Sports highlights

Saturday, June 27, 2009

  • Senior guard Katie Tacheny, in Women’s basketball, Woodbury, was named First Team All-NSIC, NSIC All-Tournament, Daktronics All-Central Region First Team and a State Farm Women Basketball Coaches Association All-America Finalist. Sophomore post Rachel Booth, Minneapolis, was voted the Most Outstanding Player of the NSIC Tournament.

  • St. Cloud State men’s basketball team

    The St. Cloud State men’s basketball team won the NSIC post-season tournament to land in the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament.

  • For the first time in school history, the men’s and women’s basketball teams captured post-season conference tournament championships in the same year. Both teams played in the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament.

  • Sophomore guard Taylor Witt, Morris, was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NSIC Tournament and a First Team All-NSIC pick. Sophomore forward Andrew Bernstetter, St. Joseph, was an All-NSIC Second Team pick.

  • St. Cloud State women’s basketball team

    The St. Cloud State women’s basketball team won the 2009 NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament on March 8 and earned a trip to the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament.

  • The Husky wrestling team ended its season with an eighth-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Division II championships in Houston, Texas. That marked the Huskies’ best finish at the NCAA championships since an eighth-place finish in 1986. Senior Brad Padgett, Buckley, Wash., (184-pounds) and freshman Tad Merritt, Canby, (165-pounds) brought home All-America honors with third-place finishes, while sophomore Derek Skala, Owatonna, gained All-America status with a seventh-place finish at 174 pounds.

  • Junior forward Ryan Lasch, Lake Forest, Calif., was one of three Huskies to earn All-WCHA (West Central Hockey Association) honors in 2008-09. He gained All-WCHA First Team honors for the second consecutive season, while junior defender Garrett Raboin, Detroit Lakes, (second team) and sophomore forward Garrett Roe, Vienna, Va., (third team) also were honored by the WCHA.

  • Junior Heather Miller, Sun Prairie, Wis., gained All-American honors at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track National Championships as she finished fifth in the triple jump and eighth in the long jump. She also finished second in the triple jump at the NCAA outdoor meet where she was also fifth in the heptathon. Junior sprinter Gabe Udia, Inver Grove Heights, won an individual NSIC title for the men with a win in the 55-meter dash at the indoor meet. Nick Trisko, a sophomore from Melrose, won the 100-meter dash at the outdoor conference meet.

  • The women’s hockey team had its largest class of student-athletes – five – named to the WCHA All-Scholar Team: Jenaca Fredheim, Campbell River, B.C., Courtney Josefson, Bemidji, Brita Schroeder, Monticello, Kelly Meierhofer, Sauk Rapids, and Caitlin Hogan, Oakdale.

  • St. Cloud State senior diver Nate Jimerson, Apple Valley, won a national championship on the one-meter diving board at the 2009 NCAA Division II National Swimming and Diving Championships. It was the third national title of his career, as he won the one-meter and three-meter events at the 2008 NCAA Championships.

  • Men’s tennis coach Jerry Anderson ’85, Big Lake, collected his 200th career victory in the Huskies’ season opener on Feb. 1. Anderson was in his 12th season as the Huskies’ head coach and has guided St. Cloud State to eight consecutive NCAA Division II tournaments. He also led the women’s tennis team to an NSIC tennis championship in 2009.

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