Archive for February, 2006
The Gustavus men's basketball team shot a red hot 63.8 percent from the field and posted a convincing 73-48 win over Bethel in a MIAC quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday night in St. Peter, Minn. The Gusties will play #2 seed Carleton in Northfield on Thursday night in the semifinals of the MIAC Post-Season Tournament.
Led by 31 points from junior post player Bri Monahan, the Gustavus women's basketball team advanced to Wednesday's MIAC Women's Basketball Playoff Semifinals with a 62-52 win over Bethel Monday night in St. Peter. Gustavus will face second-seeded Concordia Wednesday night at 7:30 pm in Moorhead.
Gustavus Adolphus College sophomore women's hockey player Molly Doyle (Eagan, Minn.) has been named Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 20, 2006. Doyle tallied five points (2g, 3a) to help the Gusties sweep Augsburg (7-0 and 8-2) and clinch at least a share of the MIAC regular season title.
Gustavus Adolphus sophomore swimmer Ben Hanson (Minnetonka,Minn.) has been named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive season following a three-win individual performance at the MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend. Hanson defended the 200-yard, 500-yard, and 1650-yard freestyle titles he won a year ago.
The Gustavus men's tennis team is set to host the sixth annual Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Division III Indoor Championship at the Swanson Tennis Center this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Eight of the top 15 teams in Division III tennis will play off to determine the 2006 ITA National Indoor Champion.
The Gustavus men's hockey team fell to Augsburg 4-3 Saturday night in Minneapolis. Jon Keseley registered three assists for the Gusties, who fall to 14-8-1 overall, 9-5-0 in the MIAC. The Gusties' 8-6 win over the Auggies Friday night, coupled with Bethel's 3-2 loss to Hamline on Friday, secured a berth in the MIAC Playoffs for the Gusties.
The Gustavus women's swimming and diving team entered the final day of competition Saturday at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships with a slim 5.5 point lead over third-place Carleton but could not make it hold, dropping 45 points to the Knights who finished second with 617.5 points. The Knights and Gusties (578 points) finished well behind defending conference champion St. Olaf, which racked up 763.5 points to take the title.
The Gustavus men's tennis team claimed the team title at the Gustavus Invitational with a record of 3-0. The Gusties did not drop a match and lost only three sets against Divison I foes from Duquesne, South Dakota State, and the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. Gustavus improves to 7-2-0 overall and 2-0 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus women's tennis team opened its Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schedule with a pair of 9-0 wins over Bethel and Macalester Saturday at the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter. Gustavus improves to 6-1 overall with the victory and is off next weekend before facing Minnesota State Mankato, St. Thomas and Luther College on March 4.
The Gustavus Adolphus men's swimming and diving team captured its fifth consecutive Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship Saturday evening, outdistancing league rival St. Olaf 867-802. Saint John's finished a distant third with 501 points, while Carleton racked up 425 points to finish fourth.