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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. Emina Bektas, women’s tennis, class of 2015

Emina Bektas

Women's Tennis

2015
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Being a student-athlete at Michigan, there is just as much emphasis put on doing well in the academic field as on the athletic field. Not only are the professors great but the academic support staff at Michigan is great in understanding your needs and where you need to improve. They are always there for you, and when things might feel like they're getting overwhelming with practice and competition, they help steer you in the right direction when it comes to succeeding in the classroom.
Show back of card. Meg Bellino, women’s cross country, Class of 2013

Meg Bellino

Associate Producer at Flocasts - Women's Cross Country

2013
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My experience at Michigan changed my life. Academically and athletically, the coaches and support staff at Michigan make it their mission to spread success to all student-athletes. Each time I raced while wearing the Block M, I was reminded of the bigger picture. Michigan helped me grow into who I am today. Being a part of the cross country and track teams taught me how to be a better athlete, teammate and friend. I watched my teammates win Big Ten Championships and put in the hard work to claim one of my own. I learned the ins and outs of my sport, which led to me securing a full-time position as an associate producer with Flotrack. I recently covered a race in which the Michigan women's team competed; I felt overwhelming pride and joy watching them compete in the Maize and Blue and was reminded of the best four years of my life, spent in Ann Arbor.
Show back of card. Allison Silber, women’s lacrosse, class of 2017

Allison Silber

Women’s Lacrosse

2017
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Michigan is the perfect combination of academics and athletics -- the perfect place to be a student-athlete. When you come to college, you want to be prepared for the ‘real world’ and Michigan’s support for its student-athletes does just that. We have advising, tutoring, career counseling and leadership programs that set you up to be successful after graduation. It's also nice having your team as a second family and a home away from home.
Show back of card. As a Wolverine, Meyer was a multi-time Big Ten Champion and earned All-American status in the Steeplechase. Meyer would go on to win the 1983 Boston Marathon; he was inducted into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame in 2005, the U-M Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2011

Greg Meyer

Vice President of Aquinas College and Executive Director of the Aquinas College Foundation - Men's Track & Field

1977
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Being at the University of Michigan taught me that I could compete with students that came into Michigan with better credentials. I gained the confidence in my ability to solve problems and work with others to achieve success, whether athletically or in my career. My time at Michigan helped create a work ethic that led to whatever success I've had. People such as coach Ron Warhurst and professors who took the time to guide my education were critical to my development.

While I was an education major, I transitioned to business after my running career ended. The critical thinking/problem solving skills allowed me to adapt and succeed in this area. I tell the kids I coach now, college is about learning to solve a problem, to complete a project. Every class, every professor provides a unique situation to succeed. It's about figuring out what the deliverable is in each class. That carries over into life … meeting the expectations of any situation.