The worldwide Augustana College experience

Viking women hit beach one last time before heading home

Our time here in Brazil is wrapping up. Today we went to the beach to get in a last few hours of fun in the sun before having to return to the hotel and pack up for our journey back home.  It was a beautiful day with a clear, blue sky and lots of ocean [...]

Viking women close with win, gift socks to opponent

Well we’ve done it again! We’ve managed to go undefeated here in Rio and had quite the time doing it.  Today we played a game that was full of unselfish, team basketball.  I think we can all say we’ve made huge strides while we’ve been here and it has been a great experience!

Viking women shop till they drop

We’ve definitely shopped until we’ve dropped. Today we spent our morning shopping at a little market in Ipanema, which is about a 45-minute walk from Copacabana, where we are staying.  While we shopped and browsed throughout the morning, we even got to see some of the guys from the Augustana men’s basketball team.  It was [...]

Viking women have whirlwind trip in Rio

Aug. 11 Today’s our free day, so naturally we are going to the beach and going shopping! Senior Chaney Tambling

Viking women met by children, Facebook requests

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 [...]

For Viking women, real fun comes after the game

Well, we’ve done it again. We have our second win of this Brazil trip and have just one more to go!  Today’s game was by far a highlight of this trip.

Viking women enjoy relaxing day ahead of Game 2

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.

Women’s team ventures onto Sugar Loaf Mountain

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

Women ready for first Brazilian game

After getting some much needed sleep, the team set out to find a restaurant for lunch.  After eating our first meal, we walked about 5 minutes to the beach. Senior Chaney Tambling