The Wolverine

August 2013

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the first Wolverine since Cazzie Russell to do so. Burke was selected with the ninth overall pick in the NBA Draft by Minnesota and was traded to Utah. 3. Sam Mikulak, men's gymnastics: After competing for Team USA in the 2012 Olympic Games, Mikulak returned to Ann Arbor on a mission: to reclaim the NCAA all-around championship that he had won as a freshman in 2011 and lost in 2012, when he finished runner-up. Mission accomplished, in a big way. At the NCAA Championships, Mikulak earned three individual titles — all-around, high bar and parallel bars — on his way to six All-America honors (also including pommel horse, floor and vault. He dominated the competition and became the first gymnast in program history to win multiple all-around titles in his career. Mikulak has also claimed five total individual titles, breaking the program record of three — and he still has a year to go. Mikulak's exploits helped the Wolverines win the fifth team national championship in program history and the first since 2010. 4. Joanna Sampson, women's gymnastics: Although the Wolverines fell short of the NCAA Super Six, Sampson, a junior co-captain, helped make program history, becoming the fourth Michigan gymnast ever to win an individual national championship (Beth Wymer on uneven bars 1993-95; Elise Ray all-around in 2001, balance beam in 2002 and uneven Point guard Trey Burke was the consensus National Player of the Year, and he led the Wolverines to an appearance in the national championship game. photo by lon horwedel bars in 2004; and Kylee Botterman all-around in 2011). Sampson was the first Wolverine to ever win an individual floor exercise title. She also earned first-team AllAmerica honors in three categories: all-around, vault and floor. For her efforts, Sampson garnered the Big

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