Archive for June, 2006
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the United States Sports Academy have announced the final totals for the 2005-06 Directors' Cup and Gustavus finished 10th out of 435 competing NCAA Division III institutions. The Directors' Cup, which is the only all-sports competition in intercollegiate athletics, is awarded to four-year institutions in the NCAA and NAIA with the best overall athletic programs.
Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Director Al Molde and Head Football Coach Jay Schoenebeck have selected Brian Bergstrom as the defensive coordinator for the Golden Gustie football program. Bergstrom replaces Lance Taylor who resigned in May.
Gustavus Adolphus women's golfer Kimbra Kosak (Grand Rapids, Minn. / Grand Rapids) has been selected to participate as a member of Team USA in the inaugural USA China Friendship Cup July 27-29 at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif. The American team will consist of eight men and four women -- all true freshmen during the 2005-06 academic year.
Gustavus Adolphus College junior distance/cross country runner Hailey Harren (Cold Spring, Minn.) has been named to the 2006 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Women's College Division Track & Field/Cross Country First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Gustavus Adolphus College senior track sprinter Jack Henkemeyer (Plymouth, Minn.) has been named to the 2006 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men's College Division Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Henkemeyer, who in May was selected as one of 58 student-athletes from across the country to receive a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, was chosen for the third team.
Gustavus Adolphus College senior men's tennis player Roy Bryan (Edina, Minn.) has been named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Bryan was selected to the first team. The Men's At-Large team for the Academic All-America program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Gustavus Adolphus All-America outfielder Tony Konicek (Rochester, Minn. / Mayo) has been named the Division III Midwest Region Position Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
Gustavus Adolphus senior baseball player Ben Sherer has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team for the third consecutive year. Sherer, a first baseman from Bismarck, North Dakota, is only the second student athlete from Gustavus to be named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team three times (2004, 2005, and 2006).