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May 2021 Issue

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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60 THE WOLVERINE MAY 2021   OLYMPIC SPORTS A pair of U-M icers were honored with national awards following the end of the campaign — freshman forward Thomas Bordeleau was named the Tim Taylor Award winner, which is given to the top rookie in collegiate hockey, while sophomore defenseman Cam York earned first-team AHCA/CCM All-America honors. — Clayton Sayfie WRESTLING NOTCHES THIRD STRAIGHT TOP-FIVE NCAA FINISH Michigan wrestling claimed its third consecutive top-five finish at the NCAA Championships and did so on the strength of four All-Americans. One year after the sport's grandest tournament was canceled by the CO- VID-19 pandemic, the Wolverines re- turned to the mat and boasted a pair of top-three finishers — junior Mason Parris was the national runner-up at heavyweight, while sixth-year se- nior Myles Amine placed third at 197 pounds. Additionally, sixth-year senior Logan Massa reached the podium fol- lowing a fifth-place showing at 174 and redshirt freshman Cameron Amine — Myles' cousin — took seventh at 165. Parris completed a 12-2 campaign, with both losses coming against na- tional champion Gable Steveson of Minnesota, in the Big Ten and NCAA finals. Parris notched bonus-point wins — meaning he won each bout by at least eight points — over every oppo- nent besides Steveson, who he fell to 8-4 in the final match. Amine, meanwhile, finished 11-1 with his lone loss also coming against the eventual national champion at his weight, Oklahoma State's A.J. Fer- rari (and, like Parris, it came by four points). His third-place finish made him the program's seventh four-time All-American — he finished third at his weight three times and fourth once, though with the NCAA making this season a free year of eligibility, he could return for another campaign. Massa's All-America finish was the second of his career and capped a 14-5 campaign, while it was the first po- dium appearance for Cameron Amine, who finished with a mark of 14-4. The Wolverines are now up to 199 All-Americans in its 99-year history and have produced at least three top- eight NCAA placers in each of the last six national tournaments. — Ryan Tice Men's Tennis (13-2 Overall, 13-1 Big Ten) Michigan tallied four straight shutout victories April 3-11, marking the first time since 1987 the Wolverines blanked four consecutive foes … The triumphs included victories over Indiana (4-0), Purdue (7-0) and Michigan State twice (7-0, 7-0) … The Big Ten Tournament will be held April 29-May 2. Women's Tennis (14-2 Overall, 14-1 Big Ten) The Wolverines ripped off an impressive 12-match winning streak from Feb. 13-March 26 before it came to an end with a 4-3 loss to No. 9 Ohio State March 28 … U-M rebounded with a 4-3 victory over No. 7 Northwestern — its second of the year — April 11 … The Big Ten Tournament starts April 28. Men's Track And Field The outdoor season opened March 26-27 at the B1G Indiana Invitational No. 1, where captain and fifth-year senior Roland Amarteifio won the 400-meter hurdles (52.31 seconds) and mid-year enrollee Bera Ajala claimed the triple jump crown (15.04 meters) in his first collegiate meet … Amarteifio also won his signature race at the B1G North Florida Invitational April 2 … U-M claimed the top three finishers in the 1,500 meters in Jacksonville, led by sophomore Nick Foster's 3:42.97 … Junior Job Mayhue (14.00) and sophomore Josh Zeller (14.04) finished No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the 110-meter hurdles April 9 at the B1G Indiana Invitational No. 2. Women's Track And Field The outdoor season began March 26-27 at the B1G Indiana Invitational No. 1, where U-M was victorious in the 4x100-meter relay (46.28 seconds) … The 4x800 relay squad won at the B1G North Florida Invitational April 3 … Also in Jacksonville, redshirt sophomore Samantha Saenz won the 3,000 meters (9:39.80) … Junior Aurora Rynda won the 800-meter run (2:05.15) at the B1G Indiana Invitational No. 2 April 9, while freshman Mia Manson came out on top in the pole vault (3.90 meters). Volleyball (4-9 Overall, 4-9 Big Ten) Michigan's season came to an end with a 3-0 loss at No. 1 Wisconsin April 2 … Outside hitter Jess Mruzik was named to the Big Ten's All-Freshman Team. Water Polo (19-4 Overall, 6-0 CWPA) U-M closed out the regular season on a 12-game winning streak April 11 when it swept No. 21 Bucknell and No. 25 Saint Francis … The Maize and Blue will re- turn to action April 24 in the CWPA Tournament. — Austin Fox Sixth-year senior Myles Amine placed third at the NCAA Championships for the third time in his career, and became the program's seventh four-time All-American. PHOTO BY SAM JANICKI

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