Entries tagged with ‘Steve Wilkinson’

Tradition of Excellence: 1971 Men’s Tennis Marks Coach Wilkinson’s First MIAC Title

In the absence of sports for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, Gustavus sports information will provide a series of stories to take a look back at great moments in Golden Gustie athletics history, celebrating its proud tradition of excellence.

Legendary Men’s Tennis Coach Steve Wilkinson Dies

Steve Wilkinson, longtime men’s tennis coach at Gustavus Adolphus College and founder of Tennis and Life Camps, passed away on Wednesday, January 21 at the age of 73 after courageously living with cancer for nearly seven years. Wilkinson spent 39 years (1971-2009) at the helm of the Gustavus men’s tennis program. His teams compiled 929 […]

Gustavus and KARE 11 Team Up To Break World Record for Longest Tennis Match

Gustavus Adolphus College will join with KARE 11 Television on May 3-4 as KARE 11 reporters David Watkins and Eric Perkins attempt to break the world record for the longest tennis match. The match, which is the part of a series hosted by Watkins called “Record Wreckers”, will take place at the Swanson Tennis Center on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus in St. Peter, Minnesota.

Gustavus Set to Induct Nine New Members into Athletics Hall of Fame

The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has chosen nine individuals for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2009 inductees include Kerri Pool Foss '94 (Soccer), Dan Dohmeier '86 (Baseball), Bob Klindworth '93 (Cross Country/Track and Field), Leisha Johnson Ronning '90 (Basketball), C.J. Page '91 (Gymnastics), Scott Anderson '92 (Football), Jon Lindquist '92 (Golf), Amy McCrea Morrell '91 (Tennis), and Steve Wilkinson (Coach).

Men’s Tennis Coach Steve Wilkinson Featured on WCCO’s Rosen’s Sports Sunday Show

Gustavus men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson, who recently announced he will be retiring at the end of the current school year, was featured in a story that aired on WCCO's Rosen Sports Sunday program on Sunday, May 2. The story chronicles Wilkinson's unparalleled success over the past 39 years directing the Gustavus men's tennis program.

Steve Wilkinson Announces Retirement After 39 Years As Head Men’s Tennis Coach

Steve Wilkinson, the head men's tennis coach at Gustavus Adolphus College for the past 39 years and the winningest coach in men's tennis collegiate history with 923 victories, has announced that he will retire from coaching at the end of the current school year.

Steve Wilkinson Named Recipient of USTA/ITA National Campus Recreation Award For Developing Tennis In The College Community

Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson has been named the national winner of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Campus Recreation Award. Wilkinson will be honored on December 15 at the ITA Coaches Convention at the Naples Grande Resort and Spa in Naples, Florida.

Coach Steve Wilkinson Records 800th Career Win as Men’s Tennis Team Defeats UW-Green Bay 5-2

The Gustavus men's tennis team defeated Division I UW-Green Bay 5-2 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday. The win improved the Gusties season record to 22-6 and it marked the 800th win of Head Coach Steve Wilkinson's career.