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Crewl Irony
Crew finished fifth at the NCAA
Finals - again. Check out expanded
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MAY 30, 2000

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izr the third straight year, Michigan finishes fifth at NCAA Finals
By Albert Kim
Daily Sports Witer
CAMDEN, N.J. - For the women's
rowing team, the national champi-
onships this weekend was all about the.
three R's. Respect, regret and repeat.
Brown University repeated as
national champions and Michigan
regretfully finished third for the fifth
ight year
We need to figure out a way to get
past fifth place," Michigan coach MarkI
Rothstein said.
The championships did not have7
auspicious beginnings for the
Wolverines, as the first varsity four
failed to qualify for the finals.
The four improved drastically as the
weekend went on, and rowed a good Courtesy of the Mchigan Athletic Department
e on Sunday, despite the ninth place The Michigan varsity eight and the rest of the Michigan crew team finished in
sh. fifth place at this weekend's NCAA Finals.
"We weren't really prepared in the
beginning, just because of the fact that "That's all you can ask, that they "We showed up, did what we wanted
the boat was young," Michigan assis- have the best race they can, and they to do, but you can always do better,"
tant coach Karen Smythe said. "We did" second coxswain Helen Dalis said.
responded well, however, and The first varsity eight took a slightly All three Michigan boats took risks
improved a great deal" longer road to the finals, but a six-inch in the first 1000 meters by pushing the
For the second varsity eight, it was a second place finish over Harvard in the tempo. Although this wasn't success-
smoother road, as they established first heat went a long way. The first ful, the rowers had no regrets about
themselves as one of the best second boat took third in the Saturday heat, what they tried.
boats in the country by upsetting gaining a berth in the six boat final. "We took risks, but we have no
favored Washington and placing sec- They then took fifth in the finals. regrets," junior Sophie Roberge said.
Ain their Friday heat. "We had great races the whole If anything, this weekend was a
Washington was undefeated until weekend," sophomore Liz Nelson said. great learning experience for
then; Michigan took fourth in the The finals were bittersweet for all Michigan, due to the youthfulness of
finals. three Michigan boats. All three boats the team.
"We came out strong in the heat, and executed their race plans well, but were "Every single one of us are better
rowed a good final," Michigan assis- just outpulled by the established pow- rowers for coming here," Justin
tant coach Emily Ford said. ers: Virginia, Washington, and Brown. See FIFTH, Page 15
fter one year, Men's soccer
nearly set for debut season

Another black eye for
Blue; Queen charged
By Raphael Goodstein dent at Winchendon School irn
Daily Sports Editor Winchendon, Mass., and Rashid
Hardwick, 18, allegedly hit 16-year
A long May just got old student, Alien Duchemin, with a
longer for Michigan belt.
basketball coach Queen was released December 21
Brian Ellerbe. on $1,000 cash bail or $10,000 with
After his star surety.
shooting guard, Jamal Crawford, After the incident, Queen trans-
entered the NBA draft, a published ferred to Redemption Christian
report claimed that freshman point Academy in Troy, N.Y.
guard Kevin Gaines and Crawford Duchemin told the police that
flunked out of the Division of Queen got a black leather belt and
Kinesiology. Hardwick rolled it up and hit
Then Michigan alumnus Rob Ades Duchemin two or three time with the
posed as St. John's coach Mike belt before Queen punched Duchemin
Jarvis' agent, who has the same twice, according to the Worcester
name, and told the Associated Press (Mass.) Telegram and Gazette--
that Jarvis was "considering a major The paper reported that Queen's
college coaching position in the Big hearing is June 8.
Ten" Ellerbe did not return phone calls
Now one of Ellerbe's recruits, from the Michigan Daily.
point guard Avery Queen, has been The 5-foot-4 Queen, is one of four
charged with assault and battery of Ellerbe's incoming freshmen and is
with a dangerous weapon, according considered by many to be one of the
to the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram top 50 recruits in the country. He is a
and Gazette. member of a class ranked in the top 20
In December, Queen, then a stu- by most experts.
A program in purgatory
The Michigan basketball program has not been able to shake the lingering prob-
lems that the 90s provided. Here is a rundown of the last four months
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y Dan Williams
wily Sports Editor
In March of 1999, when the
niversity announced it would be
Iding a varsity men's soccer team, the
in and the Yang of Michigan men's
rwas thrown off kilter.
Wery successful club team was
ven the task of evolving into a work-
g division I team in a little over a year.
frantic search ensued for coaches,
en players, and then all the little lesser
own items that fuel a program.
"The first year is just the busiest,
cause you're literally starting every-
ing from scratch," head coach Steve
urns said. "Because of all the different
i that you have to do now as an
nbassador to your sport since you're
ting at the head coaching position of
major university."
First the team got a face with the hir-

ing of Burns September 28. Then assis-
tant coach Walt Barrett, a former assis-
tant at the now defunct Eastern
Michigan team, joined the program.
The two new coaches were immedi-
ately greeted with an onslaught of logis-
tical responsibilities.
They had to meet with the other Big
Ten coaches. They had to put together a
schedule for the 2000 season. Then they
had to create a booster organization (the
Kicker's Club), a necessary funding
source for any division I program.
"It's people in the community, and the
alumni, and throughout the state that are
soccer people and have a connection to
the University of Michigan or just want
to help a program building from the
ground up," Burns said.
Meanwhile, the coaches also had to
hit the recruiting trail, already behind
the established programs that had been
See SOCCER, Page 15

With 11 open spots, less than half of the
club soccer team can move up to varsity.

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