‘Women’s Sports’ Category
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.
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 women’s track & field throwing specialist Sarah Swanson (Sr., Fairbanks, Alaska) capped her impressive Gustie career Friday at the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships, finishing 20th in the shot put with a throw of 12.53 meters (41-1.5).
Gustavus long distance runner Marit Sonnesyn (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) capped her impressive Gustie career Thursday at the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a 13th place finish in the 10k, crossing the line in 38:03.22.
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 (12:49 p.m. May 25): Due to the predicted severe weather Thursday afternoon and evening, the Division III Track and Field and Cross Country Committee has decided to adjust the championship schedule of events for Thursday. Marit Sonnesyn is competing in the 10k, which will now begin at 4:35 p.m.
Jeff Annis, head softball coach at Gustavus Adolphus College, has announced his retirement after 11 seasons at the helm of the program.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2016 Softball postseason awards Monday afternoon and three Gusties were named to the All-Conference Team. Representing Gustavus on the 2016 MIAC All-Conference Softball Team are catcher Nathalee Boissiere (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.), pitcher/outfielder Hannah Heacox (Jr., Stillwater, Minn.), and first base/pitcher Jena Willis (Jr., Kalispell, Mt.). Outfielder Rachel Strandmark (So., New Ulm, Minn.), utility player Jessica Williams (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) and infielder Emily Webb (Fy., Maple Lake, Minn.) were also recognized by the MIAC as Honorable Mention selections.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s track & field teams completed the MIAC Outdoor Championships on Saturday. The women took fourth place with 85 points, while the men took seventh with 55 points.
Women’s Tennis Concludes Season With 5-2 Loss To No. 9 Chicago In Second Round of NCAA Championships
The Gustavus Adolphus College women's tennis team concluded its 2015-16 season Friday, suffering a 5-2 loss to No. 9-ranked University of Chicago in the second round of the NCAA Championships. The Gusties earned two out of three doubles matches before the Maroons were able to win four straight points in singles to clinch the match. Gustavus finishes its season with an overall record of 22-8, its most wins since the 2010 season.