Augustana Women's Basketball Camps
Head Coach Dave Krauth
The 2015-16 season marked the 27th year at the helm for Dave Krauth.
The Vikings posted a 24-8 record, making it the 11th time in the last 12 years that they have won at least 20 games in a season under Krauth’s guidance.
Krauth made history on February 13, 2016 when he earned his 550th win of his coaching career. The historic victory came on the road against crosstown rival, USF.
Augustana also went 15-7 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play, good for a fifth-place finish this past season.
In his 27th season Krauth guided Augustana to a spot in the NSIC Tournament Championship with wins over MSU Moorhead and a thrilling overtime upset of No. 8 Winona state. In the teams run to the title game Sophie Kenney’s clutch performances earned her a spot on the NSIC All-Tournament team. She was the first Viking since 2013 to earn All-Tournament honors.
Krauth guided the Vikings to numerous individual accolades during the 2015-16 season. Logan O’Farrell and Nicole Kerkhoff each earned NSIC Player of the Week honors after averaging double-doubles. Kerkhoff was then joined by Sophie Kenney on the All-NSIC Second Team.
Logan really excelled this season on the defensive end under Krauth’s system. Krauth helped Logan earn the NSIC Defensive Player of the Year award after leading the conference in steals per game (2.3) and finishing 12th in blocked shots per game (1.2). Her impressive numbers also earned her a spot on the NSIC All-Defensive team.
Shelby Selland was named to the All-NSIC Freshman Team after an impressive freshman campaign.
Nine Vikings earned Academic All-NSIC honors, the most for a Krauth team since 2011 when they also had nine. They also made the WBCA Academic Top-25 for the second consecutive year.
In 2015-16 the Vikings found a lot of success from behind the three-point line, tying the single-season record of 3-pointers made at 278. They also shot the ball well from the charity stripe with a season average of 77 percent, the third best single season mark.
The 2014-15 season was Krauth’s youngest roster that he has had at Augustana. Even with the lack of returning experience, he and his staff still produced another 20-win season, ending the year with 21.
Senior Shaunteva Ashley had one of the greatest seasons a player has ever recorded in program history in 2014-15 playing under Krauth’s tutelage. Ashley was named NSIC Player of the Year, the first player for the Vikings to earn the honor since the team joined the league back in 2008. Ashley went on to take home All-America honors from numerous publications. Augustana advanced to the second round of the NSIC Tournament before being eliminated by Northern State.
Krauth made history by becoming the 20th Division II women's basketball coach in history to win 500 career games after an 86-82 win over then-No. 12 Minnesota State on December 14, 2013.
The 500th win of Krauth's career at Augustana highlighted an up-and-down season for the Vikings in 2013-14, which went 16-12, ending a run of nine straight seasons of at least 20 wins. Augustana finished ninth in the NSIC after posting a record of 11-11 in conference play.
15874 In 2012-13, Krauth’s Vikings set a single-season school record for wins (28). His Vikings were ranked No. 4 in the final USA Today Sports Coaches Poll and were NCAA Tournament qualifiers for the 13th time.
Krauth’s Augustana resume was lacking a league championship prior to the Vikings winning the 2013 NSIC Tournament crown.
Augustana claimed its first Central Region title, paving the way to the Vikings’ inaugural appearance in the Elite Eight.
The Vikings advanced to the national tournament semifinals by eliminating previously unbeaten and nationally top-ranked Clayton State in the opening round. Augustana’s unprecedented run came to an end against Dowling College in the semifinals.
Krauth’s teams have recorded 18, 20-win seasons overall since he became head coach in 1989-90. He has had just one losing campaign.
During his Augustana career Krauth has coached 52 first team All-Conference players. Dana Nielsen was a four-time All-NCC choice, while Heidi Morlock, Sandra Zwach, Brittani Janssen, and Alison Adamson were three-time All-NCC picks. Ashley was a two-time All-NSIC first-team selection. Nielsen, Zwach, and Ashley were league MVPs.
Three of Krauth’s players (Bridget Lindquist, Nielsen, and Morlock) were honored as NCAA South Dakota Woman of the Year, and two (Lindquist and Morlock) have been awarded NCAA post-graduate scholarships. Ten of his players have been inducted into the Augustana Athletic Hall of Fame.
Two members of the 2012-13 team were voted NSIC Freshman of the Year - Alex Feeney (2009-10) and Ashley (2011-12). Krauth has also coached three players who were chosen NCC Freshman of the Year – Morlock (1990-91), Chelsea DeVille (2005-06), and Molly Hayes (2007-08).
15875 During Krauth’s tenure he has had 80 players named to academic all-conference teams. In the 2014-15 season the Vikings earned the seventh highest team GPA in Division II.
In 1993, Krauth’s Vikings were cited as the College Women’s Team of the Year by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association.
Krauth’s personal honors include North Central Conference Coach of the Year (1990), the South Dakota Sportswriters’ College Women’s Coach of the Year (1994), and the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association Women’s College Coach of the Year for 1989-90, 1990-91and 2004-05.
In 2006, he was named the Russell Athletic/WBCA Division II, Region Seven Coach of the Year after leading the Vikings to a 25-7 record. Included was a school-record 20-game winning streak. In 2012, Krauth was inducted into the Sioux Falls O’Gorman High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Teaching and coaching stints at Tri-Valley High School (Colton, SD), and Roosevelt High School (Des Moines, Iowa) preceded Krauth’s Augustana appointment. He compiled a record of 347-143 as a high school coach, taking eight teams to state tournaments.
Krauth received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Sioux Falls in 1974. He earned a master’s degree in health, physical education and recreation from South Dakota State University in 1983.
Krauth and his wife, Sandy, are the parents of two daughters, Julie (Augustana 1994) and Katie (Augustana 2006). They have six grandchildren.
Julie and Katie, both two-sport standouts at Augustana, played basketball for their dad.