EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


April 3, 2013

Title SHOWDOWN: Michigan vs. Syracuse

Local alums make their case for their favorite basketball team


AGE: 32

FAMILY: Single


OCCUPATION: Math Teacher at Andover High School (Girls’ varsity tennis coach and boys’ JV basketball coach at AHS)


MAJOR: Psychology

WHY DID YOU ATTEND MICHIGAN?: I wanted a school not on the east coast with good academics and good sports teams. University of Michigan fit that criteria.

WHAT DID YOU LIKE/LOVE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE THERE?: Ann Arbor was a great college town. There were so many things to do. I met some unbelievable people and made many life-long friends. I couldn’t imagine attending any other school.

DID YOU ATTEND BASKETBALL GAMES?: Yes. I had season tickets my freshman year. At the end of my freshman year, I applied to become a student assistant/manager and got the job. For my last three years, I attended every home game and traveled with the team to a number of road games. My senior year I worked for Coach Tommy Amaker, who is now the head coach at Harvard.

TELL ME A FAVORITE HOOP-RELATED MEMORY AT MICHIGAN?: My favorite hoop-related memory at UM would be playing “HORSE” after practice with (now LA Clippers guard) Jamal Crawford. He was the most-creative and best “HORSE” player I’ve ever encountered.

WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND MICHIGAN TO HIGH SCHOOLERS?: Michigan has a combination of outstanding academics and athletics teams. There are a plethora of opportunities to take advantage of at an institution like the University of Michigan. World-renowned professors and nationally-ranked academic programs. A great campus life and Ann Arbor is second to none in terms of college towns. UM has one of the largest living alumni networks in the country. Wherever I go, I seem to encounter someone who went to UM or knows someone who did.

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