When word came that two-time team captain and All-American heavyweight Adam Coon was returning for his final year of eligibility following an injury-riddled season, Joe McFarland knew it would be a huge bonus for his team both on and off the mat.
What the Michigan coach wasn’t yet aware of was the bonus the fifth-year senior would provide in the form of extra team points in nearly every match.
Canham Natatorium was filled with waves of talent and excitement on Friday night. The No. 3 Michigan women’s swimming and diving team finished its season with a 10-0 record, beating in-state rival Michigan State with a final score of 187-89. The Wolverines claimed their first undefeated season in 20 years.
The women took first place in 13 of the 15 events. The Wolverines dominated the meet early on with 1-2-3 touches in the first two events of the meet – the 200-yard IM and 400-yard medley relay.