Three Augustana softball players, led by first-team selection Krista Watson, have been named to the CCIW all-conference team. Sophomore outfielders Laura Behnke and Chelsea Lavin were named to the second team.
Watson, a junior shortstop, earned All-CCIW recognition for the third year in a row. She is hitting .281 with seven homers and 22 RBIs. In conference play, she hit .348 with a league-leading five home runs.
Behnke, the Vikings' leadoff hitter, ranks second on the club with a .411 average and leads in runs (26), hits (51), triples (four), homers (tied with seven) total bases (85), slugging (.685), walks (14), on base percentage (.479) and stolen bases (10 for 11). Her 19 RBIs are tied for third on the team.
After being used primarily as a pinch-runner as a freshman, Lavin has been a fixture in right field for Augustana. She leads the Vikings with a .419 average and is tied for the team lead with nine doubles. She also ranks second in on base percentage (.470), triples (tied with two) and runs (tied with 21) and third in slugging (.543).
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground. 1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students. 1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.