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Fifth-year student-athletes reflect on why they used their extra year of eligibility

Kosei Ogata May 5, 2022

Some Augustana students have chosen to be a fifth-year student-athlete to keep continuing their own athletic career. Being a fifth-year student-athlete means remaining at school for one additional year...

Women’s water polo makes way into championship game for first time in school history

Jannae Mehaffey May 5, 2022

The women's water polo team recently made history by placing second in their first ever trip to the CWPA DIII Championships. Their success at the tournaments qualifies them to compete at the USA National...

Sophomore Harrison Boushele pitches the ball to opponent Illinois Wesleyan on Friday, Apr. 29, 2022 at Brunson Field. The Vikings won the game 5-2.

Baseball athletes talk about post games

Stuti Shrestha May 5, 2022

Baseball’s athlete, sophomore Alex Simon plays third base and is hoping to do his best in Friday’s game. “Our game is going pretty good and we are extending it,” Simon said. “This Friday we...

SAAC plans spring splash event to raise money for Special Olympics

Jannae Mehaffey May 5, 2022

Student Athlete Advisory Committee, known on campus as SAAC, is a student athlete ran organization that advocates for student athletes and attempts to solve any current issues Augustana athletes are facing.  Junior...

Senior and goal keeper Cameron Duffy guards the goal with junior (91) Paul Huber against Dubuque’s (22) junior Ben Farraday on March 16 at Thorson-Lucken Field. The Vikings won the game 10-6.

Three men’s lacrosse players named to CCIW athlete of the week

Abhib Lal Amatya April 21, 2022

Men’s lacrosse has enjoyed a good season so far, winning eight out of 12 games played since the season started. The highlight of the season could include the whopping six game winning streak throughout...

Sophomore Dan Ford finishes a drive down the fairway during the Vikings Match at Highland Springs on April 4, 2022. The Vikings sat in the middle of placements for the match.

The golf team perseveres through the unpredictable spring weather

Jannae Mehaffey April 21, 2022

The men’s and women's golf teams have had their spring season compromised due to the unpredictable Midwest weather recently. Although they have not been able to play outside as much as they have in previous...

Theresa Suwannapal Meisenbach was a member of the 2007 track and field team and was inducted into the Augustana Hall of Fame on April 9, 2022 in the Gavle Rooms.

Seven former Augustana athletes earn their way into the 25th Viking Hall of Fame

Kosei Ogata and Stuti Shrestha April 14, 2022

The 25th Augustana Tribe of Vikings Hall of Fame class was inducted on Saturday, April 9. It  consists of the following seven new members: George Annang (1989 - 1993), Keli Coleman (2005 - 2009), Mary...

Senior Nicole Pacheco prepares to attack the ball, sending it back over the net.

Women’s tennis spring season coming to an end after a win against Central College and only two matches left

Abhib Lal Amatya April 14, 2022

Augie women’s tennis has so far won six games since Sept. 2021 including their last game against Central College on April 9. They have two more games to play before their spring season is done. The team...

Baseball and Softball teams dominate spring break tourney in Florida

Silas Gilklay April 14, 2022

Over spring break, the baseball and softball teams headed to Florida and outperformed their opponents in the spring break invite. Both teams dominated the RussMatt tourney in Florida by collecting 14 wins...

Junior right side hitter Josh Van Essen and sophomore middle blocker Ben Schultz block another one of the opposing teams balls on March 30 at the Carver Center.

Men’s volleyball season comes to an end

Abhib Lal Amatya April 7, 2022

The Augustana men’s volleyball season ended on April 1 with a home match against Millikin. The Vikings won seven out of the 24 games played throughout their season that lasted from mid-January to beginning...

Women’s Lacrosse went through the season

Kosei Ogata April 7, 2022

The women’s lacrosse team has a 4-4 overall record so far this season. They will have CCIW conference games coming up on April 9 against Illinois Wesleyan.  Kate Hettiger, a senior and a midfielder,...

Men’s tennis ends four game losing streak with win over Illinois Tech

Silas Gilklay March 17, 2022

On March 5, the men’s tennis team ended their four consecutive losses, defeating Illinois Tech by a score of 5-4. The team began the season without a win, a less than ideal start. However, the match...

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