Entries tagged with ‘miac athlete of the week’
Gustavus men's golfer Chris Captain (Jr., Rochester, Minn.) rose to the occasion while competing against some of the nation's best with his top-five individual finish at the NCAA DIII Fall Preview in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Captain finished the three-day, 54-hole meet just one-over par, with a three-day total of 217 to sit alone in fifth place. He started with a plus-three 75, and then played spectacularly over the final two rounds with a two-under 70 on Monday and an even-par 72 to close out the round on Sunday. Captain was the top MIAC finisher in the 92-player field, and he helped Gustavus finish in a tie for 13th place as a team.
Nora Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.) earned her second-straight MIAC Volleyball Setter/Libero-of-the-Week award as she led the Gusties to a 3-0 mark last week with 120 assists (10.00 per set), 26 digs and 22 kills. Holtan had a career night in the team's 3-2 upset of No. 12 Bethel to open MIAC play. The sophomore recorded an impressive triple-double with 55 assists (11.00 per set), had 16 kills with no errors (.593), and 22 digs, all career-highs for Holtan. She went on to add 65 assists over the weekend in a 3-0 win over Lakeland and a 3-1 win over Dominican to help her team improve to 10-2 this season (1-0 MIAC).
Thomas Knobbe continued his red-hot start to the fall season with another great performance, another victory, and another MIAC weekly honor – his second in a row. The Gustie senior finished first in a field of 67 runners consisting of the Gustavus and Saint John's teams as well as Gustie alumni. He finished the 5k course in 15:53.2, and helped his team finish with a total of 21 points to defeat the Johnnies (44) and GAC Alumni Team (67). Knobbe won the race by nearly six seconds.
Gustavus (7-2) won four of its five matches last week behind a big-time performance from setter Nora Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.), who was named to the Loras All-Tournament Team for her performance. The sophomore setter finished with 203 assists (9.67 per set) and added 29 kills (.311 hitting percentage) and 35 digs in the five matches. She had at least 31 assists in each match, including a career-high 52 assists in a 3-2 win over No. 13-ranked Carthage and a 49-assist, 14-kill performance in a 3-2 victory over Wartburg. The Gusties also defeated Martin Luther (3-0) and Loras (3-0) and dropped a narrow 3-2 decision to Cornell.
The Gustavus women's swimming and diving proved once again that it is one of the top college teams in the region regardless of division with a strong showing at the University of Minnesota's Minnesota Challenge. Sophomore standout Kate Reilly (Hastings, Minn. / Minnesota Virtual Academy) led the Gusties with seven top-10 finishes, including three strong individual performances and a quartet of outstanding relay finishes. For her performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Reilly Tuesday with her second MIAC Women's Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2015-16 season.
Gustavus thrower Sarah Swanson (Fairbanks, Alaska) won not once, but twice, with a pair of spectacular performances last weekend at the St. Olaf Invite. The Gustie senior finished first in both her events - the shot put and weight throw - with distances that rank among the top two in the MIAC this season. For her performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Swanson Wednesday with the MIAC Women's Indoor Field Athlete-of-the-Week award.
Mitch Hendricks accounted for 6 touchdowns in last week's 49-0 win against Lake Forest. Article courtesy of Matt Higgins, MIAC Assistant Executive Director ST. PAUL, Minn. – The high-flying Gustavus offense was at its best Saturday in a decisive 49-0 win over Lake Forest in the Gusties’ 2015 home opener. Senior quarterback Mitch Hendricks (Bemidji, Minn.) had […]
Junior quarterback Mitch Hendricks was named the MIAC Offensive Player-of-the-Week for his performance against Crown on Saturday. Photo courtesy of AJ Dahm - Sport PiX. Bloomington, Minn. – For his standout performance on Saturday in the Gustavus football team’s season-opening 44-17 win over Crown College at Hollingsworth Field, junior quarterback Mitch Hendricks (Laporte, Minn.) has […]
Release Courtesy of Matt Higgins – MIAC Assistant Executive Director The Gustavus softball team had an outstanding week and locked up the No. 2 seed in the MIAC Softball Playoffs, with a rookie performing beyond her years on the mound throughout the crucial stretch of the schedule. First-year pitcher Hannah Heacox (Stillwater, Minn.) didn’t allow […]
Laurel Krebsbach was named the MIAC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week for the first time this season. Release Courtesy of Matt Higgins – MIAC Assistant Executive Director St. Paul – The Gustavus women’s tennis team won a pair of matches in Winona, Minn., to keep its current winning streak alive, now at eight matches […]