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18 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, June 29, 1998
'M' golfer paralyzed

By Rick Freeman
Daily Sports Writer
A Michigan golfer has been in the
Intensive Care Unit of a Milwaukee hos-
pital since June 19, paralyzed after diving
off the deck of a friend's boat on Lake
Michigan. Brent Baribeau, who is on the
reserve squad, is scheduled to have.
surgery soon, but most likely will not
walk - or play golf-- again, his moth-
er, Karen, said.
"He's my son, but he's also my best
friend, and this is the most God-awful
thing that's ever happened to me, she
said.
After approximately three weeks of
rehabilitation, Baribeau will be released
from Froedtert Memorial Lutheran
Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis., and will
come to Ann Arbor for further therapy at
the University of Michigan hospital.
Her son's prognosis is grim, but "I'm
sure that won't make a difference" in his
personality, Karen Baribeau said.
Baribeau is scheduled to have surgery
-"to realign his spinal cord, but the surgery

has been delayed by a slight case of
pneumonia, she said.
Baribeau was on a boat with friends
from his high school in Grand Haven and
one friend's parents when the accident
occurred. The group was on its way to a
Jimmy Buffett concert in East Troy, Wis.
Michigan golf coach Jim Carras said
he is planning to visit Baribeau as soon
as Baribeau is in a good enough condi-
tion to receive visitors.
"He wanted in the worst way to attend
Michiganandplay golf at Michigan. He's
a hard worker and and excellent student,"
Carras said.
"This is one of those very nice people
who these things shouldn't happen to,"
Carras added.
Karen said her own mother became
seriously ill when she was a child, and at
the time she thought that was the worst
thing that would ever happen to her.
"'All I can do is take one step at a time,"
Karen said.
-This report was originally published
as a Daily Online news update.

I

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VOLLEYBALL
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STEVE HOULTON/The Omaha Gateway
Nebraksa-Omaha forward Derek Reynolds (17) skates away from an Alabama-Huntsville player In the Mavericks' 4-0 victory
as teammate Andrew Tortorella (25) and the Maverick bench looks on.
Nebraska-Omaha joins CCHA

OMAHA
Continued from Page 14
quick and painless.
"They're one of the few teams in the
league actually making money,"
Pearson said. "They're drawing well
and the program is healthy and stable.
"There's no reason for that to change.
There's not that much else to do in
Omaha.
The CCHA was not Nebraska-
Omaha's first choice. Compared to the
WCHA, the CCHA makes little sense
for the team from a geographical stand-
point. Travel will be difficult for some
schools, especially the ones in
Michigan's upper peninsula.
But the WCHA put a moratorium on
expansion earlier this year, saying it
was not interested in any new teams.
The CCHA took a different
approach, and the conference still
might not be done.

"The CCHA has always been a pro-
gressive group," Pearson said. "There
may even be more expansion. The con-
ference has to decide how many teams
it wants."
Niagara has already shown interest
and made a presentation to the CCH&
and Pearson said Oakland and WayU
State may be going varsity soon.
The immediate concern for the
Mavericks is whether or not they'll be
able to compete in the CCHA. Last sea-
son, the Mavericks put together a 12-
18-3 record playing a schedule against
mostly independent teams andsome
affiliated ones, including NCAA-
Tournament qualifier Princeton.
"It's a decent record for their fi-
year varsity," Pearson said. "I think thW
have a chance to be middle of the
pack."
Against affiliated teams, the
Mavericks only victory came in a 4-3
victory over Maine.

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