Entries tagged with ‘Athletics’
Coach Gretchen Koehler attended a graduation party for Amy Leclaire-Sachs’ daughter, Ellen (High School Graduation). Amy is Gustavus’ first All-American Volleyball player. Ellen will attend Augsburg College this fall and play volleyball there.
In the early years, Homecoming was celebrated during the winter months in conjunction with a basketball game. The first Gustavus Homecoming linked to a football game was in 1926. The homecoming slogan was “Beat St. Olaf,” which the Gusties did: 7 to 0.
Did you know… that in 1905, the Augustana Synod (forerunner of the ELCA) banned intercollegiate athletic competition from its colleges. One year before, in 1904, President Mattson had enforced a ban on athletics at Gustavus. These rulings were met with fierce opposition. After many years of student protest, the Synod reinstated athletics in 1910. [...]
Gustavus touted one of the first programs for teaching athletic trainers in the state. For 30 years, the hands-on and rigorous major has been keeping athletes focused and physically ready for the next event. This photograph shows student athletic trainers working with Gustie athletes circa 1987.
Gustavus has a long tradition of club and intramural sports for both men and women, from lacrosse to rugby, figure skating to ultimate Frisbee, Gusties are finding ways to stay active and having fun!
In what year was the first group of athletes and coaches inducted into the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame? C. 1978
This is a photo of the “new” gym that was installed in 1922 in the Johnson Student Union. Visitors to campus now know this space as Alumni Hall, and instead of playing basketball, students gather there to hear guest lectures and celebrate events!