The Gustavian Weekly

Sports & Fitness

Freshman Phenoms: Hensch and Curtis tackle Track and Field

Michael Hensch (left) and Josh Curtis (right) have proved themself on the football gridiron, and now they’re tearing up Track and Field, and they’re only freshmen. It makes you wonder: could they be superheroes?

Whether it’s Division 1 or Division 3, anytime a freshman comes in and makes an impact for a varsity sport, it’s a special achievement. To do it for not one, but two sports is an entirely more difficult feat. Just […]

Women’s Golf doing wonderfully

The Gustavus Women’s Golf team took second at the Minnesota State University-Mankato Spring Invitational on Sunday, April 17. Top row from left: Emilie Anderson, Kennedy Sommerfeld, Abbie Grevlos, Ellie Brandt, Jessica Nelson. Bottom row from left: McKenzie Swenson, Chloe Altmann, Mallory Drenttel.

The Gustavus Adolphus College Women’s Golf team started in second place after the first round of the Minnesota State University, Mankato Spring Invite that was played at Bunker Hills Golf Course. The Gusties scored a 320 in the first round, […]

Women’s Tennis: Teamwork key as the Gusties eye a MIAC Championship

Strong consistent performances from the whole roster has been key for the Women’s Tennis as they pursue a MIAC title. Clockwise from upper left: Junior Michaela Schulz, Senior Sid Dirks, First-year Briana Hartmann, and Sophomore Katie Aney.

After a very strong start to the spring season, the Gustavus Women’s Tennis team hopes to continue and build on their success throughout the rest of the season. The team is currently undefeated in conference play, with a record of […]

Men’s Tennis Triumphs: Beats nationally ranked Kalamazoo

Clockwise from top left: Junior David Hagberg; Sophomores Tommy Entwistle (on right) and Zach Ekstein (left); and Sophomore Mohanad Alhouni. The Gustie men rebounded from a tough loss against No. 5 ranked University of Chicago to beat No. 37 ranked Kalamazoo.

Last season, the Gustie Men’s Tennis team faced Chicago twice – once in the regular season and the other in the second round of the NCAA Championships. The Black and Gold fell both times to the Maroons, including a 5-4 […]

Men’s Golf hits their groove

The Gustavus Men’s Golf team took home some hardware at the Bobby Krig Invitaional, winning the tournament after being five strokes down on the first day.

The spring season for the Gustavus Men’s Golf team has been a good one. The team’s season is split between the fall and the spring, with a break during the winter. With a roster that is competitive from top to […]

Four years to get FIT?: The dilemma of the Lifelong Fitness credit

The Gustavus Football team runs out the tunnel, maybe knowing in the back of their mind they, like all student athletes are not given the appropriate amount of credits for their countless hours of practice.

This opinion piece solely represents the views of the writer. As fall registration week comes to a close at Gustavus, I again noticed something that baffled my body, bewildered my brain, and stumped my soul. A varsity sport is worth […]

Shots of the week: Baseball

Junior Josh Chatfield takes a ball for a ride in Tuesday’s contest against Augsburg. The doubleheader was split, with the Gusties dropping the first game 2-8 and winning the second 9-7 and Senior Sam Warner and Coach Phillip Klaphake practice their fist bumps on first base in between batters.

Softball staying busy to win MIAC

Junior ace Hannah Heacox has been pitching great for the Gusties this season, and has won two straight MIAC Softball Pitcher-of-the-Week awards. So far the Gusties are 14-8 overall, and 5-3 in conference play.

To put things simply, this week for the Gustavus Softball team will be extremely busy. With conference play now in full swing, the team’s schedule is jam-packed with double headers against MIAC opponents. Two double headers from two weeks ago […]

Why I hate Golf but love the Masters

Jordan Spieth at last years Masters. Unfortunately his quest for back to back green jackets was stopped short this year after a rough twelfth hole on Masters Sunday. It sure was interesting to watch though.

I write this not as a golf fan, but rather as a vocal adversary of the world’s most frustrating sport. I don’t dislike it because I have an unwavering moral opposition to any sport that the likes of Jon Daly can […]

Bringing the heat: Baseball’s spring break at theTuscon Invite

Clockwise from top right: Junior Kyle Pinke hurls a strike; Junior Daniel Carlson hits a bomb; Sophomore John Lundquist slides into home headfirst like Pete Rose; Freshman Matt Berkner showcases his superior baserunning skills for the rest of the team.

The Gustavus Baseball team kicked off the Tucson Invitational with a doubleheader against DePauw University, but suffered a pair of losses, 6-0 and 5-4. The Tigers led 3-0 after three innings and added three more insurance runs in the sixth […]