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October 2017

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OCTOBER 2017 THE WOLVERINE 9 BY ANDREW VAILLIENCOURT T he Michigan athletic department announced on Sept. 5 its 2017 class of former athletes to be inducted into the Hall of Honor. The seven athletes will be honored in the spring, with the date and location still to be determined. The inductees are Mary (Fischbach) Jones (women's swimming and diving), Gil LaRose (men's gymnastics), Norvard "Snip" Nalan (wrestling), Lisa (Larsen) Rains- berger (women's track and field/cross country), Marty Turco (ice hockey), MaliVai Washington (men's tennis) and Charles Woodson (football). Criteria for consideration include being an NCAA champion or member of a national championship team, an All-American, Olympic medalist, Olympic team mem- ber, professional league champion or world championship team medalist/member, NCAA or conference player of the year, conference champion, record holder or all-con- ference award winner. Fischbach was a diver at Michigan in 1984 and 1987-88. She was the first woman to become an NCAA champion on Michigan's swimming and diving team in 1988, when she won titles for the one-meter and three-meter dives. She was a seven-time NCAA All-American, the 1988 Big Ten Diver of the Year, won four Big Ten championships and was on the U.S. National Team for 10 years. LaRose graduated from Michigan in 1963 and led the Wolverines men's gymnastics team to an NCAA cham- pionship and Big Ten title. He was a nine-time NCAA All-American, and competed for Team Canada in the 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games. He died in 2006 and will be honored posthumously. Nalan was a two-time NCAA All-American on the wrestling mat, winning back-to-back NCAA titles at 130 pounds in 1953 and 1954 to become the first two-time national champion in program history. He was named the Big Ten's Most Outstanding Wrestler in 1953, won the Big Ten three times and finished with a record of 44-3. He died in 1989 and will also be honored posthumously. Larsen graduated in 1984. She was a two-time All- American in cross country in 1981 (AIAW) and 1982 (NCAA), and an All-American in the 10,000-meter run in 1983. She led Michigan cross country to a regional championship and an eighth-place finish at the national championships in 1982. She won the Boston Marathon in 1985, the last American to do so, and was a two-time win- ner of the Chicago Marathon, in 1988 and 1989. She just missed making the 1984 Olympic marathon team for the United States. Turco was Michigan's most legendary goalie, leading the school to two NCAA titles (1996 and 1998) and four Frozen Four appearances. He holds Michigan records for career wins (127, an NCAA record), career shutouts (15) and wins in a season (34 in 1995-96). He finished with a career record of 127-28-7. He was a first-team All-Amer- ican in 1997, the 1997 CCHA Goaltender of the Year and the 1995 CCHA Rookie of the Year. In 1998, he was named the NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player. He was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the fifth round of the 1994 draft. He played 11 seasons in the NHL and was a three- time All-Star. He also played for the Chicago Blackhawks Inside Michigan ATHLETICS Michigan Athletics' 2017 Hall Of Honor Class Announced Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson headlines Michigan's Hall of Honor class of 2017. PHOTO BY BRANDON BROWN

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