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Michigan Tech Names Gonzalez
Head Volleyball Coach
|by Wes Frahm, director of athletic
Michigan Tech Director of Athletics Suzanne Sanregret
announced Wednesday the hiring of 17-year coaching
veteran Orlando Gonzalez as the volleyball program's
sixth head coach. Gonzalez, whose wide array of
experience in coaching includes NCAA Divisions I and
II, high school and club, will officially begin his
duties Friday, Aug. 7.
Gonzalez spent last season as an assistant volleyball
coach at Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference member Northwood University, where he
helped the Timberwolves to a GLIAC South Division
Championship and NCAA Tournament berth.
From 2005 to 2007, Gonzalez was the head coach at NCAA
Division I Rutgers University in New Jersey. He
mentored one All-Big East player, and his teams posted
the second-highest grade point average in the athletic
The Kalamazoo native spent nearly 10 years as head
coach and regional coordinator for USA Michigan
Volleyball, an elite high-school-level club. His
squads consistently qualified for nationals, and
Gonzalez was the only coach ever to win the East Coast
Championship twice (in 1998 and 2003). He also had
nearly 50 of his athletes earn NCAA Division I
"We are thrilled to have a coach with the credentials
that Orlando brings to Michigan Tech," said Sanregret.
"He is an experienced recruiter, he's familiar with
the GLIAC, and he has been successful.
"We will look forward to the continued success of our
program under Orlando's leadership."
In addition to his coaching background, Gonzalez has
experience as a camp director and instructor, clinic
speaker and college admissions counselor. He is a
graduate of Michigan State University, with degrees in
communication and advertising.
"My family and I want to extend our gratitude to
Suzanne and Michigan Tech for the opportunity," said
Gonzalez. "I am excited to take over the program and
push it to the elite status everyone knows it's
"I'm ready to get started and really looking forward
to the upcoming season and the future of Michigan Tech
Michigan Tech volleyball practice begins Monday, Aug.
10, with 12 players returning for the 35th season of
intercollegiate competition. Tech's season opener will
be played in Marquette on Aug. 28 vs. University of
Michigan Tech Picked Third in
GLIAC Preseason Football Poll
by Wes Frahm, director of athletic communications
August 4, 2009
The 2009 Michigan Tech football team has earned its highest Great
Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll
ranking in program history. The Huskies appear at third in the
poll, which was released in conjunction with Monday's GLIAC Media
Tech trailed only Grand Valley State (first, 121 points) and
Ashland (second, 107), both of which earned trips to the NCAA
Playoffs last year. The Huskies tallied 94 points in the poll.
Wayne State and Saginaw Valley State were ranked fourth and fifth,
respectively. Hillsdale, Ferris State, Indianapolis, Findlay,
Northern Michigan, Northwood and Tiffin rounded out the poll in
Michigan Tech has been picked higher than fifth in the league's
preseason poll only once in school history--a fourth-place showing
in 2005 when the team was coming off a GLIAC Championship campaign
Head coach Tom Kearly has 19 of 24 starters returning from last
year's team, which went 8-3 and finished third in the conference.
"It's nice that the other coaches in the league respect us enough
to vote us third," said Kearly, who owns a 20-12 record in three
seasons as head coach. "Expectations are high for this team, but
we know we have our work cut out for us--especially with our early
Michigan Tech opens its season Sept. 5 at Hillsdale. The Huskies
also have games against the league's top-two-ranked teams in
Ashland (Sept. 12) and Grand Valley State (Sept. 26) in the first
four weeks of the season.
From Head Volleyball Coach Position
| by Ian Marks, assistant director of athletic
Houghton - July 14, 2009
Michigan Tech athletic director Suzanne Sanregret announced today that
head volleyball coach Krista Mikesch has resigned, effective
immediately. Mikesch posted a 137-165 overall record during her 11
seasons as head coach after spending the previous two seasons as an
assistant coach with the program. She also led the team to two NCAA
Tournament appearances, in 2006 and 2008.
"I would like to thank everyone at Michigan Tech, including my
players, the athletic department staff and the University community,
for making my time at Tech a truly memorable experience," said Mikesch,
a 1997 graduate of Michigan Tech. "I will forever be a Husky, and I
will always consider the people of Michigan Tech as my family. I feel
that at this time it is best for me to explore opportunities outside
of the game of volleyball."
