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May 26, 2009

2009 Season - 2009 Women's Cross Country Preview

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
HOME COURSE: Credit Island in Davenport, Iowa & Highland Springs Golf Course in southwest Rock Island, Illinois
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls 
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: 1975
ILLINOIS SMALL COLLEGE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 17 (1979-80-82-83-84-85-86-87-89-90-91-93-94-95-96-97-98)
INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONS: 1982-Kim Lehman; 1983-Kim Lehman; 1984-Beth Quintenz; 1986-Beth Quintenz; 1989-Samantha Maron; 1990-Susan Wall; 1993-Rachel Knapp; 1994-Rachel Knapp; 1995-Kristy Windy; 1996-Susan Paige; 1997 - Kelly Roliardi; 1998 - Susan Paige.
COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Six (1990-91-94-96-97-98)
CCIW INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS: 1993-Rachel Knapp; 1994-Rachel Knapp; 1995-Rachel Knapp; 1998-Susan Paige.
COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY COACHES ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC TEAMS: 1994; 1995; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007
NCAA DIVISION III TEAM APPEARANCES: 1997 - 19th; 1998 - 11th.
NCAA DIVISION III INDIVIDUAL ALL-AMERICANS: Rachel Knapp (1994) & Christina Gamzer (1998).

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
WRATH'S HOME PHONE: (309) 762-5621
WRATH’S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306
SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
AUGUSTANA ATHLETIC HOMEPAGE: www.augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Fred Whiteside (since 1982)
CROSS COUNTRY OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7524
FRED WHITESIDE HOME PHONE: (309) 788-3171
WHITESIDE E-MAIL: fredericwhiteside@augustana.edu
ASSISTANT COACH: Creston Fenn 
 
TEAM INFORMATION
2008 HIGHLIGHTS: The Vikings finished fifth in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin championship…Junior Ellen Adams (Glenbard West HS., Glen Ellyn, Ill.) placed fourth in the CCIW meet, took 19th in the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional …The Vikings finished tenth (of 25) at the Illinois Intercollegiate meet…

2008 AUGUSTANA WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY SUPERLATIVES

TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS
TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Champions in the Coe Dual Meet
TEAM FINISHES – 10th (of 25) at Illinois Intercollegiate on 09/19/08 in Normal, Illinois…8th (of 27) at Brissman/Lundeen Invitational on 09/27/08 in Rock Island, Illinois…
CCIW FINISH – 5th (of eight) on 11/1/08 in Kenosha, Wisconsin
NCAA DIVISION III MIDWEST REGIONAL FINISH – 16th (of 43) on 11/15/08 in Rock Island, Illinois.

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN INVITATIONALS
08/29/08 – AUGUSTANA OPEN: Ellen Adams in 15:10
10/20/07 – COE DUAL: Ellen Adams in 15:13

CCIW INDIVIDUAL HONORS
TOP TEN INDIVIDUAL FINISH 11/01/08 – CCIW CHAMPIONSHIP: 4th, Ellen Adams in 22:50
ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE – Ellen Adams, Samantha Laskowski, Jillian Rigert, Ella Mathieson, Meaghan Reaney, Hannah Schneider, Amy Walsh, Sarah Johnson, Melissa Lehpamer, Kristin Sattizahn

TEAM AWARDS
MOST VALUABLE RUNNER – Ellen Adams
MOST IMPROVED RUNNER – Paige Deike, Hannah Schneider, Amy Walsh
MOST VALUABLE FRESHMAN – Sarah Johnson
TEAM CAPTAINS 2008 – Ellen Adams, Samantha Laskowski
CAPTAINS-ELECT FOR 2009 – Ellen Adams, Samantha Laskowski, Krystal Damiano

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 20/Zero
TOP SEVEN RUNNERS RETURNING (7):
Ellen Adams (Glenbard West HS, Glen Ellyn, Ill.), Senior...Meaghan Reaney (Lincoln-Way Central HS, New Lenox, Ill.), Junior…Samantha Laskowski (Reavis HS, Oak Lawn, Ill.), Senior…Hannah Hottle (Monmouth-Roseville HS, Monmouth, Ill.), Junior…Samantha Pancamo (Wauconda HS, Wauconda, Ill.), Senior…Krystal Damiano (Cary Grove HS., Cary, Ill.)…Jillian Rigert (St. Charles North HS., St. Charles, Ill.)