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It’s our home away from home. It’s where champions are bred. It’s our team. It’s our house. It’s our future.
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“Here at Michigan, Olympians coach me. Nobel Prize winners lecture me. I eat lunch with All-Americans. In the athletic training room, I sit next to Big Ten champions. I meet with prize-winning authors during their office hours. I take class notes next to American record-holders. I walk to class with members of national championship teams. I open doors once opened by Oscar-winning actors, former Presidents and astronauts ... it's all in the day of a Michigan student-athlete.”
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A part of the potential that Michigan encourages you to reach is your potential to become a leader. Being the ‘Leaders and Best’ is what Michigan sets its goal on and we can't reach that goal unless everyone is collectively a part of it. Whether you are recruited or not, your coaches bring you into the program because they see leadership potential in you. Being held to the Michigan standard through tradition, experiences and ‘the team’ helps you develop and grow into a leader and ultimately the best person that you can be.
The recognition and adulation you receive from being an athlete at Michigan and sporting that Block M carries such an amazing amount of respect. My coaches, academic advisors, and other student-athletes on campus created a standard of greatness that I continue to showcase on a daily basis. I reflect on my time in Ann Arbor almost every day. The memories, the friendships and the life lessons I've gained are incomparable.
The University of Michigan is an exceptional academic institution and an athletic powerhouse. I am so proud to be a letterwinner in track and cross country. Not only did I earn a well-respected college degree, but also had the honor of being part of seven Big Ten champion teams, placing third in the NCAA twice, and captaining the teams my senior year. Above all, I developed relationships with my teammates, coaches and alumni that will last a lifetime. I couldn't have asked for better role models, mentors and friends. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for my experience at Michigan. The values of a student-athlete translates very well to the professional world: determination, goal orientation, time management, teamwork, leadership and a positive attitude are incredibly valuable qualities. This skill set has driven success in my work at JPMorgan and Google, MBA at Columbia, and now in my role as COO of a venture-backed start-up.
Not only did the University of Michigan provide an academic atmosphere that pushed me beyond my preconceived limits, but being a Wolverine helped me build a confidence that I could only find in Ann Arbor. As a former member of the Michigan dance team, dancing in front of more than 100,000 fans in the Big House was not only a thrill, it proved to me that reporting to thousands of television viewers as a career is something I could handle. My Michigan experience paved my way to success. I now work as a TV news reporter for the NBC affiliate in Detroit and I am proud to call the University of Michigan my alma mater. Go Blue!