The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced that Gustavus has claimed the Pat Wiesner Women’s All-Sports Award for the 2004-05 school year, while the men’s program finished second to St. Thomas after winning the Durenberger All-Sports Award last year. The Gustie women have now claimed the Wiesner trophy four times in the past five years (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005), while the men have finished in the top two for four consecutive years.
The women’s athletic department finished first, second, or third in nine of the 11 sports sponsored by the MIAC. Gustavus women’s teams won conference titles in hockey and tennis, finished second in outdoor track and field, cross country, and golf, and finished third in volleyball, swimming, indoor track, and softball. The basketball team placed fifth and the soccer team finished seventh. The Gusties scored 100.5 points and finished 2.5 points ahead of second place St. Thomas, which accumulated 98 points. Gustavus is the only institution in the MIAC that has scored over 100 points in the all-sports competition for the past six years.
The men’s athletic department claimed four league titles, which is more than any other program in the league. The titles were claimed in soccer, basketball, swimming, and tennis. Other finishes included golf (3rd), outdoor track and field (4th), hockey (5th), baseball (5th), football (6th), indoor track and field (6th), and cross country (7th). The Gusties totaled 82 points, which was 11.5 points behind first place St. Thomas (93.5).