Archive for December, 2015

2015 Year in Review

Take a look back the many people, stories, and events that made 2015 a successful year at Gustavus!

Men’s Basketball Snaps Losing Streak, Takes Down SUNY Oneonta 55-48

The Gustavus Adolphus men's basketball team was able to snap its four-game losing streak and enter 2016 on a high note, as it defeated SUNY Oneonta 55-48 in its final game of the Puerto Rico Clasico on Tuesday afternoon at Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montanez. The win brings the Gusties to 4-5 overall, while the Red Dragons fall to 6-4.

Women’s Basketball Falls To Coast Guard Academy 62-51 To Conclude Puerto Rico Trip

Despite a season-high 33 points from its bench, the Gustavus Adolphus College women's basketball team was unable to earn a Puerto Rican sweep, as it fell 62-51 to Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday in the team's final game of its winter training trip. The loss snaps a seven-game win streak for the Gusties who are now 8-3 on the season, while the Bears improve to an even 5-5.

Jenn Kelly Bauer ’02

Jenn Kelly Bauer ’02 writes, “My husband (married 9/5/15) and I welcomed a baby boy named Jack (John Edward Bauer, II) on 12/16/14. I have tabled my photography business for the time being to be a stay-at-home-mom!”

Gail Norton Parker ’71

Gail Norton Parker ’71 is thrilled to announce the birth of her first grandchild: Owen, to Lindsay Parker Nerland ’03 and Eric Nerland ’03 on 7/08/14. Gail will be Owen’s full-time daycare provider, of which she writes, “I am so grateful to God for this opportunity, and so thankful that he is healthy and such a happy […]

Men’s Basketball Suffers Narrow 52-51 Defeat To Vassar In Puerto Rico Opener

The Gustavus Adolphus College men's basketball team suffered a narrow 52-51 defeat to Vassar College on Monday afternoon in its first game of the Puerto Rico Clasico at Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montanez. The loss drops the Gusties to 3-5 on the season and the squad has lost its past two games by just a combined six points.

Defense Rules In Women’s Basketball’s 47-29 Victory Over Ramapo

Playing in its first game action since Dec. 15, the Gustavus Adolphus College women's basketball team earned a 47-29 victory over Ramapo College in a low-scoring affair on Monday morning in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The game served as the first of two competitions for Gustavus during its winter training trip, and with the win, allows it to improve to 8-2 overall. The 29 points allowed by the Black and Gold is also the lowest point total by an opponent since the Gusties defeated Macalester College 51-23 on Feb. 15, 2006.

Google Software Engineer Eric Salo ’88 Meets Gustavus Students

Eric Salo ’88, a software engineer at Google, presented to current students on Saturday, Dec. 19 about careers in the technology industry. Amidst the hustle and bustle of final exams, students gathered to talk with Salo about opportunities at Google and his path since graduation.

Mark Salisbury ’91

Mark Salisbury ’91 is now head of human resources for Hospira Medical Devices, a Pfizer Company, in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Renae Crosby ’81

Renae Crosby ’81 writes, “I have been employed by GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park, NC, for 27 years. I am currently working in Infectious Diseases. I volunteer for a local animal rescue group and am training my dog in agility.”