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Augustana, Minnesota State Each Place Two On All-NCC First Team

Sioux Falls, S.D. -- Augustana and Minnesota State each placed two members on the six-member All-North Central Conference Men's Golf first team announced today by the conference office. In addition, Augustana head coach Rick Krsnak and Minnesota State head coach Mike Zinni were named the Coaches of the Year. The awards are based on performances at the 2006 NCC Championships.

Augustana and Minnesota State tied for the North Central Conference Men's Golf Championship on October 9 with a four-stroke victory over North Dakota. Minnesota State's Mitch Olinger claimed medalist honors with a three-stroke advantage over Augustana's Chris Mithelman. It was the first team title for Augustana and the 11th for Minnesota State, but the first since 2000.

Here is the 2006 All-North Central Conference men's golf team:

First Team 2006 Championships

Name Team Hometown Year Score Place

Brett Bennett South Dakota Sioux Falls, S.D. So. 233 T5th

Pete Lacoursiere Minnesota State St. Paul, Minn. Jr. 232 4th

Chris Mithelman Augustana Holmen, Wis. Jr. 230 2nd

Mitch Olinger Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. So. 227 1st

Jon Peterson North Dakota Moorhead, Minn. Sr. 233 T5th

Matt Pridey Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. Fr. 231 3rd

Second Team 2006 Championships

Name Team Hometown Year Score Place

Brent Bensen Augustana Jackson, Minn. So. 235 T8th

Grant Corbett North Dakota Minot, N.D. So. 235 T8th

Aaron Hieb Augustana Mitchell, S.D. So. 234 7th

Arron Nelson Minnesota State River Falls, Wis. So. 235 T8th

Coaches of the Year -- Mike Zinni, Minnesota State and Rick Krsnak, Augustana