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 Tuesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done by hogs that are running at large about town. The marshal will take them up and sell them if their owners do not contain them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: George Newberry, Daniel Strecker, Al Webb and James Dixon returned from a voyage down the Mississippi River as far as Memphis, Tenn., on a flat. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Augustana College was put out of the running for the state collegiate basketball title when defeated by Millikin. The Viking lineup included Sten, Samuelson and Swanbeck, forwards, and Holtgren, Johnson and Berg, guards. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The coronation of Pope Pius XII and preliminary ceremonies were broadcast by WHBF on the Mutual Radio Network. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Reactivation of a portion of the J.I. Case Co, plant in Rock Island as a supplier for component parts for the firm's manufacturing centers at Racine, Wis., or Burlington, Iowa, is under consideration. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Downtown Moline business owners will have a chance to help shape the city's future through a survey being done by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.