‘Women’s Sports’ Category

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No. 7 Women’s Hockey Set For Hamline Series

The No. 7-ranked Gustavus women’s hockey team continues Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play this weekend, taking on Hamline University. Friday’s game in St. Paul begins at 7:15 p.m., while Saturday’s game at Don Roberts Ice Rink starts at 2 p.m. The Gusties most recently opened conference action last weekend with a sweep over St. Olaf College, moving to 3-0-1 overall. The Pipers also opened MIAC play with a series sweep, earning two wins over Saint Benedict to improve their record to 3-1 overall.

Women’s Basketball Holds Off Buena Vista 80-73 In Season Opener

The No. 16 ranked Gustavus women’s basketball team started the season on the right foot Wednesday, defeating Buena Vista University 80-73. The Gusties erased a first half deficit and held off the Beavers down the stretch, making 7-of-8 free throws in the final 23 seconds of the game.

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. 

Women’s Basketball Eager To Begin 2017-18 Campaign

One season removed from the program’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 2008, the Gustavus women’s basketball team tips off the 2017-18 campaign Wednesday with its sights set high. The Gusties begin the season on the road tomorrow against Buena Vista University, starting at 7 p.m. in Storm Lake, Iowa.

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.

Swimming & Diving Sweeps St. Olaf

The Gustavus men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams hosted St. Olaf in a MIAC dual meet Saturday at Vic Gustafson Pool. The Gustie men won 215-77, while the women won 168-131. The women claimed nine first-place finishes and the men claimed 13 in the convincing win.

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.

Women’s Hockey Sweeps St. Olaf With 3-0 Shutout

The Gustavus women's hockey team earned a series sweep over St. Olaf College Saturday afternoon, led by a shutout performance from Amanda DiNella (Jr., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.) and Bailey Jackson (Fy., Chaska, Minn.), as well as a three-point game from Erica Power (Sr., Lakeville, Minn.) in the 3-0 victory.

Women’s Cross Country Finishes 6th At NCAA Central Region, Men 12th

The Gustavus men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the NCAA Central Region meet Saturday, hosted by Carleton College. The women’s team posted a sixth place finish out of 32 teams, while the men took 12th out of 29. Sadie Klug (Sr., Waseca, Minn.) led the women with a 15th place finish, crossing the line in a career-best time of 22:26.5, which is tied for the 20th best 6K time in program history. Andrew Stumbo (Fy., Boone, Iowa) paced the men’s squad, finishing in 38th place with a time of 26:03.9.

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.