Archive for February, 2009
The Gustavus men's basketball team pulled to within three points with six minutes left in the game, but were unable to hit key baskets down the stretch as the Gusties fell 87-72 to Bethel on Wednesday night in Arden Hills. After a three-point play by Sam Paulson made the score 66-63, the Royals scored eight unanswered points over the next two minutes en route to the win. Gustavus was led by Jesse Van Sickle's career-high 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting.
The Gustavus women's basketball team broke open a tight game with an 11-2 run over a seven-minute stretch late in the second half to post a 56-44 win over Bethel on Wednesday night at Gus Young Court in St. Peter. Bri Radtke turned in a strong all-around performance for the Gusties as she scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out six assists. Gustavus improves to 16-8 overall and 14-7 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus men's and women's swimming and diving teams will defend their conference titles this weekend at the MIAC Championships which are being held at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center. The Gustie men have won six of the last seven league titles, while the women have the past two titles. The meet, which Thursday through Saturday, features preliminary events in the morning sessions and finals during the evening sessions each day.
The Gustavus women's hockey team battled the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for 65 minutes, but neither team could get the puck in the net and the result was a 0-0 tie. The two long-time regional rivals had played to a 2-2 tie in St. Peter early in January. The Gusties extended their nation's longest unbeaten streak to 22 games.
Gustavus Adolphus senior gymnast Laura Hansen (Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Simley) was named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Gymnastics Specialist of the Week for the week ending February 15, 2009. Hansen turned in scores of 9.650 on the balance beam and 9.200 on the uneven parallel bars at the Best of Minnesota meet in Minneapolis on February 14.
The College Swimming Coaches Association (CSCAA) released its Academic Team Honor Roll last week and both the Gustavus men's and women's swimming teams were honored by the CSCAA. The women compiled a team gpa of 3.28 which was 37th best in Division III. The men compiled a team gpa of 3.15 which was 25th best in Division III.
Current Gustavus softball coach Jeff Annis and former Gustavus softball player Sara Medved Smude were inducted into the Minnesota Softball Coaches Hall of Fame on Thursday, February 5 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Annis has been the head coach at Gustavus since the 2006 season, while Medved-Smude was a pitcher for the Gusties from 2002 until 2004.
Gustavus Adolphus College is set to host the ninth annual Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Division III Indoor Championship at the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter, Minnesota. Eight of the top 15 teams in Division III tennis will play off to determine the 2009 ITA National Indoor Champion. The four-time ITA Indoor champions Golden Gusties will defend their 2008 title as the #6 seed entering the tournament.
Eppler, Chaudoin, And Bohn Post Top Twenty Finishes As Women’s Nordic Ski Team Finishes Fourth At Freestyle Race At Camp Ripley
The Gustavus women's nordic ski team finished fourth out of ten teams in the 15K freestyle race at the CCSA Qualifier on Sunday at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, Minn. Erin Eppler led the Gustie contingent with a 12th place finish in a time of 42:45. Kelly Chaudoin finished in 13th place with a time of 42:46, and Allison Bohn posted a 20th place finish in a time of 43:47.
The Gustavus men's nordic ski team wrapped up its weekend of skiing at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minn. with a solid team performance in the 20K Freestyle race. Jens Brabbit paced the Gusties with a 12th place finish in a time of 48:34, while Anders Bowman finished 14th in a time of 48:46.