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Remarkably, student-athletes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) keep finding ways to achieve both in their chosen sports and in the classroom at ever-improving rates. For the first time in MIAC history, the conference recognized more than 1,000 student-athletes with Academic All-Conference honors. Gustavus has 58 student-athletes recognized as Winter-Spring Academic All-Conference.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2016 Softball postseason awards Monday afternoon and three Gusties were named to the All-Conference Team. Representing Gustavus on the 2016 MIAC All-Conference Softball Team are catcher Nathalee Boissiere (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.), pitcher/outfielder Hannah Heacox (Jr., Stillwater, Minn.), and first base/pitcher Jena Willis (Jr., Kalispell, Mt.). Outfielder Rachel Strandmark (So., New Ulm, Minn.), utility player Jessica Williams (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) and infielder Emily Webb (Fy., Maple Lake, Minn.) were also recognized by the MIAC as Honorable Mention selections.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2016 All-Conference Baseball Team on Friday afternoon and three Gusties were honored with postseason accolades. Pitcher Jacob Volness (Sr., Cokato, Minn.) and second baseman Isaiah Welckle (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.) were named to the All-Conference Team, while third baseman Brock Peterson (So., Cannon Falls, Minn.) was named to the All-Defensive Team.
The Gustavus baseball team’s doubleheader at the University of Wisconsin- Superior scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday has been cancelled due to expected inclement weather. Since the non-conference doubleheader was last on the schedule, the Gusties complete their 2016 campaign with a 20-18 overall record and 9-11 mark in the MIAC, which tied for sixth in the league standings.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.