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March 30, 2011 in Community, Events, Sports, Travel

NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Runner-Up

Michigan Tech fans welcomed the women's basketball team home on Saturday. Photo Credit: John Lehman

To say this past week was an epic one for Michigan Tech athletics would be quite an understatement.  In last week’s article I shared with you that the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team had advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight and would be headed to St. Joseph, Missouri to play at the Civic Center, March 22-25.  On Tuesday, March 22 the No. 3-ranked women’s basketball team took on No. 1-ranked Arkansas Tech in the national quarterfinals.  The Huskies defeated Arkansas Tech 69-58 and advanced to the NCAA Final Four.  To make the Huskies success even better, Kim Cameron, head coach of the women’s basketball team, was named Midwest Region Coach of the Year earlier in the day on Tuesday, March 22.  On Wednesday, March 23, the Huskies took on Northwest Missouri State in the national semifinals.  The Huskies defeated Northwest Missouri State 89-78 and advanced to the NCAA Division II National Championship!  After winning the semifinal, the women’s basketball team also tied  a school record by winning 31 games in a season.  Several Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff members who weren’t already in St. Joesph to watch the previous games, made their way to Missouri to cheer on the Huskies as they played for the first time ever in the NCAA Division II National Championship game.  On Friday, March 25, the Huskies took on Clayton State in the championship game.  The Huskies took NCAA Division II National Runner-Up when Clayton defeated the Huskies 69-50 . On Saturday, March 26, Michigan Tech hosted a  celebration for the women’s basketball team at the Student Development Complex to welcome the ladies home and congratulate them on such a fantastic season.

Preview Day

The School of Business and Economics at Preview Day 2010. Photo Credit: Michigan Tech

This past weekend the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team weren’t the only ones being welcomed to campus.  On Saturday, March 26, Michigan Tech’s annual Preview Day took place, welcoming over 1,000 people to campus.  Preview Day is an informational program for admitted students and their families that provides them with the opportunity to learn more about Michigan Tech’s fantastic academic programs and wonderful campus community.  At Preview Day, admitted students and their families attended information sessions about academics, financial aid, and student activities.  Admitted students and their families were also invited to go on tours of campus, academic departments, and residence halls.  Although Preview Day may sound like an event just for admitted students and their families, Michigan Tech faculty, staff, and current students get to have a lot of fun too!  Each year members of the Michigan Tech campus community volunteer to assist with Preview Day to make the annual event a success.  As a current Michigan Tech student I love to assist with the event as it gives me an opportunity to share the wonderful experiences that I have had at Michigan Tech!  Several current Michigan Tech students helped make Preview Day a success this year by assisting with  information sessions, tours, and the Tech Showcase.

Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have. Don’t forget to check back for next week’s article in which I will be writing about the Standathon event.