Archive for April, 2007
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.
Hailey Harren, senior cross country runner from Cold Spring, Minn., has been named a finalist for the second annual Senior Student-Athlete of the Year Award for senior student-athletes who compete in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Gustavus Adolphus College hurdler Tanner Miest (Sr., Willmar, Minn./New London-Spicer) has been named Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 22, 2007. Miest won the 110-meter hurdle title at the Carleton Relays with a season-best time of 14.84 seconds. Miest's time currently ranks ninth in NCAA Division III.