July 30. 2013 10:27AM
Sioux Falls man aces No. 5 at Hidden Valley
Erik Villand of Soux Falls aced No. 5 at Hidden Valley Golf Course in Brandon on July 21. He used a pitching wedge from 137 yards for his first ace.
Brockmuellers among All-Academic honor recipients
The University of Sioux Falls track & field team had 14 athletes named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team while both the menís and womenís squads were tabbed as All-Academic teams by the USTFCCCA.
Redshirt juniors Bobby Brockmueller and Billy Brockmueller of Brandon were each recognized as scholar athletes. The menís team also was honored as one of 42 Division II All-Academic teams, boasting a 3.424 team grade point averageó Ė the second highest GPA among all Division II schools and the highest team GPA in the NSIC.
To qualify as an All-Academic Individual, an athlete must hold a 3.25 GPA and hit a NCAA provisional or automatic standard during the indoor or outdoor season. To earn All-Academic team honors, a program must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher.
Augustana wins inaugural Mayorís Cup Trophy
The University of Sioux Falls has been awarded the final point of the 2012-13 Sioux Falls Mayorís Cup Challenge while Augustana College walked away with the inaugural Mayorís Cup Trophy as presented by First Dakota National Bank.
USF student-athletes boasted a 3.25 grade point average to take the end-of-year academic point and create a final score of 13 to 6.0 in favor of the Vikings.
The Mayor's Cup is an annual rivalry trophy that goes to the school that wins the most head-to-head competitions amongst 16 common sports. The series focuses on the message that ďevery game countsĒ and that the rivalry between the schools is a yearlong affair.
Additional points are awarded for efforts in the classroom and the community. Two blood drives were held this year and one point was awarded per event.
USF defeated the Vikings on the gridiron 32-21 (2 OT) on Oct. 20 for its first Mayorís Cup point. The Cougars also secured single points for menís golf, womenís indoor track and field, the first Mayorís Cup blood drive and end-of-year student athlete grade point average.
Augustana won 11 points amongst 16 common sports this past year, taking the head-to-head competitions versus the Cougars in womenís soccer and womenís basketball, menís and womenís cross country, volleyball, menís indoor track and field, womenís tennis, softball, womenís golf, and menís and womenís outdoor track and field. Inclement weather forced a cancellation of the USF and Augustana softball contest and the Vikings were awarded the point based on final NSIC standings.
The Vikings also won the second Mayorís Cup blood drive.
The Cougars and Vikings split the home-and-home in menís basketball and a baseball double-header to create the final margin.
Fans can follow all of the events of the "Mayor's Cup" by visiting the website www.sfmayorscup.com. The website will display a running scoreboard of all of the events throughout the year as well as information about the rivalry.