101 Ways to Get to Know Women's Lacrosse: 53-50

April 19, 2013

The women's lacrosse staff will countdown 101 ways to help you get to know the program before the first teams steps foot on campus in August 2013. Go Blue!

Ross Academic Center

53. Ross Academic Center
The Ross Academic Center is the hub of academic support for Michigan student-athletes. Within this center reside the following support services: academic advising unit, tutorial program, supervised study table program, writing center, math lab and engineering computer lab. The Ross Academic Center includes a fireplace-equipped open lounge, private study rooms and a large computer room, and is a place that student-athletes come on a daily basis to learn, study, interact and relax.

52. Meet our Academic Advisor Angie Beck
The athletic department employs eight professional, full-time counselors who are here to help student-athletes through the educational process.

Angie Beck is the academic advisor for the women's lacrosse team. She serves as the liaison between the women's lacrosse staff and the Academic Advising Unit, providing regular communication with the women's lacrosse staff on the academic progress of their student-athletes. Angie is an integral part of the success of the women's lacrosse program and we are fortunate to have her as part of our support staff.

In Angie's own words:
"I provide personalized academic support services to student-athletes and I help them balance the demands of their athletic and academic lives at Michigan. My goal for my student-athletes is for them to make the most of their educational opportunities and athletic experiences during their tenure at Michigan."

51. Tutorial Program
The tutorial program provides student-athletes an opportunity to supplement their classroom knowledge with one-on-one tutorial assistance, free of charge. All current student-athletes are eligible to utilize tutoring services.

50. M-PACT
The Michigan Professional and Career Transition (M-PACT) Program helps University of Michigan student-athletes discover, prepare for and transition to their lives after graduation. Directed by Shari Acho, a former academic advisor for the football program at U-M, the M-PACT Program has two distinct areas of focus -- professional development and career preparation. M-PACT is a difference maker which services student-athletes' number one priority aside from academic and athletic support -- pursuing a career path after graduation.

In Shari's own words:
"M-PACT is just another example of our athletic department's commitment to be the Leaders and Best in everything we do. We provide everything a young man or woman needs to be successful at one of the top academic and athletic institutions in the world, but our commitment does not end there. We believe at our core it is our number one priority to ensure our student athletes have a "wow" experience for the four years they are here, but more importantly they are prepared to transition to their lives after college athletics. We are committed to finding their passion and then providing them all the tools and knowledge necessary for a successful journey as they walk through life as a Michigan Man or Woman."

Previous Entries:
March 15: 57-54
Feb. 22: 61-58
Feb. 1: 65-62
Jan. 16: 69-66
Jan. 3: 73-70
Dec. 19: 77-74