Archive for July, 2008
Former Gustavus football standout Ryan Hoag continues his dream of playing in the National Football League as he is currently in training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars. This is the sixth consecutive year Hoag has been a part of an NFL Training Camp. He has previously played with the Oakland Raiders, the New York Giants, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Washington Redskins.
The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has chosen nine individuals for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2008 inductees include Sue Erlandson Breckner '83 (Volleyball), Milt Brostrom '49 (Benefactor), Sarah Edmonds Harris '93 (Cross Country), Steve McDermott '88 (Soccer, Basketball), Andy Micheletti '72 (Ice Hockey), Ginny Schafer '93 (Soccer), Tim Schwartz '90 (Football, Baseball), Mary Sutherland Ryerse '90 (Tennis), and Heather Thorson Kittelsen '92 (Softball).
Gustavus track and field athletes Anna Bauer (So., Hastings, Minn.), Shanna Dawson (Sr., Fairmont, Minn.), and Chris deLaubenfels (Sr., Mount Vernon, Iowa) have been recognized recently by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on its 2008 Division III All-Academic Women's and Men's Track and Field teams. Twenty-eight MIAC student-athletes from four MIAC institutions helped comprise the list of 392 student-athletes that made up the team.
The Gustavus women's basketball team ranked 25th on the 2007-2008 NCAA Division III Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll released by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Tuesday. The Gusties posted a team grade-point average of 3.375, just three-hundredths behind MIAC member Augsburg, which finished 18th. The award recognizes teams throughout the nation that have the highest grade point averages (GPA) for the 2007-2008 season based upon nominations submitted by WBCA-member coaches.
Former Gustavus tennis standout Eric Butorac, who has become one of the top doubles players on the professional tennis circuit, is taking a break from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour, to play world team tennis for the Sacramento Capitals. Butorac was recently featured in a story in the Sacramento Bee.
The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has announced the 2007-08 Female and Male Student Athletes of the Year and they are Lisa Brown, a track and field athlete from Lake Crystal, Minnesota and Andy Bryan, a tennis player from Edina, Minnesota. Brown and Bryan, who are the eighth annual recipients of the Gustavus Athlete of the Year awards, will be honored at the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, which will take place on Saturday, October 25 in Alumni Hall on the Gustavus campus.
The Gustavus Adolphus Adolphus College football stadium, which was dedicated this past September, has been selected as one of 89 state-of-the-art athletic facilities built in the past year by Athletic Business magazine. The stadium, which was built at a cost of $4.6 million and seats approximately 5,000, was designed by TKDA Architects out of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Gustavus men's soccer players Max Malmquist and Flynn Stewart-Franzen are spending their summer vacation in Salt Lake City, Utah playing soccer for the Ogden Outlaws of the Premier Development League (PDL). The Outlaws defeated the Brigham Young Cougars 2-1 on the Fourth of July and Stewart-Franzen tied the score at 1-1 with a goal in the 56th minute.
The National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team was recently announced with a total of 56 Division III women's collegiate golfers, including Kimbra Kosak and Rachel Roberg of Gustavus, recognized with this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team includes a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 66% of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.