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Vikettes and cheerleading celebrate senior day

Nick Gainey November 25, 2021

The Augustana Vikettes dance team and the cheerleading squad both celebrated senior day on Nov. 6, at the final home football game against Elmhurst. The seniors from both squads, along with their families,...

Cross Country ends their season with unexpected results

Stuti Shrestha November 25, 2021

The 2021 CCIW Championship was a success for both the men’s and women's cross country team. On Nov.13, everyone performed their best but Michael Gille was the only player to enter the NCAA cross country...

Augustana junior Matt Hanushewsky looks to attack the rim during Tuesday’s game against Saint Mary’s on Nov. 16

So, how do student athletes balance studies and sport?

Abhib Lal Amatya November 25, 2021

As finals week is approaching, student-athletes might have to make slight changes to the way they create a balance between sports and studies. First-year basketball player Mikey Hamilton handles these...

Augie Esports member Evan Webber plays matches of Valorant at the Esports House.

First online and all gender varsity team- Esports

Stuti Shrestha November 18, 2021

Esports is a competitive sport which is played online. It has been a club for four years, but this year, it was launched by Augustana as the first all-gender varsity sport on campus. Director of esports...

First-year Matt Hawkins runs through a hole in the University of Dubuque’s defense down the baseline at the Carver Center on Friday night.

Vikings men’s basketball begin season opener on a slow start

Silas Gilklay November 18, 2021

On Nov. 6, the Vikings men’s basketball lost their season opener against UW-Oshkosh in a non-conference game. The season opener began to a disappointing start for the Vikings as they fell to UW-Oshkosh...

Augie women wrestlers hungry for more

Abhib Lal Amatya November 18, 2021

Augustana women's wrestling team kicked off their inaugural season by participating in an invitational tournament hosted by UWSP on Nov. 6, 2021. Coach Toney Willeart believes this first match has given...

Senior student athletes achieve success

Silas Gilklay November 11, 2021

Senior athletes that have contributed much to their programs in the past four years will be bidding farewell to collegiate sports this fall. Many athletes have played their last matches, and some are expected...

Soccer team finishes season in two overtime battle against Wheaton

Jannae Mehaffey November 11, 2021

The women’s soccer team finished their season on Nov. 3 to a tough loss against Wheaton in the second overtime of the CCIW final. Even though they didn’t win the CCIW tournament, making it to the tournament...

Wrestling kicks off season with high expectations

Nick Gainey November 11, 2021

After a COVID-19 delayed 2020-21 season, the men’s wrestling team looks to build on success for the 2021-22 campaign. The Vikings opened the season on Nov. 1 ranked third in the CCIW, matching their...

First-year Kyliah Shirley keeps a strong follow-through at one of the Augie Vikings Matches this past fall.

Women’s Tennis bows out of the CCIW third place to Millikin

Silas Gilklay November 4, 2021

Augie edged closer to the latter stages of the CCIW competition with an excellent performance against Carthage in a close match but could not retain that streak when they faced North Central and Millikin....

Sophomore Nick Phillips during practice in the new Lindberg pool on Oct. 28, 2021.

Swimming beginning their season’s meet by winning in the new pool

Stuti Shrestha November 4, 2021

On Oct. 23, the swim team won against Monmouth in their season-opening meet in the new pool. Women’s swim team captain, senior Lauren Raike, feels like the new pool has been a bonus for the team....

Coach Martin Resner addresses his team after a warm-up drill during the team’s practice this past week at Backyard Bowl in Milan.

Womens bowling season starting up

Jannae Mehaffey November 4, 2021

This last weekend, the women’s bowling team had their first competition of the season. Senior Abigail Clark placed the highest on the team ending 23rd out of 143 bowlers. The team has been preparing...

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