Archive for January, 2008
The Gustavus women's gymnastics team put on quite a show in front of the home crowd posting a season high team score of 176.70 and finishing first at the Gustavus Triangular. Winona State finished a close second with a score of 176.45 and UW-Eau Claire finished third at 174.925. The Gusties posted season high team event scores on the vault (45.40), the uneven bars (43.30), and the balance beam (44.625).
Senior captain Laura Vannelli is featured in an interview with Jessie Doig on the Gustavus podcast page. Vannelli and the Gusties are currently ranked #4 in Division III women's hockey and are contending for their fifth straight conference title.
The Gustavus men's basketball team got back on the winning track with a convincing 69-54 win at Bethel on Wednesday night. The Gusties got balanced scoring from its starting five as Trevor Wittwer, Kane Sivesind, and Jesse Van Sickle contributed 14 points each, while Sam Paulson added 10, and Mike DesLauriers pitched in with eight.
After facing an eight-point halftime deficit, the Gustavus women's basketball team used a 12-0 run at the start of the second half to fuel a 77-67 victory over Bethel on Wednesday night. The Golden Gusties, who extended their winning-streak to six games, moved to 11-6 overall and 10-4 in the MIAC, while Bethel dropped to 9-8 overall and 6-8 in the league.
The Gustavus women's Nordic ski team is trying to do something that has never been done before by a NCAA Division III school. Three skiers are in the midst of a battle for 11 spots to compete at the NCAA Collegiate Championships, which includes all schools from Division I, II, and III, in Bozeman, Mont. on March 5-8, 2008.
The Golden Gustie women's basketball team hopes to continue its winning ways on Wednesday night against the Bethel Royals on Wednesday night at Gus Young Court. Gustavus is currently in a three-way tie with Carleton and Concordia for third in the MIAC at 9-4. Wednesday's game will be broadcast through the Gustavus website beginning at 7:20 p.m.
Gustavus Adolphus College senior guard Jess Vadnais (Hudson, Wis.) has been named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending January 28, 2008. Vadnais averaged 22.7 points and 3.33 steals per game to help the Gusties finish the week a perfect 3-0, extend their win streak to five and stay in the conference title race.
The Gustavus women's Nordic ski team turned in its second consecutive third-place finish with 157 points at the NCAA Nordic Ski Qualifier in Cable, Wis. on January 26-27. The Gusties finished 33 points behind first-place Northern Michigan University (NMU), which turned in 190 points. Three female Gustavus skiers turned in top 10 performances in the 5K freestyle and 10K classic races to solidify positions in the NCAA qualifying standings.
The Gustavus men's Nordic ski team earned sixth-place with 109 points at the NCAA Nordic Ski Qualifier in Cable, Wis. on January 26-27. The Gusties finished 72 points behind first-place Northern Michigan University (NMU), which turned in 181 points. Jens Brabbit was the top skier in the 10K freestyle and the 15K classic races as he continued to push for a qualifying spot in the NCAA Championships.
The #4-Gustavus women's hockey team earned a pivotal sweep over #10-St. Thomas with a 4-2 win in Mendota Heights on Saturday night. After a defensive battle the night before, the Golden Gusties showed this game would be the exact opposite as Mari Gunderson lit the lamp :09 into the contest. Gustavus moved into the driver's seat in the MIAC standings with a 10-0-0 league record and 15-1-0 overall. St. Thomas fell to 7-3-0 in the conference standings and 13-4-0 overall.