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.
The 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Softball Teams were released Thursday afternoon and Gustavus senior Kaitlyn Bicek (Northfield, Minn.) was named to the 13-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 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Baseball Teams were released Thursday afternoon and Gustavus junior Josh Chatfield (Apple Valley, Minn.) was named to the 12-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 men's and women's tennis teams are set to host the MIAC Playoff Semifinals this afternoon and Friday afternoon at the Brown Outdoor Tennis Complex. The women, seeded No. 2, host No. 3-seeded University of St. Thomas on Thursday at 3:30 p.m., while the men, seeded No. 1, host No. 4-seeded Saint John's University on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Both matches will have live scoring available for fans wishing to follow the action.
Members of the Gustavus Adolphus Colleg men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Minnesota State University, Mankato Twilight Meet on Wednesday evening. The women's team accounted for 15 top-5 finishes, while the men earned seven, as each went up against fields of primarily Division II competition.
The Gustavus baseball team concluded its home schedule in style Wednesday by sweeping Bethel 5-2 and 3-2 behind a pair of impressive complete game pitching performances. Jacob Volness (Sr., Cokato, Minn.) went the distance (7 inn.) in game one, allowing one earned run on just two hits with three strikeouts and a walk. Connor Kern (Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) followed suit in game two with a nine-inning complete game, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks. With the sweep, the Gusties improve to 18-18 overall and 7-11 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus softball team concluded the regular season Tuesday by sweeping Concordia 7-2 and 5-2, improving to 26-10 overall and 17-5 in the MIAC. The Gusties enter the MIAC playoffs as the No. 2 seed and will face No. 3 St. Catherine at 5 p.m. Friday in St. Paul. Regular season MIAC champion St. Thomas hosts the entire playoff. The Gusties and Tommies both come into the tournament with eight-game winning streaks.
Senior golfer Andrew Krasaway (Hermantown, Minn.) and senior distance runner Marit Sonnesyn (Plymouth, Minn.) have been selected as the Gustavus Adolphus College April Male and Female Student-Athletes-of-the-Month, presented by Thrivent Financial and voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men's golf team concluded its regular season with a one-stroke loss - 308-307 - in a dual meet played Sunday afternoon at Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course. After seeing the Tommies in eight rounds the past three weekends and defeating their St. Paul foe by a total of 58 strokes through those rounds, Sunday was the first time all spring the Gusties fell to St. Thomas. Gustavus now awaits its postseason fate that will be determined by the NCAA Selection Committee late Monday afternoon.
For the second consecutive season, the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s tennis team earned the MIAC Regular Season Championship, blanking Macalester College 9-0 on Sunday at the Hayden Tennis Courts. The win pushed the Gusties’ final regular season record to 19-7, including a 9-1 mark in the conference, putting them in a three-way tie with Carleton College and the University of St. Thomas who also each finished 9-1.