Archive for May, 2009
The Gustavus Adolphus College softball team continued its impressive run in the Division III College World Series with a 5-0 win over Tufts University on Sunday evening in Montclair, New Jersey. The Gusties, who improved to 42-8 on the season, will play Coe College on Monday afternoon at 12:00 pm (EST) with the winner getting a chance to take on Messiah College at 2:30 for the national championship. The Gustavus/Coe winner would need to beat Messiah twice to claim the national title.
The Gustavus softball team stayed alive at the Division III World Series with a 10-4 win over Salisbury State University of Maryland on Sunday afternoon in Montclair, New Jersey. The Gusties will now play Tufts University on Sunday evening at 7:30 pm (EST). The tournament field, which started with eight teams, has now been paired down to four. The winner of the Gustavus/Tufts game will play Coe College on Monday at noon (EST).
The Gustavus women's golf team posted a final round score of 325 to hang on for third place at the NCAA Championships out of 21 teams. The 72-hole tournament, was played at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Junior Kali Griggs (Burnsville, Minn.) wrapped up a strong tournament with a final round score of 79 (+7). Griggs finished tied for sixth overall (out of 111) with a 72-hole total of 77-80-78-79--314 to improve on her 84th place finish last year.
The Gustavus softball team saw its streak of five consecutive NCAA Tournament wins come to an end with a 2-0 loss to Messiah College on Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Division III World Series in Montclair, New Jersey. The Gusties will now try to fight their way back to the finals through the loser's bracket starting with a game against Salisbury State of Maryland on Sunday, May 17 at 12:00 pm (EST).
The Gustavus women's golf team continued to climb the scoreboard as it moved to third place at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships on Thursday at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida after shooting a team score of 326. The Gusties have a three-day total of 322-324-326--972. Methodist University remained in first place with scores of 321-310-310--941, while UW-Stevens Point stayed in second place at 322-318-320--960.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced the 2008-09 MIAC Women's Golf Awards as Gustavus' Kimbra Kosak (Grand Rapids, Minn.) was selected MIAC Senior of the Year and Taylor Drenttel (Eagan, Minn.) was named MIAC Rookie of the Year. Head Coach Scott Moe was also named the MIAC Coach of the Year.
The Gustavus softball team scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and defeated the University of Texas at Tyler 5-1 in the first game of the NCAA Division III World Series in Montclair, New Jersey on Friday morning. Emily Wendorff started the sixth inning rally with a single that drove in two runs and then Kirsten Prunty hit a two-run home run with two outs to close out the inning. Betsie Collins was the winning pitcher as she allowed only one run in six innings of work.
Gustavus Adolphus senior baseball player Mike DesLauriers (Minnetonka, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V College Division Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). DesLauriers, a shortstop, carries a 3.64 grade point average with a major in public accounting. A total of four MIAC players were recognized on either the first or second team.
The National Golf Coaches Association announced its 2008-09 awards at the NCAA Division III Championships and four Gustavus golfers were honored by the NGCA. Kali Griggs received First Team All-America honors, while Katie Schenfeld received Second Team All-America honors. In addition, Griggs, Schenfeld, Kimbra Kosak, and Taylor Drenttel were named to the Midwest All-Region team. The Gusties are currently in fourth place at the 2009 NCAA Championships being held in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its 2009 Post-Season Softball Awards on Wednesday and the league champion Gusties garnered the majority of the awards. Senior shortstop Rachael Click was named the MIAC Player of the Year, Jeff Annis was named Coach of the Year, and first year second baseman Lisa Klass was named Rookie of the Year. Four players received All-Conference honors including Click, Klass, senior outfielder Emily Klein, and pitcher Erin Truebenbach.