Athletics Giving

Women's Basketball Giving Priorities

Dominican Republic Team Photo

Dominican Republic Trip

Hello Michigan Tech Women’s Basketball Supporters, 

We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous donation to Michigan Tech Women’s Basketball.  Because of the generosity of individuals like you, our team was able to have an unbelievable experience in the Dominican Republic this August.  Our team had the life-changing opportunity to give back to a small community. During this event we held a youth basketball clinic that our program donated gear and school supplies. We also learned a new culture and what it’s like to communicate where English is not the primary language. In the Dominican Republic the team took advantage of unique team bonding experiences through parasailing, snorkeling and ATV rides. We were also able to tour 3 Eyes National Park and The Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, which is the oldest Cathedral in the Americas.  

Thanks so much for making all this possible.  We appreciate your support!

Go Huskies!!!

Sam Hoyt

Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Michigan Technological University

"It is hard to put into words how impactful this trip was for our program. Traveling to a foreign country and seeing the world through another perspective brought us new experiences, which will provide deeper appreciation and individual growth. This unique and life changing experience allowed us to make lasting memories and create deeper bonds with teammates and coaches. The continued support from the Michigan Tech community is one of the best things about being a student athlete. Without the generosity of program supporters, this amazing opportunity would not have been possible"

Abbie Botz, Women's Basketball #12

Annual Giving

Unrestricted operating funds for Women’s Basketball where the needs are greatest. Funding for an international trip every four years with the next trip scheduled for 2023.

New Locker Room

The Women’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball teams share a locker room, the only sports teams required do that. Space is at a premium at the end of the volleyball season and the beginning of basketball season. Creating a designated locker room for each sport will enhance recruitment and improve the student-athlete experience.

Major Gift Opportunities

Contact Darcy Way, Advancement Officer, Michigan Tech Athletics, at 715-577-0642 or, to learn how you can make transformational gifts to the Women’s Basketball Program. 

Current Major Gift Needs

Head Coach Endowment Fund

A gift of $1 million establishes an endowment to supplement and/or cover the coach’s salary, to provide stability for the coaching position, and to enable the University to recruit and retain the very best coach. 

Program Endowment for Equipment

Your gift of $100,000 creates a sustainable funding source of annual income that may be used to purchase new equipment and/or replace equipment that has exceeded its useful life. This annual income also could be saved over a few years to fund a major equipment investment.