‘Volleyball’ Category

Holtan Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Recent Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Nora Holtan (Rochester, Minn.) has been selected as a candidate for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Holtan was a three-time First Team All-American for the Gustavus volleyball team and the NCAA Woman of the Year nomination adds to a long list of accolades for the Rochester product.

Nora Holtan, Michael Hensch Selected as 2018-19 Gustavus Athletes of the Year

The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 19th Annual Gustavus Athlete of the Year awards. The 2018-19 recipients are volleyball setter Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) and track & field thrower/football defensive end Michael Hensch (Sr., North Branch, Minn.).

40 Gusties Named MIAC Fall Academic All-Conference

For the seventh consecutive year, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) has honored a record number of fall sport student-athletes with Academic All-Conference recognition. Gustavus has 40 student-athletes on the list. 

Captain, Holtan Honored at Minnesota’s Rochester Sports Banquet

A pair of Gusties were honored Monday night in their hometown of Rochester, Minn. for their athletic achievements after high school. Chris Captain ’18 and Nora Holtan ’19 were named Male and Female Post High School Athletes of the Year at Minnesota’s Rochester Sports Banquet, which celebrates southeast Minnesota’s 2018 top amateur athletes.

Nora Holtan Earns Second Academic All-America Honor

The 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Volleyball Teams were announced Wednesday morning and Gustavus senior setter Nora Holtan (Rochester, Minn.) has been named to the seven-member Second Team. The CoSIDA Academic All-America Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Holtan Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

The 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-District Women's Volleyball Teams are released and Gustavus senior Nora Holtan (Rochester, Minn.) is named to the eight-member District 6 Team, which features student-athletes from institutions in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Holtan Earns Third Consecutive AVCA First-Team All-America Honor

For the third consecutive year, Gustavus volleyball setter Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) has been named AVCA First-Team All-America. Holtan becomes the first player in Gustavus program history and 31st in the nation to earn three First-Team All-America honors.

Volleyball Stunned by UM-Morris in Three Sets

The Gustavus volleyball team suffered a heartbreaking 3-0 loss in the opening round of the NCAA Championship on its home court Friday. UM-Morris won by scores of 26-24, 25-22, and 25-20 to shock the region’s top seed. The Gusties finish the season 27-3.

Holtan, Sherden Highlight AVCA Central Region Awards

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its Division III Regional Awards on Thursday and Gustavus volleyball is well represented with the top two honors in the Central Region. Rachelle Sherden is the Central Region Coach of the Year and Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) is the Central Region Player of the Year. Kate Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.) and Brittany Luethmers (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) join Nora on the All-Region Team.

Volleyball Set for NCAA Regional Competition This Weekend

The No. 8 Gustavus volleyball team is set to host a NCAA Division III regional this weekend and opens the tournament at 8 p.m. Friday against Minnesota-Morris. The Gusties (27-2) earned an automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament by winning the MIAC playoffs, while UM-Morris (21-11) also earned an automatic qualifier by winning the UMAC playoffs.