University of Michigan

A pragmatic approach

The University of Michigan was one of six awardees that received an NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant in 2014, the first year of the program. The grants are intended to provide tangible benefits to student-athletes, by both informing research geared toward their wellness and more directly, by creating programming aimed at enhancing well-being and mental health outcomes.

Silver Anniversary Award winner: Brent Lang

Brent Lang is CEO and president of Vocera Communications. The former Michigan swimmer credits his leadership style, in part, to time as a student-athlete and interactions with swimming hall of famer Jon Urbanchek.

Michigan’s Beilein awarded Bob Frederick Sportsmanship Award

The NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct has selected Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein to receive the 2013-14 Bob Frederick Award for his demonstrated history of sportsmanship leading the Wolverines.

NATA, NCAA and others announce mental health recommendations

By Brian Burnsed Will Heininger suffered in silence. The 2011 Michigan graduate was a defensive tackle on the school’s football team and a four-time Academic All-Big Ten winner. Despite playing Division I football at a storied program and...

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