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July 18, 2013

2013 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW

Kristyn Barton will be one of the captains of the 2013 women's cross country team. She finished second at the College of DuPage Invitational and third at the St. Ambrose Invitational in 2012.

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.athletics.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

TEAM INFORMATION
2012 HIGHLIGHTS: The Vikings finished 2nd at the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin championship, 9th of 30 teams at the Illinois Intercollegiate meet and 9th of 40 teams at the NCAA Midwest Regional. Augustana won the St. Ambrose Invite and College of DuPage Invitational.  

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 25/7   TOP SEVEN RUNNERS RETURNING (4): Jessica Bacon (Rock Island HS, Rock Island, Ill.), Junior... Kristyn Barton (York HS, Elmhurst, Ill.), Senior... Kate Benge (Pleasant Valley HS, Bettendorf, Iowa), Senior... Lizzie Lundine (Willowbrook HS, Villa Park, Ill.), Junior.   

TOP SEVEN RUNNERS LOST (3): Tara Bistry (Joliet Catholic HS., Joliet, Ill.)... Sarahbeth Jones (Warren Township HS, Wadsworth, Ill.)... Kirstillyn Pohlman (Zion Benton Township HS, Winthrop Harbor, Ill.).   2012 AUGUSTANA WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY SUPERLATIVES

TEAM FINISHES - 1st of 10 with 31 points at the St. Ambrose Invitational, 10/06/12 in Bettendorf, Iowa...1st of 8 with 20 points at the College of DuPage Invitational, 09/28/12 in Wheaton, Illinois...2nd of 8 with 74 points at the CCIW Championship, 10/27/12 in Warrenville, Illinois...3rd of 32 with 125 points at the Brissman/Lundeen Invitational, 09/21/12 in Rock Island, Illinois...4th of 4 with 97 points at the North Central Open, 11/01/12 in Wheaton, Illinois...9th of 40 with 397 points at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional in Winneconne, Wisconsin, 11/10/12...9th of 30 with 261 points at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championship, 09/14/12 in Normal, Illinois...14th of 37 with 448 points at the UW-Oshkosh Invitational, 10/14/12 in Winneconne, Wisconsin.  

TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL FINISHES Illinois Intercollegiate Championship, 09/14/12 in Normal, Illinois: 5th, Sarahbeth Jones in 17:41. Brissman/Lundeen Invitational, 09/21/12 in Rock Island, Illinois: 1st, Sarahbeth Jones in 21:40. College of DuPage Invitational, 09/28/12 in Wheaton, Illinois: 2nd, Kristyn Barton in 18:16...4th, Jessica Bacon 5th in 18:29... 6th, Kate Benge in 18:38...8th, Kirstillyn Pohlman in 19:09...9th, Lizzie Lundine in 19:11...10th, Annie Heifner in 19:23. Rose-Hulman Pre-Nationals, 10/06/12 in Terre Haute, Indiana: 2nd, Sarahbeth Jones in 21:45. St. Ambrose Invitational, 10/06/12 in Bettendorf, Iowa: 1st, Jessica Bacon in19:18...3rd, Kristyn Barton in 19:25...7th, Kate Benge in 19:30...8th, Kirstillyn Pohlman in 19:31. CCIW Championship, 10/27/12 in Warrenville, Illinois: 5th, Sarahbeth Jones in 22:43.  

CCIW "ATHLETE OF THE WEEK" - Sarahbeth Jones, 09/18/12, 09/25/12 and 10/09/12.

ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE  - Jessica Bacon, Kate Benge, Kristina Bowen, Susanne Brashler, Stephanie Brashler, Stephanie Burbidge, Theresa Coverick, Emma Grandgeorge, Annie Heifner, Sarahbeth Jones, Rachel Kelly, Katherine Kornaus, Hana Lobsinger, Elizabeth Lundine, Kerri McGrail, Kelsey Moon, Katie Pittman, Jennifer Prazak, Amanda Rodriguez, Rachel Rodriguez, Jeneen Schier, Lorraine Stamberger, Kelsey Stockert, Rebecca Sund.

TEAM AWARDS

MOST VALUABLE RUNNER - Sarahbeth Jones

SUSAN WALL MOST IMPROVED RUNNER - Kirstillyn Pohlman and Katie Pittman

MOST VALUABLE FRESHMAN - Hana Lobsinger, Rachel Rodriguez and Jeneen Schier

ERICA VORTMAN VIKING SPIRIT AWARD - Jennifer Prazak

TEAM CAPTAINS 2011 - Theresa Coverick, Annie Heifner, Sarahbeth Jones and Jennifer Prazak

CAPTAINS-ELECT FOR 2012 -Kristyn Barton and Kristen Whiteside