Michigan Ross Student Athlete Wins Silver Medal, Smashes His Own School Record, Beats Qualifying Standards for 2020 Olympics


Congratulations are in order for Andrew Liskowitz, MM ’20! 

The Michigan Ross Master of Management student and U-M track and field shot-put thrower has been on a tear recently. 

After crushing the school record in the shot put — a record he set himself in 2018 — by nearly a full meter, Liskowitz went on to compete in the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy, where he threw the second-longest mark of his career of 20.49m meters on July 8. The throw earned him a silver medal at the games, which was no easy feat as he was competing against the best collegiate athletes in the world.  

In addition, the incoming MM student was also named first team All-American for the first time in his career after his eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in June.

With his recent stellar performances, Liskowitz has surpassed all qualifying standards for the 2019 World Championships in Doha, United Arab Emirates, and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. 

Up next, Liskowitz will compete in the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, July 26. Should he perform well enough there and/or at the U.S. Olympic Trials next summer, he would be eligible to represent Team USA on the planet's biggest stage. 

Go Blue!