Practice is underway and the opening tip-off for the 2018-19 Michigan Tech women's basketball season is drawing near. The Huskies will enter a new era under first-year Head Coach Sam Hoyt.
Hoyt was named the ninth head coach of the Michigan Tech women's basketball program on May 29. She returns to Tech from the University of Sioux Falls, where she served as an assistant coach. Hoyt was a standout player for the Huskies, helping lead the program to the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship game as well as garnering multiple individual awards, including All-American honors.
The Huskies are picked to finish second this season in the GLIAC North Division the coaches' poll announced yesterday. Tech earned 50 points in the poll along with a pair of first-place votes, landing behind Northern Michigan, which tallied 60 points and 10 first-place votes.
Over in the South Division, Grand Valley State holds the No. 1 position with 58 points and seven first-place votes.
The Huskies will host an exhibition game against St. Norbert at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 27) in the SDC Wood Gym. Admission to the game is a cash or canned-goods donation to the Husky Food Access Network (Husky FAN).