The Wolverine

September 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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12 THE WOLVERINE SEPTEMBER 2016   INSIDE MICHIGAN ATHLETICS MICHIGAN'S TOP SPORTS PERFORMERS Baseball Sophomore Jimmy Kerr: After making his mark in 15 starts as a true fresh- man, Kerr followed up with an all-star summer. In the coveted Great Lakes Summer League, Kerr recorded 19 runs batted in and 10 extra-base hits. He finished summer play with a .283 batting average and 39 hits in 37 games plus a home run. Kerr was one of five Wolverines named an All-Star in their summer leagues. Swimming and diving alumnus Connor Jaeger: Jaeger, who swam for Michigan from 2010-14, claimed a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio this August. Jaeger is the first American to break 14:40:00 in the 1,500-meter freestyle. He is the 37th Wolverine to medal at the Olympics. Lacrosse alumnus Kyle Jackson: Jackson left the Wolverines program this summer to sign a free agent contract with the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse. Jackson was a four-year starter for the young lacrosse program and finished his career with 88 goals and 25 assists. He is the first Wolverine to be signed in the MLL. Women's volleyball and basketball junior Abby Cole: A two-year player for the volleyball team, Cole will now play basketball too beginning at the end of the volleyball season. Cole is 6-5 and will don the No. 32 on the basketball court. Cole was named Class A Player of the Year in basketball for Grand Haven when she led them to back-to-back state champi- onships while averaging 13.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 7.9 blocks per game. Golf junior Emily White: White finished as the runner-up at the Michigan Women's Amateur Golf State Champi- onships after dropping the match play championship round, 5 and 4, to the defend- ing champion Alyson Geer. During her runner-up finish, White almost medaled in stroke play after qualifying with an even par score 144 (73-71). White finished just shy of Geer, who posted a 1-under 143 (73-70). Jim Harbaugh And Pulitzer Winner David Turnley Team Up For New Book Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Turnley have collaborated on a new book commemorating Harbaugh's first year at U-M. The two became fast friends and worked together to bring the one-of-a-kind book of photos to Michigan fans. Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind features 300-plus black-and-white photographs and Harbaugh's "15 p r i n c i p l e s " o n which he built the Michigan pro- gram. Harbaugh's portion of the pro- ceeds will be used to help construct Michigan's new weight room. Tu r n l e y w a s with the program nearly every day for a year starting last spring and is "part of the pro- gram now," Har- baugh said. He even has a park- ing spot at Schembechler Hall. While he's a man of the world, he ranked photographing the U-M program among his highlights. "I've shot Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali, General Norman Schwarzkopf, President Barack Obama, and you see the same ... stars in the eyes with Coach Harbaugh," Turnley said. "One of the things I've always been interested in as a photogra- pher is feeling whatever it is you're a part of, that you're just not standing on the sideline observing from a place of safety. You have to smell it, you have to touch it, and you have to feel it. I'm always interested in the grit. "The privilege of being in the locker room before the game, the middle of the game and after the game is really something. It is a bonding experience. It is incredibly special." Which was one of Harbaugh's goals in the endeavor. He wanted every player featured with a memory that would last forever. "I made a poster for Christmas [of my dad watching practice]," Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich said. "As soon as he saw it ... I've never seen my dad cry, but he broke down in tears. To see how powerful that picture was is a testament [to the quality]." Turnley graduated from Michigan in 1977 and spent two weeks with the program as a walk-on before realizing he wasn't cut out for it. "I can't really say enough how special this experience is for me on so many different levels that, in an interesting way, has brought my life in a kind of full circle," he said. "It's just really a special group of men, and Coach Harbaugh is an extraordinarily special person. It's all pretty great." The collector's edition (17 x 14) is $150, and the fanatic edition (12 x 9.5) is $75. All online orders ( will be shipped in late August, and the book will also be available locally at The M Den at the end of the month.

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