Release courtesy of Wes Frahm, Director of Athletic Communications & Marketing, Michigan Technological University
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.
— Michigan Tech seniors Katie Wysocky
(Whitefish Bay, Wis.) and Sarah Stream (Ishpeming,
Mich./Westwood) took home major awards at tonight’s
NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Banquet of Champions on
the campus of Missouri Western State. Wysocky was named to the
State Farm Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America
Team. Stream gained the inaugural NCAA Elite 88 Award for having
the highest grade point average of the participants at the
Wysocky becomes the first player in school history to earn All-America First Team honors. The 6-0 forward has posted 24 double-doubles this season with averages of 17.8 points and 11.3 rebounds. She has already been named ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team, Daktronics Midwest Region Player of the Year and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Wysocky is the school record holder for points in a season (587) and career (1,921) and rebounds in a season (374) and career (1,221).
A total of 10 players from NCAA Division II were selected by the coaches as All-Americans. Six of the 10 play on teams competing in the Elite Eight including National Player of the Year Johanna Leedham from Franklin Pierce.
Stream, with her 4.0 cumulative grade point average in exercise science, continues to garner academic accolades. The 5-7 point guard was named to the ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team. She has also gained Daktronics All-Midwest Region Second Team and All-GLIAC First Team laurels so far in 2009-10. Stream is sixth on Tech’s all-time scoring chart with 1,445 points and No. 1 all-time in assists with 453.
The NCAA Elite 88 Award recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 88 championships.
No. 3-ranked Michigan Tech will open play in the Elite Eight tomorrow (Mar. 23) against No. 15 Emporia State. Tipoff at Civic Arena in St. Joseph, Mo., is set for 9:30 p.m. (ET).