The Wolverine

March 2018

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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14 THE WOLVERINE MARCH 2018   INSIDE MICHIGAN ATHLETICS MICHIGAN'S TOP PERFORMERS Former men's ice hockey head coach Red Berenson: He was named the 2018 Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation Legend of College Hockey recipient Jan. 30. The award is given annually to honor college hockey's all-time great con- tributors, and as a result Berenson will be rec- ognized May 28 in St. Paul, Minn., at the Hobey Baker Award Banquet. The former U-M head coach retired last March after he guided the Wolverines for 33 seasons, winning two national championships (1996 and 1998) and 21 conference titles. He becomes the third Michi- gan coach to receive the honor, joining Vic Heyliger (1982) and Al Renfrew (1990). Wrestling fifth-year senior heavyweight Adam Coon: On Feb. 11, he used a first-period takedown to hand Ohio State's No. 1-ranked Kyle Snyder — the youngest Olympic and world cham- pion in U.S. wrestling history — his first loss since the 2015 NCAA finals. Coon shot in on a single leg that Snyder initially fought off before they ended up in an over-under tie, from which Coon tossed the Buckeye onto his back for the winning take- down. The two rivals traded escapes in the second and third, but Snyder could not finish on multiple leg attacks through- out the battle. Coon's victory improved his record to 22-0 on the year and moved him to No. 1 in the national rankings. Women's basketball senior guard Katelynn Flaherty: She was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll Jan. 29 after tallying a com- bined 43 points in consecutive victories against Michigan State Jan. 23 and Northwestern Jan. 28. Against the Spartans, Flaherty racked up 26 points and six assists, and followed it up by pouring in 27 points and six more dimes against the Wildcats. She also made the top-10 list for the Lieberman Award, which is given annually to the nation's top point guard. Men's tennis senior Alex Knight: He was tabbed Big Ten Athlete of the Week Jan. 30 after helping lead the Wolverines to a 4-0 victory against No. 20 South Carolina Jan. 27. Knight also notched a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 singles victory against No. 2-ranked William Blumberg of No. 3 North Carolina at the top lineup position Jan. 28, in what was Michi- gan's only singles point against the Tar Heels. The Athlete of the Week honor was the first of Knight's career. Men's golf senior Kyle Mueller: He received the 2017 David Toms Overcoming Adversity Award Feb. 11, and was honored live on the Golf Channel's Morning Drive that day. Mueller became the first Wolverine to ever garner the accolade, which is in its ninth year of existence and given annually to the men's collegiate golfer who has overcome adversity to achieve greatness in the college game. The senior's mother was tragically killed in a car accident in 2016, and ever since then Mueller has frequently used an acronym she often recited: PACE — Positive Attitude Changes Everything. — Austin Fox MAIZE AND BLUE NOTEBOOK CHASE WINOVICH'S REQUEST RAISES $211,246 FOR CHADTOUGH FOUNDATION This past December, Michigan redshirt junior defensive end Chase Winovich asked fans to donate money to the ChadTough Foundation for cancer research, and in return he dyed his hair orange for the Wolverines' Outback Bowl against South Carolina. Winovich's request wound up bringing in $211,246 for the foundation, which is named after Chad Carr, who passed away at the age of 5 from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in 2015. On Feb. 8, Winovich — along with redshirt junior offensive tackle Grant Newsome and defensive coordinator Don Brown — swung by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital to watch Carr's parents, Jason and Tammi, present the check to Dr. Carl Kos- chmann (pediatric oncologist) and Dr. Siriam Venneti (pathol- ogist). The money will allow the two doctors to expand their ef- forts in finding a cure for DIPG. "Hopefully we in- spired more people to take up charitable actions, specifically with this commu- nity," Winovich said. "I set the donation [goal] amount at $15,000, but if I knew it would've gotten this big, I'd have set it higher. "But I was just happy to do it. The money's great with things like this, but there's another level to it, and I was just happy to help any way I could." MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING DOMINATES MICHIGAN STATE ON SENIOR NIGHT U-M's men's swimming and diving team continued its domi- nance of Michigan State Feb. 2, winning all 15 events in a 212-64 victory on Senior Night. The triumph marked the Wol- verines' 40th consecutive takedown of their in-state rival. Prior to the contest, U-M honored its seven-man graduating class in what would be their final appearance at Canham Na- tatorium — freestylers Jackson Goethe, James Peek and Paul Powers, distance specialist PJ Ransford, backstrokers Tristan Sanders and Ryan Sebastian, and butterfly specialist Evan White. The Maize and Blue came out of the gate on fire against the Spartans and never looked back, taking the top four spots in three events before the first break. Michigan saw 13 different student-athletes win events on the evening, including three from the graduating swimmers Winovich and his teammates raised over $211,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Initiative at Michigan. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN

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