Archive for March, 2007
The Gustavus Adolphus men's tennis team improved to 13-5 on the season and 7-0 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with league wins Saturday over Bethel (9-0), St. Olaf (7-2), and Saint John's (9-0). The Gusties, rated fourth nationally, face Division I Drake Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa, before hosting University of Nebraska-Kearney, St. Cloud State University, and MIAC foe Saint Mary's March 17.
Carrie Gundersen's 13th place finish in the 1650 freestyle helped the Gustavus women's swimming and diving team to a 30th place finish at the NCAA Championships with a total of 28 points. The three-day championship was held at the University of Houston's Recreation Center.
The No. 2 Gustavus Adolphus women's hockey team fell to No. 7 UW-Stevens Point 4-1 in a NCAA Quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter. Michelle Grossman scored a goal and an assist to lead the Pointers (19-6-2), who advance to the semifinal round of the NCAA Division III Women's Hockey Championships in Plattsburgh, New York, where they will meet No. 3 Middlebury Friday evening. Gustavus (25-3-0) avoided the shutout with a goal by Stefanie Ubl with 5:59 to play.
The Gustavus women's swimming team scored 12 points on Friday behind the finishes of the 200 medley relay team which placed 12th and Sarah Koepp who placed 15th in the 100 breaststroke. As a result, the Gusties moved up nine places from 31st to 22nd with one day remaining at the NCAA Championships which are taking place at the University of Houston.
Saturday's NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship First Round game between Gustavus Adolphus and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will be video streamed over the Internet. The game, which will be played at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter, will begin at 2 p.m. Tom Wheeler will handle play-by-play duties for the broadcast, which can be accessed through the live broadcasts link on the Gustavus Athletics Web site.
Gustavus seniors Andy Klaers and Janna Castellano both picked up fourth place finishes Friday at the 2007 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships held in the Sports and Recreation Center on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. Klaers posted a personal-best throw of 58-8 in the weight throw, while Castellano broke her own school record with a 12-3 1/2 effort in the pole vault. Klaers and Castellano receive All-America honors by finishing in the top eight.
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), has announced the finalists for the 2007 Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team for Division III of the NCAA. The 40 finalists, which includes Gustavus standouts Jess Vadnais and Bri Monahan, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member Kodak/WBCA All-America Team. The teams are selected by WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions.
The Gustavus softball team will travel to Orange, California this weekend to take part in the Sun West Tournament hosted by Chapman University. The Gusties will play six games over three days. The team is currently 2-0 overall and ranked #14 in the most recent National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll.
The Gustavus women's swimming and diving team is in 31st place after the first day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships which are being held at the University of Houston. The 400 medley relay team of Christi O'Connor, Sarah Koepp, Yoshi Ludwig, and Sara Pfau placed 13th with a time of 3:59.64.
The Gustavus Adolphus gymnastics team posted a seventh-place finish at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships Thursday at Mitchell Hall on the campus of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The Gusties finished with a team score of 177.050, its second highest mark of the season. The meet also serves as the West Regional for the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championships. Brittany Moore tied for second on the vault with a 9.550.