Augustana University Vikings

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Augustana University Vikings
University Augustana University
Conference Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Slade Larscheid
Location Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Varsity teams 14
Football stadium Kirkeby-Over Stadium
Basketball arena Elmen Center/Sioux Falls Arena
Baseball stadium Karras Park
Softball stadium Bowden Field
Soccer stadium Morstad Field
Other arenas Sanford Gymnasium
Nickname Vikings
Colors Navy and Gold[1]

The Augustana Vikings are the athletic teams that represent Augustana University, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Vikings compete as members of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for all 14 varsity sports. The Vikings joined the NSIC from the North Central Conference, which folded in 2008.

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Kirkeby–Over Stadium, seats over 6,500 fans

On September 26, 2007, it was officially announced that Bob and Kari Hall were making a $7.1 million donation for an on-campus football stadium. The stadium is to bear the name Kirkeby–Over Stadium in honor of Kari Hall’s parents. Construction began on November 12, 2007[2] with the official groundbreaking taking place on November 16, 2007. Augustana University recently completed the Hall Football Complex; complete with its own locker rooms, weight room, and football meeting rooms. This makes Augustana University one of the premier Division II Colleges in the area in terms of facilities. The head football coach is Jerry Olszewski.


In 1976–77, 2004–05, and 2009–10, the Augustana wrestling team finished second in the NCAA Division II championship. The Elmen Center serves as the home for both the volleyball team and the wrestling team.


In 2015–16 the men's basketball team coached by Tom Billeter finished the season 34-2 and won the NCAA Division II National Championship. They were 21–1 in the Northern Sun, led by the league's Player of the Year, Daniel Jansen,[3][4][5][6] then won the NSIC tournament title and captured the Central Regional title with an 80–78 victory over Northwest Missouri State to qualify for the Elite Eight, which was played at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. Augustana defeated Lincoln Memorial 90-81 in the championship game on March 26.[7] Augustana's Arvid Kramer[8][9][10][11] and Brett Szabo[12] both played in the NBA.

The 2012–13 women's basketball team played at San Antonio in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

The Sioux Falls Arena serves as the home court for the men's and women's basketball teams.


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