It has been awhile since I have posted a blog but for anyone that is reading this post there will be a lot more where this is coming from. One of the academic requirements for my internship is to keep a blog regarding what I am up to at my internship as well as my reflections on experiences. My internship this term is in the sports information department here at Augustana, where I will be taking on the responsibilities of covering everything pertaining to men’s and women’s lacrosse.
Anyone reading this can expect to see links to press releases that I have written and perhaps even some pictures or other releases that I have come across and find interesting. I did not write the releases for the games played over spring break because I was in Louisiana working with Habitat for Humanity, therefore the link in this post is the first lacrosse piece that I have written (http://www.athletics.augustana.edu/news/2014/3/10/WLAX_0310141600.aspx). However, I was also responsible for writing the swimming stories this past winter which can be found at these links: men’s swimming and women’s swimming.
My duties on the first day of my internship included continuing work on what I call the “Hall of Fame Project”. This project has spanned months because of its size. The Augustana athletic department refers to its Hall of Fame as the Tribe of Vikings which adds new members annually through a voting process. Any athlete that earned a varsity letter and graduated between 2000 and 2004 is eligible for induction and therefore all of their statistics and records are recorded by student workers (that’s me!) onto the nomination ballot so that voters know the accomplishments of each athlete. Clearly this is a larger project but I look forward to working and completing the list because of the great sense of accomplishment that it will bring.
Posted on March 14th, 2014 by Jessica Leifheit
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