A year removed from a somewhat disappointing 15th place finish at the 2005 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships, the Oles, with the help of Nelson Westby 09, came back with a vengence in 2006.
Despite losing nearly half of its squad to graduation, the Ole women's tennis team looks to a strong first year class as well as a core of returners towards contention in 2006. The Oles have begun their season 4-3 overall and 3-2 in MIAC play.
The St. Olaf men's tennis team looks to improve on its seventh place conference finish a year ago as all but two players return to the court. The Ole men opened their season with a record of 1-5 overall and 1-3 in MIAC play.
The Oles, who are 3-1 so far this season after sweeping a doubleheader from UW-Superior March 2 at the Metrodome and splitting with Elmhurst College March 6, play seven games in the seven days from Thursday, March 23, through Wednesday, March 29 in Port Charlotte, Fla.
While the Olympics may be most readily-identifiable example of this phenomenon, there is at least one annual event that we feel is also symbolic of something greater something that, as native Alaskans, is near and dear to our hearts. That event is the Iditarod.