The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics Conference women’s basketball coaches have released the 2004 awards and five Gusties were included in the list. They are senior guard Angie Peterson (Northfield, MN), who was named to the all-conference team and the all-defensive team, junior post Kristin Kachelmyer (Mankato, MN/East), who was named the league’s Sixth Player of the Year, sophomore wing Sara Boldt (Faribault, MN), who was named to the all-defensive team, guard Kate Sandvig (Edina, MN), who received honorable mention all-conference honors, and senior post Jen Klohs (Brooklyn Park, MN/Champlin Park), who also received honorable all-conference honors.
Angie Peterson, the Gusties top scorer at 17.5 points per game, earned All-Conference honors for the third consecutive year. A threat to score from long range or on a drive, she was also a great defensive player who led the team in steals. Peterson finished her career as the program’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,333 points. An All-Region and Honorable Mention All-America pick last year, Peterson is a finalist for KODAK All-America honors again this year. She finished her three-year Gustavus career ranked first in three-point field goals made (176), second in free throws made (253), third in steals (192) and first in points in a season (472).
Kristin Kachelmyer provided the Gusties with instant offense off the bench on her way to being recognized as the top reserve in the MIAC with the Sixth Player of the Year Award. Kachelmyer also received Honorable Mention All-Conference honors. She finished second on the team in scoring (10.8 ppg) and first in rebounding (5.6 rpg).
Sara Boldt stepped into the Gustie starting line-up this year and provided the team with a defensive stopper. She responded by being named to the All-Defensive team by the league coaches. Boldt, a solid all-around player averaged 6.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 2.0 steals a game.
Kate Sandvig, the Gusties feisty point guard, earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors this season. Though she scored only 4.5 points a game, Sandvig led the team in assists with 94 and provided the solid court presence that every good team needs. Though small in stature, Sandvig made a big impression on opponents with her tenacious defense and impressive ballhandling skills. She broke the school record for games played in a career with 108 and finished fifth in career assists with 283.
Jen Klohs, a creative post player, earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors this year after averaging 10.5 points and 4.6 rebounds a game for Coach Mickey Haller’s squad. Klohs was a valuable veteran player who took part in 107 games during her four-year career at Gustavus. She finished her career ranked first in free throws made with 260 and 11th in scoring with 864 points.
Gustavus finished the year with an overall record of 21-6 and finished third in conference play at 18-4. The team finished the year second in the MIAC in scoring offense at 77.3 ppg and third in scoring defense allowing only 60.5 ppg. The team also led the league in steals with 328. The Gusties have now posted three consecutive 20-win seasons.