Today is a day that will definitely be remembered as a highlight of this trip. Senior Chaney Tambling After being able to sleep in a little bit, the team got to go to what the Brazilians call an Olympic Village. These complexes are in areas of Rio that are very poverty-stricken. The people from these [...]
Today we spend our last day in Jundiai. We ate breakfast as a team in the hotel. Then we had time to relax pool side and try not to get burnt in the hot winter morning sun or spend time in our rooms. Or we could take another adventurous trip to the market near the [...]
Wednesday in Jundiai started out with a trip to the supermarket that was an eye-opening experience for all of us. With no one there to translate we had to struggle through the check out without Portuguese being spoken (at least by us).
Well we’ve had a great couple of days here in Rio. After a fabulous buffet dinner last night in our hotel, today we have a relaxing day. The sun is out, and we have a game so we’ll be hanging out by the pool, getting nice tans and preparing to get a win.
What an unbelievable time for the Augustana basketball program. After about a 10-hour flight from Chicago to Sao Paulo, we made it in one piece. Dan Jurgutis overcame his anxiety of long plane rides, and Tayvian Johnson took the first flight of his life. Junior Mark Roth
After a great first night here in Rio we woke up to a wonderful breakfast in our hotel. Breakfast proved to be very delicious and soon after we took a bus and a tour guide to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Senior Chaney Tambling
Well here we are, sitting in the airport about to board the plane. Everyone drove in safely and on time, coming from around Chicago and the Quad Cities. Well everyone except Jake Norcia. He ended up at the wrong terminal, but eventually he found his way through the airport and met up with us.
Excited does not even begin to describe what our team is feeling. Not only have we been looking forward to this all summer, but also since the coaches started recruiting us. I remember the first time I met Coach Grey Giovanine. The first thing he showed me was all of Augustana’s championship rings, followed by pictures and stories [...]