The St. Olaf men's swimming and diving team returns a number of talented athletes from the team that finished second behind Gustavus at last season's MIAC Championships and 15th at the NCAA Division-III Championships.
Last season, the men's and women's nordic ski teams joined up with the men's and women's alpine teams to win the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Presidents Cup at Nationals in Brundage, Idaho.
The Ole women, fresh off their 14th MIAC Championship a year ago, cruised past the 2004-2005 MIAC runners-up by a wide margin of 136-80. The Ole men, on the other hand, were not as fortunate: They lost their first dual meet of the season by a mere two points, 122-120.
Despite high expectations heading into last weekend, the St. Olaf mens hockey team lost on Friday and Saturday to UW-Superior and St. Scholastica. The pair of defeats drops the teams record to 1-2-1.