After working hard in practice all week and studying game film as well as scouting reports, the only thing more rewarding for an athlete than winning on Thursday and Saturday is being awarded Player of the Week Honors on Monday. Senior forward Lindsey Lindstrom has been a member of Michigan Tech’s women’s basketball team for five years including her redshirt season in 2007-08. A key member in the team’s run to the Division II National Championship game just one year ago; Lindsey has been an important factor in the Huskies balanced scoring attack during her tenure as well as being the team’s premier defender.
In recognition of her efforts this last week Lindsey was named the GLIAC North Player of the Week, after helping lead the team to a perfect 2-0 record last week with wins over Ohio Dominican and Tiffin. For the week, Lindstrom averaged 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 62.5 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from three-point range. In the win over Ohio Dominican, Lindstrom grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and also added four points and four assists. She then posted a career-high 21 points and added three rebounds and three assists against ODU.
Lindstrom’s hard work does not stop when she steps off of the hardwood. She is a Marketing major within the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Tech where she has maintained a 3.44 grade point average despite her commitments to the basketball team. Coordinator of Academic Services, Brad Wagner says, “Like many athletes at Michigan Tech, Lindsey shows tremendous dedication to achieving objectives. She knows how to get the job done and carries herself in a professional, mature fashion. As anyone who knows her can attest, she is very pleasant to be around.”
We wish the Michigan Tech Huskies all the best luck as they progress through their conference schedule and into the tournament season.
Congratulations to the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basetball National Runner-Up! What a fantastic season! Special accolades go out to coach Kim Cameron, Lucy Dernovsek, Lindsey Lindstrom, and Lisa Staehlin; all past or present representatives from the School of Business and Economics.
Our lady huskies have also collected a number of awards from the GLIAC this season. Kim Cameron was named GLIAC Coach of the Year. In addition to Cameron, Dernovsek, Lindstrom, and Staehlin earned recognition from the conference on All-GLIAC teams. We’re proud of you lady huskies! Congratulations again!
A tribute and welcome home:
More season highlights from Tech Today:
Lucy Dernovsek (Holcombe, Wis./Lake Holcombe) earned All-GLIAC North Division First Team accolades. Lisa Staehlin (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) was named to the All-GLIAC North Division Second Team. Staehlin and Lindsey Lindstrom (Superior, Wis.) garnered GLIAC North Division All-Defensive Team accolades.
Cameron has coached the Huskies to a 24-2 record, a No. 5 national ranking and a No. 1 regional ranking in her first season at the helm of the program. The Alpena native took over an inexperienced group of players that had started just 12 games between them and led the group to the program’s fourth straight GLIAC North Division title and 11 GLIAC crowns overall. Tech compiled an 18-1 GLIAC record, tying the school record for fewest league losses.
Dernovsek leads the Huskies in scoring (11.9 points per game) and rebounding (8.3 per game). One of the best all-around players in the league, Dernovsek ranks among the GLIAC leaders in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, 3-point percentage, assists and blocks.
Staehlin averages 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds for the Huskies. She has four 20-point games this season and ranks second in the GLIAC in field goal shooting at 59.5 percent.
Lindstrom has guarded opponent’s top player all season and is a big reason the Huskies lead the league in both scoring defense (53.5) and field goal percentage defense (34.3). The 6-0 forward also averages 8.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.