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Captain, Holtan Honored at Minnesota’s Rochester Sports Banquet

A pair of Gusties were honored Monday night in their hometown of Rochester, Minn. for their athletic achievements after high school. Chris Captain ’18 and Nora Holtan ’19 were named Male and Female Post High School Athletes of the Year at Minnesota’s Rochester Sports Banquet, which celebrates southeast Minnesota’s 2018 top amateur athletes.

Nora Holtan Earns Second Academic All-America Honor

The 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Volleyball Teams were announced Wednesday morning and Gustavus senior setter Nora Holtan (Rochester, Minn.) has been named to the seven-member Second Team. The CoSIDA Academic All-America Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Holtan Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

The 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-District Women's Volleyball Teams are released and Gustavus senior Nora Holtan (Rochester, Minn.) is named to the eight-member District 6 Team, which features student-athletes from institutions in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Holtan Earns Third Consecutive AVCA First-Team All-America Honor

For the third consecutive year, Gustavus volleyball setter Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) has been named AVCA First-Team All-America. Holtan becomes the first player in Gustavus program history and 31st in the nation to earn three First-Team All-America honors.

Holtan, Sherden Highlight AVCA Central Region Awards

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its Division III Regional Awards on Thursday and Gustavus volleyball is well represented with the top two honors in the Central Region. Rachelle Sherden is the Central Region Coach of the Year and Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) is the Central Region Player of the Year. Kate Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.) and Brittany Luethmers (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) join Nora on the All-Region Team.

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 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.

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.