Entries tagged with ‘athlete of the week’
Gustie running back Karim Ortiz (Jr., Cancun, Mexico) stepped into the starting lineup and into the spotlight in Saturday's 35-13, come-from-behind win over Augsburg. The junior had a tremendous day running the ball with 180 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. Ortiz averaged 6.7 yards per carry, and his top highlight was a 43-yard touchdown run that got Gustavus on the board early in the third quarter as the team scored 35 unanswered points in the second half to surge to victory and remain undefeated (3-0 overall, 1-0 MIAC). Both the two touchdowns and 180 yards are career-best marks for Ortiz.
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.
The Gustavus women's track and field team traveled to La Crosse, Wis., for UW-La Crosse's Phil Esten Challenge last week, and Marit Sonnesyn's (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) performance alone made the trip more than worthwhile for the Gusties. The senior runner broke the Gustavus school record in the 10,000-meter run by more than 30 seconds, while also recording a first-place finish in the race. For her performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Sonnesyn Wednesday with the MIAC Women's Outdoor Track Athlete-of-the-Week award.
Gustavus gymnast Alex Kopp (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) has earned Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Gymnastics All-Around Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season after posting a career-high score in a dual meet against UW-Whitewater last Saturday. Kopp led the Golden Gusties on each event, finishing with a career-high in the all-around, bars and balance beam. Kopp placed seventh on bars with a 9.125. On the balance beam, her 9.525 earned her a second-place finish on the event and the 14th-highest mark all-time for Gustavus. In the all-around, Kopp complied a 37.425, the ninth-best all-around score by a gymnast in program history.
Zach Brown named MIAC Men's Soccer Player-of-the-Week. Photo courtesy of AJ Dahm - Sport Pix. St. Paul, Minn. – After scoring a pair of game-winning goals in back-to-back matches, Gustavus Adolphus men’s soccer forward Zach Brown (Eau Claire, Wis.) has been named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Men’s Soccer Athlete-of-the-Week. Brown led the Gusties […]
Sophomore Adam Smyth (Burnsville, Minn.) named MIAC Player-of-the Week for his performance against St. Olaf last weekend. When the Gustavus men’s hockey team found itself backed in a corner on two occasions this weekend, sophomore forward Adam Smyth answered the call and provided a spark when it need it most. Smyth finished with three goals […]
Gustavus Adolphus volleyball player Malea Noennig set a pair of superb matches to lead the Gusties to a 2-0 mark last week, clinching an MIAC Playoff berth for the first time in two seasons. The Norwood Young America, Minn. native recorded 86 set assists, 13 digs and six kills in Gustavus’ regular-season ending two MIAC […]
Gustavus golfer Taylor Drenttel (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) earned MIAC Women's Golf Athlete of the Week honors after leading the Gusties to a first place victory at the Division 3 Classic over the weekend. Drenttel won the tournament with a 153 (+9), her lowest round of the season.
Gustavus men's golfer Alex Kolquist (So., Hermantown, Minn.) has been named one of three Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Men's Golf Athletes of the Week following his performance at the Saint John's Invitational on April 22-23.
Gustavus Adolphus sophomore swimmer Carley Mosher has been named MIAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week for her performance at the Minnesota Challenge held Friday and Saturday at the Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.