Archive for April, 2007

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DeWitz, Mahre Honored as MIAC Softball Pitcher and Player of the Week

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced on Monday that Joyce DeWitz has been named the MIAC Pitcher of the Week, while Julie Mahre has been named the MIAC Player of the Week for softball. DeWitz and Mahre combined to help Gustavus post a record of 11-0 during the week and extend the team's winning streak to 21 games.

Softball Team Defeats Macalester 18-4 To Complete Suspended Game From Last Sunday

The Gustavus softball team defeated Macalester 18-4 on Friday evening at Dunning Field in St. Paul. The game was the completion of the second game of a doubleheader that was suspended by rain last Sunday, April 22. The Gusties were trailing 4-3 in the top of the third when the game was re-started and then proceeded to score 11 times in the third to take a 14-4 lead.

Preliminary Meet Program Posted for Drake Alternative Meet

The Gustavus Adolphus College track and field team will host the seventh annual Drake Alternative Outdoor Track and Field Meet Saturday, April 28 in St. Peter. Field events begin at 10:30 a.m. with competition in the javelin, hammer throw, and men's shot put. Running events begin at 12:15 p.m. with the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase and will follow a rolling schedule.

Men’s Tennis to Host MIAC Tournament

Gustavus Adolphus College plays host this weekend as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference crowns a tournament champion in men's tennis. The host Gusties captured their 19th consecutive league title and earned the top seed in this weekend's tournament by going 9-0 in league play. The tournament champion receives the MIAC's automatic bid to the field of 41 teams for the 2007 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships.

Game One of Wednesday’s Softball Doubleheader at St. Thomas to be Broadcast

The first game of Wednesday's key MIAC softball doubleheader between Gustavus Adolphus and top-ranked University of St. Thomas will be broadcast on KNUJ 860 AM and streamed through the Gustavus website. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. in St. Paul. KNUJ Sports Director Tom Wheeler will provide play-by-play.

Softball Swept By St. Thomas 0-8, 0-10

The Gustavus softball team saw its conference title hopes slip away with a disappointing doubleheader against St. Thomas in St. Paul. The #1 ranked Tommies showed why they are considered one of the finest teams in the country as they dismissed the Gusties 8-0 in five innings in game one and 10-0 in five innings in game two. Gustavus falls to 25-6 overall and 15-2 in conference play.

Women’s Tennis Defeats St. Ben’s 9-0, Claims 16th Straight MIAC Title

The Gustavus women's tennis team posted a convincing 9-0 win over the College of St. Benedict on Wednesday afternoon on the Brown Outdoor Courts at the Swanson Tennis Center. With the win, the Gusties laid claim to their 16th consecutive conference title and extended their conference regular season dual match winning streak to 166 matches (dating back to 1990).

Women’s Golf Finishes Second at MWCGA State Tournament – Roberg, Griggs Earn Awards

The Gustavus women's golf team finished second at the Minnesota Collegiate Women's Golf Association (MWCGA) State Tournament, which was played at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker, Minnesota on April 21-22. The Gusties fired a 36-hole total of 328-317—645 and finished six shots behind first place St. Thomas. Breanne Staples finished second individually to lead Gustavus. Rachel Roberg was named Player of the Year and Kali Griggs was named Freshman of the Year by a vote of the MWCGA coaches.

Women’s Tennis Remains Undefeated in MIAC Play With Wins Over Carleton, St. Kate’s, St. Thomas, Macalester, and St. Olaf

The Gustavus women's tennis team improved to 21-5 overall and 9-0 in the MIAC with conference victories at Carleton (8-1) on Saturday morning, at home against St. Kate's (9-0) on Saturday afternoon, at St. Thomas (5-0) on Sunday afternoon, at Macalester (9-0) on Sunday evening, and at home against St. Olaf (9-0) on Monday afternoon. The Gusties will close out their regular season schedule on Wednesday afternoon with a home match against St. Ben's at 4:30 pm.

Baseball Sweeps Macalester 9-5, 12-4

The Gustavus Adolphus College baseball team improved to 17-9 overall, 11-3 in the MIAC with a doubleheader sweep of Macalester Tuesday in St. Paul. The Gusties took game one 9-5 and game two by a 12-4 margin. Mike DesLauriers went 7-for-8 with six runs scored on the day. Tony Konicek finished with four hits, including a triple, to become Gustavus' all-time leader in both categories.