News

Viger Leads Augie Honorees

Viger Leads Augie Honorees

Photo: clipart.com

– Augustana baseball was recognized by the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference on Tuesday for its great regular season play. The Vikings had five players selected to the All-NSIC first and second teams.

Tony Viger, Jake Petersen, Jack Goihl, Kye Winter, and Marcus O’Neill earned All-NSIC honors for Augustana the league announced in a press release. Viger was selected to the first team at third base, Petersen chosen to the first team at second, and Goihl made the first team at utility. Winter was rewarded for his versatility displayed this season in the field and on the hill, being named to All-NSIC first team at both the pitcher and outfielder positions. O’Neill was named to the second team in the outfield.

Viger was also selected as the NSIC’s Player of the Year for his stellar play this season, becoming the first Viking to win the award since Nate Baumann back in 2010. The Sioux Falls, S.D. native has been a unstoppable force at the plate for Augustana all year, leading the NSIC in multiple categories, including runs scored (60), hits (82), RBI (58), doubles (26), and total bases (142). Viger’s 26 doubles currently lead the NCAA this year. The senior third baseman’s .429 batting average marks a new career high and led a Vikings’ offense that dominated opposing pitchers for most of 2014.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Iowa Employee Union Talking Health Insurance

insurance1

Iowa's largest employee union is negotiating health insurance.

in Local

Iowa State Patrol to Step Up Holiday Enforcement

police lights

Iowans will see more state troopers on the road this weekend.

in Local

Nebraska Study Weighs the Risks of Smoking

cigarette

A University of Nebraska study considers the risks associated with weight and smoking.

in Local

Friday’s University of Nebraska and Iowa Game to Honor Pilger Man

photo

Friday's game will continue to honor a hero from each state for acts of courage.

in Local

Watershed Advisory Task Force Creates Framework for South Dakota Waters

Watershed

The Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force of the South Dakota Legislature agreed on two pieces of legislation Monday.