Legendary Gustavus Adolphus College men’s hockey coach Don Roberts died Sunday, July 24 at the age of 83 after battling degenerative heart disease. A private family service will be held this week, however a public service celebrating Roberts’ life will be held in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus campus in the very near future. Details will be announced in the coming days.
The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has chosen nine individuals for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2016 inductees include Ryan Boutwell ’99 (Football), Scott Crowell ’01 (Soccer), Heather Fitch ’96 (Gymnastics), Rick Hjelm ’83 (Hockey), Molly Nemes ’01 (Gymnastics, Track & Field), Bret Newcomb ’92 (Hockey), Dana Peterson ’96 (Cross Country, Track & Field), Rod Swenson ’99 (Baseball), and Larry Zelenz (Coach). This group will be honored at the Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be held in Alumni Hall at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, following the Hall of Fame football game against Saint John's at 1 p.m.
To officially close the 2015-16 academic year, the Gustavus Adolphus College Sports Information Department is proud to announce senior football player Matthew Boyce (Excelsior, Minn.) and junior gymnast Alex Kopp (Wayzata, Minn.) as this season’s Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year.
The 2016 Gustavus football campaign marks a monumental milestone for the program as it celebrates 100 seasons at the College. The 100th season celebration will be highlighted by three events, including the 26th annual golf tournament, an open practice and tours of the stadium, and a special celebration in Alumni Hall on Homecoming.
For the seventh year, the NCAA is inviting more than 200 current student-athletes and NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients, with an interest in working within the sports industry, to the Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis. A committee from within the NCAA membership selected two student-athletes from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to attend, both of which from Gustavus Adolphus College - junior football player Tyler Jakes (North Mankato, Minn.) and senior men’s basketball player Chris Narum (Eagan, Minn.).
Gustavus’s two-time All America wide receiver Matthew Boyce (Sr., Excelsior, Minn.) is turning his dreams into reality. Sunday it was publicly announced that Boyce has been invited to the Minnesota Vikings rookie camp, which begins Thursday at Winter Park.
The Gustavus Adolphus Athletic Department concluded the Special Olympics winter season by hosting back-to-back area competitions on consecutive weekends in February. On Sunday, Feb. 7, Gustavus hosted the Area 9 aquatics competition at the Vic Gustafson Pool and on Sunday, Feb. 14, it held the Area 9 basketball tournament in the Lund Center Forum.
The Gustavus football coaching staff has announced its summer camps schedule, which will be held the second and third weeks of June at Hollingsworth Field. The individual camp, for ages 16 and older, is June 15; the 7-on-7 passing tournament is June 22; and the youth camp, for third through eighth graders, is held over two weeks - June 16-17 and June 23-24.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honored the league’s top performers in athletics and in the classroom with the announcement of the 2015 Fall Academic All-Conference Teams on Friday.
2015 was another year filled with conference championships, national tournament appearances and spectacular individual performances both on and off the field of play for Gustavus athletics. Here's a look back at numerous highlight events that occurred throughout the year...