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.
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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To say I'm a part of the Michigan field hockey family means so much more than just the 23 girls I suit up with every day. It's the team around the team, who are all best in their fields and make sure that we play, train and learn to the best of our abilities day in and day out, and it's the alumnae family who surround us with love and camaraderie and keep us inspired to represent the block M in everything we do.
My experience at Michigan definitely helped prepare me for my professional career. I grew throughout my four years, on and off the field, thanks to my teammates and coaching staff. Being a part of Michigan Athletics, I learned the importance of integrity, hard work and building a positive team culture. These three keys transfer to just about any aspect in life. My pride for Michigan comes with me wherever I go. Every Wolverine truly means it when we say, forever, go blue.
Michigan softball isn't just about playing softball. Through the program, you grow as an individual -- mentally, physically and emotionally. Every day as a Wolverine, I was pushed in all three of these aspects, making me into the athlete I am today. A saying that Jen Brundage used during games often was, 'Your best can beat their best on any day of the week.' I take that saying with me every time I go out on the mound, sometimes facing the best hitters in the world.
Being a student-athlete at the University of Michigan was a privilege and an honor. My experiences on the lacrosse team provided me with an unparalleled college experience that not only allowed me to compete at the highest level of athletics, but opened a multitude of doors to become involved in the campus community. The support and camaraderie I found through my teammates is something that I will take with me for years to come.