Archive for February, 2008

David Martinson 

David Martinson Named to Men’s Hockey All-Conference Team, Josh Swartout Earns All-Rookie Honors

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's hockey coaches announced their post-season honors on Thursday and Gustavus sophomore forward David Martinson was named to the All-Conference team, while freshman goaltender Josh Swartout was named to the All-Rookie Team. Sophomore forward Patrick Dynan received honorable mention on the All-Conference squad.

Gymnastics Team Places Third At UW-La Crosse Triangular With A Score of 174.825

The Gustavus gymnastics team wrapped up its regular season schedule by posting a score of 174.825 at the UW-La Crosse Triangular. The host Eagles finished first with a score of 183.975, UW-Eau Claire placed second at 176.325, and Gustavus finished third at 174.825. Junior Laura Hansen turned in the top performance for the Gusties as she tied for second on the uneven parallel bars with a score of 9.250.

Breanna Scavo set a single-season record for goaltender wins in a season at 20. 

Women’s Hockey Faces Hamline In MIAC Semifinal Action, Game To Be Broadcast Over Internet

The Gustavus Adolphus College women's hockey team and Hamline University will face off in MIAC Semifinal action on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter, Minn. The #1-seed Golden Gusties enter the contest at 23-2-0 overall, while the #4-seed Pipers come in at 14-9-3 overall. Saturday's game can be watched and listened to through the Gustavus website.

Patrick Dynan starts a break for the Gusties. (Brian Fowler photo) 

Men’s Hockey Falls To Saint John’s 5-3 In Quarterfinal Round of MIAC Tournament

The Gustavus men's hockey team saw its season come to an end with a 5-3 loss to Saint John's at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter on Thursday night. The Gusties trailed 3-2 after the first period and 4-3 after the second period before losing 5-3. David Martinson led Gustavus with two goals, while five different players scored for Saint John's. Gustavus ends its season with a record of 13-12-1.

Tyler Kaus hits a clutch three with :13 left to pull the Gusties within three points. (Bridget Fowler photo) 

Men’s Basketball Rallies To Claim 71-70 Win Over Carleton in Overtime, Will Face St. Thomas For MIAC Playoff Title on Saturday

The Gustavus men's basketball team claimed a thrilling 71-70 overtime win against Carleton in a MIAC Playoff Semifinal game at Gus Young Court in St. Peter on Thursday night. The Gusties rallied from six points down with :14 seconds left in regulation play to tie the score and send the game into overtime. Two free throws by the Gusties Andrew Doble with 1:19 left in the overtime proved to be the difference as Gustavus extended its season by claiming the 71-70 post-season victory.

Coach Jed Friedrich and the national qualifiers from the Gustavus women’s Nordic ski team 

Women’s Nordic Skiing Set To Compete At NCAA Skiing Championships

Nordic skiers Laura Edlund, Kathleen DeWahl, and Kelly Chaudoin will participate in the 55th annual NCAA Collegiate Skiing Championships this week, March 5-8, at Bohart Ranch in Bozeman, Mont. These skiers earned the right to participate in the championships based on point totals earned in eight Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) races throughout the season.

Jess Vadnais 

Trevor Wittwer, Jess Vadnais Named Finalists for Jostens Division III Men’s and Women’s Basketball Player of the Year Award

Gustavus men's basketball player Trevor Wittwer and women's basketball player Jess Vadnais have both been named finalists for the Josten's Division III Player of the Year Award. The announcement was made by the Salem, Virginia Rotary Club which presents the prestigious awards each year. Ten finalists are selected for both the men and the women and the winner is announced at the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Final Four in Salem, Virginia on Thursday, March 20.

Women’s Basketball Knocked Out Of Playoffs After 77-61 Loss To St. Thomas

The Gustavus women's basketball team saw its season come to an end on Wednesday night after suffering a 77-61 loss to St. Thomas in an MIAC Semifinal in St. Paul. The Gusties trailed by one point with 5:55 remaining in the contest before the Tommies went on a 17-2 run to close out the game. St. Thomas shot 57 percent from the field compared to 40 percent for the Gusties. St. Thomas improved to 20-6, while Gustavus wrapped up the season at 18-9.

2007-08 MIAC Women’s Hockey Player of the Year 

Four Women’s Hockey Players Named All-MIAC; Stefanie Ubl Named Player of the Year

Four Gustavus Adolphus women's hockey players have been named All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference by a vote of the league's coaches. Seniors Stefanie Ubl (Blaine, Minn.) and Molly Doyle (Eagan, Minn.) were recognized, as was junior Mari Gunderson (Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View) and first-year Kirstin Peterson (St. Paul, Minn./Hill-Murray). Ubl was also named MIAC Player of the Year.

Wittwer goes up for two of his 1,143 career points against Carleton last Saturday. 

Men’s Basketball Player Trevor Wittwer Named To CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team

Gustavus men's basketball player Trevor Wittwer, a senior from Redwood Falls, Minnesota, has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-America Team. Wittwer, a Health Fitness major with a 3.89 grade point average, was a Third Team selection in the College Division.