Archive for 2017
The Gustavus baseball team started its spring break trip on the right foot with a pair of wins Saturday at the Kino Sports Complex. The Gusties defeated UW-Superior 10-4 before shutting out Grinnell 4-0 to improve to 6-3 overall.
Junior men's soccer player Alex Wilson (Ashland, Wis.) is a three-year letter winner of the Gustavus men’s soccer team, known for his work ethic on and off the field. Wilson, a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Classics, recently completed his Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), pursuing a medical school education. Wilson is well on his way to a medical school of his choice, scoring in the top two percent.
The Gustavus baseball team is set for its annual spring break trip, which this year takes place March 24-30 in Tucson, Ariz. The Gusties will play seven games in five days against four different teams at the Kino Sports Complex, former spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox. And for the first time, all seven spring break games will have live stats, courtesy of the Gustavus sports information department.
Seventeen years ago, a young man walked on to the Gustavus golf team as a freshman not knowing what was in store for his future. It quickly turned into a future of success as Neil Johnson enjoyed his Gustie career as a four-time All-American and member of the 2004 national championship team. His triumphs on the links during his time at Gustavus eventually led to a professional golfing career and now culminates with his first appearance on the PGA Tour as Johnson is competing at the Puerto Rico Open against the world’s best golfers.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s track and field teams kick off the outdoor season Saturday at the 10th Annual Point Loma Nazarene University Invitational in San Diego, Calif. The meet begins with field events at 9 a.m. (PST) with running events starting at 11:30 a.m. (PST).
The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Thursday announced Gustavus gymnastics coach Aryn DeGrood as its 2017 Women’s Gymnastics Coach of the Year based on voting conducted by the league coaches. DeGrood has directed the Gusties to a record-setting season as they have tallied six of the program’s all-time top 10 team scores this year alone. She has also coached three gymnasts that have qualified for the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championship, which takes place March 31-April 1 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Wednesday’s non-conference baseball game may have felt more like a late-fall football contest with temperatures in the 30s, but Gustavus was able to warm up the bats with a doubleheader sweep over Northwestern-St. Paul. The Gusties won game one 6-4 and game two 14-10, improving to 4-3 overall, while the Eagles fall to 5-11.
Gustavus Women's Hockey coach Mike Carroll is no stranger to success. When he was named MIAC Coach of the Year this year, it was the seventh time he’d earned the honor in his 18-year career. The Gusties have made 12 NCAA appearances over their 20-year history, and he has coached them to 12 MIAC regular-season titles.
Patrick Whaling went 4-0 on the weekend and helped the Gusties win their 17th-straight match before the impressive streak was finally snapped by NCAA Division I opponent North Dakota. Whaling won both singles matches at the No. 3 position and both at the No. 1 doubles, including helping guide the team to a win over No. 36-ranked Coe College. He was a 6-3, 6-4, singles winner and an 8-4 doubles winner against Coe, and he also helped Gustavus score a 9-0 sweep of conference foe Saint John's with a 6-1, 6-1, singles win and an 8-4 doubles win.
Katie Aney and her teammates spent the weekend facing Division II and I opponents, with a great deal of success for the Division III squad. The Gusties went 2-1 while playing up, with wins over D-II Southwest Minnesota State (9-0) and Minnesota State-Mankato (7-2) while losing a hard-fought 5-2 match to Division I Drake to snap the team's season-opening, 11-match winning streak. Aney won both her singles (6-3, 7-6) and doubles (8-1) matches against Southwest Minnesota State, and she won her doubles match (8-1) against Minnesota State-Mankato. Against Division I Drake she picked up the lone singles victory in a three-set thriller, 3-6, 6-2, 1-0.