Augustana Academics and Athletics Topics of Radio Program

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Augustana’s athletic and academic achievements for the 2009 academic year will be reviewed on ESPN FM 99.1 The Sports Buffet program Wednesday, June 23, beginning at 3:00 p.m. The one-hour program, hosted by Brad Peterson, Warren Swain, and Jeff Harkness, will also include discussion on Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference expansion.

The program features interviews with Augustana President Rob Oliver, Athletic Director Bill Gross, and Viking coaches.

In May, Augustana was ranked in the top five of the NCAA Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. Augustana scored 117.50 points in spring post-season competition to bring its yearly total to 477. The final rankings will be released Wednesday. The Vikings were runners-up for the second consecutive season in the NSIC/US Bank All-Sports competition.

Augustana will also learn Wednesday if it remains No. 1 in Division II in academic success.

Last Friday at the NSIC summer meeting in Indianapolis, league presidents reviewed membership applications from four institutions and approved moving ahead in the expansion process with site visits to the University of Sioux Falls and Minot State University.

Bruce Conley
Director, News Information
Phone: 605.274.5526