Pengilly, Malo Named March Student-Athletes Of The Month

Posted on April 4th, 2018 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – Infielder Cole Pengilly (Fy., Le Sueur, Minn.) of Gustie baseball and all-around gymnast Amanda Malo (Jr., Greenwood, Minn.) have been selected as the Gustavus Adolphus College March Male and Female Student-Athletes-of-the-Month, presented by Thrivent Financial and voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department.

Cole Pengilly

Baseball

Hometown: Le Sueur, Minn.

High School: Le Sueur-Henderson

Major: Undeclared

Parents: Vic and Julee Pengilly

Pengilly paced the Gustie offense in the opening month of competition as the Black and Gold turned in an 8-7 record in March, while Pengilly was one of five Gusties to start in each game, holding down the shortstop position.

In 51 at bats, Pengilly tallied a team-high 21 hits, including four doubles, four triples (1st/MIAC), one home run, 13 runs scored, and 10 runs batted in along with a .412 batting average. Pengilly has gone hitless at the plate in just three games so far this season and recently had a 10-game hitting streak snapped last week in which he had 19 hits in 39 at bats. In the field, Pengilly has recorded a team-high 30 assists along with a .915 fielding percentage.

During the team’s opening games in Tucson, Ariz., Pengilly logged eight hits in 18 at bats, including a three-run walk-off home run. Pengilly batted .444 for the week, belting the game-winning homer in a 6-3 win against Carthage on March 3 and finishing the weekend with a pair of extra-base knocks in a season-high five-hit game against Concordia Nebraska March 4.

Amanda Malo

Gymnastics

Hometown: Greenwood, Minn.

High School: Minnetonka

Major: Management

Parents: Deb and Brian Malo

The Gustavus gymnastics team recently finished its season with fifth place finish at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference/National Collegiate Gymnastics Association West Regional, the best finish since 2004. 

Malo earned All-Conference laurels at the WIAC Championships/NCGA Regional with a fifth place finish in the all-around competition, totaling a score of 37.325. Her season-high floor score of 9.575, which was good for 11th place helped her earn a spot in the NCGA Championships. At the NCGA Championships in Springfield, Mass. on March 23, Malo placed sixth in the all-around with a score of 37.475 to receive All-American honors. Making her first appearance at the national meet, Malo was led by a career-best performance on the floor exercise, scoring a 9.750, tying the sixth best score in Gustavus program history.

Last week, the NCGA announced the team and individual competitors for its Women’s National Collegiate Gymnastics Championships and Malo was selected as an alternate in the all-around competition at the Minneapolis regional, which will take place 4 p.m. April 7 at the University of Minnesota. Malo received the second alternate selection, but was moved to the first after the originally named alternate declined due to injury.

 

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