The Gustavian Weekly

Sports & Fitness

This year in sports: Looking back on 2015-2016 Gustie Athletics

What a year it’s been for Gustie Athletics! To celebrate the College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is hosting the second annual Golden Gusties Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 15 in the Don Roberts Ice Rink. The banquety will honor the […]

Softball falls in MIAC playoffs: Season comes to a premature end

Junior Jena Willis at bat in the Gusties contest against St. Kate’s in the MIAC Playoffs. Unfortunately the Gusties dropped the game and went 0-2 in the playoffs despite a 17-5 regular season conference record and an overall record of 26-12.

Softball falls at MIAC playoffs, season comes to an end After a very successful regular season, the Gustavus Softball team’s season came to abrupt end last weekend at the MIAC Conference Playoff Tournament, hosted by top seeded University of St. […]

Gone dancin’: Women’s Tennis headed to the NCAA tournament

Senior Sid Dirks and Sophomore Katie Aney celebrate after a point against St. Thomas on May 5. The Gusties won the MIAC Playoffs amd are headed to the big dance for the first time since 2011. At time of print they are playing Wheaton College in Whitewater, Wisconsin in the first round of the tournament.

The Gustavus Adolphus College Women’s Tennis team is going dancing. A doubles sweep and two straight-set singles wins gave the Gusties a 5-0 victory over Carleton College on Saturday afternoon at the Bell Field Tennis Courts. The win clinches Gustavus […]

Men’s Tennis makes it 28 straight: With another MIAC title in the books, sights switch to playoffs

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.

For the 28th straight year, Gustavus Adolphus College has earned the MIAC Men’s Tennis Conference title. This tremendous streak dates back to a time where many of the players of this year’s squad were yet to be born. The rich […]

One-Hit Wonder: Volness throws a one-hitter as Baseball closes out the season

In the game vs. Carleton on April 30, Senior Jacob Volness allowed the fewest hits (one) by a Gustavus pitcher since Josh Spitzak’s no-hitter vs. the Knights on April 2, 2005. The Gusties close out the regular season against UW-Superior on May 10.

In a double-header against conference rival St. Olaf on April 23, Gustavus went 2-0. The Gusties won their first game 15-2, and the second 9-8. Gustavus had the lead for the whole first game after scoring eight of its 15 […]

The Curious Case of Matthew Boyce – D3 to the NFL: Gustie wide receiver determined to defy all odds

Two time Gustavus All-American Matthew Boyce received an invitation to the Minnesota Vikings rookie camp. Despite not getting much playing time in high school, Boyce ended up becoming one of the best Gustie wide receivers of all time, holding single season records in yards, touchdowns, and 100-plus yard games, and holding career receiving records in yards and touchdowns.

If you walked up to Matthew Boyce in his senior year at Minnetonka High School and told him he would be a two time All-American wide receiver, and earn an invite to an NFL rookie camp, he wouldn’t have believed […]

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 […]