Tribe of Vikings newsletter
Mike Zapolski, director of athletics
Beginning this Friday and continuing through May, we will turn on the Lindberg Stadium lights at 8 p.m. every Friday for 20 minutes.
Schools across the nation are illuminating their stadiums as a symbol of solidarity and thanks in the midst of the current global health crisis. The 20 minutes is a shoutout to the Class of 2020! (More news)
Construction has begun on the Peter J. Lindberg, M.D., Center for Health and Human Performance, which will include one of the top aquatic centers in the CCIW. See photos and walk-through videos.
Vikings to add three varsity sports in 2021
Players, coaches and faculty describe how Augustana’s mentor program is a win for everyone.
Zoom meetings have replaced overnight visits, but basketball coaches Grey Giovanine and Mark Beinborn believe they’ll get the recruits they need. (More)
Former Vikings softball standout Dr. Rhonda Brown ’00 Sowards says what she learned as an athlete helps her do her job in these uncertain times. (More)
The Tribe of Vikings bought new and upgraded equipment this year for live-streaming athletic events. But with spring sports canceled by the pandemic, the equipment now is being used to keep the Augustana community connected. (More)
Despite injuries and illness during his playing years, Osie Rostick — one of Augustana’s first African-American football letter winners — still holds a school record. (More)
• KWQC-TV interviews pro basketball player Nolan Ebel ’19 after COVID-19 cuts his season short in Spain. (March 20)
• 2019 grad Chrishawn Orange’s pro season overseas also shortened due to pandemic. (March 19)
• Co-MVP Mia Lambert ’20 sets record for three-pointers in a season.
• Basketball’s Jeni Crain ’20 looks to take her game overseas.
• The CCIW spotlights WVB Coach Kelly Bethke on National Girls & Women in Sports Day.