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Greenhills AD Meg Seng wins 2018

ANN ARBOR – For the second one directly 12 months, the Michigan High School Athletic Association Women in Sports Leadership Award has been given to an administrator in Washtenaw County.

Ann Arbor Greenhills Athletic Director Meg Seng turned into named the 31st recipient of the award, which she can receive on Feb. 4 at the WISL feast in Lansing.
Huron Athletic Director Dottie Davis received last year’s award, that’s given annually to an MHSAA-affiliated administrator who demonstrates exemplary leadership abilities and effective contributions to athletics.

“I’m pretty positive I’ve been to each single (WISL) convention, and so for years, I’ve actually been within the target market watching these great women be diagnosed,” Seng said in an MHSAA news release. “To have observed for that long and now be on a level, it is an incredible honor for me. That group of women and their price to the game in Michigan isn’t always lost on me at all. I truly admire that group, and I’m truly proud to be part of it.”

Seng has spent the beyond 28 years at Greenhills, serving because of the AD for the past 15. She spent the previous 13 years teaching bodily education and health.

She also has vast training experience, beginning in 1985 whilst she took over the Huron volleyball software. She led the River Rats to 5 league titles and a district championship over 12 seasons.

The former Indiana University volleyball and softball standout also served as Huron’s co-head softball teach from 1986-ninety. She completed her teacher certification at Eastern Michigan University in 1990 and commenced teaching at Greenhills that 12 months, later education that college’s volleyball varsity group from 1993-2000 and leading the Gryphons to a district name in 1997.

In 2001, Seng co-based nonprofit Academy of Sports Leadership, which offers training and education for women hobby in turning into coaches. The Park Ridge, Illinois local has contributed to the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, serving as the MIAAA’s govt board president in 2013-14.

Seng has served on a variety of MHSAA committees as properly and is a teacher for the MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program.

“Meg Seng has been a leader at each degree of educational athletics – as an done instruct, respected athletic director and someone who empowers women interested by following her lead and filling the want we’ve in school sports for extra girls in all styles of management positions,” MHSAA Executive Director Jack Roberts said in a news release.

“She personifies the Women In Sports Leadership Award, and we are thrilled to provide her with this honor.”

Seng received the MIAAA Jack Johnson Distinguished Service Award in 2012 and her place’s Athletic Director of the Year Award in 2008. She additionally received the Pathfinder Award in 2004 from the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports. She won the Girl Scouts’ Leaders and Best Award in 2005.

Seng is a founding member of the Michigan Softball Academy, which yearly increases money for the American Cancer Society. She is published for her work in coaching education and recruitment and has spoken on various occasions on ways to offer opportunities for younger ladies in education. She will gift on recruiting and keeping girl leaders at the annual statewide MIAAA conference in March.

“I’ve continually loved the game, and early on discovered I had a knack and a hobby in coaching,” Seng stated. “To be able to share with different young women what I think is an honestly noble profession makes it a passion for me. I think it is a top-notch enterprise, and I’d love for greater girls to have the opportunity and the self-assurance to searching for out some of those positions.”

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The offensive fireworks were on full show at Mackey Arena Thursday night time. In the quit, Purdue lit up the scoreboard slightly more frequently than visiting Michigan, because the Wolverines misplaced to the Boilermakers for the second one time this season, 92-88.

Michigan senior Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored a career-high 26 factors, U-M shot 60 percent from the sector and made 13 three-pointers, and yet it wasn’t enough towards the No. Three group in the united states of America.

A defense dealing with the Boilermakers probably wants to either remove Isaac Haas or restriction Purdue’s out of doors capturing. Michigan did neither.

Haas scored 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Purdue hit eleven-of-20 3s. The Boilermakers made 62 percent of their photographs. Vince Edwards scored 30 points on 9-of-11 capturing.

Michigan trailed forty one-36 at half of, but Abdur-Rahkman’s first 3-pointer of the second one half pulled Michigan to inside one, 49-forty eight. His 2nd, 1/3, and fourth triples gave Michigan leads, which includes 68-65 with 9:38 left. Purdue responded with a nine-0 run to take a seventy four-sixty eight lead and driven its gain to 79-70 earlier than Michigan referred to a timeout with five:19 left.

The Wolverines (17-6, 6-4) got to within three on any other Abdur-Rahkman triple with 31 seconds left, however, Purdue made eleven-of-12 loose throws in the final eighty seconds to seal the victory. It changed into Purdue’s sixteenth instantly win, the longest energetic streak within us of a and tied for the longest in faculty records. The Boilermakers’ remaining loss changed into Nov. 23.

Purdue (20-2, 9-zero) had received each of its final three video games with the aid of as a minimum 23 points and had won 19 straight at home with the aid of an average of 25.7 points. Only of these games were within unmarried digits, however, Michigan’s crimson-hot shooting made for a fun, competitive sport in front of a bought-out crowd that protected Spike Albrecht, who played for both Michigan and Purdue at some point of his college profession.

Moritz Wagner, who scored 15 factors for Michigan, hit a 3, drew a rate, and drove to the basket to cut the deficit to 79-75 with just below 4 minutes left. It became Matt Painter’s flip to call timeout, and Michigan’s next three possessions, which covered turnovers, didn’t generate anything.

Unlike in many current video games, Michigan’s offense became crisp at the begin, and the Wolverines led 12-eight at the first media timeout, with 13:50 left. Each groups’ starting center picked up an early foul and changed into subbed out. Haas’ got here when he bit on a Charles Matthews pump fake and landed on Matthews, who may have a notion he’d been flattened by means of the Mackey Arena jumbotron.

When Haas became at the court, Michigan did not have a solution for him. In the first half of, he made 6-of-7 photographs, all after backing down his defender near the basket, and had 13 points. But first-half fouls, plus Painter’s use of lower backup middle Matt Harms, confined Haas to 9 first-half of minutes. He played 20 minutes usual.

Purdue’s Carsen Edwards were given warm from deep in Ann Arbor and hasn’t cooled off. He scored 11 first-half of factors on 3 3-recommendations. His transition three gave Purdue a 31-22 lead with 5: eleven left inside the first 1/2, prompting John Beilein to call timeout. That’s while Zavier Simpson was given competitive and stored Michigan near. His miss led to a Wagner putback.

Simpson jumped a passing lane and drove full courtroom, finishing on the rim through contact. He hit a 3 from the wing and transformed an acrobatic end over Harms’ outstretched arms to cut Purdue’s cause 38-36. Carsen Edwards’ hit a three with six seconds left earlier than halftime.

Beilein and Painter might not love it, but Michigan vs. Purdue Part III at Madison Square Garden in March might be awfully fun.

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