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, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done by hogs that are running at large about town. The marshal will take them up and sell them if their owners do not contain them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: George Newberry, Daniel Strecker, Al Webb and James Dixon returned from a voyage down the Mississippi River as far as Memphis, Tenn., on a flat. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Augustana College was put out of the running for the state collegiate basketball title when defeated by Millikin. The Viking lineup included Sten, Samuelson and Swanbeck, forwards, and Holtgren, Johnson and Berg, guards. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The coronation of Pope Pius XII and preliminary ceremonies were broadcast by WHBF on the Mutual Radio Network. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Reactivation of a portion of the J.I. Case Co, plant in Rock Island as a supplier for component parts for the firm's manufacturing centers at Racine, Wis., or Burlington, Iowa, is under consideration. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Downtown Moline business owners will have a chance to help shape the city's future through a survey being done by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.