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Beginning Dates of Michigan Varsity Teams

The University of Michigan will have 29 varsity teams with the addition of men's lacrosse in 2011-12 and women's lacrosse in 2013-14.

Year Team
1865-66 Baseball
1878-79 Football
1892-93 Men's Tennis
1895-96 Men's Outdoor Track
1908-09 Men's Basketball (1)
1917-18 Men's Indoor Track
1919-20 Men's Cross Country (2)
1919-20 Men's Golf
1921-22 Men's Swimming and Diving
1921-22 Wrestling
1922-23 Ice Hockey
1927-28 Men's Fencing (3)
1930-31 Men's Gymnastics
1973-74 Field Hockey
1973-74 Volleyball
1973-74 Women's Basketball
1973-74 Women's Tennis
1973-74 Women's Swimming and Diving
1973-74 Women's Synchronized Swimming (4)
1975-76 Women's Gymnastics
1977-78 Women's Golf
1977-78 Softball
1977-78 Women's Outdoor Track and Field
1977-78 Women's Indoor Track and Field
1979-80 Women's Cross Country
1994-95 Women's Soccer
1996-97 Women's Rowing
2000-01 Men's Soccer
2000-01 Women's Water Polo
2011-12 Men's Lacrosse
2013-14 Women's Lacrosse

NOTES

1 - Men's basketball was a varsity sport for one season, 1908-09, then discontinued when Michigan left the Western Conference. Varsity competition was resumed in 1917-18 when Michigan re-joined the conference.

2 - Michigan did not field a varsity men's cross country team between 1933 and 1970, but several runners did compete as individuals in the Big Ten meet during the period. Men's cross country returned to varsity status in 1971.

3 - Fencing was a varsity sport for eight seasons, 1928-33

4 - Synchronized swimming was one of the original women's varsity sports but was discontinued when the Michigan women's athletic program joined the Big Ten Conference in 1982.


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