Augustana has Fourth-Best GPA in Country

MANHEIM, Penn. — After a terrific 2020-21 campaign, the Augustana wrestling team is being recognized for its efforts in the classroom, earning the fourth-best team GPA in the country at 3.355 and NWCA Division II Scholar All-America honors the NWCA announced Monday afternoon.

In addition to team honors, the Vikings also had eight wrestlers earn individual Scholar All-America honors.

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Augustana’s Hajas Wins Consolation Championship at Nationals

ST. LOUIS — Augustana sophomore Steven Hajas took home consolation championship honors on day two of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. Hajas, competing in the 285 pound weight class, went 2-1 Saturday afternoon and 4-1 overall at nationals.

“It’s been awesome,” said Hajas when asked about the tournament. “Brandon (Carroll) and I came here to put on a show for the guys back home and we did that.

“This is one of those experiences that you don’t forget.”

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Steven Hajas: All-American and Semifinal Bound After Day One at Wrestling Nationals

ST. LOUIS — Augustana wrestling sophomore Steven Hajas went 2-0 on day one of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships en route to All-America honors at 285 pounds. Senior Brandon Carroll finished 1-2 at the tournament to bring his season to a close.

The two victories clinched a spot in the semifinal bout for Hajas. Fans can watch the action starting Saturday at noon on GoAugie.com/Live.

“I’m super proud of the way our guys competed today,” head coach Jason Reitmeier said. “I’m excited to see Steven in the semis and as an All-American for the first time.

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Carroll, Hajas Ready to Represent Augustana at Nationals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Augustana wrestling’s senior Brandon Carroll and sophomore Steven Hajas are ready for the big show this weekend at the NCAA Division II Championships in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Championships are set to take place Friday and Saturday at the America’s Center Convention Complex. Wrestling begins at noon each day with the championship finals taking place at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The NCAA is offering a free live stream for the event that can be found on GoAugie.com/Live. In addition, brackets for the tournament can be found here.

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