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June 14, 2011

2011 Season - 2011 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW

Junior Theresa Coverick has been one of the top runners for the Vikings each of the past two seasons.

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 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: Julio Garcia 
 
TEAM INFORMATION
2010 HIGHLIGHTS: The Vikings finished 5th in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin championship, 13th of 31 at the Illinois Intercollegiate meet and 17th of 38 at the NCAA Midwest Regional

2010 AUGUSTANA WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY SUPERLATIVES
TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS
TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – Champions of the Western Illinois Invitational on 9/3/10.
TEAM FINISHES – 1st at Western Illinois Invitational on 09/03/10 in Macomb, Illinois with 28 points…2nd at Loras' Bob Tucker Invitational on 10/15/10 in Dubuque, Iowa with 64 points…2nd at St. Ambrose Invitational on 10/23/10 in Bettendorf, Iowa with 44 points…3rd at Western Ontario Invitational on 10/07/10 in London, Ontario with 81 points…3rd at Luther JV Cup on 11/06/10 in Decorah, Iowa with 85 points…4th at Northern Illinois Invitational on 09/11/10 with 98 points…5th at CCIW Championship on 10/30/10 at home (Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Ill.) with 114 points…11th at Brissman/Lundeen Invitational on 09/24/10 at home (Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Ill.) with 275 points…13th at Illinois Intercollegiate Championships on 09/17/10 in Normal, Illinois with 393 points…17th at NCAA Division III Midwest Regional on 11/13/10 at home (Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Ill.) with 523 points.

TOP 15 INDIVIDUAL FINISHES
WIU Invitational on 09/03/10 in Macomb, Illinois: 4th , Tara Bistry in 24:24…5th , Hannah Hottle in 24:29…7th , Annie Heifner in 24:45… 8th, Theresa Coverick in 24:53…9th , Angela Pisani in 25:03…10th , Emma Grandgeorge in 25:12.
Loras Bob Tucker Invitational on 10/15/10 in Dubuque, Iowa: 7th , Theresa Coverick in 23:33.4…10th , Hannah Hottle in 23:46.4…13th , Sarahbeth Jones in 24:14.0
Fighting Bee Invitational on 10/23/10 in Bettendorf, Iowa: 4 th , Annie Heifner in 20:53…6th , Angela Pisani in 21:08…9th , Kristin Sattizahn in 21:20…12th , Kelsey Stockert in 21:22…13th , Alyssa Tworeck in 21:29…14th , Meghan Reaney in 21:33…15th , Kristen Whiteside in 21:40.

CCIW INDIVIDUAL HONORS
TOP CCIW FINISHER: Hannah Hottle, 17th in  23:36
ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE – Alexandra Blust, Emily Byars, Theresa Coverick, Danielle Feldhaus, Annie Heifner, Hannah Hottle, Sarah Johnson, Sarahbeth Jones, Melissa Lehpamer, Kelsey Moon, Catherine Pittman, Brittany Prazak, Meaghan Reaney, Amanda Rodriguez, Kristin Sattizahn, Corinne Walker, Kristen Whiteside.
CCIW “RUNNER OF THE WEEK” – Theresa Coverick on 09/14/10 after placing 22nd at Northern Illinois Invitational in DeKalb, Illinois on 09/11/10.

TEAM AWARDS
MOST VALUABLE RUNNER – Hannah Hottle & Theresa Coverick
MOST IMPROVED RUNNER – Angela Pisani & Alexandra Blust
MOST VALUABLE FRESHMAN – Emma Grandgeorge
ERICA VORTMAN VIKING SPIRIT AWARD – Brittany Prazak & Jennifer Prazak
TEAM CAPTAINS 2010 – Hannah Hottle & Brittany Prazak
CAPTAINS-ELECT FOR 2011 – Angela Pisani, Melissa Lehpamer & Sarah Johnson

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 23/6

TOP SEVEN RUNNERS RETURNING (6):
Tara Bistry (Joliet Catholic HS, Shorewood, Ill.), Junior ...Theresa Coverick (Stagg HS, Palos Park, Ill.), Junior...Emma Grandgeorge (Sycamore HS, Sycamore, Ill.), Sophomore...Annie Heifner (Oregon HS, Oregon, Wis.), Junior...Sarahbeth Jones (Warren Township HS, Wadsworth, Ill.), Junior...Angela Pisani  (York HS, Elmhurst, Ill.), Senior.

TOP SEVEN RUNNERS LOST (1):
Hannah Hottle (Monmouth-Roseville HS, Monmouth, Ill.).