Archive for November, 2009
Gustavus football player T.J. Ridley (Sr., Edina, Minn.) has been named a First Team Academic All-America honoree by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Ridley, a four-year regular for the Gusties as a defensive back and special teams player, was a second team selection last year.
The Gustavus men's basketball team lost its home opener to UW-La Crosse on Sunday night in the St. Peter, by the score of 76-69. UW-La Crosse's Tony Mane (23 pts), Trevor Stratton (18 pts), and Andrew Haass (14 pts) combined to score 55 points in the victory. Gustavus was led by Tyler Gray who scored 19 points and Ryan McPartland who scored 12 points.
The Gustavus men's basketball team opened the 2009-10 season with a 65-63 victory over Buena Vista on Tuesday night in Storm Lake, Iowa. Solid second half shooting helped Gustavus build a lead and hold on late as the Gusties shot 63.6% (14-22) from the field in the second half. Jesse Van Sickle and Dan Schmidtknecht were Gustavus's high scorers with ten and nine points, respectively.
Gustavus senior forward David Martinson (St. Louis Park, Minn.) has been named MIAC Men’s Hockey Player of the Week for the second straight week. Martinson registered five goals and one assist as the Gusties split the weekend series with Bethel by the scores of 5-6 on Friday, and 3-1 on Saturday.
Gustavus sophomore forward Allie Schwab (Stillwater, Minn) has been named MIAC Women's Hockey Player of the Week for her efforts in Tuesday's 2-3 loss to UW-Superior, and weekend sweep over Bethel, winning by the scores of 7-0 and 2-1. Schwab registered a total of four points (2 goal, 2 assists) in the three games.
The Gustavus women's basketball used its pressure defense and fastbreak offense to run past Wartburg College 79-63 on Monday night in St. Peter, Minn. Bri Radtke and Molly Geske led the Gusties with 19 and 18 points, respectively.
The Gustavus men's hockey team bounced back from its disappointing 6-5 overtime loss to Bethel on Friday night in St. Peter with a 3-1 win on Saturday at the National Sports Center in Blaine. The Gusties jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead and then held on for the victory and a split in the series with the Royals. Eric Bigham, Patrick Dynan, and David Martinson scored for the Gusties. Josh Swartout picked up the win in the nets.
The Gustavus men's basketball team will open the 2009-10 season with a non-conference game against Buena Vista University on Tuesday night in Storm Lake, Iowa. Buena Vista enters the game with a 2-1 overall record, as Gustavus last played on Nov. 9th in an exhibition loss to Southwest Minnesota State University 66-84.
The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team defeated St. John's and Luther College in a triangular held in the Lund Natatorium on Saturday afternoon. Gustavus tallied 1333.5 points in the meet as St. John's (869.5) and Luther (721) finished second and third respectively. Top Gustavus swimmers were Skylar and Whitaker Davis. Skylar won the 200 (1:46.95) and 500 freestyle (4:53.91), the 400 IM (4:18.89), and placed second in the 200 IM (2:04.28). Whitaker won the 1000 freestyle (9:57.15), and placed second in the 200 butterfly (2:03.41) and 100 (49.00) and 500 freestyle (4:56.33).
The Gustavus women's swimming and diving team claimed a victory over St. Ben's and Luther College Saturday afternoon in the team's first triangular of the season. Gustavus totaled 1267.5 points in the meet, as St. Ben's took second (1033.5) and Luther placed third (811). Carrie Gundersen was the top Gustavus swimmer with victories in both the 200 butterfly (2:18.11) and 500 freestyle (5:16.80), as well as a second place finish in the 400 IM (4:54.03).