Last season--her most successful--she led the team to a 19-11 overall
record and a birth in the NCAA Tournament. She has coached 20 All-GLIAC
nominees, two all-region selections and one all-American. Mikesch was
also a strong supporter of academics, with 70 athletes earning GLIAC
"I would like to thank Krista for all of the hard work she has put in
to make the volleyball team competitive at the national level," said
athletic director Suzanne Sanregret. "We will definitely miss her but
wish her well in the future."
A national search is under way for her replacement.
As a student-athlete at Tech, Mikesch was a four-time All-Great Lakes
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection and helped the team to
its first four NCAA Tournament appearances in school history. She was
named the Terry Wilson Award winner as the school's freshman female
student-athlete of the year. As a sophomore, she earned First-Team
All-America honors and led the team to its only GLIAC regular season
title in school history.
She was also named the Raymond L. Smith Award winner her senior year,
as the school's top senior female student-athlete. Mikesch still holds
two school records, assists in a career (5,093) and assists in a
season (1,412), set in 1995.
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|Women's Basketball Team Ranked Fourth
|by Ian Marks, assistant director of athletic
Houghton - July 14, 2009
For the third straight year, the Michigan Tech women's basketball team
boasts one of the nation's top four team grade point averages. The
Huskies ranked fourth in the country with a 3.635 GPA according to the
Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) 2008-09 Academic Top 25
Team Honor Roll. Tech was second a year ago and fourth in 2006-07.
St. Thomas Aquinas College ranked first at 3.694--less than
six-hundredths of a point ahead of Michigan Tech.
"I'm once again very proud to be associated with this team," said head
coach John Barnes, who wrapped up his sixth year at Tech in 2008-09.
"Their work ethic has been tremendous, and it shows in their
accomplishments both on the court and in the classroom."
Michigan Tech advanced to the 2009 NCAA Division II Elite Eight last
March after winning a second straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference championship. The Huskies wrapped up the year with
a 27-7 record.
Grade point averages are calculated by dividing the total number of
quality points earned by each student-athlete on an institution's
roster in the given academic terms by the total number of hours earned
by the team. The GPAs are rounded to the nearest thousandth of a
Tech is one of four GLIAC schools (Ashland, Findlay and Northwood are
the others) on the Academic Top 25 Honor Roll. The only other NCAA
Elite Eight team on the list is West Texas A&M.
Michigan Tech Wins Inaugural
GLIAC Sportsmanship Award
|by Ian Marks, assistant director of athletic communications
Houghton - July 13, 2009
Michigan Tech received the inaugural Great Lakes Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Award during the league's recent
executive council meeting. The award honors the institution in the
GLIAC whose student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans best
display sportsmanship toward visiting teams.
Coaches in each of the league's sports where there is a round robin
schedule ranked their top three choices to receive the award. Despite
having only six of the GLIAC's 10 round robin schedule sports,
Michigan Tech came out on top.
"I would like to commend Michigan Tech for winning the sportsmanship
award," said first-year GLIAC commissioner Dell Robinson.
"Sportsmanship is one of the marquee principles of intercollegiate
athletics and the GLIAC. The award exemplifies total alignment with
the Division II philosophy and attributes. It allows Michigan Tech
athletics to be a shining example for the GLIAC and throughout the
The GLIAC Sportsmanship Award is accompanied by a $1,000 award for the
"I'm very proud of our athletics department and university," said
Director of Athletics Suzanne Sanregret. "We make a conscious effort
to treat all opposing teams and visitors well, and it's nice to be
recognized for it."
Athletics Names Five
Major Award Winners
|by Wes Frahm, director of athletic communications
- May 28, 2009
Michigan Tech athletics has named its major award winners from
the 2008-09 season. Jen Jung (Andover, Minn.) and Keith White
(Rhinelander, Wis.) were named Raymond L. Smith Award winners as
the school's outstanding senior female and male student-athletes
of the year. Petter Sjulstad (Krokstadelva, Norway) and Molly
Wiltzius (Kingsford) both earned the Terry Wilson Awards as the
top freshman student-athletes. Mike VanWagner (Traverse City)
was selected as the department's Rick Webster "SISU" Award
Jung earned All-America honorable mention accolades from the
American Volleyball Coaches Association last fall after she
recorded 148 blocks--third-most in the nation. The four-time
All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection
finished her career with a school-record 569 blocks. She helped
Tech to two NCAA Tournament appearances during her four years as
White finished a stellar football career as Tech's all-time
leader in receiving yards with 2,377. The team co-captain posted
63 catches for 944 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior en
route to being named Academic All-America First Team. In
addition to his receiving yards record, White ranks second
all-time in receptions (146) and receiving touchdowns (22).
