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Carleton College’s regionally-ranked duo of senior Bridget Doyle and junior Anne Lombardi saw their season end following a 6-1, 6-2 defeat in the opening round of the doubles bracket at the NCAA Championships.
Two days after Hayden Tsutsui was named to the 2013 D3baseball.com All-Midwest Region First Team and picked up distinction as the region’s Rookie-of-the-Year, the outfielder received an even bigger honor in being selected as the 2013 D3baseball.com national Rookie-of-the-Year.
The Carleton College women’s track and field team had a strong spring season and four Knights just missed earning a bid to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. Ruth Steinke, Colette Celichowski, Amelia Campbell, and Kao Sutton all turned in All-Conference performances at this season’s MIAC Outdoor Championships, but they just missed qualifying for the national championships.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) recently announced the 2013 inductees for the Division III Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame. Carleton alum Dale Kramer ’78 is one of this year’s inductees for his outstanding career as a Knight.
LA CROSSE, Wis. – Ruth Steinke (Fy./Lima, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) trimmed eight seconds off her personal best and won the steeplechase, and Colette Celichowski (So./Shorewood, Minn./Minnetonka) broke the school record in the 1500-meter run at the UW-La Crosse Qualifier, a “last chance” meet held at the site of this year’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Marcus Huderle (Jr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) posted a winning mark of 9:32.77 in the 3000-meter steeplechase but was unable to improve his season-best time during the NCAA Qualifier “last chance” meet hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Three-time All-American, Erik Klontz (Sr./Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) was voted to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), for the second straight year. The award honors the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance in competition and in the classroom.
In conjunction with Carleton’s annual Honors Convocation, the Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation (P.E.A.R.) Department announced its annual senior awards. Sophie Pilhofer and Jessa Youso received the Pat Lamb Award. Megan Morrison and Sarah Nielsen are the recipients of the Ele Hansen Award. CJ Dale was honored with the Mel Taube Award, while Erik Klontz was given the Warren L. Beson Memorial Award.
Hayden Tsutsui burst onto the stage this season as he batted .462—the sixth-highest figure among all NCAA players (Division I, II, and III)—and ranked among conference leaders in nearly all statistical categories. His breakout season resulted in the outfielder being selected as the MIAC Rookie-of-the-Year. He was also the only first-year voted to the 27-player All-MIAC squad.
Carleton sophomores Kelsey Moede (Lake Oswego, Ore.) and Taylor Wells (Rochester, Minn./Century) have been named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-Midwest region team. Carleton was one of three regional programs to place two players on the 10-player squad.
The Carleton College women’s tennis team was honored Tuesday as the recipients of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Team Sportsmanship Award for the month of May.
Jenny Ramey picked up her third All-Conference honor in as many years, as she was named to the 2013 All-MIAC team. Two other Knights were also recognized by the conference as Keelin Davis and Kelsey Parsons were named All-MIAC Honorable Mention. All three players were an integral part of the Knights' climb in the standings, which included Carleton's highest win total in the last nine seasons and the team's first victory during the MIAC Playoffs.
The doubles team of Bridget Doyle (Sr./Mendota Heights, Minn./Visitation) and Anne Lombardi (Jr./Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) has earned a bid to the NCAA Division III Doubles Championships. The pair’s No. 4 ranking in the Central Region secured them a spot among the sixteen teams selected to participate in the tournament May 23-25 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Carleton College men’s golf team faced off against cross-town rivals St. Olaf in the annual “Rusty Putter” match at Willingers Golf Club on Saturday. The dual meet involved three events: best-ball, alternate shot, and scramble formats. Each event was six holes and worth two points. There were three matches, with two players from each team in each group. The Knights started the meet out strong, despite the strong winds and cold temperatures, but Carleton was not able to pull out the victory, falling to the Oles 11-7.
The Carleton College men’s track and field team had four All-Conference performances on day two of the MIAC Championships. Leading the way was junior Marcus Huderle, who successfully defended his steeplechase crown with a winning time of 9:23.95. The Knights finished sixth in the team competition.
Ruth Steinke grabbed the spotlight for the Carleton College women’s track and field team as she won the steeplechase at the MIAC Outdoor Championships and established a new personal best time of 11:18.27. That was the Knights’ second event title of the weekend and one of seven All-Conference performances for Carleton, which finished seventh out of 11 teams participating.
The Carleton College women’s tennis team saw its 2013 campaign come to an end with a narrow 5-3 loss to No. 26 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater during the regional semifinals of the NCAA Championships. The back-and-forth match featured three ties and one lead change during the team competition.
The biggest day one highlight for the Carleton College women’s track and field team, was the Knights’ victory in the 4x800 relay. Sarah Trautman, Colette Celichowski, Ruth Steinke, and Haley Johnson broke the school record by more than three seconds.
Bobby Davis and Jacob Hoerger garnered All-MIAC Honorable Mention as they placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 10,000-meter run on the first day of competition at the MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Both racers posted season-best times as Davis finished in 32:14.76, and Hoerger crossed the line at 32:19.55. The Knights' entry in the 4x800-meter relay placed fifth to secure all-conference honorable mention, while C.J. Dale (long jump) and Adan Nunez-Frausto (hammer throw) also earned the same distinction.
The Carleton College women’s tennis team took an early lead during doubles en route to a 5-1 victory over Grinnell College in the opening round of the NCAA Championships. This is the second straight year that the Knights topped the Pioneers in the first round of the national tournament.