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Olympian Betsey Armstrong joins Michigan staff

This past August Michigan hired alum, and 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Betsey Armstrong to the staff.

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The Michigan Wolverines landed a huge get when Betsey Armstrong agreed to join the staff as an assistant coach back in August. Armstrong played goalie for the Wolverines from 2002-05, has been part of the women's national team and most recently was the starting goalie for the United States who the gold medal team at the London Olympic games.

During her time at Michigan, Armstrong was a four-time All-American, a finalist for the Peter J. Cutino Award in 2004 and hold multiple school records.

Armstrong said that she wants to see Michigan water polo to continue to grow and inch closer to the top NCAA programs:

"As a Michigan alum, I am incredibly excited to return to Ann Arbor this fall and embark on my coaching career," said Armstrong. "Water polo had been growing across the country, and I'm particularly excited to be a part of that process in the Midwest, where we can continue to close the gap on the traditional West Coast powers."

Not many programs have an Olympian on their roster, so this going to help the four current goal keepers on the team. In addition to help the goalies, Armstrong has the knowledge to help the entire team due to her experience on the national team for the past six years.

This is just another reason to add to the list of why Michigan is likely to be the CWPA favorite this season.