Augustana University To Add Division I Men’s Ice Hockey

Augustana University is adding Division I men’s ice hockey. It will be the first Division I hockey program in South Dakota and one of more than 60 schools in the country offering the sport at the top collegiate level.

Augustana spokeswoman Jill Wilson calls it a “game-changing” move for the university. Sioux Falls businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford donated money to kickstart the program.

Wilson is not giving details about the contribution other than to say it would “facilitate this extraordinary opportunity.”

Augustana has said it wants to move all of its programs to Division I by 2030.

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