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Monday, July 6, 1998 - The Michigan Daily - 19,
Ellerbe to coach Big
Ten tour de Europe

8y TJ.Lerka
Daily Sports Editor
As the dog days of summer
approach, many students plan to get
away from school or work and go on
vacation. A common destination for
these refugees of real life is Europe.
At first glance, Michigan basket-
ball players Josh Asselin and Brandon
Smith seem to be following the
European route of fun, as they will
join coach Brian Ellerbe in traveling
to Belgium, the Netherlands and
While Asselin, a 6-foot-Il center,
and Smith, a 6-7
forward, might get
a chance to see the
tourist hotspots of '
Western Europe
and even have an
opportunity to eat;
a genuine Belgian
waffle, their-
European vacation
won't be all play.
As part of getting Smith
a free trip to
Europe, the sophomore duo will play
on a squad of Big Ten all-stars against
European teams
Asselin and Smith get to check out
the Dutch canals thanks to their per-
formances off the bench as freshmen.
The duo saw action in 31 of
Michigan's 34 games and combined
for 5.9 points and four rebounds per
Both are expected to play key roles
for the Wolverines this upcoming sea-
son - they will be counted on to help
Michigan recover from the loss of
four starters from last season's Big

Ten Tournament champion team.
Ellerbe won't have much time to
sample steins of beer, due to the
responsibilities that will come with
coaching the all-star team.
Ellerbe put in many hours picking
the team in the past couple weeks,
making sure he had at least one repre-
sentative from each school in the con--
Besides selecting Smith and
Asselin, Ellerbe chose 10 others to
tour Europe. Headlining the all-star
team are Penn State point guard Joe
Crispin, Northwestern guard Sean
Wink, Ohio State forward Jason
Singleton and Indiana forward
William Gladness.
Each player started for his respec-
tive team last season. Wink, a sopho-
more, was the Big Ten leader in three-
point field goals. Crispin averaged
9.6 points and 3.3 assists per game as
a freshman, while seniors Singleton's
and Gladness compiled 10.7 and 8.6
points per game, respectively.
Other players selected were for-
wards A.J. Granger (Michigan State),
Maurice Linton (Wisconsin), Dusty
Rychart (Minnesota) and Michael
Rebholz (Iowa).
Ellerbe also added guards Corey
Bradford (Illinois) and Carson
Cunningham (Purdue) to fill out the
Granger, ajunior, averaged 12 min-
utes off the bench for the Spartans,
while Linton was a key reserve for the
Badgers as a freshman last season.
Cunningham didn't play after trans-
ferring from Oregon State, where he
started at point guard as a freshman in

Michigan basketball coach Brian Ellerbe might have to team a few new anguages to argue with referees on his next road trip.
Ellerbe is coaching a Big Ten all-star team on a European tour.
'M' sweeps Athlete of the Year
Woodson, Griffin complete first Michigan sweep of the award
Sstaffreports and two touchdowns. He also had five Griffin and Woodson are the seventh
Charles Woodson and Sara Griffin carries for 21 yards. He returned 36 and eighth Michigan athletes selected
capped off stellar seasons when they punts for 301 yards, including a key 78- for the Big Ten Conference award, join-
were voted the Big Ten Athletes of the yard touchdown run in Michigan' victo- ing Jim Abbott (1988), Glen Rice
Year by a media panel. In the process, ry over Ohio State. (1989), Mike Barrowman (1991),
Woodson and Griffin gave Michigan a Woodson was taken with the fourth Desmond Howard (1992), Lara
clean sweep of the award, the school' pick in the 1998 NFL draft by the Hooiveld(1993)andTomDolan(1995).
first ever. Oakland Raiders.
Woodson, a Griffin led the
wide receiver/cor- Michigan softball set printing
nerback/punt team to a fifth-,
returner on the place finish at the
tchigan football 1998 Women's
team, led the College World
Wolverines to their Series in May as . ...,
first national the team's pitching
championship in ace. # sVIg * nWesletters
50 years. Griffin, who bats
He was named as the designated 4 11 cu$ t, siniss, nd
the Heisman Woodson Grffin hitter when not 010.0;.iQh S
Trophy winner in pitching, led the
December, becoming the first primarily Big Ten in wins (17 ERA (1.09) and
defensive player to win the award. strikeouts (88). Her overall record of 35-
laying on both offense and defense, 3 gave her 106 career victories, just the
Woodson was involved in 844 plays. On 15th player in NCAA Division I history
defense, he had 44 tackles, 9 pass break- to break the 100 mark. PRINTING EENTER
ups and 8 interceptions. On offense, At the plate, Griffin batted .346 in 185 uron t. (walking distance
Woodson had 12 catches for 238 yards at-bats and drove in 52 runs. trom campus) * 769-0560

author of Women Who Run With the Wolves
Thursday, July 9 7:30pm
Mendelssohn Theatre
Michigan League Building
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University of Michigan $20
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Michigan League Bldg. $90
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