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June July 2018

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  INSIDE MICHIGAN ATHLETICS 16 THE WOLVERINE JUNE/JULY 2018 6th Nationally is where the Wolverines' 2018 wrestling recruiting class was ranked by InterMat Wrestling. The group includes No. 4 overall senior Mason Parris (projected heav y weight), No. 5 Joey Silva (141-pounder) and No. 23 Will Lewan (157). The only school with a better av- erage ranking from its top three signees than Michigan (10.7) is Penn State (9.3). 12 Big Ten championships have been won so far by Michigan during the 2017-18 school year. It is the first time the school has reached double digits since 2007-08 and the fifth time ever. Women's gymnastics and field hockey swept regular-season and tournament titles, while men's soccer and softball claimed regular-season crowns. Teams that won its conference tournament were men's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, women's swim- ming and diving, women's tennis and water polo. 23 Is former defensive tackle Maurice Hurst's ranking on's projection of the top 100 rookies in the league for this coming season. "Medical reports on the Raiders' fifth-round pick might've cost him in the draft — he was diagnosed with a heart condition at the NFL Scouting Combine — but they don't cost him here," the website noted. "He's a first-round talent and an immediate im- pact starter in Oakland." Cardinals rookie offen- sive lineman Mason Cole checked in at No. 70. 28 Is where rising redshirt junior Charles Matthews was ranked on's April 20 projection of the top 60 prospects for the 2019 NBA Draft. Matthews has entered his name into this year's draft, but did so with- out hiring an agent and has until May 30 to withdraw and return to school (he has not done so as of May 14). 29 Is where former Michigan stand- out Moritz Wagner is projected to be selected in the upcoming NBA Draft according to, which updated its mock draft May 15. The slot is the second-to-last pick of the first round. 719 Points U-M accumulated in's prediction for teams that will domi- nate the 2019 NFL Draft. The point to- tal came from the website's ranking of the top 150 players in college football, which is partially based on their value to their college team but also takes into account their value as NFL prospects. The list's No. 1 player earned 150 points, while No. 150 earned one point. The Wolverines' total ranked third nationally, behind only Alabama (892) and Clemson (847), thanks to these players making the cut: DL Rashan Gary — No. 3 LB Devin Bush — No. 10 QB Shea Patterson — No. 25 DE Chase Winovich — No. 47 RB Karan Higdon — No. 65 LB Khaleke Hudson — No. 76 CB Lavert Hill — No. 112 32 Regular-season wins for softball's rookie left- handed pitcher MEGHAN BEAUBIEN to lead the country. The next-highest total behind the Big Ten Pitcher and Freshman of the Year was 28, as of May 15. She entered the Big Ten Tournament tied for first nationally in shutouts (12), and was second in hits allowed per game (3.01), fifth in ERA (0.90), 12th in strikeouts (245) and 13th in strikeout-to- walk ratio (6.62). PHOTO COURTESY MICHIGAN PHOTOGRAPHY By The NUMBERS

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