Sjulstad, a native of Norway, skied his way to the NCAA National
Championships as a rookie. He was an All-Central Collegiate
Skiing Association performer as well as an all-region honoree.
Sjulstad won a NCAA Central Region qualifying race at Mt. Itasca
and turned in the program's best-ever finish at a US Nationals
event by placing eighth in a sprint race.
Wiltzius, a member of the track and field team, set the school
record in the discus as a freshman. Her throw of 139 feet, four
inches was nearly 18 feet better than the previous record holder
(Mary Lou Lund, 121-4.75). Wiltzius placed fourth at the GLIAC
Championships, the highest by any Tech athlete.
The "SISU" Award is a special honor bestowed upon an individual
associated with athletics at Michigan Tech who has overcome
adversity, exhibited courage through difficult situations,
performed with pain/injury or performed admirably after
recovering from a severe injury. The word "SISU" comes from the
Finnish language, meaning "guts," and was exemplified through
the perseverance of Rick Webster, who was paralyzed during the
spring football game on April 4, 1974. Webster's bravery and
determination allowed him to complete his degree and
successfully find employment despite his handicap.
VanWagner was the definition of guts in 2008-09, as he played
through extreme pain. The hockey defenseman battled hip injuries
and a broken rib to take the ice in 24 games for the Huskies. He
tallied one assist on the year.
Michigan Tech's major award winners will be recognized formally
at a football halftime ceremony in the fall.
Finlandia Softball Standouts
|HANCOCK, MI Ė May 17, 2009
The Association of Division III
Independents announced the 2009 All-Independent Softball Teams
On the First Team were Finlandia University Lions freshman pitcher
Tiffany Coppens (Placentia, Calif.) and senior first baseman Jamie
Bellinger (Coleman, Mich.).
On the Second Team were Finlandia University catcher senior Amy
Bellinger (Coleman, Mich.) and utility player freshman Shannon
Miller (Banks, Ore.).
Softball coaches at member institutions of the Association of
Division III Independents selected the award recipients. More
information about the Association is available at
For additional information about the womenís softball program at
Finlandia University, call Curtis Wittenberg, sports information
director, at 906-487-7214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiffany Coppens is Independents
Softball Player of the Week
|Hancock - April 28, 2009
Tiffany Coppens is Softball Player of the Week
Finlandia University freshman pitcher Tiffany Coppens
(Placentia, Calif.) has been named the Association of Division III
Independents softball Player of the Week for the week of April 27,
In two weekend games versus Mount Mary College and North Central
University, Coppens pitched eight innings of scoreless softball,
including a five-inning perfect game.
In the perfect game, she struck out seven and went 2-for-3 from the
plate with two RBI. She totaled 13 strike outs on the week and
allowed just one hit as she claimed both victories.
For additional information about the women's softball program at
Finlandia University, please contact head softball coach Shawn
Hendrickson at 906-487-7525 or email@example.com.
|Hancock - April 20, 2009
Joe Burcar, Finlandia University head men's hockey coach since
2000, is ecstatic that the winner of the MCHA Harris Cup will now
officially advance to the NCAA Tournament field and compete for
the national championship.
The NCAA notified MCHA Commissioner Terry Brand Tuesday that what
the league has been long-hoping for is now official. The NCAA has
granted the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association an automatic
qualifier (AQ) waiver for the winner of the league tournament
starting next season.
"This completes a multi-year effort to achieve this," Brand said.
"Our coaches are elated with the fact that they can tell a recruit
he is guaranteed a chance to compete in the NCAA Championship."
"This is great news for Finlandia and Division III college
hockey," agreed head hockey coach Joe Burcar.
"The AQ waiver offers an exciting opportunity for Finlandia
student-athletes to challenge for the 2010 NCAA Championship,"
Burcar said. "We are now on an even playing field with all the
other NCAA Division III teams that are members of conferences with
The Finlandia University men's ice hockey program was established
in 1999. It joined the MCHA in 2004-05.
