‘Football’ Category

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Football Knocks Out Beavers Early, Wins Season Opener 62-20

For the second straight year the Gustavus football team opened the season at Buena Vista with a stellar offensive performance, but unlike last year's matchup, the Gusties played a more complete game with a 62-20 victory Saturday evening in contrast to last year's 80-58 decision, which tied the NCAA Division III record for most combined points in regulation.

2022 Football Season Preview

SAINT PETER, Minn. – Coming off its best season in over two decades, the Gustavus football team is set to kick off the 2022 season Saturday evening at Buena Vista University. The 2022 Gustavus roster is highlighted by the return of all four All-Region selections from last season, six All-Conference players, and 13 fifth-year seniors. […]

Dekam Named D3football.com Preseason All-American

D3football.com released its 2022 Preseason All-Americans on Monday and Gustavus linebacker Carson Dekam (Jr., Owatonna) has been selected to the Second Team Defense. 

17 Gusties Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Wednesday announced the members of the 2022 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.

103 Gusties Named MIAC Fall 2021 Academic All-Conference

Student-athletes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) continue to achieve in both athletics and in the classroom. On Wednesday, the MIAC announced its Academic All-Conference honorees for the 2021-22 fall semester, which included 103 Gustavus student-athletes. 

Four Gusties Named D3football.com All-Region

D3football.com released its regional awards on Wednesday and four Gustavus football players received recognition on the All-Region 6 Team. Zach Jakes (Sr., North Mankato) is First Team Defense, Andrew Abegglen (Jr., Mound) is Second Team Offense, Carson Dekam (So., Owatonna) is Second Team Defense, and Ezekiel Sundberg (Sr., Lakewood, Colo.) is Third Team Defense. 

Football Earns Eight First Team All-Conference Honors, Jakes Wins Stam Award

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its football postseason honors on Tuesday afternoon and 16 Gusties earned recognition. Senior defensive lineman Zach Jakes (Mankato) highlighted the honors for Gustavus by being voted the recipient of the Mike Stam Award, given the to Lineman of the Year.

Abegglen, Thelen Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-District Football Team

The 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-District Football Teams were released Thursday morning and Gustavus junior kicker Andrew Abegglen (Mound) and senior receiver Dalton Thelen (Cold Spring) were selected to the District 6 Team, which recognizes student-athletes from institutions in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Abegglen Earns Fifth MIAC Special Teams Athlete of the Week

Andrew Abegglen (Jr., Mound) made a 31-yard field goal late in Gustavus's 39-7 victory at Concordia to tie the program record of 13 made field goals in a season. He is now tied with Ryan Boutwell - who went 13-of-18 in 1997 - for the school record.

Football Wins Decisively at Concordia, Finishes With Best Record Since 1998

The Gustavus football team completed its best season in over two decades on Saturday with a decisive 39-7 victory at snow-covered Concordia. With the win, the Gusties end the season in third place in the MIAC at 6-2 and went 8-2 overall for the first time since 1998.