What a wild ride it was for the Augustana men's basketball team in the 2015-2016 season. They have now been honored by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association.

The team has been named the South Dakota Sportswriters Men's Team of the Year. Augustana head coach Tom Billeter was also awarded as College Men's Coach of the Year.

During the 2015-2016 campaign, the Vikings went 34-2 and won the NCAA Division II National Championship. They secured their first ever DII Championship with a 90-81 victory of Lincoln Memorial last March.

More information regarding the awards can be found here.

Augustana returns to the Sioux Falls Arena this Friday and Saturday against SMSU and USF. The Vikings are currently 10-2 in the 2016-2017 season.