Archive for November, 2008
The Gustavus women's swimming team got off to a slow start and never got back on track in a 149-94 setback in a dual meet with the University of Minnesota, Mankato in the Gustavus Natatorium on Friday evening. Anika Erickson registered the lone first place finish for the Gusties as she claimed top honors in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.70).
The Gustavus men's swimming team opened its 2008-09 dual meet season with a 133-103 loss to Minnesota State University, Mankato in St. Peter on Friday night. Matt Stewart led Gustavus with first place finishes in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.
Gustavus women's soccer player Alison Dittmer, a defender from Plymouth, Minn., has been honored as a First Team selection on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team. Dittmer maintains a 3.5 gpa with majors in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Junior David Martinson scored a power play goal midway through the third period to break a 5-5 tie to help the Gustavus men's hockey team defeat No. 11 UW-Stout 6-5 in Menomonie, Wis. on Friday night. Head Coach Brett Petersen's squad converted three of four power plays opportunities including Martinson's game-winning goal to improve to 2-1-0 overall. UW-Stout fell to 4-2-0 with the loss.
Gustavus Adolphus football players junior T.J. Ridley (Edina, Minn.) and senior Ted Aleckson (Weston, Wis./DC Everest) have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V College Division Teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Ridley, a safety who carries a 3.96 grade point average with a major in Biology and Pre-Med, was named to the first team, while Aleckson, a defensive lineman who has a 3.79 GPA in elementary education,
The Gustavus men's and women's hockey teams are on the road on Friday, however you can catch all of the action on the internet. The women's game at Adrian College in Michigan will have live stats available beginning at 6 pm (CDT), while the men's game at UW-Stout will have live video and audio.
The Gustavus volleyball team advanced to the finals of the MIAC Tournament with a 3-0 win (27-25, 25-16, 25-17) over Saint Mary's on Thursday night in St. Peter. The Gusties will now play St. Thomas in the playoff championship match on Saturday night at 7:00 pm in St. Paul, Minn. The winner receives an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The Gustavus women's hockey team returns 12 letterwinners from a squad that compiled a record of 25-3 overall and won the MIAC title with a record of 18-0 in 2007-08. Coach Mike Carroll will need to replace three of the team's top four scorers, but he returns All-Conference forward Mari Gunderson and All-Conference defender Kirstin Peterson, who will lead a deep and talented team on its quest for a sixth consecutive league title.
The Gustavus Adolphus College swimming and diving teams are taking part in the third annual Ted Mullin Hour of Power Relay for cancer research on Thursday, Nov. 6 beginning at 4 p.m. in honor of former Carleton swimmer Edward H. "Ted" Mullin, who passed away from a rare soft-tissue cancer in September 2006.
Gustavus will take on St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. for a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest. The Gusties come in to the game at 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the MIAC and in a four-way tie for first-place in the conference standings. The Oles enter the contest at 4-4 overall and 2-4 in the league. Last week, Gustavus defeated Bethel University 17-10 in Arden Hills behind four interceptions by the Gustie defense.