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12 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, July 19, 2004

SPORTS

SWIMMING
Continued from Page 11
"You're only as good as your last competition,"
Urbanchek said. "To have five (Wolverines) make it
was awesome. It was about as good a result as any
school in the country put together."
Urbanchek's coaching days are not over yet,
though. The outgoing coach was chosen as an assis-
tant coach for the U.S. Olympic team, making it the
sixth straight time that he has coached in the games.
Urbancheck will join Bob Bowman - who will
be taking over the Michigan swim program this fall
- as an assistant on the U.S. Olympic coaching
staff. Bowman currently coaches Michael Phelps
and is the head coach at the North Baltimore
Aquatic Club.
From the looks of it, Bowman should pick up
right where Urbanchek left off.
In addition to having returning Olympians in Van-
derkaay and Hurd, Bowman will also have six other
swimmers on the squad that competed in either the
U.S. or Canadian Olympic Trials.
That bodes well for a team that finished fifth at
the NCAA Championships this past year.
"I'm leaving one hell of a team for the next
coach," Urbanchek said. "It's a lot better than the
one I got when I started 23 years ago. We have an
awesome group of young swimmers coming back,
led by DeJong, Tarwater, and Vanderkaay. Bob
Bowman will inherit a team with Olympic caliber
talent and I wish him and Michigan the best."

M' NOTES
Athletic department
shows large surplus
The Michigan Athletic Depart-
ment presented some good news to
the University's Board of Regents
this week. The department told the
board, which has spent most of the
last two years struggling with budg-
et issues and threats of government
funding cuts, that it is operating
with a $2.4 million surplus for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 2005.
When compared to the previous
year which ended June 30, 2004, the
year seems a slow one for Michi-
gan. Last year, the department oper-
ated with an $8 million surplus
thanks to seven home games,
license revenue and donations. The
difference between 2004 and 2005
is primarily attributed to one less
home football game on the schedule
for the upcoming season.
The $59 million budget, a one-
percent hike over last year, along
with the surplus will go towards
improving facilities and projects.
-Ryan Sosin

Outgoing Michigan swimming coach Jon Urbanchek is heading to Athens for his sixth conseci

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A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE TO VULCANIZED RUBBER
It turns out, Al Montoya has more than two choices on where to spend his future. If the National Hockey League thinks
a labor dispute will stop the Michigan stand-out from going pro, then it wasn't paying close attention to the World
Hockey Association draft at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara, Ontario. What could be called a glorified
fantasy draft, yielded four Wolverine picks (three current Michigan players and former Wolverine Danny Richmond) in
Sunday's rookie draft while eight former Blue Icers were pegged during the free agent draft. Some players were selected by
teams that don't even have names yet. The WHA is an attempt to revive the 1970s league that briefly challenged the
NHL for ratings. Here's a look at how the Wolverines did in the draft. -Ryan Sosin
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the NHL. In his first season as a starter
for the Dallas Stars, Turco set the single
season goals-against average record.
"We feel that there are things he can
work on here," Pearson said. "Marty
Turco could have left after his sopho-
more year. I don't care what round he
was drafted in. He was as ready as any
goalie I've seen. But he still came back
and continued to mature and he accom-
plished so much. Al could do the same
thing. There's a lot of unfinished busi-
ness for him here at Michigan.'
While seven Wolverines have left
early in the last five years, they all left
thinking they would immediately play
in the NHL. Montoya would be playing
in Hartford next year, lockout or not.

"We've always said, 'Why give up a
chance at a national championship at
Michigan to go play in the minors?' "
Pearson said. "Once you turnpro - lets
face it - it's a business. You're either
doing the job or they're bringing in
someone else to do it. There's not a lot
of love. Here there's a really stable envi-
ronment and he has a chance to really
leave a mark before he moves on."
Michigan and the Rangers also seem
to agree that Montoya can make as much
progress in Ann Arbor as in Hartford.
"We've had some correspondence
with the Rangers just asking them if
they have any prohlems with Al saig
in school, and they don't," Pearson said.
"They've told Al that Michigan is one
of the best places for a young hockey
player to be. They're not putting a ton of
pressure on him to leave.

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