January 29, 2015
Sport Four Wolverines Comand the pete for Team USA University Over Winter Break
By Katelyn Norton Women’s Rowing As students fill the Big House on football Saturdays to cheer on the Wolverines, excitement for what the new academic year holds also plays a large role in the life of a University of Michigan student. Academics and athletics have always been intertwined at the University of Michigan, so it was only fitting that the 2014 Fall semester offered the theme of “Sport and the University” for the College of LSA. I had the privilege of taking two classes that were sport-related courses during the fall semester. The class that stood out to me the most was a comparative literature class called “Global Sports Cultures”. Professor Santiago Colas taught the class and clearly expressed his passion for the subject, which made me excited to attend everyday. Professor Colas’ respect for sports was met with gratitude, as he had a class full of students who were interested in the topic and eager to learn. He made sure that the content of the class was unique and engaging by tying in various sport cultures from around the world. One of our assignments was to follow the sports section of an international news source, which created engaging and diverse discussions. Professor Colas believes that the classroom is a forum for discussion, where as students, we’re free to speak our minds. His passion and ongoing interest in sports brings energy into the classroom, making his class something to look forward to. Professor Colas teaches other courses within the comparative literature department, where his expertise and passion for sports is integrated into the curriculum.
By Danielle Robinson Women’s Water Polo
Michigan Wolverines Zach Werenski, JT Compher, Dylan Larkin and Tyler Motte competed for Team USA Hockey in the 2015 Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships in Canada during the first half of winter He shoots, he scores!: Freshman forward, Dylan Larkin, on break. the ice for the Wolverines. The four Michigan hockey players, USA was unable to capitalize on who were named to the U.S. the opportunity and fell, 5-3, deNational Junior Team roster, spite Larkin’s two goals in the third played their opening game against period. Finland. During this game, Team During the last game, USA faced USA ended in a regulation time Russia in the quarterfinals. Michtie, 0-0, eventually defeating Fin- igan’s Werenski was able to add a land, 2-1. tally of his own, but that wasn’t Next on USA’s chopping block enough to lead USA to victory was a, 6-0, win against Germany over Russia, ending their time in in which Michigan’s very own Montreal. Dylan Larkin tallied three points, Larkin was named one of the including two goals. top-three players for Team USA The next game of the tournament during the tournament with five was another shutout win against goals and two assists. Motte finSlovakia, where red, white and ished the tournament with one blue won, 3-0, and Larkin again assist, while Werenski completed added a goal to aid Team USA to one goal and one assist. With the victory. World Junior Championships The next game was extremecompleted, Werenski, Larkin, ly important, as USA faced off Compher and Motte were able against their North American bring their international experience rivals, Team Canada. Both teams back to Michigan to help lead the were undefeated going into this Wolverines as they continue with game and pride was on the line. their season.