Top 10 Mustang Moments of 2011
Men’s Basketball wins a thrilling one point game over Azusa Pacific on the February night when Mike Penberthy, former Mustang great, had his jersey retired.
In January, the Mustang Athletics Hall of Fame welcomed new members, Tim Kane—Baseball ’88, Chad Wensel—Golf ’04, and Deanne Lewis (Matteson)—Women’s Soccer ’05.
Victoria Callahan (Women’s Volleyball) was named to the NAIA All-American team as an Honorable Mention in December, after contributing to the volleyball program's first winning season since 2004 and the first 20–win season in nearly a decade.
Bobbi Roberts (Women’s Soccer) was selected as an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention in November.
Coach Monte Brooks (Men's Baseball) picked up his 400th career win with a 6-5 victory over Concordia University on March 19th.
Erica Inge (Women’s Basketball) punctuated her career by being selected to the NAIA All-American 3rd team in March followed by being honored as the TMC Female Athlete of the Year in May.
After leading his team to a tie for 12th place at the NAIA National Championships in May, Kevin Anderson (Men’s Golf) was selected as a First Team NAIA All American and the TMC Male Athlete of the Year in May.
Coach Jim Rickard (Men’s Soccer) wins his 250th career game on September 2nd vs. University of Texas at Brownsville. This achievement followed Coach Rickard’s induction into the Mustang Athletics Hall of Fame in January.
Women’s Cross Country was nationally ranked for the 1st time in school history in October and went on to finish 10th at the National Championships. Holly Kopp earned NAIA All-American honors and led the team by finishing 23rd at the National meet in November.
After leading the team to “back to back” GSAC championships in November, John Gilbertson and Anthony Pizzo (Men’s Cross Country) finished 3rd and 5th respectively at nationals, earning the duo NAIA All-American honors. In June, at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Pizzo (Men's Track) took home All-American kudos with a fifth-place showing in the 5000 meters.