Compiled by Laura Johnson ’18, Gustavus Athletics Information Intern
ST. PETER, Minn. –?2016 was an additional year filled with conference finals, national tournament appearances along with spectacular individual performances the two on and off the field of play for Gustavus athletics. Here’s a look back at numerous highlight events which will occurred throughout the year-
To listen to theGustavus Athletics Year in Review, tune in to 860 AM KNUJ at 1:35 p.m., Saturday, January. 31 as CJ Siewert joins the actual voice of the Golden Gusties, Ben Wheeler.
Jan. 19 – The gymnastics group defeated Winona State 180.775-180.200 marking its first achievement since 2013 and its best score since 2004 if your Gusties totaled 187.425 at the NCGA Nationals.
Feb 7. – Gary Cooper scored a career-high 39 details against Concordia, marking the most factors scored by a Gustavus men’s golf ball player in a MIAC game considering that D.L. Smith obtained 41 against Minnesota-Duluth in 1952.
Feb. Thirty – The men’s basketball crew went out on a high note, defeating Carleton 67-58 in its season ending. The Gusties capped the season having a 12-13 overall record and 9-11 indicate in the MIAC, ending the year within eighth place. Gary Cooper had been named All-Conference, marking the 54th gambler to receive All-MIAC recognition under Brain Coach Mark Hanson.
Feb. 20 – Your women’s hockey team concluded its regular season with a tie against the Hamline Pipers at Wear Roberts Ice Rink. With the tie, a Gusties finished their season 9-11-5 in general and 8-6-4 in the MIAC. Allison Eder-Zdechlik and Erica Power were named All-Conference.
Feb. 20 –?The women’s swimming and diving team concluded its season with a second place finish at the MIAC Championships. Kate Reilly was a good meet champion, taking the 1 hundred free championship after holding the wall with a use of 51.49. MIAC All-Conference honors seemed to be achieved by 15 Gusties.
Feb. Something like 20 – Men’s swimming and going took fourth at the MIAC Titles. Tanner Sonnek achieved All-Conference with a first place finish within the 200-yard Breaststroke and took third place conclude in the 100-yard Breaststroke . Zach Holman , Seth Berry , Jeffrey Nelson , and Tim Peters earned MIAC All-Conference finishing third in 200-yard Freestyle inform . Jacob Stern , Nelson, Berry, and also Peters also earned All-Conference finishing third in 800-yard Freestyle Relay .
Feb. 21 – To locate hockey concluded its 2015-16 plan with a 6-14-5 overall record together with 5-8-3 mark in the MIAC. Goalie Frank Amsden was later named to the MIAC All-Rookie Squad.
Feb. 26 –?In its MIAC record Sixteenth straight conference playoff appearance, the particular women’s basketball team found its 2015-16 season come to a, as it fell to Not any. 2 seed Saint Mary’s Higher education in the semifinals by a final ranking of 78-70.?Lindsey Johnson and Mikayla Miller were respected by the league as All-Conference people.
Feb. 28 – Softball Head Guru Jeff Annis claimed his 300th all-time achievement in a season-opening 9-1 win against UW-Stevens Stage.
March 5 – The men’s and women’s monitor & field teams wrapped up your indoor season both inserting eighth at the MIAC Championships. Marit Sonnesyn set a faculty record of 10:2009.76 in the 3000-meter. Sarah Swanson became a good dual champ by earning the weight throw and taken put. Thomas Knobbe took fifth while in the 3000-meter with a season-best 8:37.90.
March 11 – Men’s track & field throwing specialist?Sam Fischer ?took 15th place in the load throw at the NCAA Championships. Fischer posted a mark of 53-9.
March 15 – Women’s throwing specialist Debbie Swanson took 17th place in any shot put at the NCAA In house Track & Field Championships having a toss of 40-0.75.
March 18 – Gymnast Alex Kopp competed at the NCGA Championships placing 9th in the all-around competition to earn All-America honors, becoming the 52nd Gusties to take action, while attaining the 94th All-America award with program history. The following day, your woman tied for first on the ground with a program record Hunting for.850, claiming the 32nd country’s event title in program history. Kopp was the first Gustie for you to win a national occasion since Alyssa Cox won the container in 2003, and very first to win the floor given that Molly Nemes in 2001.
March 19 – Five women’s swimmers represented the College at the NCAA Championships