Archive for May, 2011

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Sports Information Director Tim Kennedy Accepts New Role As Assistant Vice President

Tim Kennedy, a 1982 graduate of Gustavus, who has served as the Sports Information at the College for the past 25 years has accepted the position of Assistant Vice President and Director of Multimedia Innovation in the division of Marketing and Communication. Taking up the post June 1, 2011, Kennedy will serve as the College's key communication strategist with the offices of Admission and Advancement, promoting the College's academic excellence and distinctive attributes to key constituents.

Janey Helland Named Central Region Field Athlete Of The Year

Gustavus Adolphus senior track and field athlete Janey Helland (Mapleton, Minn.) has been named the Central Region Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Helland, who earns Field Athlete of the Year honors for the second consecutive season, will compete in the long jump and heptathlon competitions at the 2011 NCAA DIII Track and Field Championships on May 26-28 in Delaware, Ohio.

Football Team Set To Leave For Service Trip To Mexico

The Gustavus football team will be traveling to Cancun, Mexico for a five-day trip that will combine football, service, and some fun. The team will depart Wednesday, May 25 and return Monday, May 30. The trip will include several clinics, an exhibition game, a service trip to an orphanage, and a sightseeing trip to Isla de Mujeres.

Four Softball Players Earn All-Conference Honors

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2011 Softball Awards on Tuesday, May 17, recognizing four Gustavus softball players with All-Conference honors. Senior catcher Dani Cattrysse, sophomore outfielder MacKenzie Dalton, junior infielder Lisa Klass, and sophomore pitcher/DH Kate Rentschler were all named to the 2011 MIAC All-Conference Team.

Women’s Tennis Players Sam Frank And Megan Gaard Selected To Compete At NCAA Championships

The NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Committee has selected Gustavus Adolphus women’s tennis players Sam Frank (Mahtomedi, Minn.) and Megan Gaard (Edina, Minn.) to compete in the 2011 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships held May 27-29 in Claremont, Calif.  Sam Frank will compete in the singles championship, while she and Megan Gaard will team […]

Women’s Tennis Season Comes To An End With 5-0 Loss To Chicago In Regional Final

The Gustavus Adolphus women’s tennis team suffered a 5-0 loss at the hands of Chicago University in the NCAA Regional Championship held in Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Chicago moves on to play Denison in the quarterfinals of the 2011 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship held in Claremont, Calif. May 24-26. Gustavus finishes its season with a 20-10 overall record.

Women’s Track and Field Finishes Second at MIAC Championships

The Gustavus women's track and field team made a strong run at its first ever MIAC Track and Field title on Saturday, but St. Thomas was just too strong down the stretch and the Tommies (143.5) edged the Gusties (132.5) by 11 points to claim their seventh consecutive MIAC outdoor title and the 27th title in the program's history.

Men’s Track and Field Posts Strong Third Place Finish At MIAC Championships

The Gustavus men's track and field team delighted the home fans with a strong third place finish at the MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which were held at the Gustavus Track and Field Complex on Friday and Saturday. Blair Riegl sparked the Gusties with an outstanding all-around performance as he won the long jump and 100 meter dash, while also finishing fourth in the triple jump, sixth in the 200 meter dash and participating on the 4 x 100 meter relay that placed second.

Women’s Tennis Advances To Region Final With 5-1 Win Over UW-Whitewater

The Gustavus women's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Midwest Region Final for the 20th consecutive year with a 5-1 win over UW-Whitewater at Bally's Indoor Tennis Center in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties will now face host University of Chicago for the right to advance to the NCAA Team Finals, which will take place on May 24-26 in Claremont, California.

Men’s Tennis Comes Up Just Short in 5-3 NCAA Tourney Loss To Trinity

The Gustavus men's tennis team put forth a valiant effort against Trinity University in the second round of the NCAA Midwest Regional on Saturday, but it wasn't quite enough as the 11th ranked Tigers slipped past the Gusties 5-3 in front of a boisterous home crowd of nearly 300 at the Swanson Tennis Center.