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.
Kim Cameron (School of Business and Economics alumna 05′) has been promoted to Michigan Tech’s head women’s basketball coach position, announced today by athletic director Suzanne Sanregret. Cameron, who spent the last five years as assistant coach helping the Huskies to 119 wins and two NCAA Elite Eight appearances, becomes the eighth head coach in the program’s 35-year history.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead a program that I have been a part of for nine years,” said Cameron. “I believe in this program and the foundation in was built on. I’m looking forward to continuing the great tradition of Michigan Tech women’s basketball.”
Cameron has coordinated the program’s recruiting, scouting and travel since she was named assistant coach prior to the 2005-06 season. Since then, the Huskies have won 76.8 percent of their games, claimed three Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division titles, advanced to the NCAA Tournament four times and cut down the nets for two NCAA Midwest Regional Championships.
“Kim has been a vital part of our success, and I have full confidence entrusting her with the program,” said Sanregret. “We’ve had 22 straight winning seasons in women’s basketball, and we wanted someone who is committed to the team’s time-tested values of discipline, hard work and academic success. I have no doubts Kim will continue the program in that direction.”
Cameron graduated from Michigan Tech in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. The Alpena, Mich., native earned four letters as a player for the Huskies from 2001-05, helping the squad to a 71-42 record in her four years and a trip to the NCAA Tournament as a senior.
“We’re really excited that Kim has agreed to take on this key responsibility,” said Michigan Tech president Glenn Mroz. “She’s been performing at a very high level as assistant coach, and she has experience in recruiting the best players in the league. The women on the team have a lot of respect for her and her coaching abilities. Most importantly, she knows how important academic achievement is to the players, parents and campus.”
Cameron begins her new duties with the women’s basketball program immediately. A search will be conducted for the now-vacant assistant coach position.