Women's Basketball

Junior guard Danielle Rauch aims to step into a larger leadership role this season.

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.

Marilyn Magoon, Betty Doman and Lynn Johnson are some of Michigan women’s basketball’s biggest fans.

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.

Akienreh Johnson drives for a layup against Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament.

Johnson was granted another year of eligibility for 2020-2021 and is back in Ann Arbor as a graduate student.

Amy Dilk hopes to lead a young Michigan team this upcoming season.

The junior guard started every game and led the team in minutes played last season. On a team with four new freshmen, her experience could pay dividends for the Wolverines this season.

Sophomore Izabel Varejão could have a breakthrough year for Michigan.

From the beginning to the end of the season, Varejão showed tremendous growth — in skill and in playing time.

Junior forward Naz Hillmon speaks at a rally over the summer.

Most players ask their coaches for a lot of things: playing time, different practice schedules, new offensive schemes. Stars like junior forward Naz Hillmon don’t usually have to ask coaches for much.

Danielle Rauch is one of Michigan's main contributors, despite coming off the bench.

Although Rauch's playing time is limited, her impact is immense.

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico will look to bring her team up to the top of the Big Ten this year.

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.

Over the past few years, Michigan has built up an efficient recruiting machine.

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.

Junior forward Naz Hillmon led the Michigan women's basketball team with 17.4 points per game last season.

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.