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KSTP reports: Augsburg College men’s hockey team wins MIAC title

ABC 5 Eyewitness News - logoKSTP television recently reported on the Augsburg College men’s hockey team’s win in a tense, triple overtime match against St. John’s University on March 5 to clinch the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship. The game was the third longest in NCAA Division III history, lasting 102:53.

Senior Mack Ohnsted ’16 scored the game-winning goal in the opening minutes of the match’s third overtime period; he was assisted by Eli May ’18. The Auggies twice rallied from two-goal deficits to bring the game into overtime.

Watch and read Augsburg Wins MIAC Hockey Championship Over St. John’s In 3OT Thriller on the KSTP site.

Olivia Muyres ’15 named Player of the Year

PostBulletinOlivia Muyres ’15 was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Year.

Muyres, who helped Augsburg win its first MIAC championship, was featured in the Rochester Post-Bulletin for her accomplishments in the Nov. 22 NCAA Division III Tournament. Muyres scored the winning goal in overtime during the first game.

To read more about her achievements, visit the Post-Bulletin news site.

Augsburg is a Green Power Champion!

The Environmental Stewardship Committee got its hands dirty for Earth Day, as committee chair Tom Ruffaner and students sorted through a week’s worth of waste to audit the success of the organics collection and recycling programs. Renee Van Siclen (right), Kathy DeKrey, Mo Allen, and Andrew Orrison sifted through the bags, separating paper, organics, and recyclables from the trash.

Augsburg was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the 2010-11 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Green Power Champion, for being the largest purchaser of green power in the conference. “Green” power includes solar, geothermal, biomass, low impact hydro, and wind, for which Augsburg received the recognition. The College and University Green Power Challenge is an initiative for colleges and universities who participate in the EPA’s Green Power Partnership.

EPA’s Green Power Partnership is comprised of more than 1,300 corporations, retailers, educational institutions, government entities, restaurants, and other partners across the country who must qualify by purchasing a minimum percentage of green power proportionate to their power use. Collectively, the partner organizations buy the equivalent of the environmental impact of avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the annual electricity use of nearly 1.6 million average American homes. Continue reading “Augsburg is a Green Power Champion!”