2016-2017 Season Review:

Fall Sports (7) Big Ten NCAA Cup Winter Sports (11) Big Ten NCAA Cup Spring Sports (11) Big Ten NCAA Cup
Football 4th 6th 67.50 Basketball-Men 1st #23 64 Baseball 2nd #16 25
Field Hockey 2nd 9th 25 Basketball-Women 4th UR 0 Softball 2nd #20 50
Cross Country-Men 5th 32nd 26 Wrestling 7th 10th 67.50 Outdoor Track-Men 8th 41st 29.5
Cross Country-Women 1st 2nd 90 Ice Hockey 5th UR 0 Outdoor Track-Women 5th 21st 50
Volleyball 6th 9th 64 Swimming-Men 2nd 17th 57 Rowing 2nd 3rd 85
Soccer-Men 8th UR 0 Swimming-Women 1st 11th 66 Golf-Men 9th #54 16
Soccer-Women 5th 33rd 25 Gymnastics-Men 7th #9 32.50 Golf-Women 5th 16th 57.75
Fall Total 2nd 7th

297.50

Gymnastics-Women 1st #7

68.25

Lacrosse-M

Lacrosse-W

n/a

n/a

#28

#66

0

0

Women's Total n/a n/a 204 Indoor Track-Men 7th 22nd 50 Tennis-Men's 2nd #17 50
Men's Total n/a n/a 93.50 Indoor Track-Women 7th 14th 59.25 Tennis-Women's 2nd #10 64
0 Water Polo 1st #7 60 Spring Total n/a n/a 462.50
0 Winter Total n/a n/a 524.50 Men's Total n/a n/a 95.50
0 Men's Total 271.00 Women's Total n/a n/a 306.75
0 Women's Total 253.50 Total Director's Cup 2nd 6th 1133.25

December 1 December 15 December 22 March 23 April 6 April 13 April 20 April 27 May 25 June 8 June 14 June 30

Coach Sport-10 Men Women Sport-10 Coach
Harbaugh Football 67.5 90 Cross Country McGuire
McFarland Wrestling 67.5 85 Rowing Rothstein
Beilein Basketball 64 68.25 Gymnastics Plocki
Bottom Swimming 57 66 Swimming Bottom
Steinberg Tennis 50 64 Volleyball Rosen
Clayton Indoor Track 50 64 Tennis Bernstein
Golder Gymnastics 32.5 60 Water Polo Leonardi
Clayton Outdoor Track 29.5 59.25 Indoor Track Henry
Sullivan Cross Country 26 57.75 Golf Dowling
Bakich Baseball 25 50 Softball Hutchins
Whitten Golf 16 50 Outdoor Track Henry
Berenson Hockey 0 25 Field Hockey Pankratz
Daley Soccer 0 25 Soccer Ryan
Paul Lacrosse 0 0 Basketball Barnes-Arico
n/a n/a 0 0 Lacrosse Ulehla
Totals Totals 485 764.25 1133.25 Totals

In the Fall,  the Football squad finished the season, 10-3, with an overtime loss to Ohio State, 30-27, at Columbus, a 14-13 loss at Iowa City to the Hawkeyes, and a 33-32 defeat in the Orange Bowl to Florida State; however, they defeated Big Ten and Rose Bowl Champion, Penn State, 49-10, and were ranked in the AP Top Ten most of the season.  The Wolverines had a record 17 NFL signees after 14 players were invited to the NFL Combine with season a record 11 draft picks following the team's unprecedented trip to Rome. The Women's Cross Country Team won a Big Ten Championship and were NCAA Runner-Up behind the leadership of Erin Finn, the first Three-Time Big Ten Cross Country Champion; she was chosen as a Honda Award Finalist. The Field Hockey team made the NCAA Tournament; Katie Trombetta earned All-American status. The Women's Soccer Team earned a birth at the NCAA Tournament.

In the Winter, Bev Plocki won her 22nd Big Ten Title in Women's Gymnastics to lead all Wolverine Head Coaches and move into 2nd in Big Ten History behind Doc Counsilman; Nicole Arntz, Briana Brown and Olivia Karas earned All-American. The Wolverine Men's Basketball squad won the Big Ten Tournament Championship, and earned a Sweet Sixteen birth; Derrick Walton was the team's MVP, and D.J. Wilson went to the NBA. The Women's Basketball Team won the first Championship in their history as they captured the NIT Title; Katelynn Flaherty earned honorable mention All-American recognition. The Wrestling Team finished 10th at the NCAA Championships with 3 Freshman All-Americans for the first time in their history: Logan Massa, Myles Amine, and Stevan Micic.  The Women's Swimming Team also repeated as Big Ten Conference Champions; Siohban Haughey, Gabby DeLoof, Yirong Bi, and G Ryan earned All-American recognition with Clara Smiddy and Vanessa Krause as major contributors. Felix Aubock was Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, and earned All-American honors as NCAA Runner-Up in the 1,650 Freestyle; P.J. Ransford also earned All-American status for the Men's Swimming Team.

In the Spring, Jaimie Phelan became the first Women's NCAA Champion in the 1500 Meter Run. Elodie Van Dievoit became the first Women's Wolverine All-American in golf. The Rowing Team was 3rd at the NCAA Championships, and Big Ten Runner-Up; Kaitlin Wright and Kendall Brewer earned 1st Team All-American, and Louisa Freeman and Kalia Krichko earned 2nd Team All-American. The Baseball, Softball, Men's and Women's Tennis Teams finished 2nd in the Big Ten Conference; Oliver Jaskie tied the Michigan strikeout record with 119, and Megan Betsa, Kelly Christner, and Faith Canfield earned All-American honors.  The Baseball team had a record 11 players drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft since it began in 1965; Baseball Coach, Erik Bakich, decided to remain at Michigan and signed a 5 year contract after flirting with South Carolina and Stanford. The Women's Tennis squad made it to the Sweet Sixteen, and #2 Singles Star, Brienne Minor, won the NCAA Championship while #1 Kate Fahey also earned All-American by earning a NCAA Semi-Final birth. Steven Bastien and Joe Ellis were 1st Team All-Americans for the Wolverine Track Squad; both set new Michigan records in the Decathlon and Hammer Throw.  The Women's Water Polo Team won their Conference Championship; Allison Skaggs and Maddy Steer earned All-American status.

