Archive for February, 2010

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Patrick Clark gets set at the net in doubles play. 

Men’s Tennis Picks Up Convincing Wins Over MSU, Mankato and Hamline

The Gustavus men's tennis team picked up a pair of 9-0 wins over Minnesota State, Mankato and Hamline University on Friday at the Swanson Tennis Center. The Gusties played well in dropping only one set in the two matches. Coach Tommy Valentini's squad improves to 3-3 overall and 1-0 in the MIAC.

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Men’s Basketball Set To Take On Carleton In MIAC Playoff Championship

The Gustavus men’s basketball team will host Carleton College in the MIAC Playoff Championship game on Saturday night at 7:30 pm on Gus Young Court. The Gusties enter the game with a 15-10 overall record, as Carleton enters with a 17-9 overall record. The winner of the game will receive an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

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Women’s Tennis Falls To Emory 6-3 In Opening Round Of ITA Indoor Championship

The Gustavus women's tennis team fell 6-3 to Emory University in the opening round of the ITA Indoor Championship being held in Greencastle, Indiana. Sierra Kebsbach and Marianne Barau registered wins in singles, as Ali O'Neal and Katie Allen defeated Emory's Sara Vrabec and Lindsay Reidenbach in doubles.

Phil Wirtjes going up for the game-winning shot over Augsburg's Andy Grzesiak-Grimm 

Late Game Heroics Gives Men’s Basketball 59-57 Win Over Augsburg In MIAC Playoff Semifinal

The Gustavus men's basketball team got a down-to-the-wire 59-57 win over Augsburg on Thursday night in the MIAC Playoff Semifinals. Phil Wirtjes stole an Augsburg pass with 0:10 seconds on the clock and went coast-to-coast for a layup to give Gustavus the win and berth into the MIAC Playoff Championship game.

Bri Radtke attempts to penetrate the St. Thomas defense. 

Women’s Basketball Suffers Heartbreaking 63-60 Loss To St. Thomas in MIAC Playoff Semifinals

St. Thomas guard Jordyn Sears hit two free throws with 09 seconds left to give the Tommies a 63-60 lead and senior guard Bri Radtke's three-point shot at the buzzer bounced off the rim knocking the regular season champion Gusties out of tournament and putting their NCAA Tournament hopes in jeopardy. The Gusties and Tommies battled for 40 minutes at a level that was befitting a post-season tournament contest with everything at stake. In the end, St. Thomas was able to make the clutch shots in the final moments and Gustavus was not. With the loss the Gusties fall to 20-6, while St. Thomas improves to 20-7.

Jon Carlson MIAC Women's Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year 

Jon Carlson Named MIAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach Of The Year

Gustavus Adolphus women's swimming and diving coach Jon Carlson has been named MIAC Women's Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year. Carlson guided the Gusties to their third MIAC Championship in four years on Saturday, as the 2010 MIAC Champion Gusties compiled 744 points to edge out defending champion Carleton.

Carrie Gundersen 500 and 1650 Freestyle Champion 

Women’s Swimming & Diving MIAC Championships Wrap-Up

The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team claimed it’s third MIAC Title in four years by winning the 2010 MIAC Swimming and Diving Championship on Saturday. The Gusties scored a total of 744 points, 155.5 points ahead of second place Carleton (588.5). St. Thomas rounded out the top three in third place with 497 points. The Gustie women have won the MIAC Championship seven times since the 2000-01 season.

Skylar Davis 1650 Freestyle Champion 

Men’s Swimming & Diving MIAC Championships Wrap-Up

The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team compiled 701 points to finish in second place at the 2010 MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships. St. Thomas won the MIAC Title with 709 points. The Gustavus men’s squad had a total of 16 All-Conference performances from eight different swimmers.

Blogging From Lane 4: An Inside Look at the MIAC Swim & Dive Championships- Day 3

Wow, this meet sure has been tiring so far! As the third and final day of the meet wears on, fatigue is really becoming a reality for all of us.

Blogging From Lane 4: An Inside Look at the MIAC Swim & Dive Championships- Day 2

The Gustie alumni packed the stands last night to root the team on for the first finals session of the meet, and the result was an unusually loud Thursday night at Conference.