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Women’s water polo prepares to dive into championship play

Santiago Cuevas March 21, 2024

The women’s water polo team is looking to have a successful season, building on challenges from last season. On March 9, the Vikings beat the McKendree Bearcats with a score of 8-7. Juniors Ocean Akau,...

Beinborn shoots her way into records by achieving a 1000-point career

Santiago Cuevas December 7, 2023

Fifth-Year Macy Beinborn has joined history by becoming the 14th player in the women’s basketball program to achieve a 1000-point career. On Nov. 26, Beinborn achieved a 1000-point career at Augustana...

Women’s bowling strikes success in tournaments by focusing on culture

Santiago Cuevas November 2, 2023

The women’s bowling team is opening its season with two highly competitive tournaments. Last weekend, the Vikings competed at the 5 Seasons Classic hosted by Mount Mercy, placing sixth out of 14 teams....

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...

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Augustana mens swimming and diving team takes home the first CCIW conference title since 1982 when the team was under Coach Hollway. The team won with a score of 968.5 points, 138.5 points ahead of second place.

Team culture brings first CCIW win since 1982

Santiago Cuevas March 2, 2023

After 41 years, the Augustana men’s swimming and diving team claim their first College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) win at the conference meet in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin on Feb. 18. The...

Augustana mens flag football team cometed at the NIRSA regional meet in Stillwater, OK. The team consists of varsity baseball players such as Trey Schmidt and Andy Shover. The team went 1-2 in the main tournament. 

Photo courtesy of Trey Schmidt.

Men’s flag football team competes at NIRSA regionals

Santiago Cuevas November 17, 2022

While wrapping up a season of competition, Augustana’s men’s IM flag football champion team had the opportunity to participate in a regional intramural tournament at Stillwater, OK on Nov. 6. This...

Racking up the points with team unity

Santiago Cuevas November 10, 2022

The men's and women’s tennis teams at Augustana have just finished their fall season and are looking forward to their spring season. This season was full of a lot of growth for players on both sides,...

Augustana’s Football team getting ready for a play at the Homecoming Game on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022.

Vikings complete second half comeback

Said Nonoal and Santiago Cuevas November 4, 2022

The Augustana Vikings defeated the Illinois Wesleyan Titans this weekend with a final score of 24-21. The team drastically changed the game after an intense second half, catching up to the Titan’s initial...

Portrait of David DeSimone, Head Womens and Mens Tennis Coach. Provided by Augustana College.

DeSimone gains a new Augie role

Santiago Cuevas October 20, 2022

David DeSimone, the head women’s and men’s tennis coach, has added fundraising and booster engagement for Viking Club as part of his position here at Augie. His new position will involve full time...

Students cope with bar restrictions

Students cope with bar restrictions

Santiago Cuevas October 2, 2020

Graphic by Tran Bui. Reporting by Santiago Cuevas and and Kaitlin Jacobson. When not grappling with a pandemic, Augustana students enjoy spending their weekends with their friends to have good time and...

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