The Gustavus Adolphus College women's tennis team was victorious in its first round of the NCAA Championships, taking a 5-1 victory over Wheaton College at the Wangerin Tennis Courts on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. With the win, the Gusties advance to the second round of the national tournament tomorrow against No. 9 University of Chicago at 1 p.m.
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.
Six Gustavus Adolphus College men’s tennis players were named to the All-MIAC Team that was announced Tuesday by the conference office. Senior Andres Saenz (Cancun, Mexico), and sophomores Zach Ekstein (Eagan, Minn.) and Mohanad Alhouni (Tripoli, Libya) were each named to the All-Conference singles and doubles teams, while senior Mitch Elofson (St. Peter, Minn.) and sophomore Gabe Steinwand (Moorhead, Minn.) were named to the singles squad, and sophomore Tommy Entwistle (Sioux Falls, S.D.) was named to the doubles team. In addition, Coach Tommy Valentini earned the Steve Wilkinson Coach of the Year honor for the third time in his seven seasons at the helm of his alma mater, and Steinwand was named the conference’s Elite 22 winner, which honors the individual with the highest GPA at the MIAC Playoff Championship site.
Gustavus Adolphus College men's golfers Andrew Krasaway (Sr., Hermantown, Minn.), Chris Captain (So., Rochester, Minn.), and Max Savini (Fy., Anoka, Minn.) were named to the MIAC's All-Conference Team that was announced Monday by the conference office. Savini also was named MIAC Freshman of the Year and the ** Region Freshman of the Year. The honor is the second for Captain and the first for Krasaway and Savini.
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.
The Gustavus baseball team’s doubleheader at the University of Wisconsin- Superior scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday has been cancelled due to expected inclement weather. Since the non-conference doubleheader was last on the schedule, the Gusties complete their 2016 campaign with a 20-18 overall record and 9-11 mark in the MIAC, which tied for sixth in the league standings.
The Gustavus baseball team swept a pair of MIAC doubleheaders against the last two conference champions to push its winning streak to six in a row. Senior pitcher Jacob Volness (Cokato, Minn./Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted) came up big on the mound to earn a win in each series, as he went 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA, with just two earned runs allowed in 10 innings on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts. For his performance the MIAC sports information directors honored Volness Monday with the final MIAC Baseball Pitcher-of-the-Week award of the season.