Archive for March, 2009
The Gustavus men's and women's swimming teams made their final day at the NCAA Championships one to remember. For the men, Skylar and Whitaker Davis finished 8th and 11th respectively in the 1650 freestyle. For the women, Carrie Gundersen placed 9th in the 1650 freestyle and Anika Erickson finished 16th in the 200 breaststroke. The Gustie men finished 15th with 71 points, while the women placed 35th with 17 points.
The Gustavus men's hockey team scored the first goal of the game, but fell to Neumann College 4-1 in the NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship game on Saturday at Herb Brooks Ice Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y. David Martinson tallied his 26th goal of the season at 4:54 in the first period to give the Gusties a 1-0 lead. However, Neumann would go on to score four consecutive goals en route to the win. Gustavus finished its season at 19-11-0.
Gustavus gymnasts Christine Askham, Aryn Bell, Jess Dolan, Laura Hansen, and Meghan Johnson saw their 2009 seasons come to an end after competing at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championships hosted by Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. on Friday night.
The Gustavus men's and women's swimming teams continued to perform well at the NCAA Championships which are being held at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center in Minneapolis. The men's 800 free relay of Matt Stewart, Skylar Davis, Whitaker Davis, and Dave Pearson turned in the top performance of the day with an eighth place finish in a time of 6:44.90. On the women's side, Anika Erickson finished 21st in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.58.
Patrick Dynan scored two goals including the game-winning goal at 6:31 in overtime to lift the No. 15 Gustavus men's hockey team over No. 2 UW-Stout by a score of 3-2 in the NCAA Semifinals on Friday in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Gusties, who improved their overall mark to 19-10-0, snapped a 15-game unbeaten streak for the Blue Devils. Gustavus advanced to its first ever NCAA Championship game with the victory. Head Coach Brett Petersen's squad will face the winner of Hobart/Neumann on Saturday afternoon.
Gustavus women's hockey players Melissa Mackley and Kirstin Peterson were named to the American Hockey Coaches Association All-America team today. The announcement was made at the Women's Division III Frozen Four in Middlebury, Vermont. Mackley and Peterson, who were both First Team All-MIAC selections, are being honored on the All-America Team for the first time.
Senior Matt Stewart continued his strong performance at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a sixth place finish in the 200 freestyle on Thursday evening. Stewart posted a career best time of 1:38.49 which broke his own school and MIAC record of 1:39.21. Carrie Gundersen was the lone women's swimmer to compete on the day and she finished 40th in the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:54.61.
Gustavus Adolphus junior forward David Martinson (St. Louis Park, Minn.) was recognized by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) as a 2009 RBK Hockey Division III All-America West First Team honoree at a banquet held Thursday evening in conjunction with this weekend's NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y. Martinson was one of five players named to the All-America teams competing in the NCAA Semifinal games.
The Gustavus women's swimming team will send two swimmers to the NCAA Championships this weekend which will be hosted by Macalester College at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center. The two swimmers who qualified include Carrie Gundersen (Jr., Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins) and Anika Erickson (So., Milaca, Minn.).
Matt Stewart's seventh place finish in the 500 freestyle highlighted Gustavus' first day at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships which are being held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. On the women's side, Carrie Gundersen turned in the finest performance of her career in 500 freestyle and finished tenth in a conference and school record time of 4:57.25.