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Congratulations to outstanding student-athletes and teams

auggieawards2012Augsburg College honored the accomplishments of its student-athletes and teams at its fifth annual Auggie Awards ceremony on Monday night at Si Melby Hall. The following student-athletes and teams earned honors:

Senior Honor Athletes: Tony Valek (Wrestling), Kylee Persing (Softball)

Outstanding Athletes of the Year: Chad Johnson (Wrestling), Ashley Carney (Track and Field)

Rookies of the Year: Tyler Maxwell (Football), Rachel Hennessy (Women’s Hockey)

Student-Athletes with Highest Grade-Point Average (all 4.0): Brandon Bukowski (Men’s Hockey) [pictured], Sandra Hinz (Women’s Hockey), Gary Mariscal (Baseball)

Outstanding Teams of the Year: Wrestling and Volleyball Continue reading “Congratulations to outstanding student-athletes and teams”

Live from the maroon carpet

awards2The inaugural Auggie Awards were recently held at Augsburg College, celebrating

the individual and team successes of the 2007-2008 season. While in

past years, men’s and women’s athletic departments have each held their

own end-of-season banquets, this ceremony combined the team and individual


There were differences in the structure of the event, most notably that senior athletes were recognized in a reception hosted by President Paul Pribbenow and Athletic Director Jeff Swenson before the main ceremony. The reception commemorated the seniors’ years of participation, awards, and honors. Regarding this acknowledgment, senior women’s soccer player Erin Gave said, “It was a great way to end the year for the seniors. I really enjoyed it; my favorite part was definitely how they made the seniors stand out.” Continue reading “Live from the maroon carpet”