Pam Tyska has been named the interim head coach for women's golf at Augustana, it was announced by Mike Zapolski, director of athletics. Tyska replaces Ron Standley, who coached his last match as the Vikings' head coach at the CCIW championship in October. Standley had been the head coach at Augustana since the 1999-00 season.
Tyska comes to Augustana from Northern Illinois University, where she served as the women's golf coach for 26 years. In her time at NIU, she led the Huskies in 245 tournaments where they consistently finished near the top of the leaderboard. In fact, Tyska led NIU to 19 tournament championships, 28 runner-ups, and 97 top-five finishes.
Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.