Page 12-The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, April 23, 1991
Poor weather, play
mar golfers' weekend [
by Jim Foss
Daily Sports Writer
When it rains it pours, and this
past weekend in Akron, Ohio, it
poured both literally and
figuratively as the Michigan men's
golf team struggled to a fifth-place
tie in the consolation round of the
The 36-team field played both
the North and the West courses of
Firestone Country Club Saturday;
the top 18 teams qualified to play in
the championship round Sunday on
the North course. Michigan was one
of the teams which did not qualify
for the championships, and subse-
quently it played in the consolation
round on the West course.
After three rounds of rain,
Indiana took the overall title in the
championship division Sunday with
a team score of 878. Toledo placed
first in the consolation division
(921), and the Wolverines were four
spots back (936).
"We didn't play nearly as well
as we should have," Michigan coach
Jim Carras said. "Though the
weather was absolutely horrible,
relative to the rest of the field we
did not play well. The conditions
were bad for everyone."
Individually for the Wolverines,
scores were high across the board.
Carras attributed some of the
strokes to the weather, but also to
the play of the individuals.
"I was not happy with the
scores, Carras said. "This is some-
what of a setback. I am hoping that
it was just an off-week."
Dean Kobane was the low
Michigan scorer with 232 strokes.
Anthony Dietz was second for the
Wolverines with 234, while Denny
Sikkila scored a 235.
Rounding out the Michigan
squad were Bob Henighan with 241
and Carl Condon with 247 strokes.
Last night, swimmer Mike Barrowman was awarded the Conference
Medal of Honor. Tennis player Stacy Berg also received this honor.
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from staff reports
Last night, Michigan Law pro-
fessor Douglas Kahn offered con-
gratulatory remarks to those stu-
dents who represented both
"...beautiful body, beautiful mind."
Kahn spoke at Michigan's first
annual Academic Achievement
Awards Banquet, which was hosted
by the Department of Intercol-
legiate Athletics and the
university's Alumni Association.
One hundred-sixty student ath-
letes were recognized for succeeding
both academically and athletically
at Michigan. Forty-seven of these
athletes were also honored as
Academic All-Big Ten selections.
Also presented at the Banquet,
was the Conference Medal of
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Honor. This award is given annually
by each Big Ten institution to the
male and female student demon-
strating the highest proficiency in
scholarship and athletics. This
year's recipients were tennis player
Stacy Berg and swimmer Mike
Berg, an economics concentrator,
is a three-time Academic All-Big
Ten selection whose 24-6 mark at
No. 2 singles in 1990 was a
Michigan record. Barrowman, an
English concentrator, is the world
record holder in the 200-meter
by Jeni Durst
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's rugby
squad should have a very memorable
Memorial Day weekend this year.
During the upcoming holiday, the
Wolverines will represent the
Midwest region at the Collegiate
Nationals in Alexandria, Va.
Montana, Air Force, Princeton
and Boston College make up the re-
mainder of the five-team field, each
representing a different geographi-
cal portion of the country.
"Reports indicate that we have a
strong chance of beating the West
representative, Air Force," head
coach Bryn Chivers said. "The
Pacific rep is Montana. We know
little about them, but we expect a
really tough game from Boston
College in the East."
The Midwest Rugby Union
chose Michigan for the tournament
due to its 8-1-1 record.
The Wolverines suffered their
only loss to Wisconsin last week-
end at the Midwest Collegiate
Tournament in Madison. The
Badgers rate fourth among club
teams in the Midwest, and Chivers
expects them to be one of the squads
at the Club Nationals, held simul-
taneously with the Collegiate
"Wisconsin has a very strong
Men go to th
by Tim Spolar
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's rugby club
overcame adversity of all sorts to
take two of three games from the
Kalamazoo Dogs last weekend.
Playing against a tough
Kalamazoo club comprised primar-
ily of Western Michigan and
Kalamazoo College students, the
Wolverines faced a player shortage
attributed to Michigan's upcoming
exam period. Additionally, many
Wolverines suffered injuries in the
previous weekends' games against
Windsor, forcing those players out
of Saturday's lineup.
The A-side match, which
Michigan dropped, 13-10, was
marred by a fight triggered by un-
sportsmanlike conduct displayed by
one of Kalamazoo's players.
"One of (Kalamazoo's) players
just sucker-punched one of our play-
ers during a stoppage of play," se-
nior Pat Muscat said. "Their B-side
happened to be warming up in the
area where the incident occurred
and... well, we eventually got things
club team and doesn't have many
undergraduates," Chivers explained.2
"They played their most inexperi-2
enced players against Iowa earlier ino
the day and kept their more experi-
enced players for us because we were
a better team."
Michigan defeated both Iowa and
Iowa State before falling to'
Wisconsin in the finals, guarantee-
ing a second-place tourney finish.
The Wolverines trounced th:
Hawkeyes in their first matchup of
the weekend, 12-4. Louise Aloe, Lisa
Brown and club captain K.C.
Beamish all scored a tries to deliver
In its next game, Michigan
pummelled Iowa State, 30-0.
Beamish, Lori Heart, Allison
Combs and rookies Juliet Rogers
and Kerry Sayers all scored tries,'
with Lisa Ruby chipping in two, on
the way to the Wolverine shutout.
Michigan also placed 11 players
on the Midwest Collegiate Select-
side teams. The 15 members chosen
to the A-team are considered to be
the top collegiate players in thq
Midwest, seven of which are
Wolverines. The three remaining
Michigan players were picked for
the alternate squad, which backs up
the A-team in case of injuries or at-
ie Dogs in
settled down. They're one of our
biggest rivals, so we had some
pretty intense competition.'
The Wolverines rebounded from,,
their first-game loss, with the B-,
side pulling out a 22-10 victory.
Down 10-0 at the half, Michigan re-
grouped and rolled off four tries,
and three two-point conversions to
defeat the Dogs.,
The Michigan C-side took the
day's rubber match with a 16-0
drubbing of Kalamazoo's C-side;
One of the most impressive things">
about the Wolverine victory was
that most of Michigan's players.
were competing in their second
match of the day due to the.'
Wolverines' multiple absences.
"We had a lot of players playing
way out of position," Muscat said
"It was comparable to a quarterback
trying to play defensive line i
football. We had five-foot-six guys.>
playing against six-footers. Despite'
the mismatches, we played well
enough to win."
breaststroke and has
named to the Academic
team three times.
A new award was initiated at
this banquet. Created to be the
University of Michigan Athletics'
highest individualacademic honor,
the Gerald R. Ford award will be
presented annually to a former
Michigan student-athlete who epit-
omizes excellence in scholarship,
sport, and society.
This year's winner is Dr. Julius
Franks. Franks was an All-
American football player in 1942.
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