In observance of Women’s History Month, The Daily’s sports section is launching its third annual series aimed at telling the stories of female athletes, coaches and teams at the University from the perspective of the female sports writers on staff.
In this year’s Elevate the Stage, where No. 9 Michigan was not favored to win the meet against No. 7 Minnesota, No. 24 Maryland, Penn State and Michigan State. With an all-around score of 197.950, Michigan clinched its fourth straight Big Ten regular season championship, and Team 44 wrote its name in the record books with a program-high score.
Every year, the seniors on a team graduate and the freshmen move in. And along with the normal first-year worries, freshmen athletes are sometimes expected to fill those senior gaps.
For some, it’s a crushing pressure, and they never get the chance to see the field. For Michigan softball, it hasn’t been a problem — specifically for infielder Julia Jimenez and utility player Lauren Esman.
As the Michigan softball team went 5-0 at the USF-Rawlings Invitational, multiple players had to step up and perform. While competing against five good teams, including then-No. 7 Florida, many players showcased their talents. Now, The Daily breaks down the weekend’s lineup.
Following Michigan basketball’s 77-68 victory over Michigan State on Saturday, senior sports editor Ben Katz sits down with beat writers Connor Brennan and Daniel Dash to discuss the week that was for the Wolverines.