The Michigan women’s golf team knew it needed to win for any legitimate chance of qualifying for the NCAA Regional tournament. But the Wolverines couldn’t surmount the heaping task and finished seventh with a score of 883, thus ending their season.
By the end of Saturday’s opening rounds, Kyle Mueller had worked his way into a good spot. The senior sat tied for second place — just one stroke off the lead — and would have a chance to make his move come Sunday.
Or so he thought.
Weather dictated otherwise. Overnight rain paired with strong winds made the course unplayable, canceling the final round of the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
The state of Michigan enacted a law requiring public high schools to give students CPR and automated external defibrillator, or A.E.D. training before they graduate, starting with the 2017-2018 school year. But LSA junior Tariq Mekkaoui is going one step further.
The Michigan women’s basketball team finally got what it wanted. During Monday night’s Selection Show, the Wolverines were chosen as a seven seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
The tournament bid called for a moment of celebration for the team. The last time Michigan (10-6 Big Ten, 22-9 overall) made it to the tourney was 2013, during Kim Barnes Arico’s first season as head coach. The Wolverines defeated Villanova and made it to the second round, but their run ended when they fell to Stanford, 73-40.
This time of year is nerve-wracking for college basketball programs across the nation. It’s the stretch marked with uncertainty and anxiousness just before the NCAA Tournament Selection Show.
Regardless of their records, teams have made it this far. They’ve lasted through the ups and downs of the lengthy season, doing everything they can to stay on track. What comes next is out of their hands, as the selection committee will determine their fates. All teams can do is play the waiting game and hope that their resumes are good enough.
With a little over three minutes remaining in the game and her team trailing, 51-49, senior guard Katelynn Flaherty dribbled the ball near the top of the key. A 3-pointer was what she needed. It would have pushed the Wolverines in front of their opponents — a position they hadn’t been in since the first quarter. But as the shot-clock ran out, Flaherty attempted a well-contested triple and was smothered by defenders.