Augustana has earned bragging rights in Sioux Falls. Augustana College claimed the Inaugural First Dakota National Bank Mayor’s Cup Challenge for the 2012-13 season by defeating the University of Sioux Falls 13-6.
The Mayor’s Cup is an annual head-to-head competition between Augustana College and the University of Sioux Falls athletic departments and their fans which pits 16 common, equally weighted, sports to determine which school and their fan base can claim bragging rights for that year. The respective school’s fan base can also earn points by participating in the community engagement events throughout the year. The winning school is awarded the Mayor’s Cup.
By placing equal emphasis on all sports, the series helps to build community awareness for less publicized Olympic sports. The series focuses on the message that “Every Game Counts” and that the rivalry between the schools is a year-long affair.
Augustana won head-to-head competitions over the Cougars in women’s soccer, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, men’s indoor track and field, women’s tennis, softball, women’s golf and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. Augustana and USF’s softball doubleheader was canceled due to weather and the Vikings were awarded the point based on a higher finish in the NSIC Standings. In the community events, Augustana earned an extra point by winning one of the two community blood drives.
The Vikings and the Cougars split the home-and-home in men’s basketball and a baseball doubleheader to create the final margin of victory for Augustana.