Michigan Tech University Women’s Basketball Team was ranked 3rd in the NCAA Division II standings posted on March 8.
The Huskies will enter the Midwest Regional NCAA Division II Tournament with an overall record of 29-2. Michigan Tech will face Arkansas Tech in the quarterfinal game on March 22.
The Huskies’ Season
Michigan Tech became the first team to win three straight NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Midwest Regional titles with a victory over Wisconsin-Parside 69-57. Four different players had double digit scoring efforts, showing how deep the Huskies go. They weren’t dependent on one or two players, which made it difficult for Wisconsin-Parside to stop. At one point, Tech was up by 17 points.
This win also marked 16 straight wins and is a school record tying most consecutive wins. The Huskies will face No. 1 seed Arkansas Tech in a tough game that will prove who is the strongest. Head Coach Kim Cameron leads the Huskies but needs Lucy Dernovsek, Sam Hoyt, Lisa Staehlin, and Lindsey Lindstrom to win games.
About The Team
Head Coach Kim Cameron is in her first year as Head Coach but she is no stranger to this program. Cameron played for Michigan Tech from 2001-05 and earned four letters as a player, along with a trip to the NCAA Tournament her senior year. Following graduation, Cameron stepped in the role of assistant coach where she coordinated the program’s recruiting, scouting, and travel.
Since becoming part of the staff, Cameron has helped the Huskies win 76.8% of their games, claim three Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division titles, advance to the NCAA Tournament four times, and two NCAA Midwest Regional Championships. She was named GLIAC Coach of the Year this season.
Senior Lucy Dernovsek earned Daktronics All-Midwest Region First Team honors and All-GLIAC North Division First Team. Dernovsek has led the Huskies to the top seed and averages 11.9 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game. She is also a leader in the GLIAC for having 3.3 assists per game, 2.1 blocks per game, and a 1.6 assist-to-turnover ratio.
In addition to these accolades, Dernovsek was also named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, All-GLIAC First Team and GLIAC Tournament MVP. Sophomore Sam Hoyt and senior Lisa Staehlin were named to the All-GLIAC Second Team. Hoyt averages 11 points and 3.4 assists per game, along with 60 3-pointers made.
Staehlin averages 11.5 points and 5 rebounds per game and is second in the GLIAC with a 59.5% field goal shooting. Junior Lindsey Lindstrom was named GLIAC All-Defensive Team. She has guarded the top opponent all season and still managed to average 8.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
About The School
Michigan Tech University is located in Houghton, MI and has seven diverse areas of interest for students to study. US News & World Report ranked Michigan Tech in the top tier of national public universities, and 88% of students have jobs in their chosen fields, enroll in graduate school, or enter the military within six months of graduation.