A window inside life at Augustana College

My life in a blog part 1

Entering Easter weekend the anxiety of graduation began to set in. I realized that in just over a month I would be a college graduate that still had no idea what my future would hold. Well on Easter Monday all of that began to change.   I visited with the new director at the summer […]

History is repeating itself

For the second year in a row, both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams have clenched births in their conference tournaments. The men’s team was able to hold on for the fourth and final spot despite an overtime loss in Elmhurst. The team will face Aurora, who is undefeated in the conference, for their final […]

Women’s lacrosse quick facts

Here’s a quick rundown of the Augustana women’s lacrosse team for the 2014 season: 12-0 overall, 6-0 in the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference Preseason ranking of 28th http://athletics.augustana.edu/news/2014/2/5/WLAX_0205142240.aspx?path=wlax Unranked from February 3rd to April 14th Ranked 25th on April 14th http://athletics.augustana.edu/news/2014/4/14/WLAX_0414145547.aspx?path=wlax Unranked the following week #1 scoring offense in the nation (18.42 goals per game average) #4 […]

Good news!

I have been keeping my blog relatively up-to-date with the progress of my internship search, well here’s the newest information! I received an email from Syracuse (yes, the East coast, New York, Orange, Syracuse!) informing me that I was one of their top candidates for an internship. I was asked to send them a link […]

Today was the day I have been waiting for!

Prior to today I had not heard back from any of the schools that I applied for internships at for next school year. All of that changed when I received an email from the Director of Athletic Communications at the University of Iowa asking when I’d be able to visit Iowa City! As you can […]

Augustana lacrosse programs combine for perfect 5-0 week

This week was great in terms of experiencing the sports information lifestyle…and also a lot of work. Tuesday we hosted a baseball doubleheader at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. and then women’s lacrosse at 7:30 p.m. the same day. I had the opportunity to work all three events following a couple hours in the office to […]

Putting a good spin on not so good things

In the sports information business, as in life, it is necessary that we are always able to find the good in every situation…including a 23-1 loss. Luckily, Augustana was on the 23 side of that game and I got to write a much more upbeat story. However, I was curious how the other side of […]

My opportunities in the sports information office

As many of you know, I am completing an internship in the sports information office here on the campus of Augustana. My main responsibilities include writing stories following every men’s and women’s lacrosse game, regardless of if it is home or away. Along with those stories I am also given opportunities to write various stories […]

How other stories stack up

I finally got a chance to visit the Mount St. Joseph athletic website to see how their write-up of the game that Augustana beat them in triple overtime compared to my own version. I think that it goes without saying that I got to write on the better end of the affair. Getting the chance […]

Experience

This week I had the opportunity to write stories for three of Augustana’s varsity teams. In my last blog I mentioned our women’s lacrosse home-opener. The women won 15-8 over DePauw and moved to 5-0 with each of their wins coming in a different state. Here’s the link for the women’s lacrosse story: http://www.athletics.augustana.edu/news/2014/3/21/WLAX_0321140203.aspx?path=wlax. I […]