For additional information about the Finlandia University men's
hockey program, please contact Coach Burcar at 906-487-7316 or
Coach of the Year
|Houghton - March 31,
By Ian Marks, assistant
director, Athletic Communications
|Michigan Tech Nordic
ski coach Joe Haggenmiller was named
men's coach of the year for both the
Central Collegiate Ski Association
and the NCAA Central Region. This is
the first time that he has won the
Haggenmiller had three male skiers
earn All-CCSA honors and seven
skiers earn All-NCAA Central Region
honors this season. The team also
sent the maximum of three male
skiers to the 2009 NCAA Skiing
Championships, including junior
Jesse Lang, who became the first
male skier at Tech to earn NCAA
All-American honors with his
eighth-place finish in the
"It is an honor," Haggenmiller said
of the recognition. "It was a really
fun year to coach. Our men's team
had a very good crop of new athletes
come in to mix with our veterans.
Our group, which is very big by NCAA
skiing standards, really worked well
together to help each other be
He singled out "a great support
staff," in particular new assistant
coach Jason Cork, graduate assistant
technician Ryan Tervo and some
volunteer technicians. "They helped
our athletes to really step up the
level of skiing for our program."
Haggenmiller was pleased that his
skiers were "very competitive"
against rival Northern Michigan
University, which he called "a big
Haggenmiller is proud but not
complacent. "I hope we can continue
this upward trend. We have room for
Sartin Hired as Football Offensive Line
|Houghton - March 27,
by Wes Frahm, director of athletic
Michigan Tech head football coach Tom
Kearly has announced the hiring of David
Sartin as the program's offensive line
coach. Sartin, who spent the last three
years as an assistant at Grand Valley
State, replaces Butch Barry.
Sartin was offensive graduate assistant
at GVSU during three Great Lakes
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
championships and three trips to the
NCAA Tournament. The Lakers won the 2006
national title and were semifinalists in
Prior to his stint in Allendale, Sartin
served as offensive line coach for four
seasons at North Park University, an
NCAA Division III institution in
Chicago. Before that, he worked at
Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, for
As a student-athlete, Sartin was a part
of three national championships at
Division III Mount Union College in
Alliance, Ohio. He was a two-time
letterman as an offensive tackle. He
began his coaching career there as a
student and gained his degree in
physical education and health in 2008.
Sartin begins his duties immediately.
Erik Ieuter, who has been serving as
Michigan Tech's wide receivers coach and
special teams coordinator, has been
promoted to offensive coordinator.
Michigan Tech, which is coming off an
8-3 season last fall, begins spring
practice Friday, March 27. Three weeks
of drills will culminate in the annual
spring game, to be played at Sherman
Field Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m.
6. Name the New Library Coffee Shop and
Get Free Coffee for Life
Name suggestions are still being taken
for the new coffee shop in the J. R. Van
Pelt and Opie Library. Participants in
this year's Best Kept Secrets Sampler,
"Mystery on MacInnes Drive," offered
some suggestions during their tour stop,
but Dining Services would like to hear
more suggestions. Bob Hiltunen, general
manager of dining operations, will keep
the naming contest open until Friday,
April 3. Email your coffee shop name
suggestions to him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The winner of the naming contest will
receive one free cup of coffee per week
Iron Mountain's Carlye Buchcuski
Joins Finlandia Soccer Roster
|March 27, 2009
HANCOCK, MI - The Finlandia
University women's soccer team
has received a commitment from
Carlye Buchcuski, a 5'7"
goalkeeper from Iron Mountain,
Mich., to attend and play for
the Lions beginning in the fall
semester of the 2009 season,
Head Soccer Coach Matt Griffith
Buchcuski will graduate from
Iron Mountain High School this
June. She has been a member of
the Ashwaubenon Storm Club
Soccer team for the last three
years. Along with soccer,
Buchcuski participated in
volleyball, basketball, and
track at Iron Mountain High
In 2008, she was nominated for
the Wendy's High School Heisman
Award, which recognizes the top
citizen-scholar-athletes in the
"Carlye will be a great addition
to the women's soccer program
here at Finlandia," predicts
Coach Griffith. "She has a solid
instinct which adds to her
already quick reaction time when
stopping shots. Her work ethic,
determination, and a great
attitude will make an immediate
impact for us here at
For additional information,
please contact Coach Griffith at
906-487-7326 or email@example.com.
Note: Buchcuski is pronounced
Tincknell, Jodi Riutta
Named to 2009
|Hancock - March 19, 2009
HANCOCK, MI Ė Finlandia Universityís Ally Tincknell (pictured
above right) has been
named to the 2009 Association of Division III Independents
Womenís Basketball First Team. Tincknell is a junior
forward/center from Negaunee, Mich.
