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 Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass. 1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links. 1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned. 1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today. 1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.