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Michigan Sports Recap: Eve of Summer

Is it a week with days in it? Then Michigan did well.

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A 4-0 week? Check. No hitter? Check. Sweeping a three-game set with Maryland by a combined 19-2? Beating Michigan State? Oh please.

Just another week.

Women's tennis

With a Big Ten title already in hand, Michigan marched into the Big Ten Tournament and took that, too.

The title game came against Ohio State, with the Wolverines winning 4-0.

Congrats, ladies.


It's been coming around slowly, but Michigan baseball (27-17, 11-7) is heating up.

Erik Bakich's squad went 3-1 on the week, and saw a spectacular, 11-strikeout performance by Brett Adcock on Sunday. But they also were able to gain some headway in the Big Ten standings. Still far behind the four elites - Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State, and Maryland - Michigan is now firmly in fifth place ahead of Michigan State and the rest of the field. They also have a pivotal opportunity next weekend at home, as they face the 30-11 Iowa Hawkeyes.

The Big Ten golf championships have been underway, which is a wonderful excuse to show some green and sun.

The women fared a bit better than the men, finishing 5th.

Track and field was active this week, pulling in some accolades:

Women's soccer faced Mexico's under-20 team, and won, 3-0.

The women's gymnastics team kicked all kinds of ass this year, winning the Big Ten in the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. They also produced one of Michigan's best seasons ever:

Evan Louro also got some attention as one of the country's best college goalies.

Louro, who has been ranked as one of the top 25 players in college soccer, is just a sophomore.

Michigan rowing looked very good in Columbus, but were dropped by the #1-ranked Buckeyes in all four matches. They played their hearts out, though.

Thanks to Sean Ryan, U of M will be represented in the swim and dive World Championships.

Volleyball completed a perfect spring; this was a good summary of their football-like training and scrimmages.

And, classes are over.

Both lacrosse teams came up short (feel like I've typed that before), and water polo lost a heartbreaker.

Finally, we're going to go to a new ending note for the Sports Recap - a poll to keep things more interactive. This one, apparently, needed too much set-up to allow, so I'll kick it off in the main article.

Michigan has a rich tradition in a solid core of sports - football, baseball, hockey, softball and men's track and field - but the Wolverines have been dominating an increasing number of sports over the last several years. Whether it's men's basketball, women's gymnastics, men's swimming & diving or women's tennis, one could argue there's a new darling class of Michigan sports competing and winning Big Ten titles.

Sound off in the poll below.