Finlandia junior forward Jodi Riutta, Houghton, Mich., was named
to the 2009 Independents Honorable Mention Team.
Joining Tincknell on the first team are Kayleigh Calandri,
University of California, Santa Cruz; Erica Davis, University of
Maine, Presque Isle; Cara Sczepanski, University of Dallas;
Jordan Osley, Mount Mary College; and Lauren Kamiyama, Chapman
The All-Independent Womenís Basketball teams were selected by
the womenís basketball coaches from AD3I member schools.
For additional information about the womenís basketball program
at Finlandia University, please contact head womenís basketball
coach, Curtis Wittenberg, at 906-487-7214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Association of Division III Independents consists of 17
Division III independent institutions that have joined together
to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and
to provide exempted postseason championship competition in nine
sports in 2008-09. The Association recognizes outstanding
athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly,
monthly and annual basis. The Association provides statistical
services for its members in seven sports. In addition, it also
will announce All-Independent teams at the conclusion of eight
other sports this year. More information about the Association
of Division III Independents is available at
HANCOCK, MI Ė Date: March
Finlandia Universityís Tyler
Gordon, who led the
Association of Division III
Independents in scoring this
season, headlines the 2009
Basketball teams as Player
of the Year.
Gordon, a junior guard from
Red Cliff, Wis., averaged a
league-leading 23.4 points
per game and 4.6 steals per
game. He ranked third with
3.6 assists per game and
pulled down an average of
5.5 rebounds per contest. He
shot 46 percent from the
field, 72 percent from the
line, and 38 percent from
the three-point line.
Joining Gordon on the first
team are Ryan Matsuoka,
University of California,
Santa Cruz; Dylan Aylward,
University; Billy Harrison,
Lancaster Bible College;
Jeff Pritchard, University
of Dallas; and Justin Riley,
On the 2009 Independents
Second Team is Finlandia
junior forward Eric Bresette,
Red Cliff, Wisc. On the
Third Team is Finlandia
freshman guard Keith Arnold,
The All-Independent Menís
Basketball teams were
selected by the menís
basketball coaches from AD3I
For additional information
about the menís basketball
program at Finlandia
University, please contact
head menís basketball coach,
Charlie Kemppainen, at
The Association of Division
III Independents consists of
17 Division III independent
institutions that have
joined together to recognize
and to provide exempted
competition in nine sports
in 2008-09. The Association
athletic achievements of its
student-athletes on a
weekly, monthly and annual
basis. The Association
services for its members in
seven sports. In addition,
it also will announce
All-Independent teams at the
conclusion of eight other
sports this year. More
information about the
Association of Division III
Independents is available at
Huskies Women's Basketball
Competes in NCAA Midwest Regional
by Wes Frahm, director of athletic
Michigan Tech -
March 9, 2009
The women's basketball team has
earned the No. 4 seed in the NCAA
Midwest Regional Tournament at
Northern Kentucky University. The
Huskies will face Great Lakes
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
foe and No. 5-seeded Northwood
Friday, March 13, at 8:30 p.m. in
first round of the tournament at
Highland Heights, Ky.
Tech and Northwood are two of four
regional qualifiers from the GLIAC.
Grand Valley State received the No.
8 seed and will face host and
top-seeded Northern Kentucky.
Hillsdale is the No. 2 seed with a
matchup against Indianapolis. NKU
and UIndy are from the Great Lakes
Valley Conference, as are No. 3
Quincy and No. 6 Drury.
Michigan Tech, which owns a 24-6
record, has qualified for the NCAA
Tournament two straight years and
four times in the last five seasons.
The full schedule of games follows:
Regional First Round--Friday, March
* Game 1. Quincy (26-4) vs. Drury
* Game 2. Hillsdale (27-3) vs.
Indianapolis (22-9), 2:30 p.m.
* Game 3: Northern Kentucky (28-2)
vs. Grand Valley State (20-9), 6
* Game 4: Michigan Tech (24-6) vs.
Northwood (21-7), 8:30 p.m.
Regional Semifinals--Saturday, March
* Semifinal 1: Game 3 winner vs.
Game 4 winner, 6 p.m.
* Semifinal 2: Game 1 winner vs.
Game 2 winner, 8:30 p.m.
Regional Championship--Monday, March
Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2
winner, 7 p.m.
