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Auggies win 12th national wrestling title

The Augsburg College wrestling team claimed its record 12th NCAA Division III national championship, winning two individual national crowns and earning six All-Americans in the finals of the national tournament. Heavyweight Donny Longendyke ’17 [pictured, left] joined 125-pound back-to-back national

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Passing on a legacy

Augsburg College volleyball finds success on 40th anniversary of historic season This fall, the Augsburg College women’s volleyball team qualified for the NCAA Division III National Tournament for the second straight year, an achievement that marked its reemergence as a regional

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Here we stand

Football team embraces our Lutheran heritage Uniting members of a team is one of a coach’s biggest responsibilities and challenges; teams with cohesion amplify their success on and off the field. At Augsburg, football coaches Frank Haege and Mike Matson

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From game time to lifetime

Influence of Auggie icons shapes alumni and today’s campus August 18 marks the 100th birthday of legendary Augsburg College coach Edor Nelson ’38.  Nelson is one of the elite Augsburg coaches who profoundly impacted the College’s athletic programs and whose

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Community engagement, competition, & cultural learning

It’s easy to say that students at Augsburg College are interested in the world around them and that they strive to make a difference by serving their neighbors. It shows a deeper commitment to living out the College’s mission to

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Auggies on the court

Communication. Accountability. Service. BY STEPHANIE WEISS Nine years ago, Aaron Griess moved from the middle of the Pacific to the middle of the United States to become the Augsburg College men’s basketball coach. It was a path back to his

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Lacrosse team maps new ground in women’s athletics

Being first can be daunting. It’s intimidating because no one before you has done what you are trying to do. There’s no road map to keep you on track. But it’s also exhilarating to create the map for others and

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Auggies on the field — Paul Hallgren ’13

BY WENDI WHEELER ’06 If Paul Hallgren ’13 isn’t at Parade Stadium, home of the Auggie baseball team, he might be in Augsburg’s Writing Lab helping a student with a paper. He could be studying in the Honors program lounge

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Augsburg celebrates 40 years of women’s athletics

The passage of Title IX, enacted as part of the U.S. Education Amendment of 1972, mandated equal opportunities in education, allowing women to participate on high school and college athletic teams. But the tradition of women’s athletics at Augsburg actually

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Scoring in science and hockey

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 Balancing academics and athletics can be demanding for college student-athletes. For Brandon Bukowski ’12, a double major in biology and chemistry with his sights set on medical school, managing academics and a hockey schedule was challenging.

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