Archive for April, 2009
Steve Wilkinson, the head men's tennis coach at Gustavus Adolphus College for the past 39 years and the winningest coach in men's tennis collegiate history with 923 victories, has announced that he will retire from coaching at the end of the current school year.
The Gustavus men's golf team fired rounds of 306-315--322 and is in seventh place (out of 15 teams) at the Bobby Krig Invitational, which is being hosted by Gustavus. The first 36 holes of the 54-hole tournament were played at LeSueur Country Club on Monday. The final 18 holes will be played at the Ridges at Sand Creek near Jordan on Tuesday morning. Saint John's is in first place with a total of 295-301--596. Gustavus was led individually by A.J. Olson who posted a total of 74-75--149.
Gustavus Adolphus sophomore field athlete Sam Broderius (Hector, Minn./Buffalo Lake-Hector) was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 20, 2009. Broderius finished first and provisionally qualified for the NCAA meet in both the shot put and the discus throw at the Manitou Classic hosted by St. Olaf on Saturday.
Gustavus Adolphus senior track athlete Tyler Geyen (Watertown, Minn./Watertown-Mayer) was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 20, 2009. Geyen took first place in the 110-meter hurdles with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14.62 at the Carleton Relays in Northfield on Saturday. His performance helped the Gusties win the meet with 163 points.
The Gustavus women's tennis team extended its win streak to five matches with convincing wins over Hamline (8-1) and St. Ben's (8-1) at home on Sunday. The Gusties are now 17-9 overall and 8-0 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus women's golf team continued its fine play with a first place finish out of 13 teams at the St. Thomas Invitational played at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker, Minn. The Gusties, who are rated #3 nationally, finished 17 strokes ahead of second place UW-Stevens Point, which is rated #2 nationally. Katie Schenfeld finished first individually with a career best 36-hole total of 74-76--150.
The Gustavus men's and women's track and field teams are set to host the Drake Alternative Meet on Saturday, April 25 with field events beginning at 10:30 a.m. and track events beginning at 12:15 p.m. The schedule of events and heat sheets are available below.
The Gustavus softball team remained undefeated in conference play with a hard-fought sweep over Saint Mary's by the scores of 4-3, 4-0 in St. Peter, Minn. on Sunday afternoon. Emily Wendorff was the hitting star for the Gusties as she went 4-for-6 in the doubleheader with two triples. Callie Nelsen was the winning pitcher in the first game and Erin Truebenbach earned the win on the mound in the second game. Gustavus improves to 27-3 overall and 16-0 in the MIAC.
The tenth-ranked Gustavus men's tennis team posted a pair of wins over 21st-ranked Kalamazoo College 8-1 and Wartburg College 6-3 with split squads. The Gusties, who had not played a match in 10 days, faced Kalamazoo in Milwaukee, Wis. and Wartburg in Waverly, Iowa. Both wins improved Gustavus' overall record to 21-8 for the program's 15th consecutive 20-win season.
The Gustavus women's golf team fired a team score of 308 (its lowest round of the year) and leads the St. Thomas Invitational by 15 shots over UW-Stevens Point after the first round. The tournament, which is being played at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker, Minn. concludes on Sunday. Gustavus junior Kali Griggs, who fired a 73, is in first place individually.