Archive for May, 2022

Nelson Named USTFCCCA North Region Women’s Track Athlete of the Year

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its regional awards Tuesday and Gustavus hurdler Birgen Nelson (Jr., Edina) was selected as the Division III North Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year. 

Aney, Laux Earn MIAC Tennis Elite 22 Awards

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) recognized some of its best and brightest spring-sport student-athletes on Tuesday with the announcement of the Elite 22 Awards. Gustavus senior Nick Aney (Rochester) and sophomore Alli Laux (Onalaska, Wis.) received the awards for men's and women's tennis, respectively. 

Donnelly, Nelson, Poe to Compete at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Gustavus women's track & field student-athletes Elizabeth Donnelly (Sr., Langely, Wash.), Birgen Nelson (Jr., Edina), and Annika Poe (Jr., Buffalo) have qualified and will compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 26-28 in Geneva, Ohio.

Johnson Signs Professional Baseball Contract with Sioux Falls

Recent Gustavus graduate Christian Johnson (Buffalo) signed a rookie contract with the Sioux Falls Canaries of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball on Friday.

Gustavus Women’s Athletics Wins MIAC All-Sports Title, Men Finish Second

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced the winners of the Men's and Women's All-Sports Competitions on Friday and Gustavus won the Pat Wiesner Trophy for women's sports, while the Gustie men took second place in the running for the George Durenberger Trophy.

Track & Field Sets School Records at UW-La Crosse Final Qualifier

A select group from Gustavus track & field competed Thursday at the UW-La Cross Final Qualifier with hopes of improving times and marks in order to qualify for next week's NCAA Outdoor Championships. 

Women’s Track & Field Sweeps MIAC Postseason Awards

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its women's outdoor track & field awards Thursday and Gustavus won the top four honors. Birgen Nelson (Jr., Edina) won both the 2022 MIAC Outstanding Track Athlete and the 2022 Outstanding Performance of the Meet, while Annika Poe (Jr., Big Lake) was named the 2022 Outstanding Field Athlete and Aaron Lund earned 2022 Women's Coach of the Year. 

Four Gusties Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District

The 2021-22 Academic All-District Men's and Women's At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, were released Thursday and four Gustavus student-athletes received recognition. Men's tennis player Nick Aney (Sr., Rochester), women's swimmer Ellen Hofstede (Jr., Hopkins), gymnast Brooke Merila (Sr., St. Michael), and women's hockey player Kayla Vrieze (Sr., Eagan) all earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom. 

Hanson Named MIAC Baseball Player of the Year, Five Others Join on All-MIAC Team

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) released its baseball postseason awards on Wednesday and five Gustavus student-athletes were named All-Conference, highlighted by Jack Hanson (Sr., Minnetonka) being named the 2022 Max Molock Player of the Year.

Softball Garners Three on MIAC All-Conference Team

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its softball postseason awards on Tuesday and three Gustavus student-athletes were named All-Conference. Kaylyn Leonard (Sr., Plymouth), Madelyn Mueller (So., North Mankato), and Piper Otto (So., Brooklyn Park) were selected to the All-MIAC Team, while Rachel Kawiecki (Fy., Richfield) was named honorable mention.