The Wolverine

August 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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Michigan's swimmers and coaches celebrated their national championship with a postvictory leap into the pool. Photo courtesy michigan athletic media relations Bottom's inkling of potential greatness turned out to be incredibly accurate. The Wolverines claimed the 12th official team national championship in program history and the first since 1995. Before the NCAA began awarding national titles in 1937, Michigan also claimed seven unofficial titles. "It feels great, because that is where we have seen ourselves being these last 20 years — as a team, a program, that deserves to be at the top," junior distance specialist Con- nor Jaeger said. "For it to happen, it's a sigh of relief. We got there again; we did it. We have been doing things right, and we were right to believe in ourselves this whole time." By any measure, U-M's men's swimming and diving team is the most successful program in the history of athletics at the school. The Wolverines have more national titles than any other sport at Michigan. They have also seen 163 individual national titles, which Jaeger added to this season, winning the

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