Michigan wins 2013 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving National Championship!!

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 30th, 2013 at 7:00 PM

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!

Muppets?! MUPPETS!

 

and you can't have one without the other....

 

Comments

bwlag

March 30th, 2013 at 7:21 PM ^

1-4-6 in 1650!

HUGE start to the evening session!

 

EDIT: finished 1-3-4 in final heat, but standings based on time, so 1-4-6 (and 9)

ehatch

March 30th, 2013 at 7:21 PM ^

Final Results including the earlier heats.  Michigan takes 1-4-6-9.  Cal takes nothing.  

Michigan has 393 points

Cal still has 301.5

Cal's max 434.5

Michigan's Non-DQ Min 462

Let the countdown begin

Michigasling

March 30th, 2013 at 7:33 PM ^

As long as Michigan has no one in the back final, nice to see a Wisconsin swimmer have their first NCAA win since, what, 1959?!?!  Is that really what they said?

UM Reject

March 30th, 2013 at 7:39 PM ^

No way! 57 points in swimming at the NC is crazy! Wow! congrats Jaeger national champion in the 500 and the 1650! Missed the record by 3 seconds, but he is only a junior, so look out next year.

Nice side story, Wiscy swimmer wins the 200 back, their first national champion in 54 years. And my Alma Mater Eastern Michigan came up 4th, Hurons, yes!

Michigan is now in firm control..Go Blue!

UM Reject

March 30th, 2013 at 8:08 PM ^

EMU surveyed 700 Huron Indians 5 said they were offended, so they switched. Go figure. EMU was just a job to me. Commuted for 4 years. I've always loved Michigan, but just wasn't smart enough to get in; hence, the "UM Reject" moniker. I can laugh about now. I still have my rejection letter. It reads like, "Thank you for applying, you weren't even close. Buh-Bye."

Commie_High96

March 30th, 2013 at 8:53 PM ^

Hurons forever! I mean, the eagles, I am still pissed skyline is the eagles, is everyone going to just be eagles?

Skyline should bethe Salamanders and Eastern should be the Walleyes, anything but the F'ing eagles.

GoWings2008

March 30th, 2013 at 9:04 PM ^

Is your first name Eric?

I swam at Andover, class of 86, and I think I swam next to you in the 1986  Michigan H.S state championships (500 yd Free) if you're who I think you are. 

gwkrlghl

March 30th, 2013 at 7:44 PM ^

Is it fair to say that Swimming & Diving is lopsided like women's basketball is? Seems nuts to have one team have like 3 of the top 7 swimmers in the country in a single event

bwlag

March 30th, 2013 at 7:49 PM ^

I think that, like in track and field, some schools tend to be really strong in certain events, weaker in others. Michigan has traditionally been a strong distance swimming program; It's my understanding that Mike Bottom was hired in part because he had a strong sprint background.

ehatch

March 30th, 2013 at 8:03 PM ^

Michigan has 417 points after the 200 Breast

Cal has 362.5, but can only get to 409.5.  Even if Michigan DQs in every event they will still win.

bwlag

March 30th, 2013 at 8:22 PM ^

Not that it matters a whole lot for the team title, but in the 200 fly:

Michigan goes 3-8-11

Kid from California ties Michael Phelps American record.

Current score: Michigan 446, California 388.5

400 free relay all that's left for M.

UM Reject

March 30th, 2013 at 8:34 PM ^

Niether team had any divers qualify. That's an area Michigan hopes to improve on. They scored points in every swimming event except the 200 back. But there are also 3 diving events that we scored no points in, so we can get better still! Incoming class is strong but we lose 6 national qualifiers to graduation.

UM Reject

March 30th, 2013 at 8:26 PM ^

Still two events to go, but Michigan has it locked. Congratulations Men's Swim Team.

My brother lives in San Fran and shipped two wonderful portions of Pliny the Elder. The first one has been opened. YESSSSSSS!

Oh, and let's go Wichita State! Kick the crap out ohio