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Womens soccer coach Scott Mejia explains a drill at the beginning of practice at Thorson-Lucken Field on Wednesday,
Oct. 14, 2020.

Coaches share their experiences in honor of national coaches day

Stuti Shrestha October 23, 2021

Oct. 6, National Coaches Day, several Augustana coaches reflected on their experience of being a college coach. Football head coach Steve Bell knew he wanted to coach when he was in college.  “My...

Baseball team gives back

Nick Gainey October 23, 2021

The baseball team attended the Great River Challenge Event at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa on Oct. 2. This is the home of the Quad Cities River Bandits minor league baseball team. About 25 players...

Student athletes turn to student activists

Jannae Mehaffey October 16, 2021

This year, several student athletes are participating in the student-athlete peer educator program. This program aims to raise awareness about sexual assault by having current student athletes educate...

Faculty mentors provide added support for student-athletes

Stuti Shrestha October 16, 2021

The faculty mentor program at Augustana is designed to support student athletes by providing each sports team a faculty mentor.  Men’s soccer captain, senior Nicholas Dispensa, has turned to his...

Men’s water polo off to a historic start

Nick Gainey October 16, 2021

The historic first season of men’s water polo has been a rousing success. Even though the game results have not always been the best, the team has had many valuable experiences and plenty of opportunities...

Football beats North Park at homecoming game

Football beats North Park at homecoming game

Jannae Mehaffey October 14, 2021

The Augustana football team had their homecoming game this past weekend and beat North Park 17-14. Every team in the conference is competitive so junior Xavier Buckley believes any win against a...

Junior Grace Loverde takes a swing during competition last year. Photo credits belong to the Augustana Athletic Department.

Women’s golf makes history

Jannae Mehaffey October 11, 2021

The women’s golf team has broken numerous school records and had an incredible start to their season, coming in first place in their first three tournaments.  Senior Rylie Schurter said she is very...

Men’s soccer rides hot streak into conference play

Nick Gainey October 11, 2021

After a tough 1-6 season-opening loss at Simpson, the beginning of the Augustana men’s soccer team’s season was a slow one. However, the Vikings have stormed back by winning four of their last five...

Jessee picked as next mens basketball coach

Jessee picked as next men’s basketball coach

Nick Gainey May 4, 2021

Tom Jessee was named head coach of the Augustana men’s basketball team on April 16 after serving 28 years as an assistant coach.  Jessee replaces Steve Schafer,     who resigned April 15 after one...

Augie talks with pitcher and outfielder Amanda Page

Anjelica Ortiz May 4, 2021

Amanda Page is a sophomore on the Augustana softball team. She is a pitcher and outfielder. Outside of softball, she is a business management and environmental studies major. Q: What are you involved in...

Women’s volleyball celebrates three seniors

Jannae Mehaffey May 4, 2021

With contributions from Nick Gainey The Augustana women’s volleyball team celebrated the end of its delayed season with senior night on April 22. The team honored three seniors: Jessica Nguyen, Taylor...

Men’s track and field head to CCIW championship

Sydney Krueger May 4, 2021

The men’s track team hit the road this past Friday for the Simpson Kip Janvrin Invitational meet. The meet did not keep track of team scores due to the large size of the meet, hosting 44 teams across...

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