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. Lauren Sweet, softball, class of 2015

Lauren Sweet


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All of the unique experiences that I’ve had over these last few years have helped to shape the person that I am today. Getting to attend this university, travel the country with my softball team and just getting the experience to be a student-athlete has taught me several things. It has taught me how to manage my time, how to be a leader on a team, how to work with a team and how to make the most of every opportunity I get.
Show back of card. Mikie Schlosser, men’s lacrosse, class of 2015

Mikie Schlosser

Men's Lacrosse

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Here at Michigan we receive support that is second-to-none in every aspect. Academically, we have an academic center that is for student-athletes and gives you the option to have tutors whenever you may need them. Every student-athlete at Michigan has an academic family that will ensure that you never fall behind and will give you a little push here and there when needed. Athletically, Michigan student-athletes have world class facilities and a support staff that will keep you healthy and get you into your best possible shape in order to dominate your sport.
Show back of card. Tiffany Ofili, women’s track and field, class of 2009

Tiffany (Ofili) Porter

British Olympian, Pharmacist, runs professionally for adidas - Women's Track & Field

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My time at the University of Michigan is what I describe, even to this very day, as one of the best times of life. Being able to combine competing at the highest level in collegiate sports while gaining a top-tier education is a privilege entrusted to all Michigan student-athletes, and for this I am grateful.

The lessons I learned both on the track and in the classroom have equipped me with the skill sets I need to approach my work as a pharmacist and professional track athlete with confidence. The University of Michigan prides itself on preparing the "Leaders and Best" and this is evident by the amount of support and resources available for all students and student-athletes alike. I am so grateful for all the University of Michigan has given me, I will forever bleed Maize and Blue!
Show back of card. Peri Marosevic, men’s soccer, class of 2008

Peri Marosevic

Professional Soccer Player - Men's Soccer

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There were a lot of experiences at Michigan that prepared me to be ready for the life of a professional athlete. The mental and physical preparations that I received from both the coaching staff and the athletic department helped me better understand what it would take on the field and helped me grow. The academics also helped me mature and gain the necessary knowledge I needed for the off-the-field components of being a pro athlete. The professors in the sport management program taught me the important information required to succeed in the field of sports. After six years of playing professional soccer I am excited and thrilled to return to U-M to earn my sport management degree.