The men’s golf team finished in second place with a final round of 299 at the Iowa Conference Championships, the second session of which took place this past weekend in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Since only first-place conference finishers advance to the national tournament, the IIAC Tournament served as the last men’s golf competition of the year.
Luther wrapped up its season with a split with Central College May 5 in Decorah.
Central exploded for 14 runs on 12 hits en route to a 14-1 victory over the Norse in game one. The Norse tallied just four hits and committed eight errors.
The Luther College softball team will be the No. 5 seed at the eight-team UW-Whitewater Regional of the NCAA III Softball Championship to be held at the Van Steenderen Diamond May 9-12.
Luther is making its 14th overall appearance in the national tournament, its fifth in a row and seventh in the past eight years.
Earlier this week, current NBA free agent and 12-year league veteran Jason Collins came out as gay in a Sports Illustrated article. With his front-page story, Collins became the first ever active male athlete in a major professional American team sport to come out.
Add another to your list of reasons why Decorah is unique: its extensive mountain bike trail system. The Decorah Time Trials on April 27 showcased the trails at their best.
Rich “Deke” Gosen (‘78) owns the Oneota River Cycles shop on Water Street. He has led the charge for a mountain biking presence in Decorah.
When men’s soccer forward Jon Gednalske (‘16) found out he would be spending ten days touring Brazil with the USA Division III All-Star team to play elite soccer this summer, he had a difficult time grasping the reality of the moment.
The women’s golf team is off to a slow start this spring due to poor weather and injuries.
The team competed in the Wartburg Invitational April 20 and 21 and placed eighth out of ten teams, beating Coe College and Buena Vista University. Kaitlyn Traxler (‘13) was the top finisher for the team and tied for eighth place overall.