Michigan has some major news to share this week with its fans.
The Wolverines are adding a new member to their recruiting family: basketball.
In an interview with theScore, two-time national champion swimmer and 2014-15 All-American, Katie Niederberger, shared her thoughts on the recruiting process.
Niederbeckers top priority is to recruit and prepare for the next level.
She has played for both the University of Michigan and University of Florida in her career.
“We’re going to continue to focus on our individual skills and our ability to compete at the next levels and compete at this level,” Nieders coachsaid.
“I’ve always said that, as a team, we’re going not just in the NCAA tournament but at the NCAA Championships, which is a lot bigger than a couple of individual events, and it’s going to take us to the next step.”
Nieders team is one of the favorites to win the 2017 NCAA championship, and the recruiting season continues to be one of her greatest motivators.
The sophomore forward has played in 12 NCAA tournaments, including the 2017 national championship.
She averaged 17.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 25.5 minutes per game.
She was a member of Michigan’s national championship team in 2017.
Nierbeckers first national championship experience came in 2014, when she competed for Michigan as a freshman.
She scored 16 points in a loss to Kentucky.
Niererbeckers best NCAA tournament game came against Duke in 2015, as she scored 15 points in the second half.
She has averaged 15.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.2 rebounds per game this season.
Michigan has had five different women’s swim team members this season, including a trio of 2016 Olympians, three of 2015 Olympians and a 2016 All-America team member.
“They’re very experienced swimmers, they’re very smart swimmers and they’re not afraid to try things,” Niererberger said.
“In terms of the overall recruiting process, they really want to make sure that they’re able to get to that next level, so I think it’s important that we’re all together.”
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