Archive for May, 2009
Gustavus senior shortstop Rachael Click has been selected to the First Team of the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America softball squad. This is the third consecutive year that Click has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America and second consecutive year she has been a first team selection. Click, the MIAC Player of the Year and a NFCA Second Team All-America honoree, maintains a 3.91 gpa with a major in elementary education.
Gustavus Adolphus College senior men's tennis players John Kauss (St. Paul, Minn./Harding) and Mike Burdakin (Sr., Bettendorf, Iowa) saw their seasons come to an end after losses in singles and doubles at the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships in Claremont, Calif. Kauss fell in the semifinal round of singles play, while Burdakin and Kauss bowed out of the doubles draw in the quarterfinals.
Senior Tyler Geyen finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles and the 4x400 meter relay team placed fifth at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Marietta, Ohio on Saturday. Geyen crossed the finish line with a time of 14.53 seconds, while the 4x400 meter relay team clocked a time of 3:12.72. The Gusties finished the meet tied for 36th place with nine points from both performances.
The Gustavus women's track and field team used three top-eight results to finish a program-best sixth place with 27 points on the final day of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Marietta, Ohio. Wartburg College won the team title with 52 points. Kaelene Lundstrum (Jr., Bird Island, Minn.) and Sam Broderius (So., Hector, Minn.) finished second in the high jump and seventh in the shot put, respectively, while the 4x400 meter relay placed eighth.
Kaelene Lundstrum Places Fifth In Heptathlon, Sam Broderius Finishes Sixth In Discus At NCAA Championships
Gustavus junior Kaelene Lundstrum (Bird, Island, Minn.) finished fifth in the heptathlon and sophomore Sam Broderius (Hector, Minn.) placed sixth in the discus at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday in Marietta, Ohio. Lundstrum earned 4,624 points, while Broderius recorded a distance of 140 feet, 11 inches as each athlete earned All-America honors by virtue of finishing in the top eight at the national meet.
John Kauss Advances To Quarterfinals In Singles And Doubles With Mike Burdakin At NCAA Tennis Championships
Gustavus Adolphus men's tennis player John Kauss (Sr., St. Paul, Minn.) won two singles matches before pairing with Mike Burdakin (Sr., Bettendorf, Iowa) to win a doubles match to to the quarterfinals of both the singles and doubles draws at the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships. The championships are being held at Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif. Quarterfinals in both draws and semifinals in singles will be contested on Saturday.
Five Gustavus Adolphus College student athletes have been recognized as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V College Division At-Large Teams. Kimbra Kosak (women's golf), Melissa Mackley (women's hockey), David Martinson (men's hockey) and Dave Pearson (men's swimming and diving) were named to the first team, while John Kauss (men's tennis) was honored on the second team.
The Gustavus men's 4x400 meter relay team qualified for the event finals after finishing third in its preliminary heat with a school record time of 3:12.48 at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday afternoon. The squad bettered the previous record, which was set at the MIAC Championships at 3:13.62, by over a second. The NCAA Championships are being hosted by Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.
Lisa Brown Captures National Javelin Title, Kaelene Lundstrum In Second Place After First Day Of Heptathlon
Gustavus Adolphus senior Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn.) won her third national javelin title at the 2009 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships with a stadium record effort of 158 feet on Thursday afternoon. Brown, who also finished second in 2007, is the second female athlete in NCAA Division III history to win three national javelin championships joining Renee Erickson of Concordia-Moorhead. The NCAA Championships are being hosted by Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.
Gustavus Adolphus College women's golf coach Scott Moe has been named the Division III SkyCaddie Midwest Regional Coach of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association. Moe guided the Gusties to a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He was named the women's golf National Coach of the Year last season.