Augustana finishes 3rd in final Division II softball poll after great season

Making World Series makes for great season for Vikings
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 11:28 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -The Augustana softball team went to Denver with intentions of defending their national title from 2019. But it didn’t quite happen. The Vikings had 2 big games where they put up double digits, but were eventually eliminated by the national champs from West Texas A&M.

Despite that, it was still a terrific season for Gretta Melsted’s team. ”We had a phenomenal season. There’s only one team that’s happy at the end of the year and there’s only 2 teams that get to play in that final series. I think it’s just incredible to get back here because it is so hard to get to be in the final eight. I’m so proud of our kids for what they’ve done this year.”

The Vikings bring back a ton of young talent so they expect to be back in Denver again very soon, maybe even next year. And the experience of playing in the national tournament for the younger players is invaluable.

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