Aaron Johnston

Johnston Still High on Pro Career for Miller

Johnston Still High on Pro Career for Miller

BROOKINGS, SD… Wednesday was a rough day for Mitchell native Macy Miller. The former Jackrabbit star was waived by the Seattle Storm of the WNBA who had selected her 36th in the draft. But her college coach isn’t concerned. He knows it was a great experience learning from some of the world’s best while she was there and that she…

Johnston to Help Coach Team USA U19 at Team Trials

Johnston to Help Coach Team USA U19 at Team Trials

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – South Dakota State University women’s basketball coach Aaron Johnston has been selected as one of four court coaches for USA Basketball’s U19 team trials. “It is a tremendous honor to be a part of USA Basketball and their storied tradition of excellence,” Johnston said. “I am looking forward to working and learning with the talented coaches,…

SDSU Ready For the Moment

SDSU prepares for their historic Sweet 16 game tomorrow night

PORTLAND, OR— It is a humbling experience for these players and especially Macy Miller. The Mitchell native watched her cousin Mike play in NBA Arenas growing up, and now it’s her turn! “I think it’s going to be something special.  You know I was getting super excited walking in here just thinking Lebron James stepped in here!  I was pretty…

SDSU Recaps Their Historic Performance

Jackrabbits talk about making it to the Sweet 16

SYRACUSE, NY—- Well last night at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse it was quite a scene. History was made by the SDSU Jackrabbits as they beat Syracuse on their home floor 75-64 to advance to their first ever Sweet 16… After falling behind by a dozen in the 2nd quarter, the Jackrabbits made the first of 3 incredible runs… It was…

SDSU Makes It To The Round of 32

SDSU defeats Quinnipiac 76-65

SYRACUSE, NY—The SDSU Jackrabbits took the floor at the spacious Carrier Dome in Syracuse. Lots of history here. we’ve had a lot of fun looking at all the things on the wall and in the rafters and the banners. This Jackrabbit team wants to hang a banner of it’s own. They realize they’ve got a chance to do something really…

Jacks Reflect on Being Highest Seed (6th) in School History

Jacks Reflect on Being Highest Seed (6th) in School History

BROOKINGS, SD.The South Dakota State women’s basketball team was awarded the No. 6 seed in the Portland Regional of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship and will face No. 11 seed Quinnipiac Saturday, announced Monday night on the ESPN Selection Show. The Jackrabbits and the Bobcats tip at 10 a.m. Central time and the game will be played in the Carrier…

Jacks Win 9th Summit League Championship Paced by Miller and Guebert

Jacks Win 9th Summit League Championship Paced by Miller and Guebert

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Macy Miller continued her dominance at The Summit League Championships. With 30 points and career-tying 11 rebounds, the South Dakota State senior guard recorded her third double-double in a title game as the Jackrabbits recorded an 83-71 win over No. 25 South Dakota Tuesday afternoon in the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. South Dakota State won its 16th-straight game…

Johnston Knows Sunday Will Be Epic Game with USD

Johnston Knows Sunday Will Be Epic Game with USD

BROOKINGS, SD… First place in the Summit League will be at stake Sunday when the Jackrabbits host the 23rd-ranked Coyotes in women’s hoops at Frost Arena. Both teams have one loss in league place with USD winning the first game in Vermillion 105-98 in double overtime. Macy Miller hit a last second “3” to send the game to overtime and…

Jacks Head to Omaha with Great Leadership

Jacks Head to Omaha with Great Leadership

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU Women play at Omaha Wednesday night with a chance to re-gain the top spot in the Summit League. They are presently tied with USD, both teams owning a 10-1 record in conference play. While this game could have the making of a trap game, don’t expect for that to happen if you listen to head coach…

Johnston Says his Jacks Are Still Improving

Johnston Says his Jacks Are Still Improving

BROOKINGS, SD… The SDSU women lost a heart breaker on January 6th in double overtime at USD and started Wednesday tied for the lead in the Summit League with the Coyotes at 5-1. With NDSU coming into Frost Arena the Jacks are looking to take over sole possession of the top spot in the conference. But what has head coach…

AJ Knows Denver is Critical Game for SDSU

AJ Knows Denver is Critical Game for SDSU

BROOKINGS, SD… It’s not often that you call such an early conference game critical, but Aaron Johnston knows that’s the case Wednesday night when his Jackrabbits host Denver. Both teams have one loss in Summit League play and the Pioneers out-scored USD 104-99 last Thursday on their home court. If the Jacks have visions of making the NCAA tournament as…

Johnston Gets Contract Extension at SDSU

Johnston Gets Contract Extension at SDSU

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State University and women’s basketball coach Aaron Johnston have agreed to terms on a contract extension that keeps the program’s winningest coach on the bench through the 2022-23 season. The deal was announced Thursday by university officials. “A.J. has built our women’s basketball program into one of the most successful, consistent and well-respected in the country,” SDSU…

Macy Miller Just Keeps Getting Better!

Macy Miller Just Keeps Getting Better!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-For the first time this season and 10th time in her career, South Dakota State’s Macy Miller was named The Summit League Player of the Week Monday. The guard averaged a team-leading 23.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 58.0 percent from the field and was a perfect eight for eight from…

Both Coaches Expect an Intense Game Wednesday Night

Both Coaches Expect an Intense Game Wednesday Night

VERMILLION, SD… The USD women try and wrap up a perfect regular season in the Summit League Wednesday night on their home floor. But to do so they will have to beat arch-rival SDSU for a 2nd time. The Coyotes won at Frost Arena 67-61 handing Aaron Johnston’s team it’s only conference defeat. Both AJ and Dawn Plitzuweit expect a…

USD SDSU Women’s Basketball Preview

USD SDSU Women's Basketball Preview

VERMILLION, SD… The USD Women have a chance to go undefeated in the Summit League. But the Jackrabbits of SDSU are standing in their way as the two teams have a re-match Wednesday night in Vermillion. Allison Arens doesn’t think her team played its best, despite winning 67-61 in Brookings.  SDSU coach Aaron Johnston doesn’t think his team played with…

Big Road Trip For SDSU Women Continues

AJ says his team is having fun down the stretch

The SDSU women are in the midst of a huge challenge. Saturday they lost at IUPUI and flew home. Wednesday night they are in Macomb, IL playing for the top spot in the Summit League and Saturday they fly back to Fort Wayne to finish up a rugged road trip that will determine where they stand heading into the Summit…