Archive for March, 2008

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Men’s Swimming and Diving Team In 17th Place After First Day of NCAA Championships

The Gustavus men's swimming team is in 17th place after the first day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships which are being held at The College of Wooster in Oxford, Ohio. Kenyon College of Gambier, Ohio is in first place with 201 points. The Gusties scored 23 points and trail 16th place Rochester Institute of Technology (26) by three points.

MIAC Announces Fall 2007 Academic All-Conference

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) recently announced its Fall 2007 Academic All-Conference honorees. The MIAC recognized 304 student-athletes who represented the conference's thirteen institutions. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale to qualify for MIAC Academic All-Conference recognition.

Listen to Interview with Drew Hood

This week's Gustavus Sports Showcase features Drew Hood. Listen to Hood's interview on the Gustavus athletics podcast page. Hood took the MIAC Men's Indoor Track pole vault title and came in second in the heptathlon.

Vadnais Named To All-Region Team released its 2007-08 All-Region team and senior guard Jess Vadnais (Hudson, Wis.) was named to the West Region First Team for the second consecutive season. Vadnais was a key member of a Gustavus team that posted an 18-10 record and participated in the NCAA Tournament.

Shanna Dawson Finishes Sixth in Pole Vault at NCAA Indoor Championships

Senior Shanna Dawson finished in a tie for sixth in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships which were held at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Dawson cleared a career best indoor height of 12 feet even to tie for sixth with Ashley Dodd of Waynesburg University. The Gusties finished in 59th place as a team with the 2.5 points scored by Dawson.

No. 2 Gustavus Upset By No. 6 UW-Superior 3-1 In NCAA Quarterfinals

No. 6 UW-Superior upended No. 2 Gustavus Adolphus 3-1 in a NCAA Quarterfinal game on Saturday afternoon at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter, Minn. Shana Katz scored the eventual game-winning goal at 14:36 in the second period, while Melissa Kunzelman made 28 saves for the Yellowjackets. UW-Superior, which is on a 15-game winning streak, improved to 23-4-1, as Gustavus finishes its season 25-3-0 for the second consecutive season.

Kaelene Lundstrum Finishes 14th in High Jump at NCAA Championships

Kaelene Lundstrum, a sophomore from Bird Island, Minn., finished 14th in the high jump (5-3 1/4) at the NCAA Indoor Championships which are being held at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Lundstrum was one of 10 competitors that went out at 5-3 1/4, but finished 14th due to previous misses.

Men’s Golf Climbs To Third Place In National Poll

The Golf Coaches Association of America released its third Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Coaches' poll of the spring season and the Gustavus men's golf team has climbed to the #3 position behind top-ranked Methodist and second-ranked Huntington. The Gusties moved up from the #4 spot despite losing a dual meet by three strokes to Division II Flagler College last week.

Women’s Golf Slips To Third In Most Recent Division III National Poll

The National Golf Coaches Association released its Division III poll on Wednesday and the Gustavus women's golf team dropped to the #3 spot despite winning the Wartburg Invitational over the weekend. Gustavus finds itself behind #1 Methodist University and two votes behind #2 St. Thomas.

Shanna Dawson and Kaelene Lundstrum Set To Participate in NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships This Weekend

Senior Shanna Dawson and sophomore Kaelene Lundstrum have both qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships which will take place this Friday and Saturday at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Dawson qualified in the pole vault with a height of 11 feet, 11 3/4 inches, while Lundstrum qualified in the high jump at a height of 5 feet, 6 inches.