Vikings back in action this fall
Augustana Magazine — Fall 2021
This is how to celebrate a new athletic venue!
On Oct. 23, the Vikings men’s and women’s swimming teams posted big wins over Monmouth College in the Anne Greve Lund Natatorium. It was the first competition held at the new pool, and the men’s team won with a final score of 179-24, a record point margin.
“Today was a historic day for our program as we officially opened our new home,” said Coach Dan Lloyd. “I could not be more proud of our team and how they have always represented the commitment to excellence that our program stands for.
“This victory in opening the Anne Greve Lund Natatorium was a tribute to all the alumni who built the lasting legacy of our program,” Lloyd said.
More fall sports highlights:
A top 4 finish in the CCIW Fall Championships assured the women’s tennis team of a bid to the CCIW AQ tournament.
In the first contest of its 2021-2022 season, men’s tennis earned more than 10 finishes within the top 5 in both the singles and doubles competition.
In its inaugural season, the Vikings men’s water polo team outscored Connecticut College 14-8 and Penn State Behrend 12-10 at the CWPA DIII Championships at Connecticut College.
The women’s soccer team played their way into the CCIW Tournament with a victory over North Park University in the final game of the regular season.
Men’s soccer midfielder Jarrett Baumgartner ’25 made it a memorable home debut as he scored all three goals in the win over the Rockford Regents at Thorson-Lucken Field.
The Vikings football team picked up its second win of the season, defeating North Park University 17-14 in front of a Homecoming crowd at Lindberg Stadium.
The women’s golf team placed third at the CCIW Championships with three golfers in the top 10 on the final leaderboard.
The men’s golf team scored its best finish with a third place at the 12-team Elmhurst Fall Invitational.
In the first race of the 2021 season, the women’s cross country team earned a fourth-place finish out of 10 teams at the St. Francis Twilight Invite.
The men’s cross country team took second at the CCIW Championships, with three runners earning All-Conference honors.
The Vikings women’s volleyball team wrapped up its season with two victories at its home Pumpkin Bash invite.