Sophomore volleyball player Nora Holtan (Rochester, Minn.) and senior men’s cross country runner Thomas Knobbe (Decorah, Iowa) have been selected as the Gustavus Adolphus College September Female and Male Student-Athletes-of-the-Month, presented by Thrivent Financial and voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department.
Gustavus setter Nora Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.) had another stellar week to earn her third MIAC Volleyball Setter/Libero-of-the-Week award in the season's first five weeks. The sophomore, who also won the honor on Sept. 12 and 19, had 100 assists (12.5 per set), 28 digs, 17 kills and three aces as the Gusties (13-3, 4-1 MIAC) went 1-1 against two of the conference's top teams. Thursday Holtan had 52 assists, 12 digs, seven kills and two aces in a 3-1 loss to Augsburg, then led her team to a 3-1 win over St. Thomas Saturday with a triple-double of 48 assists, 16 digs, 10 kills and an ace.
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The Gustavus volleyball team earned a bounce-back victory Saturday at St. Thomas, defeating the Tommies in four sets, 25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 25-18, improving to 13-3 overall and 4-1 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
In a battle of the top two volleyball teams in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Augsburg was able to take advantage of its home court advantage in a four-set victory, 28-26, 25-23, 17-25, 25-16, over Gustavus on Wednesday night. The loss snaps a 16-match win streak within MIAC play and an eight-match win streak overall, dropping the Gusties to 12-3 overall and 3-1 in the league. Augsburg improves to 10-6 overall and 4-0 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus volleyball team claimed its 16th consecutive victory against a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent Saturday afternoon, defeating St. Catherine in four sets 25-16, 25-19, 21-25, 25-15, improving to 12-2 overall and 3-0 in the league.
The Gustavus volleyball team made quick work of St. Olaf on Wednesday night, winning its seventh consecutive match in straight sets, improving to 11-2 overall and 2-0 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The Gustavus volleyball team returns to Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play tonight at St. Olaf. The Gusties enter the match with a 10-2 overall record and 1-0 mark in the MIAC, while the Oles are 7-7 overall and 0-1 in the league. Tonight’s match begins at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast online via the St. Olaf live streaming portal.
Nora Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.) earned her second-straight MIAC Volleyball Setter/Libero-of-the-Week award as she led the Gusties to a 3-0 mark last week with 120 assists (10.00 per set), 26 digs and 22 kills. Holtan had a career night in the team's 3-2 upset of No. 12 Bethel to open MIAC play. The sophomore recorded an impressive triple-double with 55 assists (11.00 per set), had 16 kills with no errors (.593), and 22 digs, all career-highs for Holtan. She went on to add 65 assists over the weekend in a 3-0 win over Lakeland and a 3-1 win over Dominican to help her team improve to 10-2 this season (1-0 MIAC).
The Gustavus volleyball team competed in the UW-Eau Claire Invite on Saturday and came away with a pair of victories to improve to 10-2 overall. The Gusties opened the day with a shutout win over Lakeland and followed with a four-set win over Dominican.