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The Gustavus women’s basketball held its annual awards banquet last week in the Heritage Room of the Jackson Student Center. Senior wing Molly Geske highlighted the event’s awards ceremony by being named the team’s Most Valuable Player.
The Gustavus men’s golf team is prepared to compete in the NCAA Division III Championships on Tuesday, May 15 through Friday, May 18 held at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. After claiming second place in last October’s MIAC Championships and taking first and second in their last two meets, the Gusties earned an at-large bid into this year’s NCAA Tournament.
The Gustavus men’s tennis team ended its season Sunday afternoon in Whitewater, Wis., falling to 15th-ranked Washington University in St. Louis 5-0 in an NCAA Division III Regional title match. Washington advances to the eight-team championship series with a 17-6 record, while the Gusties end their campaign at 22-8 – the most wins in a season during head coach Tommy Valentini’s three years at the helm.
After breezing through the MIAC Playoffs last weekend, the Gustavus men’s tennis team is prepared to compete at the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship on Saturday in Whitewater, Wis. The Gusties received a first round bye and will face the winner between the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Concordia-Wisconsin on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its 2012 Men’s Tennis Awards on Tuesday and three Gustavus players garnered All-Conference in both singles and doubles. Junior Amrik Donkena (Rochester, Minn.) and sophomores Juan Luis Chu (Lima, Peru) and Mya Smith-Dennis (Savage, Minn.) were selected by a vote of the league’s coaches as representatives on the 2012 All-MIAC singles and doubles teams.
Gustavus sophomore Joey MacGibbon has been named MIAC Men’s Tennis Athlete-of-the-Week for his contributions to Gustavus’ MIAC Playoff title this past weekend. The Gusties defeated St. Thomas in the semifinals 5-1 and Carleton in the championship match 5-0, and MacGibbon claimed two victories at No. 3 doubles and one at No. 5 singles.
The NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Committee announced 41 teams and five individuals that will participate in the 2012 Division III Men’s Golf Championships. Among those 41 schools will be the Gustavus Adolphus men’s golf team who qualifies for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season.
Gustavus junior Josh Owens (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) broke the MIAC men’s outdoor pole vault record Saturday at the Meet of the UnSaintly in St. Paul, clearing a height of 16-6.75. Owens broke the previous record of 16-6.5, which has stood since 1983 (Dave Wenberg, Hamline). His new career mark is at the top of the MIAC performance list and is 1-1.75 higher than the second place vauler.
The Gustavus men's tennis team earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Championship by winning the 2012 MIAC Playoff Title with impressive wins over St. Thomas, 5-1 in the semifinals, and Carleton, 5-0 in the championship match on Saturday night in St. Peter, Minn. The Gusties defended last year’s playoff title, improving to 20-7, and achieved their fifth MIAC postseason championship since the tournament began in 2007.
For the first time in the six-year history of the MIAC Women’s Tennis Playoffs, Gustavus did not claim the title. After defeating the Gusties 5-4 for the MIAC regular title on April 29, the Carleton Knights responded with a 5-3 decision over defending champion Gustavus on Saturday night in St. Peter, Minn. The Knights will enter the NCAA Regional Championships with an overall record of 18-5.