Archive for March, 2007

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Five Women’s Hockey Players Named All-MIAC; Andrea Peterson Named Player of the Year

Five Gustavus Adolphus women's hockey players have been named All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference by a vote of the league's coaches. Seniors Kelly Crandall and Andrea Peterson were recognized, as were juniors Margaret Dorer and Molly Doyle and sophomore Jenny Pusch. Peterson was also named MIAC Player of the Year for the fourth consecutive season.

Kelly Crandall Named MIAC Women’s Hockey Player of the Week

Gustavus Adolphus College senior forward Kelly Crandall has been named Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conferernce Women's Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending March 4, 2007. Crandall scored three goals in two MIAC Playoff games to help lead the Gusties to their fourth consecutive playoff crown and a berth in the NCAA Division III Women's Hockey Championship.

Janna Castellano, Andy Klaers Qualify for NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Win MIAC Meet Awards

Gustavus Adolphus College senior pole vaulter Janna Castellano and senior thrower Andy Klaers have selected for the field at the 2007 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships to be held March 9-10 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. Both will compete Friday, March 9 with Castellano hitting the vault runway at approximately noon EST and Klaers entering the thrower's ring at approximately 1 p.m. EST.

Baseball Opens Season With Split Against Bethany (Kan.)

The Gustavus Adolphus baseball team opened its season with a doubleheader split with Bethany (Kan.) Sunday evening at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. The Gusties took game one 7-6, but fell in the late game 4-2. Nate Ruff finished 4-for-7 with three runs scored on the evening. The Gusties (1-1) return to the Metrodome next Sunday when they face Luther in a doubleheader.

Softball Team Sweeps St. Scholastica in Season Opening Doubleheader

The Gustavus women's softball team opened its season with a doubleheader sweep of St. Scholastica at the Rosemount Softball Dome. The Gusties won game one, 3-1 and then claimed game two, 13-6. Sophomore shortstop Rachael Click had a big day for the Gusties as she drove in four runs with a two home runs and a double.

Women’s Hockey Wins MIAC Playoff Title, Will Host UW-Stevens Point in First Round of NCAA Tournament

The Gustavus women's hockey team earned its fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Championship with a hard-fought 3-2 win over St. Thomas in the MIAC Playoff Championship game. Andrea Peterson scored the game-winning goal at the 5:00 minute mark of the second period. The Gusties will host UW-Stevens Point in a first round NCAA Tournament game next Saturday. Game time will be announced on Monday.

Women’s Track and Field Takes Ninth at MIAC Indoor Championships

The Gustavus Adolphus women's track and field team placed ninth at the 2007 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, which concluded Saturday at St. Olaf's Tostrud Center in Northfield. Gustavus finished with 46.5 points. Janna Castellano emerged as Gustavus' lone champion on the weekend, winning the pole vault. St. Thomas claimed its 20th MIAC Indoor title with 142 points.

Men’s Track and Field Finishes Sixth at MIAC Indoor Championships

The Gustavus Adolphus men's track and field team finished sixth at the 2007 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, which concluded Saturday at St. Olaf's Tostrud Center in Northfield. Gustavus finished with 58 points and crowned champions in the weight throw (Andy Klaers) and 55-meter hurdles (Tyler Geyen), while St. Thomas claimed its 23rd MIAC Indoor title with 205 points.

Men’s Tennis Wins Duals With St. Thomas, UW-Whitewater; Dual With Augustana (S.D.) Postponed

The Gustavus Adolphus men's tennis team picked up a pair of dual wins Saturday, sweeping St. Thomas and UW-Whitewater by 9-0 scores. A dual with Augustana (S.D.) scheduled for Saturday evening has been postponed. No make up date has been announced.

Women’s Tennis Sweeps Hamline 9-0; Dual With Southwest State Postponed

The Gustavus Adolphus women's tennis team improved to 5-2 overall with a 9-0 win over Hamline Saturday at the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter. Gustavus' evening match with Southwest Minnesota State at the Swanson Tennis Center was postponed. No makeup date has been announced.