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Anne Erickson

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FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN - JULY 22: (L-R) Amanda Chidester #4, Janette Reed #9 and Madilyn Nickles #48 of Team United States look on before the game against Team Canada during the Softball Opening Round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium on July 22, 2021 in Fukushima, Japan. (Photo by Yuichi Masuda/Getty Images)

The University of Michigan is certainly shining at the Tokyo Olympics, as the school has a collection of current and former students competing.

Former Michigan softball star Amanda Chidester helped the United States softball team score silver at this year’s games. She event had game-winning plays in two games, one against Canada and the other against Australia.

The U.S.A. lost to Japan for the gold medal in Toyko, but we think sliver is just as great. Congratulations to this Wolverine!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!