Gustavus Adolphus College will join with KARE 11 Television on May 3-4 as KARE 11 reporters David Watkins and Eric Perkins attempt to break the world record for the longest tennis match. The match, which is the part of a series hosted by Watkins called “Record Wreckers”, will take place at the Swanson Tennis Center on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus in St. Peter, Minnesota.
Gustavus Adolphus College sophomore Taylor Drenttel (Eagan, Minn.) has been named MIAC Women's Golfer of the Week for the second time this spring by the MIAC Golf Coaches. Drenttel claimed medalist honors for the second time in three tournaments this spring posting a 36-hole total of 76-77-153 at the Carleton Invitational over the weekend.
The Gustavus men's golf team posted a first round score of 306 and sits in seventh place after the first round of the 16-team Saint John's Invitational played at St. Cloud Country Club. Saul Menendez led Gustavus individually with a 73 (tie for seventh).
Two members of the Gustavus softball team earned MIAC Softball Athletes of the Week honors yesterday. Sophomore second baseman Lisa Klass earned player of the week honors while senior pitcher Betsie Collins was awarded pitcher of the week.
Gustavus women’s hockey players Melissa Mackley and Kirstin Peterson were named to the American Hockey Coaches Association All-America team today. Mackley and Peterson, who were both First Team All-MIAC selections, are being honored on the All-America Team for the second consecutive year.
March is National Athletic Training Month and Gustavus is proud to salute its talented full-time Athletic Trainers as well as the student athletic training staff. The Gustavus athletic training program has long been a leader in the education of athletic trainers in addition to providing outstanding care to thousands of student athletes.
Five Gustavus Adolphus seniors have been profiled by Rich Mies as part of the MIAC Profiles of Excellence series. Football/hockey player Joe Welch (Hastings, Minn./Hastings), football/hockey player T.J. Ridley (Edina, Minn./Edina, hockey player Melissa Mackley (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville), and basketball player Bri Radtke (Winsted, Minn./Lester Prairie) have all been featured.
Interviews with Gustavus coaches and student-athletes have been added to the podcasts page found on the Gustavus Athletics website. Tom Wheeler sits down with coaches Jon Carlson, Jed Friedrich, and Kris Glidden, and student-athletes Carrie Gundersen, Jens Brabbit, and Kelly Mathewson, as part of the weekly Gustie Spotlight.
Two third period goals allowed the Gustavus men’s hockey team to post a convincing 4-1 at Don Roberts Ice Rink on the Gustavus campus on Saturday evening. The Gusties, who out-shot the Blue Devils 44-30 got goals from Eric Bigham (14:53, 1st period), David Martinson (19:13, 2nd period), Mitch Carlson (10:45, 3rd period), and Dane [...]
The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team lost its opening conference dual meet to St. Olaf 141-157 on Saturday afternoon in St. Peter. Top Gustavus swimmers were Whitaker Davis and Paul Kirihara. Whitaker placed first in the 200 freestyle (1:44.37) and 200 butterfly (2:01.89), and took second in the 100 freestyle (48.75). Kirihara had a another successful day in the backstroke, winning the 100 (53.66) and 200 (1:58.19).