We are the Leaders and Best

We are the Leaders and Best – and not just when it comes to athletics. Did you know that we were named the #1 Public Research University in the U.S. by the National Science Foundation? Or that student-athletes walk the same halls as the co-founder of Google, the former CEO of Twitter, and even a U.S. President? We developed the EKG. Laser eye surgery. The polio vaccine. We even helped pioneer the internet.

The University of Michigan provides an environment in which student-athletes represent a NCAA Division I athletic department with a strong championship tradition, while getting an education from a top university that will take them just about anywhere they choose to go in life — now that’s rare. Whatever student-athletes want, we’ve got it. They can choose the major they’ve always dreamed about by spending time exploring new classes and finding their passion. With 19 schools and colleges and 250 undergraduate majors, we dare them not to be inspired.

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Success Program

Having an outstanding support system can make all the difference when it comes to making a smooth transition to college life. Meet the people who answer questions, provide guidance, and help student-athletes meet academic challenges head-on.
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At the University of Michigan, we work hard to provide rich experiences and educational development for student-athletes. Academic success and graduation are priorities to us - and having strong educational support enhances their ability to succeed. To help them achieve their goals and adjust to college life, we offer advising assistance, study table programs, tutorial programs, a writing center, a math lab and an engineering computer lab, all conveniently located inside the Ross Academic Center.

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We Are Michigan

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Show back of card. Andrew Hatton, men’s lacrosse, class of 2017

Andrew Hatton

Men’s Lacrosse

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Being a part of Michigan athletics has been a blessing both academically and athletically. There is nothing like walking onto the field wearing your winged helmet and the Block M and representing something much bigger than yourself.
Show back of card. Charlie Houchin (2010)

Charlie Houchin

CEO, HydroXphere LLC - Men's Swimming & Diving

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Ultimately I chose to attend U-M because of the guys on the team; the camaraderie, the intensity, the commitment that they shared. In my 27 years it has become clear that it is all relational. I’ve stood shoulder to shoulder with my Michigan teammates and coaches at the pinnacle of our sport, on almost every continent in pursuit of the Olympic dream. It’s the relationships that transcend all else — and I’m blessed to have great folks in my life that have all been able to share in the Michigan community.
Show back of card. Ali Arastu, men’s track and field, class of 2015

Ali Arastu

Men’s Track & Field

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Being a student-athlete at the University of Michigan has developed me physically, mentally and emotionally. Every day I am pushed to my limits to be the best that I can be. The expectations of a Michigan student-athlete may have seemed overwhelming at first, but it is what I signed up for when I decided to compete at the highest of levels both athletically and academically. These past four years have been challenging, but ultimately successful because of the motivating and encouraging support staff that I am surrounded by every day. It took hard work, dedication and focus to be a student athlete, but by going to Michigan, I was guided into becoming a successful one.
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.