Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
2014 Winter Olympians with UofM Ties
This is not necessarily related, but on the chance that someone who reads this thread might wonder about this, the Bentley Library does maintain a list of Michigan athletes who have participated in the modern Olympics by year. The link is (HERE) - it is current to 2012 right now, of course.
Don't have time to look through all of it right now, but I'm a huge fan of the more traditional Olympic sports and your link is appreciated!
Three months ago those same NHL writers wrote articles and had Jack Johnson and Ryan Suter as locks, with half the guys on the outside. They don't actually watch the games, they just read boxscores.
Jack Johnson will make the team.
Apparently Alex and Maia Shibutani are in the running for an ice dancing spot. Alex is an alum and Maia is a student.
The Shebutanis are exquisite ice dancers and are from Ann Arbor.
Scott Moir was a student and, I think, roomed with Charlie White a while ago. He skates with University of Windsor student Tessa Virtue. They skate for Canada, train with Davis and White in Canton and are the reigning Olympic ice dance champions.
The Detroit area is a mecca for ice dancing. It's hard to make progress towards a degree when you're devoting so much time to your sport.
Charlie White, Meryl Davis, Alex Shibutani, Maia Shibutani, and Evan Bates are all current students at Michigan and potential Olympians (more likely potential Olympic medalists). Although Charlie and Meryl graduated high school in 2005, they're still students as it's tough to juggle a full-time class schedule and traveling the world one week at a for half the year.
I'm expecting to see all of them around the top 10ish in the Olympics.
Scott Moir was never a student at Michigan, although Charlie and I took him to his first Michigan football game in 2005 for the Penn State game (Henne to Manningham). We were in that endzone. Great time.
In ice swimming