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Augustana College

Over the weekend, Augustana College honored one of its most successful coaches. Family and friends held a surprise, 80th birthday party, for Jim Borcherding. 

Augustana College Remodeling Carver Center

Mar 29, 2018
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Augustana College will remodel part of a building most of its athletes use. 

Augustana To Add Two Varsity Teams

Apr 19, 2016

Augustana will add two new varsity teams next year. The men's volleyball and women's bowling teams will both have NCAA status, raising the number of varsity sports at the college up to 25.

Assistant director of athletics, Dave Wrath, says the new sports have been in discussion since the men's and women's lacrosse teams were added in 2011. 

The Augustana men's volleyball team will be independent for the first year, then apply to join the Midwest Men's Volleyball Conference, which now has 14 teams.

The women's bowling team will be independent, and not join a conference.Wrath says the two new varsity teams will expand the opportunities for Augustana students. 

A full time volleyball coach and a part time bowling coach will be hired this spring to begin recruitment.

The men's volleyball season will run from January to mid-April and women's bowling goes from October to March.

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The Augustana College men's basketball team has made it to the Division 3 Final Four. And Friday in Salem, Virginia, the Vikings take on Babson in the first semi-final. The Vikings made it to the Final Four, for the first time in 22 years, after defeating Mount Union and Marietta last weekend at Augustana's Carver Center. Dave Wrath, Assistant Athleticic Director, says more than 2,000 people showed up to each game.He says the strong community support and media coverage helps the team excel- both on and off the court.