Sophomore Nelson Westby won the national championship in the 200 individual medley to lead the St. Olaf men's swimming and diving team to a seventh place finish at the NCAA Division III National Meet in Houston last weekend.
A veteran cast of returning athletes will lead the St. Olaf men's golf team as they enter the spring half of their season. This year, the men will participate in six spring tournaments, after competing in seven during the fall months of September and October of last year.
After finishing fifth of 12 teams at the MIAC indoor meet this winter, the women's track and field team has begun preparation for the outdoor season. Head coach Chris Daymont will be leading the team in her 22nd year.
The St. Olaf fastpitch squad, infused with new talent and in their third year under head coach Ruthie Neuger, hopes to improve on last year's ninth place finish in the MIAC. The Oles went 8-14 in MIAC play and 14-24 overall, for their eighth straight losing season.
16 teams remain. Of those still alive, all four number one seeds remain standing, three of four two seeds have lived another day, and the lowest seeded Sweet 16 team is the seventh-seeded Rebels of UNLV. Here are 10 storylines as a prelude to an emotional finish.
Going into Friday's match with St. John's in St. Cloud, the St. Olaf men's tennis team was confident after winning two matches off fourth-ranked Gustavus, an accomplishment no other MIAC counterpart can claim. Hoping to avenge an 8-1 disappointing loss a season ago to the Johnnies, the Oles came out firing on all cylinders, winning 6-3. The victory was St. Olaf's first in 10 years.
The Oles continued their early-season Dome dominance and improved their non-conference record to 5-1 Tuesday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep of the 10-time defending IIAC (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) champion Wartburg Knights.