Entries tagged with ‘2003’

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Eric Butorac ’03: Moving Forward and Giving Back

As Gustavus and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) celebrate the inaugural Division III Week (April 9-13), Gustavus would like to celebrate one of its own former student-athletes, Eric Butorac '03. Butorac has not only gone on to a successful career on the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour, but he has also found a unique way to give back to his home state.

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Alumnus Eric Butorac Featured by New York Times

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Eric Butorac ’03 is the No. 38 ranked doubles player in the world with seven career ATP doubles titles to his name. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Butorac was featured on the New York Times tennis blog “Straight Sets.” Click here to read Thomas Lin’s story about Butorac, which also features a […]

From left to right: Kelly Etzel Barnholdt '03, Carey Willis Crowell '02, Mike Schumacher '91, and Sara Boldt '06. 

Alumni Enjoying Coaching Success

Four graduates of Gustavus Adolphus College have worked together on one coaching staff this season to help lead a high school to its first ever appearance in the Minnesota girls' basketball state tournament.

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Butorac Advances to Quarterfinals at Australian Open

Eric Butorac, a 2003 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, has advanced to the quarterfinals of the men’s doubles draw at the Australian Open being played in Melbourne.

Kurt Elling is a 1989 graduate of Gustavus 

Alumnus Kurt Elling Performs at White House

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus and Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Kurt Elling has toured the world, performing to critical acclaim in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Asia, and Australia, and at jazz festivals and concert halls across North America. Now Elling can add the White House to that list.

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Alumnus Butorac Featured in Star Tribune

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus and professional tennis player Eric Butorac was recently featured in the Sports section of the Star Tribune. Butorac, the 45th ranked doubles player in the world, will begin play in the French Open this week.

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Alumnus Wins Fifth Career ATP Tour Title

Eric Butorac, a 2003 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, recently won the fifth Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour doubles title of his career. Butorac teamed with Rajeev Ram to defeat the Swiss tandem of Jean-Claude Scherrer and Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4 to win the Chennai Open in India on Jan. 11.

Gustavus Alumna Named Michelle Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary

Semonti Mustaphi, a 2003 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, was recently named Deputy Press Secretary for first lady in waiting, Michelle Obama.

Gustavus Alum Eric Butorac Featured in Star Tribune

Star Tribune reporter Rachel Blount recently featured Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Eric Butorac and his rise through the professional tennis ranks. Butorac and his doubles partner, Jamie Murray, advanced to the third round at Wimbledon before falling in four sets to the ninth seeded team of Lukas Dlouhy and Pavel Vizner of the Czech Republic.

Eric Butorac ‘03 

Former Gustavus Tennis Standout Will Open Play at French Open

Eric Butorac, a 2003 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and former NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Champion, will begin play in the men's doubles draw at this year's French Open either Wednesday, May 30 or Thursday, May 31.