Angela Rieger Receives Augsburg HOF Honor

Posted November 19, 2011 The Journal

MINNEAPOLIS - Courtland native (New Ulm High School) and Richfield resident Angela Rieger, a 2001 alumnus of Augsburg College, was recently inducted into the 2011 class of the Augsburg College Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held on Oct. 20 on the Augsburg campus.

One of the best all-around athletes in Augsburg history, Rieger shined as an athlete on both the women's hockey and volleyball teams at Augsburg. In women's hockey, she was a key member of Auggie squads that won the 1998-99 and 1999-00 MIAC championships, while advancing to the first-ever Division III national tournament, the American Women's College Hockey Alliance finals in Boston, Mass., in 2000.

A three-time All-MIAC selection, she was named MIAC Player of the Year in both 1999-00 and 2000-01, was a three-time women's hockey All-American and was a Division III National Player of the Year finalist in both 1999-00 and 2000-01. She holds the Augsburg career records (games against varsity opponents only) for goals (68), game-winning goals (16) and shorthanded goals (4), while standing second in points (120), third in power-play goals (12) and third in assists (52). She also holds single-season school records for goals (27) and game-winning goals (9).

As an outside hitter in volleyball, she was named All-MIAC in both 1999 and 2000, while earning Lutheran Brotherhood Lutheran College All-America honorable-mention honors in 2000. She remains the only player to record more than 1,000 career kills in school history (1,030), while also holding school records for career kills per-set (2.94), attack percentage (.303) and solo blocks (100). She also recorded 1,052 career digs, 232 total blocks and 132 block assists in her career.

An international business major with a 3.767 grade-point average, she was named Augsburg's 2001 co-Senior Honor Athlete, earned MIAC Academic All-Conference Honor Roll honors three times in both volleyball and women's hockey, and earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors twice in 1999-2000.