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The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has selected Gustavus Adolphus senior Lisa Brown as the 2009 Division III Central Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year. Brown was one of eight student-athletes to receive regional athlete of year honors and is now eligible for Division III National Women's Field Athlete of the Year.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women's tennis team will participate in the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships Tuesday-Thursday, May 19-21 at the Collins Hill Athletic Club in Lawrenceville, Ga. Oglethorpe University is the host institution. Gustavus will face Amherst in a quarterfinal match at 1 pm (CDT), Tuesday, May 19.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis team will participate in the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships Tuesday-Sunday, May 19-24 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is the host institution. Gustavus will face Washington University in St. Louis in a quarterfinal match at 12 pm (CDT), Tuesday, May 19. Individual competition in singles and doubles will follow team competition May 22-24.
Six members of the Gustavus women's track and field team have been selected to participate in the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships which will be held May 21-23 at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. That group includes senior Lisa Brown, junior Kaelene Lundstrum, sophomore Sam Broderius, senior Elizabeth Pringle, sophomore Abby Karl, and first year Danielle Burgmeier.
The Gustavus women's golf team posted a final round score of 325 to hang on for third place at the NCAA Championships out of 21 teams. The 72-hole tournament, was played at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Junior Kali Griggs (Burnsville, Minn.) wrapped up a strong tournament with a final round score of 79 (+7). Griggs finished tied for sixth overall (out of 111) with a 72-hole total of 77-80-78-79--314 to improve on her 84th place finish last year.
The Gustavus women's golf team continued to climb the scoreboard as it moved to third place at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships on Thursday at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida after shooting a team score of 326. The Gusties have a three-day total of 322-324-326--972. Methodist University remained in first place with scores of 321-310-310--941, while UW-Stevens Point stayed in second place at 322-318-320--960.
The National Golf Coaches Association announced its 2008-09 awards at the NCAA Division III Championships and four Gustavus golfers were honored by the NGCA. Kali Griggs received First Team All-America honors, while Katie Schenfeld received Second Team All-America honors. In addition, Griggs, Schenfeld, Kimbra Kosak, and Taylor Drenttel were named to the Midwest All-Region team. The Gusties are currently in fourth place at the 2009 NCAA Championships being held in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced the 2008-09 MIAC Women's Golf Awards as Gustavus' Kimbra Kosak (Grand Rapids, Minn.) was selected MIAC Senior of the Year and Taylor Drenttel (Eagan, Minn.) was named MIAC Rookie of the Year. Head Coach Scott Moe was also named the MIAC Coach of the Year.
The Gustavus women's golf team moved up to fourth place at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships on Thursday at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida after shooting a team score of 324. The Gusties have a two-day total of 322-324--646, which is 15 strokes behind first place Methodist University at 321-310--631. Individually, Kali Griggs is in a four-way tie for ninth place after shooting a second round 80 for a two-day total of 77-80--157.
Gustavus Adolphus College women's track and field coach Tom Thorkelson has been selected as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. Thorkelson led the Gusties to a second-place finish at the MIAC Championships last weekend. Gustavus won seven individual events as it compiled 173 points, which is the highest point total in program history.