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Augustana Finishes Second in NSIC / U.S. Bank All-Sports Award

Augustana College finished in second place in the 2008-09 NSIC / U.S. Bank All-Sports Award competition, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference office announced today.

Augustana scored 47 points during the spring sports season, which consisted of baseball, softball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's outdoor track and field and women's tennis. The Vikings, who were in second place following the fall and winter seasons, finished with 130.5 points. Minnesota State University, Mankato, won the All-Sports Award with 168 points.

In the spring sports season, the Vikings were bolstered by a runner-up finish by the softball team, a fourth-place finish by the women's tennis team, fifth-place finishes in both men's and women's golf and a sixth-place finish in baseball.

For the year, Augustana won just 1 NSIC title, that coming in women's cross country, but the Vikings were consistent in their finishes. In all, Augustana had 12 top-5 finishes, including 5 top-3 finishes.

That consistency translated to one of the most successful years in school history. Six teams qualified for NCAA Championship tournaments, 8 individuals qualified for their respective NCAA Championships and the football team won the Mineral Water Bowl.

Points for the All-Sports Award were awarded by giving the winner of each title in a conference-sponsored championship points totaling the number of teams sponsoring that sport plus one. The next place finisher receives points totaling the number of teams less the number of places from first place. Ties at any level shall result in the totaling of points and distributed equally. The points for NSIC indoor and outdoor track and field are divided by two.

The NSIC / U.S. Bank All-Sports Award will be presented at the NSIC Hall of Fame Banquet in July in St. Cloud, Minn.

2008-09 NSIC / U.S. Bank All-Sports Award Final Standings

Rank

School

Points

1.

Minnesota State

168

2.

Augustana

130.5

3.

Winona State

116.5

4.

Minnesota Duluth

111.5

5.

St. Cloud State

110.5

6.

Wayne State

96

7.

Southwest Minnesota State

88

8.

Concordia - St. Paul

84

9.

MSU Moorhead

69

10.

University of Mary

66.5

11.

Upper Iowa

65.5

12.

Northern State

61.5

13.

Bemidji State

47.5

14.

Minnesota, Crookston

21


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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