The only teams who didn't score NACDA points were Men's Soccer, Men's and Women's Lacrosse, and Hockey. Red Berenson retired after 33 seasons with former Assistant Mel Pearson and Bill Muckalt as new coaches for next season, and coaching changes were made in both lacrosse programs with Kevin Conry and Hannah Nielsen replacing John Paul and Jennifer Ulehla. Michigan finished 6th nationally and second in the Big Ten in NACDA scoring for the 2016-2017 season.

Michigan NACDA Summary by Sport

Stanford's Strength & Conditioning Program

Michigan Athlete of the Year, 1982-2016

MSport Men's Women's Recipients
Football 10 0 Woolfolk/Carter/Humphries/Hammerstein/Harbaugh/Howard/Woodson/Thomas/Perry/Edwards/Peppers
Swimming 9 7 Lang/Barrowman/Borges/Dolan-2/Ketchum/Vanderkaay/Jaeger-2; Fischbach/Colloton-2/Anderson/Gehrs/Hooiveld/Kampfe
Gymnastics 4 6 Toman/Vetere/Cameron/Mikulak; Wymer/Cain/Ray/Botterman/Sampson-2
Wrestling 3 0 Luke/Russell-2
Baseball 2 0 Larkin/Abbott
Track&Field/CC 3 9 Brannen/Ellerton/Ferlic; Frederick/Schroeder/Schmidt/McClimon/McGregor/Jazwinski/Willard/T.Ofili-2
Ice Hockey 3 0 Morrison/Porter/Hyman
Basketball 2 0 Rice/Weber (vacated)
Golf 1 0 Harris
Softball 0 8 Seegert/Griffin-2/Holmes/Ritter-2/Romero-2
Volleyball 0 0
Field Hockey 0 2 Gannon/Fronzoni
Rowing 0 1 Mueller
Tennis 0 3 Mactaggart/Minor

There has not been a football winner since 2005, a basketball winner since 1989 nor a baseball winner since 1988. There has never been an award winner in Men's Tennis; the last great tennis star to make it on the professional circuit for the Wolverines was MaliVai Washington, 1988-89. There has never been a female award winner in Women's Golf, Basketball or Volleyball. Hyman and Romero named Michigan Athletes of the Year for 2015. Jabrill Peppers and Brienne Minor won the 2017 Michigan Athletes of the Year.

Scoring Structure

NACDA scores the highest point totals in 10 men's and 10 women's sports.

NCAA Team and Individual Champion Leaders

Year NACDA Place

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

1133.25

1196.75

870.75

983.25

1138.25

6th

3rd

19th

13th

4th

2012 986.25 10th
2011 954.75 15th
2010 768.5 25th
2009 1131.8 5th
2008 1161.5 3rd
2007 1135.25 4th
2006 741.13 24th
2005 1064.25 3rd
2004 1226.3 2nd
2003 1034.3 4th
2002 917 6th
2001 864.5 4th
2000 965 3rd
1999 520 6th
1998 620 5th
1997 610.5 11th
1996 689 5th
1995 657.5 7th
1994 656 9th
Total 2082.525 5th

NACDA Top 5

Top Achievers for the NACDA Director's Cup in 20 Years, 1993-2013

Rank NCAA NACDA Conf.
1 Stanford 25308.675 PAC-12
2 UCLA 19844.925 PAC-12
3 Florida 19226.75 SEC
4 North Carolina 18242.71 ACC
5 Michigan 17770.78 Big 10
6 Texas 17248.75 Big 12
7 Ohio State 16215.15 Big 10
8 USC 16082.25 PAC-12
9 Penn State 15806.905 Big 10
10 Georgia 15772.6 SEC
11 California 15603.58 PAC-12
12 Arizona St. 14754.955 PAC-12
13 Arizona 14462 PAC-12
14 Duke 14419.4 ACC
15 Virginia 14379.25 ACC
16 LSU 14299.085 SEC
17 Notre Dame 13790.13 ACC
18 Tennessee 13692.25 SEC
19 Texas A&M 13406 SEC
20 Minnesota 13263 Big 10
21 Nebraska 12987.13 Big 10
22 Washington 12854.38 PAC-12
23 Florida St. 12765 ACC
24 Oklahoma 12552.875 Big 12
25 Wisconsin 12273 Big 10
26 Auburn 12099 SEC
27 BYU 10660.7 MWC
28 Illinois 9816.05 Big 10
29 Maryland 9812.85 Big 10
30 South Carolina 9689 SEC
31 Okla.St. 9620.25 Big 12
32 MSU 9547.9 Big 10
33 Indiana 9260.75 Big 10

Big Ten NACDA Summary

Michigan NACDA 2016

Michigan NACDA 2015

Michigan NACDA 2014

Michigan NACDA 2013

Michigan NACDA 2012

Michigan NACDA 2011

Michigan NACDA 2010

Michigan NACDA 2009

Michigan NACDA 2008

Michigan NACDA 2007

Michigan NACDA 2006

Michigan NACDA 2005

Team Finishes 2000-2014