Archive for May, 2006

Tony Konicek 

Baseball Player Tony Konicek Named First Team All-America by the ABCA

Gustavus Adolphus outfielder Tony Konicek (Rochester, Minn. / Mayo) has been named to the Rawlings/NCAA Division III All-America First Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Konicek is Gustavus' second All-American in baseball and the first to be named to the first team. Brad Mazer was named to the second team as a catcher in 2002. Konicek was also a First Team All-Midwest Region selection by the ABCA.

2006 NCAA Division III women’s javelin champion Lisa Brown 

Lisa Brown Wins Javelin Throw at NCAA Championships; Cronen and Miest Earn All-America Honors

Gustavus Adolphus first-year Lisa Brown captured the national title in the javelin throw Saturday at the 2006 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. Brown's Division III season best toss of 154 feet, 6 inches bettered her own Gustavus record by nearly 18 feet. Ashley Cronen (fifth) and Tanner Miest (eighth) added top-eight finishes in the 800-meter run and the 110-meter hurdles, respectively.

Kourtney Joyce finished ninth in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA meet for the second consecutive year. 

Joyce Finishes Ninth in Steeplechase at NCAA Championships; Miest and Cronen Advance to Saturday Finals

Gustavus Adolphus senior Kourtney Joyce finished ninth in the 3000-meter steeplechase Friday, while junior Tanner Miest and senior Ashley Cronen advanced to Saturday's finals in the 110-meter hurdles and 800-meter run, respectively, at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held this weekend at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

Andy Klaers 

Andy Klaers Finishes 11th in Discus Throw at NCAA Championships

Gustavus Adolphus junior Andy Klaers finished 11th in the discus throw at the 2006 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships taking place at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. Klaers, who was seeded 16th entering the championships, had a top effort of 156-5.

Tara Houlihan 

Women’s Tennis Player Tara Houlihan Named Central Region Senior Player of the Year by the ITA

Gustavus Adolphus senior women's tennis player Tara Houlihan (Sioux Falls, S.D.) has been named the 2006 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Senior Player of the Year for the NCAA Division III Central Region. Houlihan is the second consecutive Gustie to receive the honor. Kara Smiley captured the award last season.

Lyndsey Palen 

Women’s Tennis Player Lyndsey Palen Wins ITA Arthur Ashe Award

Gustavus Adolphus senior women's tennis player Lyndsey Palen has been named the 2006 national NCAA Division III recipient of the prestigious Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship.

Tony Konicek 

Baseball Player Tony Konicek Named First Team All-Midwest Region by the ABCA

Gustavus Adolphus junior baseball player Tony Konicek has been named to the Rawlings/NCAA Division III All-Midwest Region First Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Konicek, a center fielder, also received the Max Molock Award as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's Most Valuable Player after leading the league in a number of offensive categories.

Houlihan (left) and Palen (right) became the fifth doubles team to win back-to-back NCAA Division III titles. 

Houlihan and Palen Repeat as NCAA Division III Women’s Doubles Champions

The Gustavus Adolphus women's tennis doubles team of Tara Houlihan and Lyndsey Palen successfully defended their Division III doubles crown Monday evening with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 win over DePauw's Liz Bondi and Amrita Padda at the 2006 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships in Santa Cruz, California. Houlihan and Palen become only the fifth doubles tandem to repeat in the 25-year history of the Division III championships.

Tara Houlihan 

Houlihan and Palen Advance to Doubles Final at NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships

The Gustavus Adolphus doubles team of seniors Tara Houlihan and Lyndsey Palen advanced to the championship final of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships with a pair of wins Sunday in Santa Cruz, Calif. The Gustie tandem will face DePauw's Liz Bondi and Amrita Padda in Monday's final.

Five Gustavus track and field athletes have qualified for the 2006 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. 

Five Track and Field Athletes Qualify for NCAA Championships

The Gustavus Adolphus track and field team has had five individuals selected for the 2006 NCAA Divsion III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Tanner Miest (110 hurdles), Andy Klaers (discus throw), Kourtney Joyce (3000 steeplechase), Ashley Cronen (800 meter run), and Lisa Brown (javelin throw) will represent Gustavus May 25-27 at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.