Archive for May, 2008
Gustavus softball player Rachael Click, a junior shortstop from Rochester, Minn. (Mayo HS), has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-America Team. Click, a First Team selection this year, was a Third Team selection last year as a sophomore.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference baseball coaches recently released their post-season awards and Gustavus Adolphus College seniors Pat Siering (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Robby Wiens (Burnsville, Minn.) were recognized with awards. Siering, a first baseman, was named to the All-Conference Team for the second consecutive year, while Wiens, an outfielder, was named to the Sportsmanship Team.
Gustavus junior Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) won the javelin title at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships with a school and conference record effort of 174 feet, 5 inches on Saturday afternoon. Brown, who won the national javelin title in 2006 and finished second in 2007, qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials with her winning effort. She is the first Gustavus student-athlete to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials in track and field.
Gustavus sophomore Kaelene Lundstrum (Bird Island, Minn.) finished second in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Championships taking place at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. Lundstrum, who led through five of the seven events, was edged by Amy Reed of Messiah College with 5,111 points. Lundstrum's total of 4,762 points shattered her own Gustavus mark of 4,430 points, while also breaking the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference mark of 4,668 points.
Sophomore Kaelene Lundstrum turned in a strong first day and sits in first place in the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships taking place at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. Lundstrum won the high jump (5-6) and shot put (41-1) and sits in first place with 3,015 points. She is 75 points ahead of Lindsay Lange of Hope College (2,940). Senior Shanna Dawson finished 13th in the pole vault at a height of 11-4 1/2.
Kaelene Lundstrum, Lisa Brown, Shanna Dawson Selected To Participate in NCAA Track and Field Championships
Three members of the Gustavus women's track and field team have been selected to participate in the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships which will be held May 22-24 at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. That group includes junior Lisa Brown, sophomore Kaelene Lundstrum, and senior Shanna Dawson. Brown will be making her third consecutive appearance at the national outdoor meet, while Lundstrum and Dawson will be making their first appearance.
Gustavus Adolphus College women's golf coach Scott Moe has been named the Division III National Coach of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association. Moe guided the Gusties to a sixth place finish at the NCAA Championships in Waverly, Iowa. This is the second time that he has been honored as the National Coach of the Year, as he was named the men's golf National Coach of the Year in 2004.
Brittany Berckes and Alicia Menezes of Amherst College successfully defended their 2007 NCAA Doubles Title by defeating Kristin Cobb and Marta Drane of Denison University 6-4, 6-3 at the 2008 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Berckes and Menezes defeated Tshema Nash and Sabra Rogers of Emory University in [...]
Siobhan Finicane of Pomona-Pitzer outlasted Cary Gibson of Williams 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 to be crowned the 2008 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Singles Champion on Sunday afternoon at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Finicane was ahead 5-2 in the second set before Gibson battled back to win the second set 7-5. Finicane regained [...]
Gustavus men's tennis players Andy Bryan and Charlie Paukert finished second in the NCAA Doubles Championship on Sunday afternoon in Lewiston, Maine. The Gusties, who were unseeded in the tournament, lost to Guillaume Schils and Larry Wang of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3-6, 4-6 in the championship match.