‘Women’s Swimming & Diving’ Category
CollegeSwimming.com announced its 2016-17 Division III Preseason All-America selections this week and Gustavus women’s swimmer Kate Reilly (Jr., Hastings, Minn.) was named to the All-America team in the 50 freestyle. Selections were based on the times of both returning and incoming swimmers with input from coaches and sports information contacts.
Remarkably, student-athletes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) keep finding ways to achieve both in their chosen sports and in the classroom at ever-improving rates. For the first time in MIAC history, the conference recognized more than 1,000 student-athletes with Academic All-Conference honors. Gustavus has 58 student-athletes recognized as Winter-Spring Academic All-Conference.
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.
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.
Five Gustavus women’s swimmers represented the College at the NCAA Championships this week –seniors Leah Anderson (Apple Valley, Minn.) and Tarin Anding (Sartell, Minn.), junior Nicole Lohman (North Mankato, Minn.), sophomore Kate Reilly (Hastings, Minn.), and first-year Maggie Webster (Apple Valley, Minn.). Competition lasted Wednesday through Saturday and the Gusties fared well on the national stage.
Update: Schedule of events has been released with live results and live video links. Check here after each Gustavus event for updated results.
Junior women's swimmer Hayley Booher (Warren, Vt.) and senior men’s tennis player Andres Saenz (Cancun, Mexico) have been selected as the Gustavus Adolphus College February Female and Male Student-Athletes-of-the-Month, presented by Thrivent Financial and voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women's swimming and diving team concluded its season with a second place finish at the MIAC Championships held over the weekend at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The University of St. Thomas earned the meet championships for the first time ever, snapping Gustavus's run of six straight championships, pulling away with from the competition on day three and concluding the meet with a total of 873.5 points.
The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team remains in second place after day two of the MIAC Championships, but the gap between first place St. Thomas has widened to 90.5 points. The Gusties have 479 points, while the Tommies have moved out in front with 569.5 points.
The Gustavus Adolphus Athletic Department concluded the Special Olympics winter season by hosting back-to-back area competitions on consecutive weekends in February. On Sunday, Feb. 7, Gustavus hosted the Area 9 aquatics competition at the Vic Gustafson Pool and on Sunday, Feb. 14, it held the Area 9 basketball tournament in the Lund Center Forum.