The Gustavian Weekly

Sports & Fitness

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 […]

Highpoints in Point Loma: Track and Field teams compete in San Diego

This sunny venue at Point Loma University played host to Gustie Track and Field athletes over Spring Break, and brought together over 20 institutions across all NCAA divisions.

Members of the Gustavus Adolphus College Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams competed in the Point Loma Collegiate Invitational on Saturday at Point Loma Nazarene University, located in San Diego California. More than 20 total teams competed in the […]

Don’t bet on it. Student-athletes and sports wagering

Although NCAA bylaws forbid student-athletes from betting any amount of money on March Madness, nothing is stopping you from filling out this bracket and hanging it on your dorm fridge for bragging rights over your roommate!

March Madness has arrived, and as most of the nation scrambles to fill out their perfect bracket, a certain group of people has to exercise caution while doing so, NCAA student-athletes. Anytime a student-athlete, competing in any division of the […]

Batter up! New Baseball coaching staff creates a buzz.

The new Gustavus baseball coaching staff includes, from left, Phillip Klaphake, Jeff Baker, Brad Baker, Dean Bowyer, and Matt Lewis. Not pictured: Bob Bresnahan.

Since this time last year, the Gustavus Baseball program has gone through some major changes. Multiple new coaches, including a new head coach, Brad Baker ‘80. With these changes comes a hope to build the Gustavus Baseball team into a […]

Track and Field moves outdoors: But not before some historic individual performances

Seniors Sarah Swanson and Sam Fischer competed in the NCAA Indoor Track & Field championships in Iowa last week. Swanson placed 17th in the shot put, and Fischer placed 15th in the weight throw.

The Gustavus Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams recently concluded their indoor winter seasons. Though they did not claim a conference title (which was awarded to St. Thomas), they sent two throwers to the NCAA tournament. One of whom […]