Rauch hopes to build off of last season, in which she averaged just over 10 minutes per game, and continued to improve as a player. When senior forward Kayla Robbins suffered a season-ending knee injury, Rauch stepped up to fill in.
It’s not often you find a group of people that are diehard women’s college basketball fans. Much less a group of women who went to school when they could only play basketball at lunch time in their bloomers. And these three women might just be the biggest women’s basketball fans out there.
The Wolverines have areas to improve on in the upcoming season if they wish to rise from relative mediocrity to the top of the conference. The Daily breaks down three of the weaknesses that Michigan struggled with last year.
In every aspect of the recruiting process, Michigan excels, but its specialty lies in Barnes Arico’s East Coast roots, ability to win Midwest recruits over regional competitors and excellent coaching staff.
Naz Hillmon can go for minutes at a time without even touching the ball. For most, this would constitute ineffective, lackluster play. But for the junior forward, simply being on the court is enough. Her presence, lurking in the paint, is what makes her so lethal.