Summit League

SDSU Men Hit Triple Digits In Summit Opening Win At Western Illinois

Jackrabbits Crush Leathernecks 100-58

MACOMB, Ill. — South Dakota State men’s basketball cruised past Western Illinois Friday in its Summit League opener, taking down the Leathernecks 100-58 behind six double-figure scorers.The Jackrabbits (11-5, 1-0) shot 62.1 percent as a team with 13 3-pointers. SDSU outscored WIU (5-9, 0-1) by 30 in the paint and posted a plus-13 showing on the boards with 42 total…

USD’s Tyler Hagedorn to Redshirt Senior Season with Foot Injury

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota head coach Todd Lee has announced senior Tyler Hagedorn will miss the 2018-19 season with his high-grade medial plantar fascia tear sustained prior to the season.   Hagedorn, who had hoped to return this season after the preseason injury, will look to play at 100 percent next season.   “After talking it over with Coach…

USD’s Wilson & SDSU’s Daum Are Summit Athletes Of The Month

November Honors To Coyote Volleyball & Jackrabbit Hoop Stars

SUMMIT WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE MONTH SIOUX FALLS, SD – South Dakota senior volleyball member Taylor Wilson has been named the Summit League November Athlete of the Month as announced by the league on Thursday.   This marks Wilson’s first career Summit Athlete of the Month honor, and is just the second volleyball player, joining Audrey Reeg (October 2016), to…

COMEBACK COYOTES! USD Rallies Past Denver To Claim Summit League Title & NCAA Tournament Bid

USD Beats Host Denver 3-2 In Summit League Tournament Championship Match

Denver, Colo. –South Dakota captured its first Summit League Volleyball Championship on Sunday, defeating Denver (27-25, 24-26, 19-25, 25-21, 15-6) in the title match at Hamilton Gymnasium. The Coyotes will be making their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and clinched their first automatic berth as a Summit League member.   Who Stood Out South Dakota was led by Tournament MVP Taylor…

Coyotes Beat Bison To Advance To Summit Volleyball Championship

3-1 Win Sets Up Championship Date With Denver

Denver, Colo. –No. 2 South Dakota beat No. 6 North Dakota State (25-11, 21-25, 25-11, 25-23) in the second semifinal match of Saturday’s competitions. The Coyotes secured the final spot in the championship match scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. MT. USD will match up against No. 1 Denver to see who will be crowned the champion.  …

Summit League Soccer Getting Stronger

Summit League Soccer Getting Stronger

  BROOKINGS, SD…. The South Dakota State soccer team will host the Summit League Tournament starting Thursday in Brookings and will do so again next year after winnign the regular season title again. Much like the Summit League Championships in basketball, the league gets one automatic qualifier into the NCAA Tournament. But head coach Brock Thompson thinks his league is…

Summit League Finds Stability In Sioux Falls & Along I-29 Corridor

First Basketball Media Day Held In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Ten years ago there was healthy skepticism that Sioux Falls would be able to host a Division One Conference Basketball Tournament. Since then the Summit League Tournament has been so successful that the conference decided to move its offices to Sioux Falls. The league held it’s first basketball media day at the downtown Holiday Inn today…

Oral Roberts Claims 19th Straight Summit League Tournament Title At SDSU’s Expense

Jacks Fall In Championship Game 11-3

TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts continued its dominance on the diamond in the Summit League Baseball Championship, defeating South Dakota State, 11-3, in the title game Saturday afternoon at J.L. Johnson Stadium. The Golden Eagles, who claimed their 19th league tournament title, improved to 38-18 overall. SDSU had its season come to an end with an 18-32 overall record. For…

Jacks Jump On NDSU To Advance To Summit League Tournament Championship

SDSU Beats Bison 13-7 To Return To Tournament Title Game For First Time Since 2013

TULSA, Okla. – South Dakota State jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead and went on to defeat North Dakota State, 13-7, Friday night at J.L. Johnson Stadium to earn a spot in the Summit League Baseball Championship title game. With the win, the Jackrabbits improved to 18-31 overall. SDSU will face top-seeded Oral Roberts in the title game at…

