Press Box

Deanna Sutton Kreski
Deanna Sutton Kreski


MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame will induct four new members Saturday, April 24 in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. A social hour beginning at 6 p.m. will kick off the evening which will then be followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. The NMU Sports Hall of Fame ceremony is being held in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Awards Banquet.
One of the new members of the NMU Sports Hall of Fame is Deanna Sutton Kreski. Kreski lettered in basketball twice as she was named the team’s MVP after her senior season (1991-92). A two-time All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) selection, Kreski was a second team selection for the 1990-91 season and a first team pick for the 1991-92 season.   Kreski was named the GLIAC Player of the Year for the 1991-92 season and was also an honorable mention All-America selection.  She scored 1,138 points and pulled down 712 rebounds during her NMU career.   Her season rebound totals of 403 and 309 respectively are still two of the top rebounding totals for a season.
“Deanna is probably one of the most dominating players I have ever seen in the GLIAC, over the many years I have been watching. Which is probably about 30 years,” said Troy Mattson, the head women’s basketball coach at NMU.    “Her size, athleticism, understanding on how to play the game the right way her will to win. Deanna had the combination of being able to score, rebound and be an incredible intimidator on the defensive end. She was the focal point in the post. Deanna was one of the most dominating post players I have ever seen.”      
Tickets are available for the evening at $20 for adults and $15 for students at the NMU Superior Dome Ticket Office or by calling 906-227-1032.
The banquet is sponsored in part by Superior Oasis and Downtown EyeCare.
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director