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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. Kendal Zemmin, Dance

Kendal Zemmin


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I was originally part of the dance school here at Michigan, but when I switched majors, I couldn't imagine going through the rest of college without dancing. I knew a few of the girls on the team and loved the team chemistry and friendship they found with one another. I absolutely love and live for performing - what could possibly be better than an audience of 115,000 people?!
Show back of card. Tiffany Ofili, women’s track and field, class of 2009

Tiffany (Ofili) Porter

British Olympian, Pharmacist, runs professionally for adidas - Women's Track & Field

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My time at the University of Michigan is what I describe, even to this very day, as one of the best times of life. Being able to combine competing at the highest level in collegiate sports while gaining a top-tier education is a privilege entrusted to all Michigan student-athletes, and for this I am grateful.

The lessons I learned both on the track and in the classroom have equipped me with the skill sets I need to approach my work as a pharmacist and professional track athlete with confidence. The University of Michigan prides itself on preparing the "Leaders and Best" and this is evident by the amount of support and resources available for all students and student-athletes alike. I am so grateful for all the University of Michigan has given me, I will forever bleed Maize and Blue!
Show back of card. April Bertin, field hockey, class of 2004

April Bertin

U.S. National Team (2004-07) - Field Hockey

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The tradition of Michigan Athletics runs deeper than the 4-5 years you put in. The strong tradition of excellence has banded us as the leaders and the best. In my eyes tradition was an important component to the overall experience of being a student-athlete. It was embedded in us right from the start that we were fortunate to have nice facilities, great equipment and an amazing support system because of the players who came before us. The foundation was laid well before we had the privilege to wear the block M on our chest and call ourselves a Michigan student-athlete.
Show back of card. Stu Douglass, men’s basketball, Class of 2012

Stu Douglass

Professional Basketball Player, Israel - Men's Basketball

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My time at Michigan was highlighted by a lot of maturing. How I view the world and how I act in it was changed for the better. Both the University and Michigan basketball helped foster my evolution as a person, and for that, I will be forever grateful.