Archive for May, 2006

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Four Baseball Players Named All-MIAC; Konicek Named Most Valuable Player

Four members of the Gustavus Adolphus baseball team received All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recognition Monday, led by junior center fielder Tony Konicek, who was named the league's Most Valuable Player. Senior third baseman Aaron Madson, senior pitcher Josh Spitzack and sophomore catcher Shea Roehrkasse were also honored.

Women Second, Men Third at MIAC Track and Field Championships

The Gustavus Adolphus women's track and field team finished second while the men's team finished third as this year's MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships wrapped up Saturday at O'Shaughnessy Stadium on the campus of University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Host St. Thomas swept both titles for the sixth time in eight years.

Baseball Falls to St. Olaf in MIAC Tournament

The Gustavus baseball team fell to St. Olaf 6-4 in a rain-soaked first round game at the 2006 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament at Memorial Park in Dundas. Junior Tony Konicek blasted a grand slam home run to center field in the second inning to account for all of Gustavus' runs. The Gusties bow out at 28-12 overall, while St. Olaf advances to face fourth-seed Hamline, a surprise 4-1 winner over top-seeded St. Thomas.

Women Second, Men Sixth After Day One of MIAC Track and Field Championships

The Gustavus Adolphus track and field squad picked up a number of good qualifying efforts during the first day of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Gustavus women enter the final day tied for second at 28 points with Macalester, while the Gustie men are sixth with 27 points, just one back of St. Olaf. St. Thomas leads the women's race with 75.5 points, while Saint John's leads the men's race with 50 points.

Weather Forces Schedule Change for MIAC Baseball Tourney

Due to poor field conditions, Northfield's Sechler Park has been deemed unplayable, forcing the 2006 MIAC Baseball Tournament to a single site at Memorial Park in Dundas, Minn. The tournament has been reduced to a single elimination format, with two games on Saturday and the tournament championship game on Sunday. Gustavus will now play St. Olaf Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Memorial Park in Dundas.

Women’s Golf Finishes Second at NCAA Championship

The Gustavus women's golf team posted a final round 329 to finish with a 72-hole total of 1316 one stroke ahead of DePauw University (1317) in second place at the NCAA Division III Championship in Howie-In-The-Hills, Florida. The second place national finish is the highest the history of the Gustavus women's golf program.

MIAC Baseball Playoffs Postponed For Friday

Due to inclement weather, Friday's games at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament have been postponed until Saturday. Friday's 3:30 p.m. games, including the Gustavus/St. Olaf first-round game, have been moved to noon Saturday, with the 7:00 p.m. Friday games moved to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Game sites have not changed. Games originally scheduled for Saturday at Dundas have been shifted to Sunday.

Men’s Golf Finishes 14th at NCAA Championships

The Gustavus Adolphus men's golf team shot a 29-over-par 313 Thursday to jump from 20th place after round three to 14th place following the final round of competition at the 2006 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship at Firethorn Golf Club in Lincoln, Nebraska. Gustavus' four-day, 72-hole team total of 1254 left them one shot ahead of Huntingdon College (1255). Nebraska Wesleyan won the title by ten strokes over University of Redlands. Rochester's Stephen Goodridge was medalist with a 5-over-par 289.

Women’s Golf Remains Third Heading Into Final Round of NCAA Championships

Despite a nearly five-hour lightning delay in the middle of the round, the Gustavus Adolphus women's golf team maintained their third-place position during Thursday's third round of the 2006 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships at the Mission Inn Golf Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. After their third-round 331, the Gusties have a 56-hole team total of 987, five shots back of DePauw (982) and 12 shots clear of Wartburg (999). Methodist is cruising in first place with a team total of 928.

Groff Named NGCA 2nd Team All-American; Kosak Takes Freshman Honor

The National Golf Coaches Association Wednesday announced the 2005-06 student-athlete and coaches awards for Division III Women's Collegiate Golf. Winners were recognized at the NGCA Division III Awards Banquet held in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Gustavus Adolphus senior Kelli Groff was named Second Team All-American, while first-year Kimbra Kosak was honored as Division III Freshman of the Year. Both players were also named to the All-Region IV squad.