Archive for May, 2007

2007 MIAC Men’s Golf Awards Announced

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recently announced its men's golf awards and a pair of Gustavus Adolphus players were recognized by the league. First-year A.J. Olson was named Freshman of the Year. Olson had a 75.4 scoring average as a member of the Gustavus varsity this season with a top finish of eight (out of 84) at the Bobby Krig Invitational. In addition, senior Erik Tone was named to the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.

Trio of Men’s Golfers Named GCAA All-America Scholars

Gustavus Adolphus College men's golfers Erik Tone, Jordan Hawkinson, and Mark Stuckey have been recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) as Division III Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for their play on the links as well as their work in the classroom. Tone led the team with a 75.2 scoring average, while Hawkinson finished second (76.0) and Stuckey fifth (77.9) during the 2006-07 season.

Women’s Athletic Program Wins MIAC All-Sports Title, Men Finish Third

The Gustavus Adolphus College women's athletic program has claimed the Pat Wiesner Trophy signifying the champion of the MIAC Women's All-Sports competition. The Gustie women won team championships in hockey, swimming & diving, and tennis and added seconds in volleyball, golf, basketball, outdoor track & field, and softball during 2006-07. The Gustavus men finished third in the MIAC Men's All-Sports competition with titles in tennis and soccer.

Tony Konicek Repeats on ABCA All-America First Team; Tabbed Region Player of the Year by Writers

For the second consecutive season, Gustavus Adolphus College third baseman Tony Konicek has been named to the NCAA Division III All-America First Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Konicek, who hit .452 with 10 home runs and 55 RBI, was also honored as the Midwest Region Position Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

Lisa Brown Places Second in Javelin Throw, Sari Lindeman Takes Eighth in Triple Jump at NCAA Championships

Gustavus Adolphus College sophomore Lisa Brown placed second in the javelin throw and junior Sari Lindeman took eighth in the triple jump Saturday at the 2007 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Oshkosh, Wis. Brown, the defending national champion in the event, uncorked a season-best throw of 152 feet, 3 inches on her final attempt, while Lindeman equalled her own school record with a leap of 37-8.

Staples, Roberg, Kosak, and Griggs Honored by National Golf Coaches Association

The National Golf Coaches Association Announced its Post-Season Awards at the recent NCAA Division III Championships and four Gustavus golfers were honored by the NGCA. Breanne Staples and Rachel Roberg received Second Team All-America honors and Kimbra Kosak received honorable mention All-America honors. In addition, Staples, Roberg, and Kali Griggs were named to the All-Region team. The Gusties finished third at the 2007 NCAA Championships which were held in Howie-In-The-Hills, Florida.

Four Softball Players Recognized on NFCA All-Midwest Region Team

Gustavus Adolphus College softball players Julie Mahre, Joyce DeWitz, Rachael Click, and Emily Klein were named recently to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III All-Midwest Region Team as released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Mahre was a first-team selection, DeWitz and Click were named to the second team, and Klein was tabbed for the third team.

Tanner Miest 13th in 110 Hurdles; Janna Castellano Takes 18th in Pole Vault at NCAA Championships

Gustavus Adolphus College seniors Tanner Miest and Janna Castellano each came up short in their bids for national titles Friday at the 2007 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Oshkosh, Wis. Miest failed to qualify for Saturday's 110-meter hurdle final by posting a 13th-place qualifying time of 14.73 seconds, while Castellano took 18th in the women's pole vault.

Tony Konicek Named to All-America Second Team

Gustavus Adolphus College third baseman Tony Konicek, a three-time All-MIAC selection and two-time MIAC Most Valuable Player, has been named to the All-America Second Team. Konicek hit .452 with 56 hits, 38 runs scored, 15 doubles, five triples, 10 home runs and 55 RBI in 36 games this season. He also led Division III with an .895 slugging percentage.

Andy Klaers Fifth in Discus Throw at NCAA Championships; Women’s Pole Vault Moved to Friday

Gustavus Adolphus College thrower Andy Klaers captured fifth place in the discus throw Thursday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Oshkosh, Wis. Klaers, who entered the event seeded 12th, posted an effort of 154-5 during preliminaries that held up in the finals. The women's pole vault competition was moved to Friday, May 25 at 6 p.m. due to extremely high wind gusts at the site of competition.