Archive for January, 2006
The Gustavus gymnastics team outscored the University of Wisconsin-Stout 171.60 to 166.975 to claim its second dual meet victory of the season. The Gusties were led by Christine Askham who finished first on the uneven bars (8.90), Nicole Gergen who finished first on the balance beam (8.90) and Danielle Abel who tied for first on the vault (9.35).
Gustavus Adolphus junior post player Bri Monahan (Hutchinson, Minn.) has been named MIAC co-women's basketball player of the week for the week ending Jan. 22, 2006. Monahan averaged 28.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in road wins over Saint Benedict and Hamline last week. She shares this week's honor with Concordia's Melanie Hageman. Monahan is the second Gustie to be honored this month, following sophomore guard Jess Vadnais (Jan. 10).
After guiding the Gustavus Adolphus men's soccer team to its most successful season in school history, head coach Larry Zelenz has been named the 2005 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Zelenz guided the Gusties to a 17-3-5 record, a share of the MIAC regular season title and a runner-up finish in the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championships last fall.
The Gustavus men's Nordic ski team continued its season Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21-22 by participating in the NorAm SuperTour event at Mount Itasca Ski Area near Coleraine, Minn. Senior Erich Ziegler recorded the top Gustie marks in both the freestyle and classic races, finishing 33rd in the classic (29:23.6) and 41st in the freestyle (25:41.4).
The Gustavus women's Nordic ski team continued its season Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21-22 by participating in the NorAm SuperTour event at Mount Itasca Ski Area near Coleraine, Minn. Senior Chandra Daw finished 15th in the classic (33:27.4) and 20th in the freestyle (29:59.5) to lead the Gusties.
Led by three individual runner-up finishes by sophomore Ben Hanson (Minnetonka, Minn.) and a trio of third-place finishes in relays, the Gustavus men's swimming and diving team finished second on Saturday at the Get to the Point Invitational in Stevens Point, Wis. The Gusties accumulated 680.5 points, finishing well behind men's champion Division II University of North Dakota, which picked up 968 points.
The Gustavus women's swimming and diving team picked up five top-eight finishes (two individual, three relay) en route to a fifth-place finish Saturday at the Get to the Point Invitational hosted by UW-Stevens Point. The University of North Dakota racked up 1073 points to take the team title, while the Gusties scored 284.5 points to finish 3.5 points ahead of sixth-place Minnesota State Mankato.
Led by a pair of goals each from senior Loren Havemeier and junior Jon Keseley, the Gustavus men's hockey team picked up a 5-3 victory in a penalty-filled affair with Saint Mary's on Saturday in Winona. The Gusties improve to 11-3-1 overall, 6-0-0 in the MIAC, while the Cardinals fall to 2-13-1 overall, 1-7-0 in the league. The teams were called for 28 penalties. Gustavus will face St. Olaf next weekend in a home-and-home series. The teams will play in Northfield on Friday and St. Peter on Saturday.
The Gustavus men's basketball team found itself in a position to win Saturday afternoon at Hamline, but a three-point attempt by Adam TeBrake fell by the wayside, enabling the Pipers to escape with a 67-65 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over the Gusties in St. Paul. The loss was the Gusties' first to Hamline since the 1994-95 season. Gustavus (12-4, 7-4 MIAC) travels to Moorhead on Wednesday to face Concordia.
The Gustavus women's hockey team defeated St. Mary's 10-0 at Don Roberts Ice Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties were led by freshman Mari Gunderson (Shoreview, Minn.) who had her second career hat trick. Gustavus extended its unbeaten streak to 13 games. The Gusties improve to 12-1-1 overall and 10-0-0 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. St. Mary's falls to 3-10-2 overall and 2-6-2 in the MIAC.