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Gustavus Adolphus College Men | Women


Division:NCAA - Div. III
Conference:MIAC
Location:St. Peter, MN
Head Coach:Jon Carlson
Assistant Coach:Heidi Carlson
Institution Type:Private
Environment:Small town
Student Population:Less than 2,500
Top Div. III Classes: R.V. in 2013


 
Conference Highlights
23 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Titles
1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015

-Gustavus has won 27 MIAC titles since 1982, including 21 under current head coach Jon Carlson.

-For more information please follow the link below and fill out the prospective student-athlete questionnaire:

https://gustavus.edu/athletics/wt/contactcoach.php
Post Season Highlights
NCAA Appearances and Finishes:

1989-4th
1990-1st
1991-2nd
1992-4th
1993-2nd
1994-4th
1995-9th
1996-5th
1997-5th
1998-3rd
1999-5th
2000-5th
2001-5th
2002-5th
2003-5th
2004-5th
2005-5th
2006-5th
2007-5th
2008-5th
2009-5th
2010-9th

-National Champions: 1990
-Hosted the NCAA Championships in 1990 and 2008


-For more information please follow the link below and fill out the prospective student-athlete questionnaire:

https://gustavus.edu/athletics/wt/contactcoach.php
Individual Achievements
23 All-Americans since 1990

1981-Karen Gustafson
1989-Deanne Sand
-Mary Sutherland
1990-Amy McCrea
-Mary Sutherland
1991-Amy McCrea
1992-Tracey Erickson
-Heidi Rostberg
1993-Tracey Erickson
-Kendall Larson
1995-Tracey Erickson
-Alice Han
1999-Laura Beduhn
-Erica Hanson
-Meghan Donley
2000-Meghan Donley
-Kristin Donley
-Ellen Anderson
2003-Lyndsay Palen
-Kara Smiley
2004-Tara Houlihan/Lyndsay Palen
-Lauren Hom/Kara Smiley
-Tara Houlihan
2005-Tara Houlihan/Lyndsey Palen
-Lauren Hom/Kara Smiley
-Lauren Hom
2006-Tara Houlihan/Lyndsey Palen
-Lauren Hom/Marla Menne
-Jaime Gaard
-Tara Houlihan
2007-Lauren Hom/Sierra Krebsbach
2008-Jenni White (D, S)
-Sierra Krebsbach (D, S)

Arthur Ashe Award
1990 Mary Sutherland
1993 Heidi Rostberg
1998 Lisa Broughten
2000 Erica Hanson
2006 Lyndsey Palen

Chris Evert Award
2000: Erica Hanson
2006: Lyndsey Palen
2010: Sierra Krebsbach


-For more information please follow the link below and fill out the prospective student-athlete questionnaire.

https://gustavus.edu/athletics/wt/contactcoach.php
Coaching Achievements
Jon Carlson will enter his 26th year as head coach of the Gustavus Adolphus women's tennis team in 2015-16. Carlson has had a long and successful tenure directing the women's tennis program, as he has compiled a record of 536-164 overall and 245-6 in the MIAC in his 25 seasons as the head coach.

A 1988 graduate of Gustavus, Carlson served as a supervisor at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla. from 1988-89 before returning to his alma mater to assume direction of the women's tennis program in 1990. In his first season at Gustavus, Carlson led his squad to the 1990 NCAA National Title and his squads have finished in the top four at the NCAA Championships five other times including second in 1991 and 1993, third in 1999, and fourth in 1992 and 1994.

Gustavus has won the MIAC title 21 times in Carlson's 25 seasons and earned NCAA Tournament bids in all but three seasons. He has earned MIAC Coach of the Year honors eight times (1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, and 2015), and was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Coach of the Year in 1994 and 2002. Prior to the 2012 season, Gustavus had tallied 214 straight wins within league play, a streak that dated back to the 1991 season.

During the span of his tenure, Carlson has coached 50 separate athletes to 131 All-Conference honors and 18 individuals to 32 All-America honors, including two-time NCAA Division III Doubles Champions Tara Houlihan and Lyndsey Palen (2005, 2006).

Coach Carlson is active in the tennis community, serving as a member of the NCAA National Championship Committee including serving as the National Chair for Division III in 1997-98 and 1999-2000. He has also been an active member of the ITA, serving as the ITA National Awards Chair and on several other ITA regional committees.

Jon and his wife, Heidi, live in St. Peter with their three daughters, Calleigh, Grace, and Josie.

-For more information please follow the link below and fill out the prospective student-athlete questionnaire.

https://gustavus.edu/athletics/wt/contactcoach.php
 
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