Jennifer Brundage, assistant softball coach, celebrates with the U-M softball team in May 2015 during a 6-3 victory over Louisiana State University, advancing the team to the Women’s College World Series. (Photo courtesy of the Athletic Department)

One of the strongest Michigan Athletics traditions is its Olympic tradition. U-M has had medal winners in every Summer Olympics except 1896 and gold medalists in all but four Summer Olympiads. One is Jennifer Brundage, current softball assistant coach and two-time Olympian. A member of coach Carol Hutchins’ staff since 1998, Brundage has won at every level. In 2000, she helped Team USA to gold in Sydney, leading the team in batting average. She was also an alternate at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. As an All-American — and Academic All-American — she won the Women’s College World Series with UCLA in 1992, and won it again as a coach at Michigan in 2005. Follow the Michigan softball team at

— Information courtesy of the Athletic Department, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Michigan Athletics