XIII Division II Basketball Tournament
|Mach 3, 2009
Congratulations Lady Samsons! Back to back Region XIII Womens's
Region Basketball Champions!!!
WOMENíS BASKETBALL, NJCAA
DISTRICT F, REGION XIII vs. Region XVI Championship Game to be
at Gogebic Community College Ironwood, Michigan
McIntosh Earns All-Conference
HANCOCK, MI - March 3,
The Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA) has announced its
End-of-Season Awards. Finlandia University men's hockey team
student-athletes have received 14 of the league's 2008-09 awards.
Junior defenseman Quinn McIntosh of Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan, is one
only of 12 league players to receive the 2008-09 MCHA All-Conference
Freshman forward James Neitsch of West Bank, British Columbia, is
one of only seven league players to make this year's MCHA
above - James Neitsch
above - Quinn McIntosh
|Twelve Finlandia men are included on the 2008-09
MCHA All-Academic Team. The sophomores (with hometown and major) are
Jim Brey (Hancock, Mich., business), Ryan Donovan (Pinckney, Mich.,
liberal studies), Dan Grille (Wallace, Mich., liberal studies), and
Matt Wylie (Eagan, Minn., Business)
The juniors are Quinn McIntosh (Luck Lake, SK, Canada, business),
Eric Schultz (Strasbourg, SK, Canada, business), Bryan Solander
(Marquette, Mich., elementary education), and Brandon VanAcker
(Lincoln Park, Mich., liberal studies)
The seniors are CJ Fisher (Yakima, Wash., business), Matt Krueger
(Pewaukee, Wis., business), Tiger Marcotte (L'Anse, Mich., nursing),
and Blake Miller (Hancock, Mich., business).
Matt Krueger and Bryan Solander are two-time members of the MCHA
Tiger Marcotte, Blake Miller, and Brandon VanAcker are three-time
members of the MCHA All-Academic Team.
For additional information, please contact Joe Burcar, Finlandia
head men's hockey coach, at 487-7316.
Soccer Clinic Saturday,
HANCOCK, MI - Youth ages
eight to 18 are invited
to take part in a soccer
February 28, 2009, at
the Finlandia University
Paavo Nurmi Athletic
Ages 8 to 11 will meet
from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.;
ages 12 to 18 will meet
from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.
The clinic is designed
to teach the basics of
the game, including
footwork, ball control,
players will have the
opportunity to work
one-on-one with the
The clinic will be
instructed by Matt
head men's and women's
soccer coach, and
should bring indoor
soccer shoes or gym
shoes, and a water
bottle. Size 5 soccer
balls will be provided.
The cost for the clinic
is $20.00 for youth ages
eight to 11, and $25.00
for ages 12 to 18.
information and a
please contact Matt
Griffith, Finlandia head
soccer coach, at
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NCHA All-Academic Team
|HANCOCK, MI - February
Four Finlandia University
women's hockey team members
have been named to the 2009
Northern Collegiate Hockey
They are junior nursing
major, goalie Annika
Danielson (Cokato, MN) with
a 3.26 GPA; junior nursing
major, forward Emily Conrad
(Marquette, MI) with a 3.6
GPA; senior art and design
major, defenseman Chaslyn
Duffek (Houghton, MI) with a
3.3 GPA; and junior
elementary education major,
defenseman Jessica Jones,
(Winnipeg, MB) with a 3.3
For additional information,
please contact Heather
Reinke, Finlandia head
women's hockey coach, at
Four Nordic-Ski Huskies
Named to All-CCSA Team
|by Ian Marks, assistant
director of athletic
Houghton - February 28, 2009
Michigan Tech junior Elizabeth
Quinley was named to the Central
Collegiate Ski Association first
team, while three other skiers,
junior Jesse Lang, junior Oskar
Lund and freshman Petter
Sjulstad, were named to the
second team. Skiers were
selected based upon total points
earned during five races, with
the top five scorers selected to
the first team and the next five
named to the second team.
"This is a big honor for these
student-athletes," said head
coach Joe Haggenmiller. "To
qualify, a skier has to post
solid results as well as be
consistent throughout the
This year marks the third time
that Lang was named to the team.
He was a first-team selection
during his freshman season in
2007. This year marks the first
time the other three skiers were
named to the team.
The Michigan Tech Nordic Ski
Team will compete at the NCAA
Central Regional Championship at
the Michigan Tech Nordic
Training Center Feb. 28-March 1.
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