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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As a student-athlete at the University of Michigan, I was surrounded by the best — teammates, athletes, coaches, students, professors, trainers and philanthropists. The list is endless. This inspiring environment created an insatiable appetite for me to be my best. Michigan provides every resource imaginable to enable its student-athletes to accomplish their goals, not only while a student-athlete, but even more importantly, in their life after graduation. Michigan equipped me with the skill set and confidence to pursue and accomplish my dream of becoming an attorney, a dream I did not realize I had until the Michigan culture worked its magic.
Michigan re-enforces strong work ethic and a drive to win as a team. When your competition days are over these skills transfer seamlessly into any professional field.
My experience competing for the University of Michigan was both a rewarding and humbling experience. As a student-athlete, I was fortunate to continue my athletic pursuits while enjoying an awesome educational experience. Being able to both run track and study psychology helped me balance the challenges of undergraduate and graduate studies.
As a Michigan athlete, I had an automatic support system with coaches, counselors and teammates who all wanted me to succeed. The structured practice time, competitions and class requirements enabled me to gain great time management skills, exhibit leadership acumen and perseverance. The experience cultivated me into a well-rounded and balanced individual.
Attending and competing for Michigan was the best choice for me. It allowed me to mature into a competent leader and pursue a sport I love. The relationships with my teammates are invaluable and continue to serve me well years later. I truly consider myself blessed to have been able to compete for the University of Michigan.
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!