Hoyt and Culy Earn Commissioner's Award

BAY CITY, Mich. - Michigan Tech senior Samantha Hoyt and junior Alex Culy each earned the Winter Meijer Commissioner’s Awards from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

“It is with great pleasure that I offer congratulations on behalf of the GLIAC to our 12 award winners,” stated GLIAC Commissioner Dell Robinson. “The accomplishments of the 12 student-athletes is a shining example of the future leaders and individuals who serve as change agents on our campuses. I would like thank Meijer for their continued support that allows the GLIAC to honor our top student-athletes.”

Hoyt (Arkansaw, Wis./Durand) earned Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Division II All-America Honorable Mention and Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team accolades. She averaged 16.6 points and earned All-GLIAC First Team, All-GLIAC Defensive Team and All-GLIAC All-Tournament Team accolades this season. She ranks in the top-10 in nine different categories in school history including seventh in career scoring (1,434 points) and first in single game scoring (37 points). She owns a 3.94 cumulative grade point average in mathematics.

Culy (Rice Lake, Wis.) was named to the GLIAC All-Defensive Team for the second straight season and helped the Huskies to the semifinals of the NCAA Midwest Regional. He averaged 6.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game and ranked fifth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.5). Culy earned Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-Region honors and graduated with a 3.85 cumulative grade point average in chemical engineering.

The awards, sponsored by Meijer, Incorporated, are presented after the fall, winter, and spring athletic seasons to six female and six male student-athletes who excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play. All grade point averages are based on a 4.0 scale.