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Posted on Wed, Sep 28, 2011 : 5:11 p.m.

Could Michigan lineman Patrick Omameh wear a crown during homecoming game? He's among 10 athletes nominated for king or queen

By Staff

Can you envision 6-foot-4, 299-pound offensive lineman Patrick Omameh wearing a crown during the Michigan football team's homecoming game against Purdue on Oct. 29?

Omameh is one of 10 Michigan athletes nominated to be the university's homecoming king and queen, according to the Michigan Student-Athlete Advisory Council.

Here's a closer look at each of the athletes nominated:


Courtney Boylan, basketball: U-M athletic academic achievement award winner (2009-11), academic all-Big Ten (2010-11), averaged 8.8 points as a starter in 17 games last season.

Alex Hunt, volleyball: Third-team All-American (2010), all-Big Ten (2010), academic all-Big Ten (2010), currently leads team in kills (163) and aces (29).

Haley Kopmeyer, soccer: Two-time academic all-Big Ten (2009, 2010), goalkeeper ranked first in Michigan career in save percentage (.824) and saves per game (5.06), recorded five shutouts so far this season.

Alison Liske, track and field: Finished ninth in the discus and 13th in the shot put at last season’s Big Ten Championships, was fourth in shot put and ninth in discus as a redshirt sophomore in 2010, Michigan athletic academic achievement award winner.

Michelle Sulahian, tennis: Three-year letterwinner was 7-0 in dual matches last season at No. 6 singles.


Ben Cronin, basketball: Now a student assistant, the 7-foot center ended his playing career because of a chronic hip injury.

Luke Glendening, hockey: A two-time team captain, Michigan athletic academic achievement award, Michigan sportsmanship award winner.

Patrick Omameh, football: Academic all-Big Ten (2010), two-year starter at right guard.

Casey Sreenan, swimming: Academic all-Big Ten (2010), two-time Michigan athletic academic achievement award, a sprint freestyler.

Kolby Wood, baseball: Co-captain last season, received a redshirt after appearing in just two games. Led team in relief appearances in 2010.