the 200-meter freestyle.
"I can't think of a worthier ath-
lete -and Michigan has some great
ones," said men's swimming coach
Jon Urbanchek.
Urbanchek described Borges as
the team's workhorse. "He's not just
a great athlete, but a great leader,
very team-oriented. He's a born
leader who leads by example."
Borges, an economics major, has
been voted a captain for next year's

team. Next year will be his senior year
and his final year of eligibility, but his
career will not stop there. "He's got at
least two more years. I think he's going
to reach his peak at the '96 Olympics,"
Urbanchek said.
Borges, a Brazilian, took silver at
the 1992 Games.
place finish at the 1994 NCAA swim-
ming and diving championships and to
a ninth-straight Big Ten title. He has
the conference 100 freestyle record, as
well as Michigan records in the 100
and 200free, and 200,400and 800free
relays. As a junior, he earned All-Big
Tenhonorsinthe 100and200freestyles
and 800 relay.

McClimon's list of accomplish-
ments is just as long. She has three
cross-country and five track NCAA
All-American awards, and five Big
Ten conference titles in cross country
and track.
This year, she led the Wolverines
to a Big Ten championship and NCAA
Top Ten rankings in cross country
and indoor and outdoor track and field.
She was named Big Ten Female Cross
Country Athlete of the Year after com-
pleting her senior season with a fourth-
placefinish atthe NCAAcrosscountry
After recovering from two knee
surgeries, McClimon finished her
career by being named Female Ath-

lete of the Championship at Big Ten
indoors. She won the 3000- and 5000-
meter runs at indoors, and also won the
5000 at outdoors.
She was a member of the national
titlist distance medley relay team at
indoors, and claimed her fourth All-
American award of the year at outdoors
by placing fifth in the 5000-meter.
"The cream rises to the top. It was a
pretty easy pick there," Carlton said.
munication, earned threeAcademic All-
Big Ten awards in cross country and
Past recipients of Michigan Ath-
lete of the Year awards include Chris
Webber and Desmond Howard.

Four 'W icers honored
N- Also, McFarland top assistant wrestling coach

For most hockey players summer is
a time to hit the links, but four Michi-
gan hockey players will soon be hitting
the ice again.
Kevin Hilton, Ryan Sittler, Blake
Sloan and incoming freshman Matt
Herr were all selected to compete in
the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival July
1-10 in St. Louis.
Herr, a member of what many
consider the top recruiting class in the
country, earned MVP honors last sea-
son at Hotchkiss Preparatory School.
Hilton finished last season with

11 goals and 23 points in 39 games for
the Wolverines.
Sittler was a member of 1992
bronze medal-winning U.S. Junior
National team and last season scored
nine goals while adding nine assists
in 26 games for Michigan.
A member of the 1993-94 Central
Collegiate Hockey Association
Canstar All-Rookie team, Sloan
chalked up 24 penalties to along with
six goals and four assists.
USA Hockey will choose its World
Junior Championship and Over-20
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