‘Volleyball’ Category

Volleyball’s NCAA Run Ends At Elite 8

The Gustavus volleyball team's memorable NCAA tournament run came to end Thursday in the national quarterfinals, losing in four sets to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Gusties won the first set convincingly 25-16, but dropped the next three 25-17, 25-16, and 25-14 to end their season with a 26-7 overall record. 

Nora Holtan Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

The 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Volleyball Teams were released Thursday and Gustavus junior setter Nora Holtan (Rochester, Minn.) was named to the seven-member District 6 Team, which features student-athletes of institutions from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

PREVIEW: Volleyball Prepares For NCAA Quarterfinal Against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

It all comes down to this week. There's not a whole lot of preparation time left before the Gustavus volleyball team puts its athletic ability to the test in the NCAA quarterfinals. The opponent is Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, winner of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) playoff and champion of the Georgetown Regional. The Gusties and Athenas square off at 2 p.m. (CST) Thursday at Van Noord Arena on the campus of Calvin College. 

Nora Holtan Earns Second Consecutive AVCA First Team All-America Honor

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 37th annual All-America teams for Division III on Tuesday and Gustavus star setter Nora Holtan (Jr., Rochester, Minn.) has been named to the First Team, while her younger sister Kate Holtan (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) received Honorable Mention.

Volleyball Captures NCAA Region Title, Advances To ‘Elite 8’

Gustavus volleyball punched its ticket to the NCAA quarterfinals Saturday night, upsetting region host and No. 1 seed Northwestern-St. Paul in four sets. The Gusties captured their first region championship in program history and reach the “Elite 8” for the first time since 1984.

Volleyball Advances To Region Championship, Defeats Wartburg In Four Sets

For the first time in the 49-year history of Gustavus volleyball, the Gusties have advanced to a NCAA region championship match – also distinguished as the “Sweet 16” – after defeating Wartburg College in four sets Friday evening at the Ericksen Center on the campus of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul.

Volleyball Defeats Aurora 3-1 In Opening Round Of NCAA Tournament

The Gustavus volleyball team opened the NCAA Tournament Thursday afternoon with a 3-1 victory over Aurora University on the campus of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. 

Holtan Sisters Highlight AVCA Volleyball Regional Awards

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its regional awards Thursday afternoon, with Nora Holtan (Jr., Rochester, Minn.) and Kate Holtan (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) named to the Division III All-Region Central Team, Kate named Central Region Freshman of the Year, and Brittany Luethmers (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.) receiving honorable mention honors.

Volleyball Opens NCAA Tournament Against Aurora

For the eighth time in program history and the third consecutive year, the Gustavus volleyball team is making an appearance at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament. The Gusties (23-6) received the No. 2 seed in the St. Paul, Minn. regional and are set to face No. 7 seeded Aurora University (26-7) at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Ericksen Center on the campus of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul.

Volleyball Receives NCAA Tournament At-Large Bid, Set To Face Aurora

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Monday morning announced the 64-team field for its Division III Volleyball Championship and Gustavus (23-6) is selected to face Aurora University (26-7) in the first round, hosted by the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. The regional quarterfinal match begins at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9.