KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

After Loss, Jacks Look To The Future



Bookmark and Share

Ten years ago, South Dakota State reached the mountain top of Division II and won a national championship. The new goal in Division I has been the "Sweet 16" and even though SDSU fell short for the fourth straight year in the first round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend, coach Aaron Johnston still feels they're getting closer to scaling new heights.

"A year ago after we lost in the NCAA Tournament, and fast forward until now, I do feel like we're in a better position than we were in a year ago. Our next two recruiting classes are excellent and pretty much complete. We've got young players that I think are ready to take big steps forward," said SDSU head coach Aaron Johnston.

Although the Jacks lose 1,000 point scorer Ashley Eide, along with Katie Lingle and Leah Dietel, they bring back Gabby Boever, Megan Waytashek, and several talented underclassmen to go with another promising recruiting class.

I think we have a good team next year, good recruits as well that can help us fill some spots. I think one thing we're looking for is making that next step for our program," said SDSU junior Tara Heiser.

If SDSU returns to the NCAA Tournament for a sixth straight time next year, they figure to do it in a tougher Summit League. IUPUI, who swept them this season, figures to contend again, and now their arch rivals, the South Dakota Coyotes, are also on the rise. But perhaps tougher competition in the Summit League will prepare SDSU for tougher competition in the Big Dance.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

USD Women set school record for points  story with video

VERMILLION, S. D. – The South Dakota women's ...

Balanced attack leads SDSU over Arkansas/Little Rock  story with video

BROOKINGS, S. D. —Freshman Ellie Thompson (Chaska, Minn ...

Marshall, Jacks win in OT

LOGAN, Utah – George Marshall scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in his ...

Bos hits game-winner for Coyotes  story with video  Dec. 18

Weber enjoying first job as a head coach  Dec. 18

Johnston knows tough schedule will help  story with video  Dec. 18

St. Pierre gets 3rd All-American award  story with video  Dec. 18

Nagy excited to have Marshall  story with video  Dec. 18

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Sioux Falls Stampede Honor Longtime Fan  story with video

Over the years, Max Honke has collected a drawer full of ...

Massage Therapist Reacts To Prostitution Arrest  story with video

It was a little over a week ago that an employee at ...

SFPD Looking For Casino Robbery Suspects

Sioux Falls Police have released pictures of two ...

Teen Allegedly Holds Girlfriend Against Her Will  Dec. 18

Vigil Held To Remember Dalton Williams  story with video  Dec. 18

SDN To Buy Sioux Valley Wireless  Dec. 18

Grain Elevator Collapses In Egan  Dec. 18

O'Gorman Students Help Moms In Need  Dec. 19

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top