The Wolverine

April 2019

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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APRIL 2019 THE WOLVERINE 67   OLYMPIC SPORTS 400- and the 800-yard freestyle relays … Twelve U-M swimmers and two div- ers qualified for the NCAA Champion- ships, which will take place March 20- 23 in Austin, Texas … The swimmers include seniors Yirong Bi, Catie DeLoof, Taylor Garcia, Haughey, Becca Postoll and Jamie Yeung; redshirt junior Mi- randa Tucker; juniors Chloe Hicks and Vanessa K rause; and sophomores Daria Pyshnenko and Sierra Schmidt and MacNeil … All but MacNeil and Yeung have previously made the NCAA Championships, and this is the third consecutive year that Michigan has had double-digit qualifiers … Sophomore diver Camryn McPherson finished ninth on the one-meter springboard (541.00) and qualified for the NCAA Champion- ships on the second day of the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships March 15 … Michigan will have at least one diver at the NCAA Championships for the sixth consecutive year … Sopho- more Christy Cutshaw earned a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Champi- onships after finishing sixth on platform (513.10) to close out the NCAA Zone C March 16 … This is the fourth straight year that Michigan will have at least two divers at the NCAA Championships. MEN'S TENNIS (10-3 OVERALL, 1-0 BIG TEN) Michigan defeated No. 12 Notre Dame 4-3 at home Feb. 23 … The Wolverines came back after dropping the doubles point to win … Sophomore Mattias Siimar defeated No. 15-ranked Alex Lebedev for the match clincher … In the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings March 12, Michi- gan was listed as the No. 13 team in the country. WOMEN'S TENNIS (7-4 OVERALL, 3-0 BIG TEN) Senior Kate Fahey earned Big Ten Athlete of the Week accolades March 12 after she knocked off No. 18-ranked Maria Mateas of Duke in straight sets 6-2, 7-5 … This was the sixth time she has received the honor in her career … The Wolverines defeated No. 20 Pepperdine (4-0) Feb. 22, Baylor (7-0) March 1, Nebraska (7-0) March 16 and Iowa (7-0) March 17, and lost to No. 2 UNC (5-2) Feb. 24, No. 3 Duke (5-2) March 9 and No. 24 Virginia (5-2) March 13 … In the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings March 12, Michigan was rated as the No. 23 team in the nation. SOFTBALL (15-10 OVERALL, 0-0 BIG TEN) S o p h o m o re l e f t- h a n d e d p i tc h e r Meghan Beaubien was named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week March 5 after she earned two victo- ries over top-five opponents at the Judi Garman Classic March 1-3 in Ful- lerton, Calif. … Beaubien held No. 2 UCLA (March 1) and No. 5 Washington (March 3) to just three runs on nine hits over 14 innings … Michigan's vic- tories over UCLA and Washington were its first wins over ranked foes this sea- son … Prior to that, the Wolverines fell to No. 7 Arizona (2-1), No. 5 Florida (6-0) and No. 9 LSU (2-0 and 2-1) … At the ASU Invitational, Michigan went 3-2 with a 7-6 win over No. 16 Arizona State March 7. WATER POLO (14-8 OVERALL, 0-0 CWPA) Freshman attacker Abby Andrews was named Collegiate Water Polo As- sociation Rookie of the Week for the fourth time March 5, after she helped U-M notch a 5-0 mark at the Wolver- ine Invitational March 2-3 with six goals, 11 assists, five steals and two field blocks … Andrews matched the third-highest single-game assist total in school history (six) in a win over No. 15 Long Beach State March 3 … Se- nior attacker Julia Sellers also earned the CWPA Player of the Week for her per formance at the Wolverine Invi- tational — the first time this season and third time in her career — after re- cording 13 goals, two assists and four steals … At the Wolverine Invitational March 2-3 and at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational Feb. 22-24 in Irvine, Calif., Michigan went 6-2 with victories over No. 12 Loyola Marymount (11-9), No. 8 Arizona State (9-5), No. 14 UC San Diego (10-6), No. 6 Pacific (11-5), No. 13 Fresno State (20-8) and No. 15 Long Beach State (16-9) … On a West Coast swing March 15-17, U-M topped No. 13 Fresno State (17-7) and No. 7 Pacific (8-7), while falling to No. 4 Cal (11-7). WRESTLING (13-1 OVERALL, 8-1 BIG TEN) U-M finished sixth at the Big Ten Championships, March 9-10 in Min- neapolis … Six Wolverines earned top- eight seeds for the NCAA Champion- ships … Redshirt junior Stevan Micic earned the No. 2 seed at 133 pounds and enters the national meet with a 14-0 record on the season … Fifth-year senior Alec Pantaleo, a two-time All- American who earned the No. 4 seed at 157 pounds, is 18-7 on the season and is coming off a third-place finish at the Big Ten Championships … Redshirt junior Myles Amine, who also is a two- time All-American, earned the No. 4 seed at 174 pound. He is 17-3 this sea- son and was the Big Ten runner-up … Freshman Mason Parris earned the No. 5 seed at heavyweight, has a 29-7 re- cord and is coming off a seventh-place finish at the Big Ten Championships … Redshirt junior Logan Massa earned the No. 6 seed at 165 pounds, is 20-5 on the season and avenged a pair of losses en route to a third-place finish at the Big Ten Championships … Red- shirt sophomore Kanen Storr received the No. 8 seed at 141 pounds, is 24-6 this season and took fifth place at the Big Ten Championships … 125-pound sophomore Drew Mattin (16 seed) and 149-pound fifth-year senior Malik Amine (33) also qualified for NCAAs. ❑ In late February, Senior Siobhán Haughey captured the 100-yard freestyle title at the Big Ten Championships for the first time in her career. PHOTO COURTESY MICHIGAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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