Archive for May, 2006
The top-rated Gustavus Adolphus men's tennis team will face No. 21 Swarthmore College (Pa.) in a NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Team Championship Quarterfinal Wednesday, May 17 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Gustavus (33-4) is making its 7th consecutive trip to the quarterfinal round. Swarthmore (8-10) is in the quarterfinals for the first time since 1991.
The seventh-rated Gustavus Adolphus women's tennis team will face Emory University in a NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Team Championship Quarterfinal Wednesday, May 17 in Santa Cruz, California. Gustavus is making its 17th trip to the quarterfinal round in 18 years. Emory is the three-time defending national champion.
The Gustavus women's golf team fired a second-round 322 to move into third place at the midway point of the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. With a two-day total of 656, the Gusties sit four shots back of second place DePauw (652) and eight shots clear of fourth place Wartburg (664). Methodist leads after 36 holes with a team score of 615. Rachel Roberg is currently the low Gustie with an 18-hole total of 160.
Three Gustavus Adolphus College softball players were honored Monday as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced its 2006 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III All-Midwest Region teams. Senior Audrey Lenoch was named to the first team at first base, while junior Joyce DeWitz was named to the second team as a pitcher and sophomore second baseman Julie Mahre was an at-large selection to the third team.
After posting a runner-up finish in last weekend's Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball Tournament, the Gustavus Adolphus softball team was rewarded Monday with four selections to the All-Tournament Team. Pitcher Joyce DeWitz and second baseman Julie Mahre were honored for the second straight year, while catcher Erin Ge and third baseman Whitney Bartolo picked up honors for the first time.
The Gustavus Adolphus baseball team has qualified for the seventh annual Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament this weekend in Northfield and Dundas. The Gusties, seeded third, will face No. 2 seed St. Olaf in a first-round matchup at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Northfield's Sechler Park. Top-seeded St. Thomas will face No. 4 seed Hamline at the same time at Memorial Park in Dundas in the other first-round game. The double-elimination tournament will run through Saturday.
Senior Jack Henkemeyer, a six-time All-Conference selection as a sprinter for the Gustavus men's indoor track and field team, has been selected as one of 58 student-athletes from across the country to receive a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Henkemeyer was the only student-athlete (male or female) from a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference institution selected to receive the $7,500 award in a winter sport.
The Gustavus Adolphus baseball team got a little extra work in prior to this weekend's MIAC Tournament, improving to 28-11 overall with a doubleheader sweep of Buena Vista Monday in Storm Lake, Iowa. The Gusties scored three runs in the third inning of game one and never looked back, winning 5-1. Gustavus clubbed five home runs in game two, including two by Tony Konicek to prevail 9-2. Gustavus is idle until Friday when it faces St. Olaf in a first-round MIAC Tournament game in Northfield.
The Gustavus men's golf team got off to a rocky start at the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships as the team shot a disappointing team score of 320 (+36) and sits in 18th place out of 23 teams. The four-day tournament is being played at Firethorn Golf Club in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Gustavus men's golf team will begin play at the NCAA Division III Championships today in Lincoln, Nebraska. The 72-hole tournament that runs Monday thru Thursday will be play at Firethorne Golf Club. The Gusties, who enter the national tournament ranked 10th nationally, will tee off beginning at 12:00 pm on Monday.