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 Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army. 1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square. 1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.