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Men’s Tennis Claims Sixth Straight MIAC Playoff Championship With 5-0 Win Over Carleton

The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s tennis team secured its sixth consecutive and ninth overall MIAC Playoff Championship with a 5-0 victory over Carleton College on Sunday afternoon at the Brown Outdoor Courts. The Gusties cruised to three doubles wins before earning the playoff crown with wins at the No. 3 and No. 4 singles positions.

Baseball Sweeps No. 15 St. Thomas With Two Comeback Wins

The Gustavus baseball team put together its most impressive MIAC sweep in years Saturday against the University of St. Thomas. The Gusties used two last-inning comebacks to claim wins of 6-5 and 5-4, sweeping the No. 15 nationally ranked Tommies for the first time since 2001. The victories also ended a seven-game losing streak against St. Thomas dating back to 2012. With the wins, the Gusties improve to 20-18 overall and 9-11 in the MIAC. Gustavus reaches the 20-win mark for the first time since 2008, which is also the last time the Gusties finished with at least a .500 record.

Track & Field Teams Compete at Meet of the UnSaintly

The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s and women’s track and field teams took part in their final regular season meet before the MIAC Championships this weekend at the Hamline University Meet of the UnSaintly held at the Klas Track and Field Complex. The women's team tallied eight top-5 finishes, while the men notched six. No team scores were kept at the meet.

Women’s Tennis Blanks Carleton 5-0 To Claim MIAC Playoff Title & National Tournament Bid

The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s tennis team is going dancing. A doubles sweep and two straight-set singles wins gave the Gusties a 5-0 victory over Carleton College on Saturday afternoon at the Bell Field Tennis Courts. The win clinches Gustavus its first conference playoff title since 2011, and the Gusties also earn an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships.

One Big Inning Proves Too Much To Overcome, Softball Ends Season With 5-3 Loss To Hamline

Much like in the opening game of the MIAC Softball Playoffs yesterday for Gustavus, the Gusties were unable to rebound after allowing a four-run inning, losing 5-3 to Hamline on Saturday in an elimination game. The Gusties finish the season 26-12 overall and finished second in the MIAC standings with a 17-5 league record.

Game-Tying Homer In The Seventh Robbed, Softball Falls To St. Kate’s 4-2 In MIAC Playoffs

The Gustavus softball team suffered a 4-2 loss to St. Catherine in the first round of the MIAC Playoffs on Friday evening. The game went down to the wire as Nathalee Boissiere (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) came inches away from tying the game in the bottom the seventh as she drove a fly ball to deep center field, but Megan Lindenfelser robbed Boissiere of a two-run homer to end the game. The Gusties now face Hamline at 1:30 pm. tomorrow in an elimination game. The Pipers lost to the host Tommies 3-2 in 10 innings.

Men’s Tennis Rolls Into MIAC Playoff Championship With 9-0 Win Over Saint John’s

The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s tennis team began postseason play with a -- victory over Saint John's University in the MIAC Playoff Semifinals played Friday afternoon at the Swanson Tennis Center. The Gusties earned all three doubles points before taking -- of -- singles matches.

Ashley Krug Receives Outstanding Athletic Trainer Recognition Award

Gustavus Adolphus College athletic trainer Ashley Krug was recently honored with the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association's Outstanding Athletic Trainer Recognition Award. Krug was nominated for the award after the steps she took to provide care to Gustie women's hockey player Kaitlyn Klein who broke her neck during an early season game in Vermont.

Softball Begins MIAC Playoffs Friday Against St. Catherine

The Gustavus softball team kicks off MIAC postseason play today as it takes on St. Catherine. The No. 2 seeded Gusties and No. 3 seeded Wildcats play at 5 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The Tommies won the regular season MIAC title and have earned the right to host the entire tournament.

Women’s Tennis Defeats St. Thomas 5-2 In Playoff Semifinal, Will Play Carleton In Final Saturday

After defeating the University of St. Thomas 8-1 less than two weeks ago, the Gustavus Adolphus women's tennis team was able to come through again on Thursday, defeating the Tommies 5-2 in the MIAC Playoff Semifinal that was played at the Brown Outdoor Tennis Complex. The win pushes the Gustie's overall record to 20-7 and they will now take on Carleton College in the MIAC Playoff Championship on Saturday afternoon in Northfield, Minn.