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Volleyball Wins MIAC Playoff Title in Five Set Thriller

The 2018 MIAC volleyball playoff championship could not have been scripted any better. Top-seed Gustavus claimed the first two sets, while second-seed Saint Benedict answered with wins in the third and fourth, setting up a thrilling fifth. Tied 13-13, senior Hanna Albers (St. Louis, Mo.) took over with a kill followed by a match-clinching ace to secure Gustavus its third MIAC playoff title in the past four years.

Volleyball Comes Back to Beat Augsburg in Five Sets, Advances to MIAC Title Match

It was a defensive battle to the end with long rallies throughout, and at the end of the day the Gustavus volleyball team was able to outlast Augsburg in five sets to advance to the MIAC championship match. The No. 8 Gusties trailed 2-1 after three sets (25-19, 23-25, 20-25), but were able to win the fourth 25-20 and the fifth in convincing fashion 15-6.

Holtan, Veldman Named October Student-Athletes of the Month

Volleyball setter Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) and football quarterback Michael Veldman (Sr., Becker, Minn.) have been named Gustavus Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Month, which is voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department and presented by Thrivent Financial.

Volleyball Hosts Augsburg in MIAC Semifinal Thursday Night

The No. 8 Gustavus volleyball team begins its postseason tonight in the MIAC semifinals against Augsburg. The top-seeded Gusties enter the match having won their last 17 with a 25-2 overall record. The fifth-seeded Auggies advanced to the semifinals with a five-set win at Bethel on Tuesday and boast a 22-7 overall record. Tonight’s match is a rematch of last season’s MIAC quarterfinal, which Augsburg won in four sets.

Volleyball Earns Multiple Honors in MIAC Postseason Awards

The Gustavus volleyball team received a number of honors Wednesday as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its volleyball awards. Rachelle Sherden was named MIAC Coach of the Year for the second time in four years, Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) earned Player of the Year for the third straight season, and Brittany Luethmers (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) garnered her second consecutive Defensive Player of the Year honor.

Volleyball Completes Perfect Season in the MIAC

The No. 9 Gustavus volleyball team wrapped up the regular season Friday night with a four-set win at Saint Mary’s. The Gusties won by set scores of 25-12, 25-19, 17-25, and 25-18 to improve to 25-2 overall and finish the conference season with a perfect 11-0 record.

Volleyball Claims MIAC Title With Four Set Win at Augsburg

For the sixth time in program history, Gustavus volleyball has claimed the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship. The Gusties on Wednesday night defeated Augsburg in four sets 24-26, 25-20, 25-20, 25-16 to improve their conference record to 10-0 and capture their first MIAC regular season title since 2015.

Nora Holtan Named AVCA Division III Player of the Week

One day after receiving MIAC Setter of the Week, Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) has been recognized as the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Player of the Week for her exceptional play in two conference victories last week. Holtan is the first Gustavus volleyball player to earn the national award in program history.

Holtan Sisters Earn MIAC Volleyball Athlete of the Week Honors

Gustavus volleyball student-athletes Kate Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.) and Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) played exceptionally well in a pair of conference victories and for their efforts Kate has been named MIAC Hitter of the Week and Nora has earned MIAC Setter of the Week. 

Volleyball Hands Saint Ben’s First MIAC Loss

In a battle of undefeated teams in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the No. 10 Gustavus volleyball team bounced back after a first set loss to beat Saint Benedict in four, 20-25, 25-7, 25-17, 25-23, extending its winning streak to 15 while improving to 23-2 overall and 9-0 in the league.