May 17, 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!
Michigan Athletics Excellence:
Michigan Athletics cultivates a culture of excellence across all 29 sports, both on and off the field. Each team is provided the resources necessary to continually strive to be the leaders and best and compete for Big Ten and national championships.
45. National Championships
Throughout the 2012-13 academic year, Michigan won two national championships, including men's swimming and diving and men's gymnastics. Two other programs made thrilling runs at the national title, with volleyball appearing in the Final Four and men's basketball advancing to the national championship game. Baseball, softball, rowing, women's tennis and men's and women's track and field are still competing.
44. Big Ten Championships
Five programs have captured Big Ten titles this year, including women's cross country, men's gymnastics, men's swimming and diving, women's tennis and softball. The defending Big Ten champion rowing team will be competing in its conference championships this weekend in Indianapolis. Go Blue! [ Michigan Team Finishes ]
43. Directors' Cup Standings
Michigan currently owns the No. 1 ranking in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, a program that honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program, achieving success in many sports, both men's and women's. Each institution is awarded points in a pre-determined number of sports for men and women and the overall champion is the institution that records the highest number of points in their division's Directors' Cup standings.
42. Graduation Success Rate
Michigan's student-athletes excel not only on the competition field, but in the classroom, as U-M has an 84 percent graduation success rate. This May, more than 5,000 students, including over 100 student-athletes, from the Class of 2013 graduated from the University of Michigan. The spring commencement ceremony, which takes place in the Big House, is a once in a lifetime event that Michigan students look forward to and never forget. With several academic programs which are ranked in the top 10 nationally, Michigan student-athletes are grateful for earning a degree from such a prestigious institution. Those U-M student-athletes have now joined a group of more than 540,000 living alumni around the world, representing one of the largest alumni bodies in the world.
Women's track and field student-athlete, Chloe Prince, made an appearance in the U-M Alumni Association Senior Say Thanks video, where graduating seniors showed gratitude to all those who have had a positive influence on their time at Michigan.