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The Auggies who refuse to ‘keep politics off the field’

The Auggies who refuse to ‘keep politics off the field’

How Augsburg’s student-athletes use their platform to advocate for causes beyond the sports arena

In 2016, first-year student Olivia House ’20 kneeled during the national anthem before one of her first Auggie soccer matches. She was alone—the only Black person on the… more >

Stay the course: Off-and-on sports seasons prove Auggie student-athletes’ resilience

Stay the course: Off-and-on sports seasons prove Auggie student-athletes’ resilience

After a pause on competitions due to COVID-19, Auggies are ready to get back in the game

The COVID-19 pandemic put a major pause on 2020’s athletic competitions. Auggies can’t wait to get back in the game… more >

How to Build a Women’s Wrestling Program from Scratch

How to Build a Women’s Wrestling Program from Scratch

Augsburg Athletics continues trailblazing trend with Minnesota’s only collegiate women’s wrestling team

Editor’s note: In late July, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced plans to postpone competition in cross country, football, soccer, and volleyball until the spring. Winter and spring sports… more >

All in the family

All in the family

Augsburg athletes enjoy competing alongside siblings

It could have been worse. Their parents could have made them hold hands (or even smile). But after each game during last year’s Auggie football season, the parents of… more >

The Best is Ahead

The Best is Ahead

Athletic Director Jeff Swenson ’79 plays a new role helping plan Augsburg’s 150th anniversary festivities

Since arriving in 1975 as a first-year student, Jeff Swenson has built a storied legacy at Augsburg University. Swenson was a national wrestling champion as a student and joined… more >

Winning the long game

Winning the long game

Meaningful, relevant workshops equip students to excel in the classroom, competition, and their careers

Student-athletes file past tables, stacking breadsticks on mounds of pasta, but this crew isn’t carb-loading for the next matchup. The nearly 550 students from Augsburg’s 19… more >

Play with purpose

Play with purpose

Special Olympics Minnesota and Augsburg College team up

Hundreds of fans line sturdy oak bleachers. All eyes are on a group of athletes in college basketball jerseys. There are short ones, tall ones, fast ones, and slow ones… more >

Playing it forward

Playing it forward

Auggie coaches create cycle of giving back

Division III athletics is the sweet spot for student-athletes—they compete on teams and nurture deep, meaningful relationships with their coaches and peers, and at the same time have… more >

Sideline support

Sideline support

Augsburg athletic trainers collaborate across campus and within the community to achieve a holistic approach to the safety and wellness of student-athletes

Augsburg athletic trainers collaborate across campus and within the community to achieve a holistic approach to the safety and wellness of student-athletes… more >

Auggies win 12th national wrestling title

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… more >

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