Archive for March, 2008
The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team will send eight competitors to the NCAA Championships which will take place Thursday through Saturday at the Miami of Ohio University Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center in Oxford, Ohio hosted by the College of Wooster. Matt Stewart, Ben Hanson, and Skylar Davis qualified automatically for the national meet in individual events.
The Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Wisconsin at Superior women's hockey teams will face off in the first round of the NCAA Women's Hockey Tournament on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter, Minn. The second-ranked Golden Gusties enter the contest at 25-2-0, while the sixth-ranked Yellowjackets come in at 22-4-1 overall. Saturday's game can be watched and listened to through the Gustavus website.
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), has announced the finalists for the 2008 WBCA/State Farm All-America Basketball Team for Division III of the NCAA. The 40 finalists, which includes Gustavus standout Jess Vadnais, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member Kodak/WBCA All-America Team. The teams are selected by WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions.
The Gustavus women's hockey team received word on Monday that it would host a first round contest in the 2007-08 NCAA Division III National Tournament. Coach Mike Carroll's squad, which has compiled a record of 25-2-0, received an automatic bid in the tournament after winning the MIAC Playoff Championship game last Wednesday. The Gusties will host the University of Wisconsin in Superior on Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
Gustavus Adolphus College senior forward Molly Doyle (Richfield, Minn.) has been named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending March 9, 2008. Doyle scored the game-winning goal at 17:14 in the third period to give Gustavus a 1-0 victory over St. Thomas in the MIAC Playoff Championship game on Wednesday night in St. Peter.
The Gustavus gymnastics team completed its 2008 season with a seventh place finish at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, which were held at Hamline University. The Gusties posted a team score of 176.75. UW-La Crosse won the meet with a score of 186.200. Laura Hansen posted the top individual finish for Gustavus with a seventh place finish on the balance beam with a score of 9.40.
The Gustavus men's track and field team finished seventh at the MIAC Indoor Championships with a total of 43 points. The 4x200 meter and 4x400 meter relay teams, which included Matt Leeb, Tyler Geyen, Colby Citrowski, and Cole Carlson, recorded the highest finishes on the day for the Gusties. The 4x200 relay placed third in a time of 1:31.13, while the 4x400 relay placed fifth in a time of 3:25.19.
Strong performances in the pole vault and shot put helped the Gustavus women's track and field team move from fourth place after the first day to a second place finish at the MIAC Indoor Championships which were held at Saint John's University. Senior Shanna Dawson won the pole vault to highlight an impressive second day for the Gusties.
The Gustavus women's tennis team recorded wins over Macalester, Southwest State University, and the University of Missouri in Kansas City and a loss to Drake University on Friday and Saturday. The Gusties defeated the Scots 9-0 on Friday and the Mustangs 9-0 and the Kangaroos 7-0 on Saturday. Gustavus' lone weekend loss came against Drake in a 7-0 decision. The Gusties improved their dual match record to 10-3.
Drew Hood Wins Pole Vault, Finishes Second In Heptathlon To Lead Men’s Track And Field Squad At The MIAC Championships
Drew Hood had a big first day at the MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships as he won the pole vault at a height of 14 feet, 11 1/2 inches, and finished second in the heptathlon with a school record total of 4,659 points. The Gusties are currently in seventh place as a team with 29.5 points. The meet, which is being held at Saint John's University, concludes on Saturday afternoon.