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Augustana College women’s tennis team practices on the new Lincoln Park Tennis Court near Swanson, equipped with benches.

Despite paint mishap, tennis team has a ball on the court

Sylvia Hughes April 10, 2024

Augustana tennis’ spring season is underway, and men’s and women’s teams have had two matches on their new courts, located in Lincoln Park, despite a previous paint mishap in the fall of 2023.  According...

Kicking it into the division III men’s soccer committee

Medin Sehic October 5, 2023

Last week, Mike Zapolski, director of athletics, was named to the division III men's soccer committee. This is Zapolski's fifth time elected to a sports committee. He has served on men's basketball, men's...

Track & field: Cross country teams announce staffing and program changes

Carly Davis October 28, 2021

Aug. 11, David Thompson, former Augustana women’s cross country coach, announced his resignation from the position to team members via email. Thompson also said he would start as NYU’s head coach of...

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...

How do sport teams get their funding?

Margaret Cecilio November 9, 2020

Augustana College has 28 varsity sports teams, each of which require funding in order to operate throughout the year. Budgeting for athletics is a constantly revolving process that tries to best cater...

First week of practice turns into two weeks in quarantine

Margaret Cecilio October 9, 2020

After their first week of practice, a member of the women’s basketball team tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the whole team moved into a two week quarantine. Augustana’s athletic teams have...

Augie announces new varsity sports for 2020-2021 school year

Julie Lombardi September 22, 2020

In April, the college announced three new programs in the athletic department that will begin play during the 2021-22 school year: men’s and women’s water polo, and women’s wrestling. According to...

Augustana adds three new sports for 2021-2022 school year

Augustana adds three new sports for 2021-2022 school year

Matthew McKay April 14, 2020

At the start of the 2021 school year, Augustana sports fans will have three new teams to support. Augustana athletics has officially announced the addition of women's wrestling and men's and women's water...

Taking the class out of the classroom: the challenges of online learning

Taking the class out of the classroom: the challenges of online learning

Olivia Doak March 26, 2020

Instructional videos, google hangouts and a theory-based approach: these are the ways that professors are adapting highly hands-on classes to be online.  All interactive classes, including labs, music...

Athletic Department Announces Strength Center Renovation

Madison Williams April 19, 2018

The Augustana Athletic Department recently announced that they will be renovating the Strength Center in the Carver Center to accommodate to the 25 varsity sports that occupy it. When the weight room was...

Mike Zapolski at Pepperdine University. Photo provided by Pepperdine Athletics.

Zapolski Inducted into Pepperdine Hall of Fame

October 19, 2017

The Observer sat down with Augustana athletic director, Mike Zapolski, who was inducted into the Pepperdine Hall of Fame this past Sunday. 1.) Looking back to your time at Pepperdine, what are your greatest...

Womens Bowling Eager for Journey Ahead

Women’s Bowling Eager for Journey Ahead

September 7, 2017

When Augustana announced the addition of women’s bowling in April of 2016, the wait for a new coach was short lived. By early June, Augustana Director of Athletics, Mike Zapolski, named Marty Resner...

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