Augustana Vikings Foreign Tours
Coach Grey Giovanine has utillized the international coaching experience and contacts he established during his 18 years in the NCAA Division I ranks to guide the Vikings abroad on three separate occassions.
In 2001 the team played five games while touring Holland, Belgium, and France (see image below). In 2004 they played a series of games along the coast of Ireland (see image below), and in 2007 the Vikings did a competitive tour in the far East, including China.
"Few experiences can unite a team or offer a more intense cultural experience and education than competing on forgeign soil. The value of these trips go far beyond the winning and/or losing of games," says Coach Giovanine.
In late August 2007, the team traveled throughout China on an itinerary that featured five games and numerous educational opportunities. Senior captain Jordan Delp wrote a journal of the team's days in China that we've published on this site, as well as in The Dispatch / Rock Island Argus newspaper. Read Jordan's tour journal and see his photos: China Tour
Click here to see photos from the trip