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    National Championships
  • 307
    Individual National Champions
  • 150
    Olympic Medals
  • 1865-66
    First Varsity Team: Baseball
  • No. 1
    All-Time Big Ten Championships
  • 1973-74
    First Women's Varsity Teams
  • 1898
    "The Victors" was written

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Show back of card. Alex Petrone, men’s tennis, class of 2014

Alex Petrone

Men’s Tennis

2015
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Competition is the reason for every student-athlete to come to Michigan. Competition academically and athletically at Michigan is the best quality in the world. The test of competing with yourself and your peers is a daily struggle that ultimately creates the successful people that Michigan graduates every year.
Show back of card. Casey (Taylor) Bufford, women’s track and field, class of 2009

Casey (Taylor) Bufford

Assistant Director Leadership Development, Athletic Development at University of Michigan - Women's Track & Field

2009
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Attending the University of Michigan, I had the best of all worlds: great academics, great athletics, great people, great opportunities. I was recruited and offered scholarships by some of the best track and field schools in the country but I knew that my Michigan degree outweighed any success on the track. I had an overall great experience. I had to adjust as a freshman, realizing that I wasn't the best on the team, experienced a ‘sophomore slump,’ and excelled my junior and senior years. Most of my fondest memories come from being around my team. Coach Henry really made our team feel like a family. His candidness and humor allowed for us to be the girls and women we wanted to be. I may have been All-Big Ten selection, a captain, an all-American, and Big Ten champion, but nothing compares to the relationships I've built with my teammates. They are my closest friends to this day and I wouldn't trade my Michigan experience for the world. Competing for Michigan had its expectations and living up to that was tough at times but today in the workforce, I know what it means to work under pressure and to produce at a high level.
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Maddie Clarfield

Women's Soccer

2016
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One of the best parts of being a student-athlete at the University of Michigan is the family atmosphere within the entire athletic community, but specifically the women’s soccer team. Members of the athletic department treat each other with respect and always keep student-athletes’ best interests in mind. As an out-of-state student, it is so wonderful to have a built-in community of student-athletes that I consider to be some of my best friends
Show back of card. Greg and Tim Thomas, men's track and field

Tim Thomas

DDS - Men's Track & Field

1980
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“Being a student-athlete at the University of Michigan teaches you to be a competitor. It motivates, organizes and prepares you to be successful, not only in sports, but in life as well. This privilege becomes very evident after graduation.

“If you can successfully compete with the best athletes and the best scholars in the country you have the foundation to be successful in your post-collegiate, professional life. Give to Michigan and it will give back to you. Take advantage of this amazing experience and cherish your success.”