MTU\’s Gilkerson Named All-American

HOUGHTON, Mich. – For the second straight year, Michigan Tech senior Ken Gilkerson was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Cross Country and Track Field Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He finished 10th in the 800-meter run in a school record time of 1:51.08 at the 2010 NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Gilkerson recently graduated with a 3.94 GPA in mechanical engineering.

The Brooklyn Park, Minn., native earned second-team honors this year after earning third-team honors a year ago. He was also the only student-athlete from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selected.

Other academic all-americans for the Huskies this year include, Katie Wysocky (women\’s basketball), Sarah Stream (women\’s basketball) and Eli Vlaisavljevich (at-large).

To be eligible for the district team student-athletes must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA and completed two semesters at the institution.