Archive for May, 2006
The Gustavus Adolphus College women's tennis program saw its doubles team of Tara Houlihan and Lyndsey Palen advance to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Doubles Championship being played at the University of California, Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, California. Houlihan, also competing in singles, bowed out of the singles draw in the second round following a three-set first-round win.
Sophomore Andy Bryan defeated Gary Simonette of Williams 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 at #4 singles to allow the Gustavus men's team to claim a thrilling 4-3 win in the third place match at the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Team Championship. The Gusties finish the season with a record of 35-5.
Gustavus Adolphus senior Audrey Lenoch has been named to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-America Second Team for the third time in four years. Lenoch, a selection at first base this season, was selected to the second team at third base in 2004 and as a utility player in 2003.
Gustavus Adolphus College senior Ben Sherer of Bismarck, North Dakota has been named to the College Sports Information Directors Association(CoSIDA)/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 First Team for baseball for the third consecutive year. Sherer, a first baseman for the Gusties, is a four-year starter who has compiled a 3.96 grade point average with a major in biology.
The Gustavus men's tennis team lost to Middlebury College 4-0 in a semifinal match at the NCAA Team Championship being played at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. The Gusties will now play for third place tomorrow (Friday) morning.
The seventh-rated Gustavus Adolphus women's tennis team fell to fifth-rated Emory University 5-1 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Team Championships being held at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Defending NCAA Division III doubles champions Tara Houlihan and Lyndsey Palen picked up the lone Gustavus point with an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles. Gustavus closes its season at 28-5.
Junior Tanner Miest, first-year Lisa Brown, and Gustavus head track and field coach Tom Thorkelson were each honored Wednesday as the 2006 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Awards were released by the league. Miest captured the MIAC Men's Outstanding Track Performance, while Brown was honored with the MIAC Women's Outstanding Field Performance. Thorkelson was named MIAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year after leading the Gustavus women to a second place finish at the MIAC Championships.
The Gustavus men's tennis team defeated Swarthmore College 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Team Championship which is being held at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. The Gusties (34-4) will now face Middlebury College in a semifinal match at 10:00 am (EST) on Thursday.
Four Gustavus Adolphus College softball players were honored Monday as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2006 MIAC softball awards. Senior Audrey Lenoch, junior Joyce DeWitz, sophomore Julie Mahre, and first-year Rachael Click were named to the all-conference team.
A total of eight Gustavus Adolphus women's tennis players received All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recognition Monday. Honored were seniors Tara Houlihan, Lyndsey Palen and Marla Menne, juniors Lauren Hom, Jaime Gaard, Hannah Frericks and Darcy Haubrick and sophomore Jenni White.