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Tripp Welborne Inducted into U. Michigan Athletics Hall of Honor

Congratulations to Tripp Welborne (Lawrenceville’s Dean of Athletics and Co-Curricular Education), who will be inducted today into the University of Michigan Athletics Hall of Honor.

Read and listen to more from the University of Michigan about Welborne here.

 Listen to the Big Red Sports Network interview with Welborne here.

Welborne was a four-year letterman (1987-90) and three-year starter at safety for the University of Michigan football program. He was a two-time consensus All-American (1989-90) ), the only Wolverine in history to earn unanimous selection twice, and is one of just 21 players in school history to be named first-team All-American at least two times during their career. Welborne was a two-time All-Big Ten first team selection (1989-90) and won the 1990 National College Defensive Player of the Year Award presented by the National Athletic Awards and Dodge. He also was a finalist for the 1989 Jim Thorpe Award, presented to college football's top defensive back. Welborne was voted the Bo Schembechler Most Valuable Player of the 1990 team by his teammates. He was an integral member of three consecutive Big Ten championship teams (1988-89-90), and he helped the Wolverines win three bowl games during his four seasons -- 1988 Hall of Fame Bowl, 1989 Rose Bowl and 1991 Gator Bowl. U-M finished in the top 10 of the final national polls in three of his four seasons and in the top 20 all four years: No. 4 in 1988, No. 7 in 1989 and 1990, and No. 19 in 1987. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Welborne was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings and played one season for the organization before a knee injury cut short his professional career.

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For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.