Entries tagged with ‘Athletics’

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Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

What subject became a required course during the 1886-1887 school year?   D. Physical Education (The school began to require these courses after the first gymnasium was built in 1886).

Blast from the Past!

Here is a view of the Johnson Pool when the OJ Johnson Student Union was the athletic center. Look familiar? Now this space is known as The Dive.  Look closely the next time you are there to see the pool tiles on the walls.

Factoid Friday

A 1903 baseball game with Gustavus playing St. Olaf marked the first intercollegiate athletic competition against another private college held at Gustavus. It also was the beginning of an M.I.A.C. rivalry with St. Olaf. Unfortunately Gustavus lost 17-1.

View from the Hill

Friendly competition… Free T-Shirts… Fierce Battles… It must be intramurals. Gusties have enjoyed playing games against one another since the college’s inception, and intramural sports have grown to include such sports as broomball, indoor soccer, basketball, racquetball, softball, dodgeball, and volleyball. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) now also puts on the Gustie Cup, where teams […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

What building was completed in 1975 and replaced the Myrum Fieldhouse? B. Lund Athletic Center

Factoid Friday

The first intercollegiate basketball game was played by Gustie women. This week in 1903, Gustavus played Mankato Normal (now known as Minnesota State University, Mankato) and lost 16 to 2. The game was played at the St. Peter Opera House, which ironically burned down just two nights later, on February 16, 1903.   Below is […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

Steve Wilkinson―the winningest men’s tennis coach in collegiate history― was hired at Gustavus in 1970. He actually started out on as the volunteer tennis coach. What was the position he was actually hired for? B. Religion Professor

Words of Wisdom

“I read somewhere, that the key to success has always been hard work and persistence. Gustavus has always been a good place to work, and the students are first-class.” -Don Roberts ’56, longtime coach at Gustavus, March 1982.

View from the Hill

The 1973 Gustavus Bowling Team.

Words of Wisdom

“I think it can be safely said that this is the first time that G.A. has received nation-wide publicity. And to think it took the girls to do it.” Gipp Ludcke ’21 speaking of the Dec. 1, 1923, “First Women’s Football Classic” which made national news.