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, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States. 1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment. 1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan. 1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war. 1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs. 1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.