Archive for March, 2006
The Gustavus men's tennis team posted a record of 2-1 on the weekend, but saw its 13-match win streak snapped with a 5-2 loss to Division I Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday. The Gusties claimed wins over UW-Whitewater 6-1 and Augustana (SD) 7-0 on Saturday.
Gustavus Adolphus senior Chandra Daw rebounded from a 38th place finish in Thursday's 5K Classic to post a 33rd place finish in Saturday's 15K Freestyle at the 2006 NCAA National Collegiate Skiing Championships at Howelson Hill near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Daw traversed the 15K course in 52:39.7. The Gusties finished 24th as a team with nine team points.
Gustavus Adolphus women's basketball player Bri Monahan has been named by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) as one of 40 finalists for the NCAA Division III Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team. The 40 finalists, who are voted upon by WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member Kodak/WBCA All-America Team.
Due to a scheduling conflict created by the public tribute to the late Minnesota Twins great Kirby Puckett scheduled for Sunday evening at the Metrodome, the start time for Sunday's Golden Gustie baseball doubleheader with Martin Luther has been moved up. Game one of the doubleheader will now begin at 3 a.m. Sunday morning instead of 10:15 p.m. Sunday night.
Gustavus senior Chandra Daw will participate in the 53rd NCAA National Collegiate Skiing Championships this weekend, March 8-11, at Howelson Hill and Mount Werner near Steamboat Springs, Colo. Daw, Gustavus' first national qualifier (male or female), is one of six participants in women's Nordic from a Division III school. Daw will run the 5K Classic race Thursday morning and the 15K Freestyle Saturday afternoon.
Gustavus Adolphus junior defender Andrea Peterson (White Bear Lake, Minn.) has been named Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending March 5, 2006. Peterson scored two goals and added an assist for three points as the Gusties defeated St. Olaf 3-1 and St. Thomas 2-1 in overtime to claim the MIAC Playoff Championship last week.
The Gustavus women's tennis team moved its overall record to 9-1 with a wins over St. Thomas (9-0), Minnesota State Mankato (9-0) and #22 Luther College (9-0) on Saturday, March 4. Gustavus will split its team again this weekend, sending part to Des Moines for duals against Drake and Nebraska-Omaha, while part will stay at home to face Southwest Minnesota State, Saint Mary's and Augustana (S.D.).
The Gustavus Adolphus baseball team got its season off to a good start early Monday morning with a sweep of Dickinson State (N.D.) at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Gustavus took game one 3-2 behind the strong pitching of Josh Spitzack and used a five-run first inning to take game two by the score of 6-2.
The NCAA Women's Hockey Championship selection committee has released the draw for the 2006 NCAA Championship and the Gustavus women's hockey team received a bye into the Final Four which will take place on March 17-18 at a site yet to be determined. The Gusties will play the winner of the Manhattanville vs. Middlebury game in one national semifinal on Friday, March 17.
The Gustavus women's indoor track and field team walked away with a title in only the distance medley relay at the 2006 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship, but finished in a tie for second place behind runner-up finishes in the 5000-meter run, the 800-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay, as well as a 2-3-4 finish in the pole vault. St. Thomas won its seventh straight title with 125.7 points, while the Gusties and Concordia each finished with 97 points.