Happy Thursday, folks. In case you missed the news yesterday evening, Jaaron Simmons has confirmed he will enroll at Michigan. We’re still waiting for news from DJ Wilson and Moritz Wagner, who have until May 24th to make their decision. Other than that, there isn’t a whole lot going on right now in the world of Michigan sports. So today’s Brews is going to be a little shorter than usual, and it’s going to be a roundup of mostly non-rev. sports. I’m also going to do a bit of trivia. Can anyone name the player featured in the photo atop this story? There’s no prize or anything, but post your guess in the comments section below for a chance at bragging rights.
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Michigan Baseball took care of business, sweeping the Purdue Boilermakers last weekend and topping Eastern Michigan on Tuesday. Those four wins bring the Wolverines to 40-12 overall. At 14-7 in conference, Michigan is one game back from conference leaders Minnesota. Michigan’s B1G schedule will wrap up this weekend with three games against Michigan State (9-12 in B1G), while Minnesota finishes with three games against Purdue (10-11). Minnesota will need to drop at least one of those games for Michigan to finish in first. The B1G Tournament will take place at Indiana, and will start next Wednesday.
See you in New Jersey! 〽️— Michigan Rowing (@umichrowing) May 16, 2017
The Wolverines have three boats seeded No. 7 or better and earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships! pic.twitter.com/iokcC6ebjU
Michigan’s rowing team (also referred to as crew) has made the NCAA Championships for the tenth year in a row. This is also the 18th time the team has made the Championships in its 21 years as a varsity sport at Michigan. Michigan came in second in the B1G Championships by one point, and therefore had to be selected as an at-large bid in order to participate in the NCAAs. The team is ranked #7 in the country and competition begins tomorrow and will conclude Sunday.
Elodie Van Dievoet was at it again last weekend, as she drained an 18 footer on the final hole to send Michigan’s Women’s Golf team to the NCAA Finals. Van Dievoet was also the highest-finishing individual golfer for Michigan, taking 9th place at the NCAA Columbus Regional. Junior Megan Kim also birdied three of her final five holes to cut into Colorado’s lead, setting up Van Dievoet’s putt to clinch the Finals spot. This trip to the NCAA Finals will be the second in a row for Women’s Golf, and their third trip in program history.
Harbaugh & Michigan leave lasting impression Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton QB Tyler Shough ($) https://t.co/sE3W5BIo9t— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) May 15, 2017
3* QB Tyler Shough recently visited Michigan, and Blair Angulo of Scout reports ($) that the visit left a lasting impression with Shough. The 2018 prospect told Scout, “"It was a great experience to continue building that relationship with the coaches . . . . Coach Harbaugh has a great track record, but he's an even cooler guy in person when you get to talk to him.” Shough also told Scout that the commitment of Joe Milton isn’t a big deal for him, specifically saying, “Michigan is definitely up there for me.” Shough will take additional visits and is expected to commit before his Senior season.
Michigan has offered 2019 standout Travon Walker, according to Brice Marich of Scout ($). According to Marich, the Wolverines extended their offer about two weeks ago. Walker is a 4* prospect and the #45 overall player in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports. He has nine offers thus far from top schools in the SEC, ACC, and now Michigan. There is no timeline for Walker’s commitment and he says that he does not have a leader at this time.