There is a story unfolding in San Antonio. A team that never quits has traveled many miles south to bring some more hardware back home.
By now, you probably know about our women's basketball team winning the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional in Kentucky last weekend.
They are not done yet, not by a long shot.
They play Minnesota State Mankato, Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. eastern time (details below and under Alumni Around the World), and we are all pretty much going crazy with excitement.
It's an incredible team to watch. They have many women who can score, so they are hard to defend. They have a three-point specialist, Katie Zimmerman; a defensive specialist, Tara Ferris; a great ball-handler and scorer, Sarah Stream; a great rebounder and scorer, Katie Wysocky; and a rebounding specialist, Danae Danen.
Coming off the bench at any time is Lisa Staehlin, who is great underneath; Alicia Schneider, the only senior; Lynn Giesler, another great inside player; and Angela Guisfredi, the local woman who, when she makes a three-point shot, we are nearly guaranteed a win.
Oh, and they have the GLIAC Coach of the Year, too, John Barnes.
They remind me of another sport on campus that has had post-season success.
The hockey Huskies have been away from the playoffs for awhile, but, their academics are impressive. (They also had enough injuries to fill a wing of a hospital.) They placed nine players on the WCHA all-Academic Team this year, which means a GPA above 3.0, including four at 3.5 or higher. I believe that's a more-important statistic, and I think John MacInnes would agree.
There are also some alumni events in the works:
A Huskies Pep Rally in San Antonio (with members from the infamous Michigan Tech Pep Band) is in the works for Wednesday at 2:30 pm CT should the Huskies advance to the semifinal game. Check the Michigan Tech Athletics home page http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/ for the results of Tuesday’s game and for pep rally details!
The quarter final games will be streamed live on NCAA.com and the Huskies Houghton fans will be watching the games together at a venue on campus. The semi final games will be televised on ESPNU and the championship on ESPN2.
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