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Thank you for your interest in Michigan Tech Cross Country and Track and Field.  Below you will find information about the sort of student-athletes we are looking to recruit, as well as the general process of becoming a Husky. Please contact Grad. Assistant Coach Dylan Gaines (dcgaines@mtu.edu) with any questions.

What we are looking for in a prospective student-athlete:

Academics

  • Strong GPA

  • Advanced classes

  • Good test scores

  • A focus that matches the academic programs available at Michigan Tech

Athletic capability

  • Ability to compete at the high end of NCAA Division II level.

  • Potential to develop throughout your collegiate career

  • General athleticism

  • Grit and tenacity

We are primarily interested in having recruiting conversations with athletes that have achieved results around the following marks. Please note that we are not currently recruiting for Long Jump, Triple Jump, or High Jump:

Event

Women

Men

100

12.75

11.30

200

26.50

23.00

400

1:00.00

51.50

800

2:20.00

1:58.00

1600

5:18.00

4:35.00

3200

11:25.00

9:50.00

3 mile

18:50.00

15:45.00

5K

19:30.00

16:15.00

110/100 Hurdles

16.00

15.90

300 Hurdles

48.00

41.00

Pole Vault

10'6"

13’6”

Ability to contribute to a positive team environment

  • Makes teammates better

  • Leadership qualities

  • Self-Sufficient / Good time management

  • Personality

  • Passionate about and committed to the sport

Good fit for Michigan Tech

  • Michigan Tech offers the desired area of study

  • Comfortable in Houghton, MI (All four seasons, lots of snow, small town)

  • Interest level - has submitted an application, scheduled a visit, and maintains contact with coaching staff through the recruiting process

The Recruiting Process at Michigan Tech

  1. If the above description of a prospective student-athlete describes you, fill out the recruiting questionnaire https://forms.gle/d9vNDkFVhWW4GHCz9.

  2. Once we receive the completed questionnaire a member of our coaching staff will reach out to you via email

  3. If you haven’t already, complete and submit your application to Michigan Tech.  It’s free and fast! https://www.mtu.edu/admissions/apply

  4. If you haven’t already, submit your application to the NCAA Eligibility Center.  This is needed to compete at any NCAA institution:  https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3

  5. Keep the coaching staff informed as your season progresses.

  6. Important dates to keep in mind:

    • First possible recruiting contact: June 15 preceding Junior year of HS

    • Fall early signing period begins: November

    • MTU XC/TF scholarship distribution begins: March

    • XC/TF roster finalized: Early May