‘Women’s Sports’ Category
The 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Women’s At-Large Teams were released Thursday morning and Gustavus senior Lizzy Stanczyk (Plymouth, Wis.) was named to the 11-member District 6 Team, which features student-athletes from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is set to host the second annual all athlete, end of the year banquet entitled the “Golden Gusties” on Sunday, May 15 in Don Roberts Ice Rink. The Golden Gusties is an awards banquet celebrating the accomplishments of the College’s athletic teams and its student-athletes over the course of the 2015-16 academic year.
Five Gustavus Adolphus College women's tennis players were named to the All-MIAC Team that was announced Tuesday by the conference office. Seniors Sid Dirks (St. Peter, Minn.) and Lizzy Stanczyk (Plymouth, Wis.), junior Michaela Schulz (Elk River, Minn.), sophomore Ally Baker (Rosemount, Minn.), and first-year Briana Hartmann (Owatonna, Minn.) were each named to both the All-Conference singles and doubles teams. In addition, sophomore Katie Aney (Rochester, Minn.) was named the conference's Elite 22 winner, which honors the individual with the highest GPA at the MIAC Playoff Championship site.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men's and women's tennis teams begin their NCAA Tournament journeys this Thursday and Saturday. The women's team will travel to Whitewater, Wis. for their first round matchup with Wheaton College on Thursday at 4 p.m., while the men will head to Chicago and will play their first match against Coe College on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Gustavus Adolphus College women’s golfer McKenzie Swenson (So., Buffalo, Minn.) has been named to the 2016 MIAC All-Conference Team that was announced Monday. The honor is the second in a row for Swenson who just completed her second year of collegiate golf.
Picture your stereotypical college-bound high school senior. Ready for a new chapter. Excited for a new set of surroundings. And maybe most significantly, eager to put a bit of distance between themselves and their parents. Now, meet Cal and Grace Carlson. While each have strived to carve their own niche following their graduation from Saint Peter High School, the sisters are doing so close to home as student-athletes at Gustavus Adolphus College. Cal, a junior, is a member of the women’s tennis team, while Grace, a first-year, competes on the women’s swimming and diving squad. The catch? Their father, Jon Carlson, is head coach of both of those teams, and their mother, Heidi, is an assistant coach on the women’s tennis team.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s and women’s track and field teams took part in their final regular season meet before the MIAC Championships this weekend at the Hamline University Meet of the UnSaintly held at the Klas Track and Field Complex. The women's team tallied eight top-5 finishes, while the men notched six. No team scores were kept at the meet.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s tennis team is going dancing. A doubles sweep and two straight-set singles wins gave the Gusties a 5-0 victory over Carleton College on Saturday afternoon at the Bell Field Tennis Courts. The win clinches Gustavus its first conference playoff title since 2011, and the Gusties also earn an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships.
Much like in the opening game of the MIAC Softball Playoffs yesterday for Gustavus, the Gusties were unable to rebound after allowing a four-run inning, losing 5-3 to Hamline on Saturday in an elimination game. The Gusties finish the season 26-12 overall and finished second in the MIAC standings with a 17-5 league record.
The Gustavus softball team suffered a 4-2 loss to St. Catherine in the first round of the MIAC Playoffs on Friday evening. The game went down to the wire as Nathalee Boissiere (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) came inches away from tying the game in the bottom the seventh as she drove a fly ball to deep center field, but Megan Lindenfelser robbed Boissiere of a two-run homer to end the game. The Gusties now face Hamline at 1:30 pm. tomorrow in an elimination game. The Pipers lost to the host Tommies 3-2 in 10 innings.