Dawn Plitzuweit

Plitzuweit to Stay at USD For 5 More Years

Plitzuweit to Stay at USD For 3 Extra Years

VERMILLION, SD… USD Women’s Basketball Coach Dawn Plitzuweit will be staying in Vermillion longer than many expected. With mid major coaches like Amy Williams (USD) and TJ Otzelberger (SDSU) moving on to big-time jobs, it would seem logical that Plitzuweit wouldn’t be at USD much longer. She’s already put together an impressive record of 80-22 at USD which is 4th…

South Dakota Mr. and Ms. Basketball Announced

Mr. Basketball Noah Freidel and Ms. Basketball Jeniah Ugofsky

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-With the Dakota Relays over, it is now that time of year to name South Dakota Mr. and Ms. Basketball. The 24 finalists gathered at the Hansen Anderson award luncheon today to hopefully hear their name called. The food, by the way, was excellent, lasagna my gosh, but after a riveting speech from USD head women’s basketball Dawn…

USD Coach Brings Her Kids Along For The Ride

USD Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit brought her kids with her for the NCAA Tournament

STARKVILLE, MS— It doesn’t take much arm twisting to get a kid out of school during March. So you can imagine how fun it is for USD head coach Dawn Plitzuweit’s kids, AJ and Lexi, to follow their mom on the road at the NCAA Tournament. “Well I mean I’m not trying to go to school the whole month of…

The Coyotes Are Ready for Clemson

SDSU speaks about match-up with Clemson at practice today

STARKVILLE, MISS.— Welcome to Humphrey Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi State University, sight of the first two rounds of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, and the place where the University of South Dakota will play their second game in Division One at the NCAA Tournament tomorrow night against Clemson at 6 o’clock. Now none of the players were around during…

Coyotes to Play Clemson as 8 Seed Friday Night

Coyotes to Play Clemson as 8 Seed Friday Night

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota’s women’s basketball team earned a No. 8 seed and will play Clemson Friday at 7 p.m. (ET) in Starkville, Miss., in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Coyotes, 28-5 overall, are the first Summit League program to receive an at large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the league is now known. Northern…

Coyotes React to Summit League Championship Loss to SDSU

Coyotes React to Summit League Championship Loss to SDSU

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—South Dakota senior guard Allison Arens tied her season-high of 26 points as the Coyotes fell 83-71 to South Dakota State in Tuesday’s Summit League Tournament championship game inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. South Dakota State (26-6) earns the Summit’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. South Dakota (28-5) has earned its spot in a postseason tournament…

Plitzuweit Happy With Recognition for Summit League

Plitzuweit Happy With Recognition for Summit League

VERMILLION, SD… The USD women jumped up to 23rd in the Division One polls this week with a 23-3 record and they face a huge week with Denver Thursday (only Summit loss to Pioneers) and then the big showdown at Frost Arena Sunday with 1st place in the regular season at stake against SDSU. It certainly appears that this is…

USD Women Make Top 25 For 1st Time in Division I

USD Women Make Top 25 For 1st Time in Division I

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota women’s basketball enters the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in school history. The Coyotes are ranked at No. 25 after receiving votes for 10 consecutive weeks this season. “It is certainly an exciting day for our young ladies to receive this recognition nationally by the AP Top 25 poll for the hard work that…

Sjerven Making Big Difference For USD

Sjerven Making Big Difference For USD

VERMILLION, SD…. The USD women’s basketball team has gotten a big boost literally from Sophomore Hannah Sjerven this year. The Rogers, MN native and New Mexico transfer has given Dawn Plitzuweit a big presence in the middle scoring 11 points and grabbing 6 rebounds coming off the bench. But she’s getting more and more playing time as the season progresses…

Plitzuweit Took Pressure off her Coyotes Sunday

Plitzuweit Took Pressure off her Coyotes Sunday

VERMILLION, SD… The USD Coyotes clearly needed to win Sunday’s game with arch-rival SDSU. But head coach Dawn Plitzuweit tried to take the pressure off her players knowing that they would perform at a higher level if they were most concerned with making improvement after losing 104-99 at Denver Thursday night. Her strategy worked because the Coyotes came up with…

USD Women Excited to be in Puerto Rico

USD Women Excited to be in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RCICO… The USD women’s basketball team is coming off a huge win at #22 Missouri Saturday night and improved to 10-1 as a result. They didn’t quite make the top 25 this week but received 22 votes. The tournament this week has them playing Grambling State, Loyola-Marymount and unbeaten Indiana. And head coach Dawn Plitzuweit and her…

Duffy, McKeever Help Coyotes Beat Shockers at Pentagon

Duffy, McKeever Help Coyotes Beat Shockers at Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—South Dakota junior guard Ciara Duffy scored 23 points to lead the Coyotes past Wichita State 73-64 on Wednesday evening inside the Sanford Pentagon. “Tonight was a tough matchup versus an extremely athletic and aggressive team in Wichita State,” said USD head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. “Fortunately, we were able to find a way to win by getting to…

Coyotes Tough Pre-Season Schedule Continues Against Wichita State

Coyotes Tough Pre-Season Schedule Continues Against Wichita State

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The South Dakota Women’s basketball team plays another tough pre-season game Wednesday night at the Sanford Pentagon against unbeaten Wichita State. But that’s exactly what Dawn Plitzuweit wants out of her schedule is to see just exactly where her young, but experienced team is at. And junior Ciara Duffy feels like this team has plenty of veterans…

Plitzuweit Proud of Team’s Selfless Attitude

Plitzuweit Proud of Team's Selfless Attitude

VERMILLION, SD… The USD women’s basketball team lost Sunday night to TCU 79-71 in the 4th round of the WNIT. But no-one is prouder of the team than head coach Dawn Plitzuweit who saw her team go unbeaten in 14 Summit League games only to lose in the conference tournament title game to SDSU. But just like 2 years ago,…

Coyotes Go For 3 Straight in WNIT Thursday Against Spartans

Coyotes Go For 3 Straight in WNIT Thursday Against Spartans

VERMILLION, SD… The USD Women’s basketball team will be home for the 3rd straight W-N-I-T game Thursday night when they host Michigan State. No team has won the W-N-I-T twice and the Coyotes appear motivated to become the first after a pair of impressive wins over Houston and Colorado State. Dawn Plitzuweit loves the fact that her administration has gone…

Coyotes Still Want Improvement with Summit Tourney Ahead

USD Women complete perfect Summit League season with comeback win over SDSU

VERMILLION, SD… The USD women weren’t going to dwell on their 80-75 win over SDSU Wednesday night. But they deserved even a small celebration, like dinner together says senior Jasmine Trimboli who led the Coyotes with 18 points. But head coach Dawn Plitzuweit won’t allow her team to look back. She wants them to continue improving with the biggest prize…

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 Women Playing Great at Right Time

USD Women Playing Great at Right Time

VERMILLION, SD… Dawn Plitzuweit’s USD Coyotes head in to Wednesday night’s game with SDSU riding a 17-game winning streak and sporting a perfect record in Summit League play. With the post season tournamnent the following week, she’s looks at this game as a chance for her team to get that much better so they are playing their best when it…

Plitzuweit Likes How Smart Her Coyotes Are

Plitzuweit Likes How Smart Her Coyotes Are

VERMILLION, SD…The USD Coyotes had an amazing season under first year head coach Dawn Plitzuweit, especially when you consider how many players had graduated from the WNIT championship squad. This year’s team is still very young, but playing at a very high level. And the head coach attributes that to a great degree of basketball intelligence. Categories: College Sports, Colleges…