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Fishing club gains national recognition

Silas Gilklay October 29, 2021

The Augustana fishing club is one of the formidable forces in the central conference. Little is known about them, but these Vikings know the water, the art and have the prowess to compete at state and...

Positive impact of IM sports on sororities

Stuti Shrestha October 28, 2021

IM (Intramural) sports are a popular activity for Augustana students and are open for any student to participate. There are all different types of sports throughout the school year. A lot of Greek groups...

Student athletes turn to student activists

Jannae Mehaffey October 16, 2021

This year, several student athletes are participating in the student-athlete peer educator program. This program aims to raise awareness about sexual assault by having current student athletes educate...

Women’s volleyball celebrates three seniors

Jannae Mehaffey May 4, 2021

With contributions from Nick Gainey The Augustana women’s volleyball team celebrated the end of its delayed season with senior night on April 22. The team honored three seniors: Jessica Nguyen, Taylor...

Men’s track and field head to CCIW championship

Sydney Krueger May 4, 2021

The men’s track team hit the road this past Friday for the Simpson Kip Janvrin Invitational meet. The meet did not keep track of team scores due to the large size of the meet, hosting 44 teams across...

Men’s lacrosse beats Carroll on senior day

Sydney Krueger April 28, 2021

The Viking men’s lacrosse team took on Carroll at home on Saturday, April 17, for their senior day. The Vikings were able to come together for an important team win, shutting Carroll down 17-3. The honored...

Softball breaks losing streak at home vs. Illinois Wesleyan

Softball breaks losing streak at home vs. Illinois Wesleyan

Anjelica Ortiz April 16, 2021

Last Tuesday, the women’s softball team broke their 11 game losing streak with a double header against the Illinois Wesleyan Titans. The Vikings won the first game 1-0 but fell short in the second game...

Vikings mens volleyball on a 4 match win streak

Vikings men’s volleyball on a 4 match win streak

Sydney Krueger March 12, 2021

The Vikings men’s volleyball team took on the Loras Duhawks at home on March 2, leaving the Carver Center with a hard fought four-set win. The Vikings are currently on a roll, winning their fourth straight...

Athletes wait for a highly anticipated sports season

Sydney Krueger November 19, 2020

Augustana College sent out tighter COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, Nov. 6 as the college changed it’s COVID-19 alert level from level two to level three. The new guidelines entail that all varsity,...

Knut Erickson Award winners speak out on how to balance academics with sports

Jannae Mehaffey October 25, 2020

The Knut Erickson Academics Award is an award given to the top male and female student athletes who attend the blanket award ceremony every spring. The athletes who qualify for an academic blanket are...

Augustana athletes finding inspiration to play the game they love

Jannae Mehaffey October 21, 2020

Many athletes play their sport because they love the game. But for most, it is not just themselves they play for.  For many athletes, there isn’t just one person that inspires them. When some athletes...

Augie alum standout coaches club volleyball team

Augie alum standout coaches club volleyball team

Jannae Mehaffey October 2, 2020

Amy Blommer, a two sport athlete in volleyball and track, graduated from Augie in 2001. Now, after pursuing a career of sports journalism, she’s back in the Quad Cities and coaching for Iowa Select Volleyball...

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