‘Women’s Track & Field’ Category

Aney, Nelson Receive DIIICA Regional Student-Athletes of the Year Honors

Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis student-athlete Nick Aney and women's track & field student-athlete Birgen Nelson were among 20 individuals from around NCAA Division III to be recognized as regional winners of the second annual Division III Commissioner’s Association (DIIICA) Student-Athlete of the Year awards, the organization announced on Monday.

MIAC nominates Nelson for NCAA Woman of the Year, Aney for DIIICA Men’s Sport Student-Athlete of the Year

Birgen Nelson has been selected as the MIAC’s nominee for both the NCAA and DIIICA Women’s Sport Student-Athlete of the Year awards, while fellow Gustie Nick Aney has been chosen as the conference’s nominee for the DIIICA Men’s Sport Student-Athlete of the Year honor.

Track & Field Garners USTFCCCA Academic Awards

The Gustavus track & field teams recently earned multiple honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) following the conclusion of the 2022 outdoor season. Seven Gusties received All-Academic Athlete recognition, while both the men’s and women’s squads were named All-Academic Teams. The Gustie men and women earned All-Academic Team recognition with a 3.22 and 3.51 team GPA, respectively.

178 Gusties Named Winter/Spring Sport MIAC Academic All-Conference

he Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Academic All-Conference selections for the 2022-23 winter and spring seasons and 178 Gustavus student-athletes received distinction.

Nelson Earns Third Consecutive CSC Academic All-America Honor

The 2023 College Sports Communicators (CSC, formerly CoSIDA) Academic All-America Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams were announced Wednesday and Gustavus's national champion Birgen Nelson (Sr., Edina) has been selected First Team Academic All-America.

10 Gusties Selected CSC Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-District

The 2022-23 Academic All-District Men’s and Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, selected by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA), were released Wednesday and 10 Gustavus student-athletes received recognition for their combined performances on the playing field and in the classroom.

Nelson Wins National Championship in 100H, Gustie Women Finish 10th Overall

The Gustavus track & field team concluded their 2022-23 season on the final day of the NCAA DIII Outdoor Championships with a series of impressive performances. Birgen Nelson closed out her Gustavus track & field career as the most decorated track athlete in program history, winning the 100-hurdles and taking second in the 400-hurdles.

Poe Earns All-America, Nelson Qualifies for 100H Finals at NCAA Championships

Annika Poe and Birgen Nelson are no strangers to the national championship meet. In their third outdoor appearance together, the two seniors highlighted the second day of competition for the Gusties in the shot put and 100-hurdles. 

Nelson Qualifies for 400H Finals at NCAA Championships

The Gustavus track & field team began competition at the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships, led by Birgen Nelson and Megan Geraets. Nelson competed in the 400-hurdles prelims and Geraets the 200-meter prelims to start the weekend. 

Nelson and Geraets to Open Track & Field Championships Thursday

The Gustavus track & field team is set to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships hosted by St. John Fisher University and Visit Rochester at the Polisseni Track and Field Complex in Rochester, N.Y. beginning Thursday. Birgen Nelson and Megan Geraets will open competition for the team Thursday.