SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Augustana University is adding Division I men’s ice hockey, becoming the first in South Dakota to offer the sport at the top collegiate level.
The school announced the move Wednesday. It will be one of more than 60 Division I schools to offer hockey in the country
Augustana spokeswoman Jill Wilson called it a “game-changing” move for the university.
Sioux Falls businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford donated money to kickstart the program. Wilson would not give details about the contribution other than to say it would “facilitate this extraordinary opportunity.”