The worldwide Augustana College experience

Viking men get comfy on beach, with American food

The day started early for us with a bus trip to Rio de Janeiro.  Along the way we made two stops — the first was to get paperwork that we needed and the second was our lunch.  At lunch we had different places to choose to eat but most of us chose to eat at […]

Viking women met by children, Facebook requests

Today is a day that will definitely be remembered as a highlight of this trip. Senior Chaney Tambling After being able to sleep in a little bit, the team got to go to what the Brazilians call an Olympic Village. These complexes are in areas of Rio that are very poverty-stricken. The people from these […]

Viking men hit market, begin trip to Rio

Today we spend our last day in Jundiai.  We ate breakfast as a team in the hotel. Then we had time to relax pool side and try not to get burnt in the hot winter morning sun or spend time in our rooms. Or we could take another adventurous trip to the market near the […]

OT loss can’t damper skills camp experience for Viking men

Wednesday in Jundiai started out with a trip to the supermarket that was an eye-opening experience for all of us. With no one there to translate we had to struggle through the check out without Portuguese being spoken (at least by us).

For Viking women, real fun comes after the game

Well, we’ve done it again. We have our second win of this Brazil trip and have just one more to go!  Today’s game was by far a highlight of this trip.

Viking women enjoy relaxing day ahead of Game 2

Well we’ve had a great couple of days here in Rio.  After a fabulous buffet dinner last night in our hotel, today we have a relaxing day.  The sun is out, and we have a game so we’ll be hanging out by the pool, getting nice tans and preparing to get a win.

Women’s team ventures onto Sugar Loaf Mountain

After a great first night here in Rio we woke up to a wonderful breakfast in our hotel. Breakfast proved to be very delicious and soon after we took a bus and a tour guide to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Senior Chaney Tambling

Viking men depart O’Hare without a hitch

Well here we are, sitting in the airport about to board the plane. Everyone drove in safely and on time, coming from around Chicago and the Quad Cities. Well everyone except Jake Norcia. He ended up at the wrong terminal, but eventually he found his way through the airport and met up with us.

Women ready for first Brazilian game

After getting some much needed sleep, the team set out to find a restaurant for lunch.  After eating our first meal, we walked about 5 minutes to the beach. Senior Chaney Tambling

Women’s basketball team touches down in Rio

Aug. 5