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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. Cassandra Gelov, cheerleading, class of 2015

Cassandra Gelov


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Michigan cheerleading has been the highlight of my collegiate experience. When I look back at everything I have done and accomplished over the last four years, I am most proud and nostalgic about being a part of Michigan Athletics. I have created a family away from home, one that works hard together, struggles together and celebrates great wins together. I have learned more about myself as a teammate, leader and friend than I will in any other organization. Cheerleading has provided me with incredible experiences, from cheering in the Big House to traveling around the country with our football and basketball teams. It has been an unforgettable journey and I am grateful to have been a part of something bigger than myself, the Michigan traditions and the Michigan family. Go Blue!
Show back of card. Jim Kamman, wrestling, class of 1967

Jim Kamman

Tax Attorney, A. Lavar Taylor - Wrestling

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From wrestling, I learned that discipline, focus and hard work more than compensated for lack of talent. Michigan wrestling gave me the opportunities to compete, to develop self-confidence and to enable me to achieve the goals I set for myself, on the mat, in the classroom and throughout life. The time spent and lessons learned, about myself and life, as a student-athlete at Michigan have been priceless. I will forever be indebted to Michigan and U-M wrestling.
Show back of card. Michael Strathern, men’s gymnastics, class of 2016

Michael Strathern

Men’s Gymnastics

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The amount of academic support provided to the student-athletes here is one of a kind. The state-of-the-art facilities, excellent coaches and athletic training staff have made my experience here at the University of Michigan truly special.
Show back of card. Matt Thompson, men’s golf, class of 2012

Matt Thompson

Professional Golfer - Men's Golf

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The University of Michigan gave me so many opportunities to meet people from around the world, from different cultures. That is the best word to describe what Michigan meant to me: opportunity. Students have opportunities in varying careers, meeting new people, being exposed to how other people think.