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Vikings baseball team sails into the postseason

Timothy Wallis May 18, 2023

The baseball team finished the regular season on fire, with a 16-game winning streak. The Vikings finished as the number one team in the conference, winning it outright with a regular season record of...

Augustana College and Western Illinois University open new doors for sports management students

Santiago Cuevas May 18, 2023

Augustana College and Western Illinois University (WIU) have recently signed an agreement that will allow Augie students to complete a master’s degree in Sports Management at WIU in a matter of five...

Head Coach Ryan Pryor, Assistant Coach Peter Ollis and the rest of the Augustana College Women Water Polo team react to Sophomore Annie Opal Dickson tackles Austin College’s Senior Aubrey Pasky.

Augustana Water Polo team overcomes adversity and builds resilience on the road to nationals

Bibhu Lamichhane May 11, 2023

The Augustana College water polo team took their competition by storm this year, dominating at the championship level. Led by a group of talented players, the team has proven that hard work, dedication...

Men’s lacrosse hopeful for next season

Elisabeth Ruggiero May 11, 2023

The men’s lacrosse season concluded on Saturday, April 29 with a home game against conference rivals North Central. Placing sixth out of 10 in conference, this small team had high spirits in trying times,...

New leadership brings new opportunities for fall sports teams

Timothy Wallis May 11, 2023

Leadership can be defined as many things. In sports, every team needs to have a leader that can bring the team together to achieve the ultimate goal, winning. Though it differs from sport to sport, team...

The Augustana Women’s Golf team huddled together at a meet. Photo courtesy of Augie Athletics.

Women’s golf takes second at Lady Grizzly Invitational

Bibhu Lamichhane May 4, 2023

The Augustana College women's golf team competed in the Lady Grizzly Invitational at Franklin College April 22 and 23. They came in second place, marking a successful weekend for the team. The team had...

Senior Ethan Gray competes in the mens 3000m steeplechase at Wheaton College on April 14, 2023. Gray is a captain for the mens track and field team as well as one of the many senior athletes graduating this term.

Senior student athletes: bittersweet goodbyes rapidly approaching

Elisabeth Ruggiero May 4, 2023

As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, it is time to start saying goodbye to Augustana’s senior student athletes. They have put in hard work and dedication to their sport at Augustana. These...

Augustana Vikings Water Polo team practice hard in the Peter J. Lindberg

Women’s water polo wins conference, is ready for nationals

Timothy Wallis May 4, 2023

In only their second season as a program, the women’s water polo team won the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) title. The team cruised through the season with a 16-5 overall record and a 7-1...

From struggle to success: Augustana men’s tennis finds winning formula

Bibhu Lamichhane May 2, 2023

The men’s tennis team is looking strong as they head into their conference competition. With a current record of 10-5, the team had a month-long win streak earlier in the season and is looking to get...

Player Harrison Boushele pitches on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Team play, confidence keep the baseball team rolling

Timothy Wallis April 27, 2023

For junior Harrison Boushele, winning awards is nothing new. The Augie baseball pitcher won the CCIW Pitcher of the Week award for the fourth time this year in just nine weeks. However, the excitement...

Augustana track and field makes great strides to improve throughout the outdoor season

Elisabeth Ruggiero April 27, 2023

The Augustana men’s and women's track teams have been competing in their outdoor season since the end of their indoor season this past March. Since the beginning of the season, this team has made great...

College volleyball team continues to excel despite challenges

Bibhu Lamichhane April 13, 2023

The Augustana club volleyball team has participated in a series of tournaments in order to prepare for the club national championship on April 12. The team is composed mostly of First-Years and intermediate...

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