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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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“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.” Shelley Johnson, Michigan Field Hockey Alumna

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Show back of card. Emily Brunemann, women’s swimming and diving, class of 2010

Emily Brunemann

Member of Team USA - Women's Swimming & Diving

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My time at Michigan was incomparable to anything I have experienced. My desire and drive to be a part of something greater than myself was instilled in me early through the history and tradition Michigan represents. We always remember and respect those who came before us and those who continue to come after we have left.
Show back of card. Derrick Walton Jr., Class of 2017, men’s basketball

Derrick Walton Jr.

Men’s Basketball

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The thing I love about being a part of Michigan is more than basketball. It is more like a family. We laugh and joke off the court, but when we are on the court we play hard. Outside of basketball it is just friendships you have for the rest of your life.

Basketball is only a time slot in your life. There are life values that you need to have and Michigan helps provide that. It is just more than basketball. It's about growing up and maturing. Our coaching staff does a great job not only teaching the basketball side of things, but they also focus on key life lessons that you can carry for the rest of your life. It just shapes you into a better man.
Show back of card. Kate Thompson, women’s basketball, class of 2013

Kate Thompson

University of Michigan Medical Student - Women's Basketball

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Michigan is everything. The support system that we have here is amazing. The Michigan tradition is unbelievable. It is so awesome to be able to go back to your alma mater and not just run into teammates, but run into all the people that have been behind you during your four years of college. And you know all those people are still behind you. From my coaches to the entire athletic department to other teams, Michigan is my family.
Show back of card. Barry Larkin, baseball, class of 2010

Barry Larkin

Analyst for ESPN’s baseball coverage - Baseball

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As a senior in high school, I had a tough choice to make. I had to make a choice of whether to sign a professional contract or go to college. I chose college for many reasons, but the ones that convinced me the most were the quality of education, facilities and friendliness of the people at the University of Michigan. Many things in my life have shaped me into the person that I am. Attending the University of Michigan was probably the most important decision I made. The quality of education and level of baseball instruction was pivotal in laying the foundation for a successful professional playing career. More importantly, some of the people I met while at Michigan are still some of my best friends for over 20 years. I am so proud that I attended the University of Michigan and as I have traveled the world, I have met many alumni who are just as proud. The level of respect for the University of Michigan and what it stands for is incredible.