USD Women Win Summit Track & Field Championship

Coyotes Tie With Bison To Take Title

TULSA, OK  —  The South Dakota women’s track and field tied with North Dakota State to claim a share of the Summit League Championship during the final day of competition on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Click on the video viewer for highlights from USD and SDSU!  Recaps for each school are below. USD TULSA, Okla.–For the first time since joining…

Morse is Summit Athlete of Month for April

Morse is Summit Athlete of Month for April

  ELMHURST, Ill. — South Dakota State’s Brittney Morse was named the Summit League’s April Female Athlete of the Month, announced Tuesday by the league office. Morse collects her first career Athlete of the Month award after guiding South Dakota State to a 10-3 record and 8-3 mark against league competition. The senior went 3-for-5 with a home run and…

Nilsen 1 of 3 Coyotes Honored by Summit League

Nilsen 1 of 3 Coyotes Honored by Summit League

ELMHURST, Ill.–South Dakota’s senior Shanice Cannigan, sophomore Chris Nilsen and sophomore Helen Falda have been named The Summit League Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Year as voted on by the league’s head coaches. Nilsen retains the title of Summit League Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year. He was the league’s indoor and outdoor field athlete of the…

South Dakota Match-Ups Are Dream Scenarios For Summit League Hosts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Sports Authority is enjoying the all-South Dakota matchups at the Summit League. South Dakota showdowns, like last year’s men’s semifinal, have typically meant record-setting attendance. The women’s championship on Tuesday didn’t set the record, but it still drew a solid 8,700 in attendance. Executive Director Bryan Miller says Tuesday’s rivalry games are a…

SUMMIT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT-Jackrabbits Take Deep Teams Into Tournament

SDSU Men Are Top Seed, Women 2nd Seed

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The Jackrabbit women are in a somewhat familiar position heading into the 2018 Summit League Tournament. The last time they won this tournament in 2016 they did it as the the number two seed, beating a USD team that had swept them during the regular season. That’s the kinda of déjà vu they’re hoping for this weekend.  It’s…

SUMMIT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT-Coyotes Take Seasoned Teams To Sioux Falls

USD Women Are Top Seed, Men 2nd Seed

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The tenth Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls could be perhaps the most anticipated since the first one back in 2009, with all four of the state’s schools contending for the league crown. For the Coyote men it’s a chance to dance and a chance at redemption.  It’s no secret that they’ve been waiting for a chance to…

SDSU, USD Sweep Summit League Honors

SDSU, USD Sweep Summit League Honors

Summit League honors were dominated by South Dakota State and USD. Dawn Plitzuweit was named women’s coach of the year after her Coyotes went unbeaten in league play, something that hadn’t been done since 1994 in the conference. TJ Otzelberger was named men’s coach of the year after the Jackrabbits won the regular season title. Both coaches are in just…

SUMMIT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT-Jackrabbits & Coyotes Hope To See Each Other In Championship Game

SDSU & USD Are Top Seeds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Meanwhile in Division One the regular season is over for South Dakota and South Dakota State, meaning it’s time to begin the climb to the NCAA Tournament at the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls next week. South Dakota State wrapped up a 13-1 Summit League regular season last night in Fort Wayne with a 97-90…

SUMMIT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT-USD & SDSU Women Could Both Be Worthy Of NCAA Tournament

Coyotes & Jacks Are Top Two Seeds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota and South Dakota State women will fight for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament next week at the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls. Their body of work this season could help make the case for both teams going to the Big Dance. The Coyotes went unbeaten in Summit play and were…

2018 Summit League Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

SDSU Is The Top Seed, USD Second

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The field is set for the 2018 Summit League Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls beginning next Saturday, March 3rd. Outright regular season South Dakota State (25-6, 13-1) is the top seed and will face 8th seed Western Illinois (12-15, 3-11) next Saturday at 6 PM.  The Jacks swept the Leathernecks in…