Archive for February, 2006
The Gustavus men's indoor track and field team picked up 16 top-three finishes, including five wins, at Friday's Pre-MIAC Invitational hosted by Carleton in Northfield. For many league schools, the meet served as the final competition before next weekend's MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, also hosted by Carleton.
The Gustavus women's hockey team defeated the College of Saint Benedict 4-0 in Saint Cloud on Friday night to improve its season record to 19-3-2. With the win, the Gusties claimed their second consecutive MIAC regular season title. Abby Randall led the Gusties with two goals.
The Gustavus men's tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Division III Indoor Championships with a 7-0 win over Pacific Lutheran of Tacoma, Washington. The tournament is being played at the Swanson Indoor Tennis Center on the Gustavus campus. The Gusties, who are the #3 seed, will play #2 seed Emory on Saturday at 2 pm.
The Gustavus women's gymnastics team used its best bar score of the season to help claim a narrow dual meet win over the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 173.875 to 173.00. Nicole Gergen took top honors on the balance beam with a score of 9.125 and Christine Askham finished first on the floor exercise with a score of 9.125. Gustavus completed the regular season with a dual meet record of 4-3.
The Gustavus men's hockey team saw its chances for a home game in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Semifinals dashed Friday night with a 5-2 loss at the hands of Saint John's at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter. With 18 points, the highest the Gusties (14-9-1/9-6-0 MIAC) can finish is third in the MIAC. Saint John's (15-6-3/10-3-2 MIAC) is assurred of a home semifinal game in next week's MIAC Playoffs.
The Gustavus men's basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 55-48 loss to Carleton in Northfield, Minn. on Thursday night. The Gusties, who trailed by 19 points in the second half, cut the lead to three points with :48 left to play, but the Knights made several key free throws in the final moments to hold on for the win. Phil Sowden led Gustavus with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
The Gustavus women's basketball season saw its season come to a close Wednesday night as Concordia completed the season sweep of the Gusties with a 63-55 MIAC Playoff Semifinal win in Moorhead. Gustavus' Bri Monahan led all players with 22 points and surpassed the 1000-point barrier for her career. The Gusties wind up 19-7, while Concordia (20-6) will host Carleton in the MIAC Championship game Saturday afternoon.
Gustavus Adolphus senior Nordic skier Chandra Daw has qualified for the 2006 NCAA National Collegiate Skiing Championships after finishing seventh on the final Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Qualification Points List. Daw is the first Gustavus Nordic skier, male or female, to qualify for the NCAA Championships, which will be held March 8-11 in Steamboat Springs, Colo.
The Gustavus women's Nordic ski team wrapped up its 2006 season with a third-place team finish at the Central Collegiate Ski Association Regional Championships last weekend (Feb. 17-18) hosted by Michigan Tech University in Houghton, Mich. The Gusties (108 points overall) finished behind Alaska-Fairbanks (146) and Northern Michigan (137).
The Gustavus men's Nordic ski team closed out its 2006 season with a sixth-place team finish at the Central Collegiate Ski Association Regional Championships last weekend (Feb. 17-18) hosted by Michigan Tech University in Houghton, Mich. The Gusties (79 points overall) finished sixth in both the classic (41 points) and freestyle (38 points) disciplines.