‘Athletics’ Category


Gusties at Fenway

Gusties gathered to watch the Twins play the Red Sox at Fenway Park in August. Pictured are Kathy Lund Dean (Distinguished Endowed Chair in Leadership and Ethics), Vidya Sivan ’02, Jackie Neeck Peterson ’77, Nadine Lysiak ’03, and Tim Powell-Flatt ’91.  This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any […]


Nichole Porath Peterson ’05, Nathan Porath ’05, Leighton Becher ’15, Brenden Huber, and Hailey Harren ’07

Nichole Petersen Porath  ’05 recently finished 69th out of over 180 runners at the US Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston Texas in a new personal record time of 2:44:12. She was cheered on by a large group of friends and family that included many Gustie cross country runners. Pictured are Nichole’s husband Nathan Porath ’05, Nichole’s […]


Nicole LaVoi ’91

Members of the Gustavus Women’s Tennis Team gathered in St. Peter in July 2010 to celebrate the success of the program and the 20th year anniversary of the 1990 NCAA Division III Team Championship. Back Row (L to R): Mary Sutherland Ryerse ’90, Amy McCrea Morrell ’91, Lynn Anderson ’88, Nicole M. LaVoi ’91, Kathy […]


Stefanie Weber Trebil ’92

Edina 10U B White team was coached by 5 Gustavus alumni and a sixth alumni family was also on the team. The picture was of the District Championship game. They came in 2nd place. Pictured left to right Coach Bob Paule ’85 and daughter Jackie (Michelle Gustafson Paule ’86, mother not pictured), Ava Bandt (daughter […]

A Tribute to Steve Wilkinson

After 39 years of coaching the men’s tennis team at Gustavus Adolphus College, Steve Wilkinson retired this spring.  Steve has been an inspiration to thousands of people over his many years of service to the game.  The tennis community will celebrate and thank Steve for his commitment to the game as a coach, player, competitor, […]

Gustavus Places Eighth in Directors’ Cup

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and Learfield Sports recently announced that Gustavus Adolphus College placed eighth in the Division III 2008-09 Directors’ Cup standings. The Directors’ Cup is the only all-sports competition in intercollegiate athletics. Standings are based on national tournament finishes in 18 sports with points awarded based on the number […]

Spring Sports News

Of the 8 spring sports teams, 6 went to national tournaments: women’s track and field, men’s track and field, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, softball, and women’s golf.  Women’s track and field placed a program best sixth place, with Senior Lisa Brown winning the javelin throw. The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches […]

Spring Sports News; Wilkinson to Retire

Steve Wilkinson, head men’s tennis coach for the past 39 years, has announced that he will retire at the end of the current school year.  He will retire with the most victories in the history of collegiate men’s tennis in Divisions I, II, III, and NAIA.  Tommy Valentini ’02, who has been assistant coach the […]

“Come On You Gusties” Breakfast for April

Join us for a cup of coffee, breakfast, and great conversation. This month our featured presenter is Steve Wilkinson, men’s tennis coach. All Gusties are welcomed and invited to the breakfast, Wednesday, April 15, 8-9:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis-Park Place, 1500 Park Place Blvd. Cost is $10 at the door. Reserve your spot […]


Hockey Ends a Great Season

The men’s hockey team made its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship game at Herb Brooks Ice Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Saturday, March 21. They lost a great game to Neumann College, 4-1.  The women’s hockey team lost 2-1 to UW-River Falls in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.  Spring sports […]

Meet and Greet New Football Coach

Gustavus alumni and friends are invited to a reception to meet new Gustavus Football Coach Peter Haugen. Join us Thursday, Feb. 12 between 5 and 8 p.m. for complimentary appetizers and a cash bar at the Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis-Park Place. Please R.S.V.P. to Alumni Relations at 800-487-8437.

Gustie Honored by U of M

Whitey Skoog, former Gustavus men’s basketball and golf coach, will be honored by the University of Minnesota on Feb. 22 when they retire his basketball jersey at halftime of the Northwestern game. Notes of congratulations and greetings can be sent to Skoog at Heritage Meadows, 1302 Traverse Road, #203, St. Peter, MN 56082.

Haugen Named Head Football Coach

Peter Haugen was named the new head football coach in mid-December. Haugen posted an 111-44 record in 15 years at Washburn High School. He is the 17th head coach in the 93-year history of Gustavus football. Haugen will start the second week of January.

New football rushing record set

Senior running back Ray Wilson set a single-game rushing school record with 258 yards on 28 carries and two touchdowns in the 34-31 win over Augsburg Oct. 25. Wilson broke the school record of 252 rushing yards set by Andy Traetow against Hamline on Oct. 26, 2002.