2 Michigan Tech Women's Basketball Players Gain Academic All-America Status

By Jennifer Donovan | Published

Katie Wysocky, women's basketball player and Academic All-American
Katie Wysocky, women's basketball player and Academic All-American

Michigan Tech women's basketball players Katie Wysocky (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) and Sarah Stream (Ishpeming) were named 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Wysocky garnered first-team honors while Stream was selected to the third team in the College Division, which encompasses all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, III and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) institutions in the country.

Wysocky is the 2009-10 Preseason Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Player of the Year and a six-time GLIAC Player of the Week. The 6-foot tall senior forward leads the team in points (17.2 per game), rebounds (11.8 per game), field goal percentage (58.8) and steals (43). She is the school's all-time leading rebounder with 1,141 and is second on Tech's all-time scoring list at 1,763 points. The 2009 All-America Third Team selection also boasts a 3.89 cumulative grade point average in business administration with a concentration in finance.

Stream is a three-time All-GLIAC performer who averages 9.4 points and 4.0 assists for the Huskies. The 5-foot seven senior point guard leads the GLIAC and ranks third in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio after finishing second in NCAA Division II in that category a year ago. Stream has amassed 423 career assists, which is just 16 short of the school record of 439. Having already gained a bachelor's degree in exercise science with a 4.0 GPA, Stream possesses a 4.0 GPA as a graduate student in biological sciences.

"I'm extremely proud of both of them," said head coach John Barnes. "It's very rewarding when they can not only be so successful and recognized for their work on the court but more importantly for their work in the classroom."

Wysocky and Stream are the first Academic All-Americans in women's basketball history and the school's fifth and sixth in any sport over the last three years. Michigan Tech has had 32 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans all-time, with 16 of those coming since 2000.

"These awards are a result of Katie and Sarah's commitment to both academics and athletics," said Tech's Athletic Director Suzanne Sanregret. "I'm really proud of the way they've represented the entire university and community."

The nation's sports information directors voted on the Academic All-Americans. To be nominated, student-athletes must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average. No athletes are eligible until they have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their current institution.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.