The Wolverine

November 2011

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 17 of 119

������ inside michigan athletics Ohio State Tabbed As Preseason Favorites Sophomore Jared Sullinger���s decision to return to Ohio State for another year cast the Buckeyes as favorites in the Big Ten basketball race this season, according to most. On Oct. 27, media from the conference selected OSU as the team to beat and Sullinger the preseason Big Ten Player of the Year. Wisconsin and Michigan State were picked to finish second and third, respec1. Ohio State, 288 (1) tively. The conference announces only the 2. Wisconsin, 248 (2-5) top three teams chosen. 3. Michigan, 233 (2-6) In addition to Sullinger, the Big Ten���s 4. Michigan State, 219 (2-6) Preseason All Big Ten squad consists of 5. Purdue, 194 (2-9) Michigan State���s Draymond Green, Min6. Illinois, 150 (4-9) nesota���s Trevor Imbakwe, Purdue���s Robbie 7. Minnesota, 142 (3-10) Hummel and Wisconsin���s Jordan Taylor. 8. Northwestern, 115 (6-11) Meanwhile, an unofficial poll conducted 9. Indiana, 111 (5-12) by The Columbus Dispatch ranks all the 10. Iowa, 86 (6-12) Big Ten teams. Here is that list, including 11. Nebraska, 60 (8-11) points registered and the span of where 12. Penn State, 26 (11-12) teams were picked, in parentheses: ������ Drawing Winner Poll Results Each month, runs a new poll for its readers to vote on. If you would like to vote, go to The poll is located on our premium message board, The Fort. Who will win the Legends Division? Michigan ��� 27 percent Michigan State ��� 59 percent Nebraska ��� 13 percent Iowa ��� 1 percent 976 votes Staff of The Wolverine���s consensus: Michigan State The winner of our drawing for two tickets to the Michigan-Nebraska football game on Nov. 18 was Norris Hsu of Lake In The Hills, Ill. Thanks to all who participated in our survey. Michigan���s Top Performers Of The Month Senior golfer Matt Thompson: The Battle Creek, Mich., native has enjoyed a season of firsts this year. On the second day of play at the Windon Memorial Classic Oct. 16-17, Thompson birdied three of his final four holes for a three-round, five-under-par 205 to capture medalist honors as the top individual finisher. Thompson, who had never finished No. 1 in 40 career tournaments previously, was rewarded for his success with his first Big Ten Athlete of the Week award in four seasons. In five events and 12 rounds this fall, Thompson leads the U-M with a 72.00 strokes-per-round average. Freshman field hockey played Aline Fobe: The Michigan field hockey team, 13-5-0 through Oct. 31, has won because of the efforts of so many, but there have been a few stars this season, Fobe among them. Twice named a Big Ten Rookie of the Week, the Belgium native has five goals and six assists for the Wolverines this year. Proving capable of rising to the occasion early in her career, Fobe notched the gamewinning goals in 2-0 wins over No. 12 Iowa and No. 6 Penn State in the month of October in helping U-M clinch the Big Ten title. Sophomore swimmer Connor Jaeger: It didn���t take long for Jaeger to earn his first individual collegiate victory, capturing a pair of event titles in U-M���s season-opening quad 18��� the wolverine��� ������ November 2011 meet with Notre Dame, Oakland and TCU Oct. 15. Jaeger touched the wall in first place in the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle events 24 hours after leading Michigan���s 800- and 1,000-yard freestyle relay teams to wins at the Dennis Stark Relays. Senior golfer Meagan Bauer: The Grand Blanc, Mich., proved this month the women���s team has its own blossoming star, earning medalist honors with a three-round, even-par 213 at the Lady Northern Intercollegiate Oct. 10���11. Bauer carded a three-round 68 on the final round at the course in French Lick, Ind. She is the 15th Wolverine in program history to finish a tournament first overall, and the first since older sister Ashley (2007-10) did so in 2010. Freshman tennis player Emina Betkas: The Indianapolis native became the first Wolverine in program history to capture the ITA Midwest Regional singles title when she knocked off Northwestern���s Brittany Wowchuk 6-4, 6-2 in the finals Oct. 25. Betkas went 5-0 at the tournament, including a 3-0 record against ranked opponents. Named the Big Ten Athlete of the Week Oct. 26 for her efforts, Betkas will now compete the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships Nov. 3-6.

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of The Wolverine - November 2011