Author: Alana Patrick

For Stumpf ’13, hockey is “the game that I love”

NAME: Nicole Stumpf ’13

SPORT: Hockey

HOMETOWN: Oakdale, Minn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Hill-Murray High School

MAJOR: Nursing

WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF: I came to St. Olaf because my sister was a student here, and I wanted to go to school with her. I also loved how the girls on the hockey team interacted and treated each other; I wanted to be a part of a team like that.

HOCKEY HISTORY: I have played since I was three years old and played boys’ hockey growing up. Before coming to St. Olaf, I played on Hill-Murray’s varsity team for four years.

PRE-GAME RITUAL: Pregame nap and soccer juggling with Kira Clunis ’14 and Margot Fleming ’14 while jamming out to music.

FAVORITE PUMP-UP SONG: “Stuntin’ Like Mufasa” and “Remember the Name”

FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIE: “Mighty Ducks”

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “General Hospital” and “The Voice”

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Porterhouse Steak and Seafood

FAMOUS PERSONALITIES I’D HAVE OVER FOR DINNER: The whole Kardashian family, Patrick Kane so we can meet and I can become his wife, Reese Witherspoon and Blake Shelton.

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN HOCKEY: Soccer

RANDOM FACT: I can flip my eyelids.

FAVORITE BOOKS: “Nineteen Minutes” and “The Hunger Games”

GOALS FOR SEASON: Win the MIAC and go to the national tournament and win the entire thing. Personally, I just want to play to the best of my abilities and have fun playing the game that I love.

– Alana Patrick

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Gustavus defeats men’s basketball at home

The men’s basketball team fell to Gustavus Adolphus College 79-83 on Dec. 3 at Skoglund Center. In the final minute of the game, the Gusties netted all eight of the free throws they were afforded, soldifying a lead – and ultimately the win – in what had been a close game throughout the night.

In the first half, play went back and forth, with the biggest lead being the 30-25 Ole advantage with just over six minutes remaining. The Oles ended the half ahead, though by a smaller margin: When the buzzer announced halftime, the Oles led 40-38.

Dominating the beginning of the second half, the Oles took a 46-40 lead, the largest of the game. Connor Gunderson ’14 and Charlie Aslesen ’14 each sank three-point shots within the first two minutes of play to help create the advantage.

Nearly three minutes later, Gustie Jordan Dick added a three-pointer to tie the score 50-50. Though the Oles regained the lead with 6:31 to play, the Gusties netted 11 points from free throws during the final 2:14 of the game, ultimately overtaking the Oles for the win.

With the loss, the Oles’ record stands at 3-3, 2-1 in the MIAC. Next up, St. Olaf travels to UW-Eau Claire on Dec. 28.

patrick@stolaf.edu

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Basketball center Frogner sets sights on NCAAs

NAME: Nikki Frogner ’15

SPORT: Basketball

HOMETOWN: Scandia, Minn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Providence Academy

MAJORS: Biology and chemistry

WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF: I love the atmosphere. The campus is beautiful, the people are friendly and I love the basketball program.

BASKETBALL HISTORY: I have been playing since fourth grade. I started playing summer basketball after eighth grade for the Minnesota Metro Stars.

PRE-GAME RITUAL: Dance party in the locker room.

FAVORITE PUMP-UP SONG: “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz

FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIES: “Miracle” and “Glory Road”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Big Bang Theory”

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Which Wich

THREE FAMOUS PERSONALITIES I’D HAVE OVER FOR DINNER: Doc Rivers, Blake Mycoskie and Ellen DeGeneres.

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN BASKETBALL: Hockey

RANDOM FACT: I have been riding horseback since I was 2 years old.

FAVORITE BOOK: “Harry Potter”

BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SPORTS:

[In college] it is a lot faster and you’re playing with higher-level athletes.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AS AN OLE ATHLETE: Being on the All-Tournament team in California last year.

BEST ADVICE I’VE RECEIVED: Always be coachable and never give up.

GOALS FOR SEASON: Beat St. Thomas and go to the NCAA tournament.

PLANS AFTER OLAF: Go to medical school and become a doctor.

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Runner Lee sets high goals for national meet

NAME: Emma Lee ’13

SPORT: Cross country

HOMETOWN: St. Paul, Minn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Como Park High School

MAJOR: Biology

WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF: It was the only school I was interested in that had a Nordic ski team.

CROSS COUNTRY HISTORY: Four-time all-MIAC, two-time all-American

PRE-RACE RITUAL: Drills and strides in a certain order

FAVORITE PUMP-UP SONG: “Yes” by LMFAO

FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIE: “Remember the Titans”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Parks and Recreation”

FAVORITE BOOK: “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Black Sea

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Jessie Diggins

THREE FAMOUS PERSONALITIES I’D HAVE OVER FOR DINNER: Shalane Flanagan, Jon Stewart, J.K. Rowling

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN CROSS COUNTRY: Nordic skiing

RANDOM FACT: I can finish Thursday New York Times crosswords.

BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SPORTS: We put in a lot of volume and intensity here. In college, everyone is more dedicated to his or her sports.

FAVORITE MOMENT AS AN OLE ATHLETE: Finishing 10th at the national cross country meet my sophomore year.

BEST ADVICE I’VE RECEIVED: Drink milk and believe in yourself.

GOALS FOR NATIONAL MEET: I think our team can place in the top 10. I’m shooting to be a top-10 individual.

PLANS AFTER OLAF: Graduate school for exercise physiology or kinesiology.

– Alana Patrick

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Cross country to nationals

The men’s and women’s cross country teams finished first and second at the NCAA D-III Central Regional on Nov. 10, earning berths to the NCAA D-III Championship at Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 17.

Grant Wintheiser ’15 finished first overall for the men at the Central Regional. His time of 25:20.9 was nearly 10 seconds ahead of the second-place runner from Central College. For his performance and season-long successes including winning the MIAC individual title on Oct. 27, Wintheiser was named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Central Region athlete of the year. Head coach Phil Lundin was named the region’s coach of the year.

For the women, Emma Lee ’13 and Jorden Johnson ’15 finished fifth and seventh. Becca Bevans ’13 finished 14th and Meggie Exner ’14 finished 27th.

The men race at 11 a.m. on Saturday, followed by the women at noon.

patrick@stolaf.edu

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