Archive for June, 2010

John Kennedy Named CoSIDA Academic All-American

The 2010 ESPN the Magazine Men's Track and Field / Cross Country Academic All-America honor teams were announced recently and Gustavus senior cross country and track student athlete John Kennedy was named to the team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Former Gustavus Golfer Jordan Hawkinson Qualifies for U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship

Former Gustavus golfer Jordan Hawkinson has been having significant success at the amateur level lately as he earned medalist honors at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Qualifying Tournament and then teamed with Clayton Johnson to win the Minnesota Public Golf Association's State Four-Ball Championship.

Melissa Mackley Named One of Two MIAC Nominees for NCAA Woman of the Year

Gustavus Adolphus College senior hockey student-athlete Melissa Mackley has been named as one of two nominees from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Mackley and University of St. Thomas softball player Alison Wright will now wait to hear if they will be chosen as one of ten finalists from Division III, which will be announced in August. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service, and leadership.

Gustavus Hosting Football High School All-Star Training Camp

Gustavus Adolphus College is excited to be hosting 86 of the top high school football players in Minnesota for a week of training camp in preparation for the 37th annual High School All-Star Football Game sponsored by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA).

Rachelle Dosch Named Head Volleyball Coach

Rachelle Dosch has been named the new head volleyball coach at Gustavus Adolphus College. Dosch, a 2007 graduate of the University of St. Thomas, replaces Kari Eckheart who resigned to accept the position of Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Athlete Services at the College.

Kari Eckheart Resigns As Volleyball Coach To Accept Assistant Athletics Director Position at the College

Kari Eckheart has announced her resignation as the head volleyball coach at Gustavus in order to accept the full-time responsibilities as the Assistant Athletics Director for Student Athlete Services at the College. For the past 13 years, Eckheart has directed the Gustie volleyball program as well as served as the health promotion coordinator for Gustavus staff members and the alcohol and drug education coordinator for Gustavus student athletes.

Michael Middleton Named Men’s Head Soccer Coach

Michael Middleton has been named the new head coach of the men’s soccer program at Gustavus Adolphus College. Middleton, a 1983 graduate of Leeds Carnegie College of Physical Education and Recreation in the United Kingdom, is replacing Larry Zelenz, who resigned in May after serving as the men's soccer coach for the past 24 years.

Gustavus Athletics Department Selected To Receive NCAA Strategic Alliance Matching Grant

Gustavus Adolphus College has been selected one of nine National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division III institutions to receive a Strategic Alliance Matching Grant. The grant will allow the College to enhance an existing administrative position within the Athletics Department. The position, which will be upgraded from a part-time position to a full-time position, will have the title Assistant Athletics Director for Student Athlete Services.