‘Men’s Sports’ Category
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced its 2016 Division III All-Americans and Gustavus’s top player Mohanad Alhouni (So., Tripoli, Libya) was named All America on the singles team for his performance during the fall season. Alhouni becomes the 51st Gustavus men’s tennis player to earn All America status and claims the 98th All America distinction in program history.
Remarkably, student-athletes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) keep finding ways to achieve both in their chosen sports and in the classroom at ever-improving rates. For the first time in MIAC history, the conference recognized more than 1,000 student-athletes with Academic All-Conference honors. Gustavus has 58 student-athletes recognized as Winter-Spring Academic All-Conference.
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 College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has designated 658 swimming and diving teams, representing 388 colleges and universities as Scholar All-America teams, and both the Gustavus men’s and women’s teams received the distinction. The Gustie men posted a team GPA of 3.25, while the women’s team registered a 3.35 GPA. The recognition comes as a result of each team's classroom performance in the past semester. It is only the second time in the program’s 30-plus year history of the program that more than 600 teams.
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.
Senior distance runner Marit Sonnesyn (Plymouth, Minn.) and junior baseball player Isaiah Welckle (Minneapolis, Minn.) have been selected as the Gustavus Adolphus College May Female and Male Student-Athletes-of-the-Month, presented by Thrivent Financial and voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department.
Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis players Andres Saenz (Sr., Cancun, Mexico) and Mohanad Alhouni (So., Tripoli, Libya) suffered a pair of losses Thursday in the 2016 NCAA Individual Championships that were played at Stowe Stadium at Kalamazoo College. In doubles, Saenz and Alhouni were defeated by Scott Rubinstein and James Spaulding of Emory University 6-2, 6-1, and in singles, Alhouni fell to Steven Chen of Wesleyan College by a 6-4, 6-0 count.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the All-Region honorees for the 2016 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season and five Gustavus athletes earned recognition as part of the All-Central Region Team. On the men’s team, Michael Hensch (Fy., North Branch, Minn.) and Sam Fischer (Sr., Sauk Centre, Minn.) were honored as All-Region, and on the women’s team, Mallory Butchko (Fy., Elko, Minn.), Marit Sonnesyn (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.), and Sarah Swanson (Sr., Fairbanks, Alaska) were named All-Region.
UPDATE (2:32 p.m. May 25): The singles and doubles draws have been released. Mohanad Alhouni will face Steven Chen of Wesleyan (CT) at 9 a.m. Thursday in the singles draw, and Alhouni and Andres Saenz will face Scott Rubenstein and James Spaulding of Emory at 3 p.m. Thursday in the doubles draw.
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.).