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 Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.