"ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Senior Emina Bektas of the University of Michigan women's tennis team was the unanimous pick for Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Year while senior Sarah Lee, junior Ronit Yurovsky and freshman Alex Najarian joined Bektas on the All-Big Ten team announced by the conference on Thursday (April 30) afternoon.
Bektas is the second player in U-M history to repeat as Big Ten Athlete of the Year, joining Denise Muresan who accomplished the feat in 2009-10 and 2010-11."
Way to go Emina & congratulations to Sarah, Ronit & Alex for joining her on the All-BIG team!
I was surprised to see that Denise had done the same thing, I knew Denise & she never mentioned those honors! She was going out with Craig Roh back then, they both looked like movie stars & were in the nice people hall of fame. Denise was on the pro circuit last I knew.
Looking for a place to watch the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight on Saturday. Do you know of any bars in Ann Arbor or surrounding area showing the fight?
Oftentimes while reading this blog I notice in the comments people mention where they are presently located in the world. I always (wrongly) imagine that all of the readers are in Michigan, but I am always amazed as to the quantity and diversity of readers' locations. So, out of curiosity, where are you presently located in the world?
I, for one, am currently in the D. How about the rest of you?
After a 4-0 week that involved a little scare at the hands of MSU, two thrashings of Maryland, and a close game sealed by a no-hitter from Betsa, Michigan has risen to #3 in both of the human polls. This comes largely on the strength of LSU's tumble in the rankings. The Tigers slid to 5th and 6th in the polls after taking it on the chin from Missouri this week. The RPI, being purely a formula, didn't care as much about the rough weekend, and kept the Tigers at #2.
These are all fairly small jitters, but we're getting late enough in the season that poll-watching (esp. RPI watching) has become an important activity. Tournament seeding will be coming up in just a couple weeks. The two things to keep an eye on are who's in the top 16 (regional hosts) and who's in the top-8 (super-regional hosts if they win their regionals). Last year some late slip-ups dropped Michigan out of hosting anything. This year, only a total collapse would have any chance of doing that, and a super-regional seed is a very realistic possibility. Handle business against PSU & make a good B10 tourney showing, and it'll look good for post-season softball at Alumni Field.