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Sky is the Limit for USD Junior Chris Nilsen

Sky is the Limit for USD Junior Chris Nilsen

VERMILLION, SD…In a sport that’s all about raising the bar, reaching new heights can be difficult for Chris Nilsen since he keeps going over them. “I think now that my PR is kinda getting up there it’s going to be harder and harder to try and break that.” USD Junior Chris Nilsen says. Setting the bar at national championships in…

Nilsen Defends NCAA Pole Vault Championship in Record Performance

Nilsen Defends NCAA Pole Vault Championship in Record Performance

AUSTIN, Texas—Records were meant to be broken. South Dakota junior Chris Nilsen came out on top in the toughest NCAA pole vault competition in history, going on to break his own NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship meet record – twice – in the process on Wednesday evening. Nilsen ultimately came away with his third national title with a personal…

Umude Won’t Transfer, Decides to Remain a Coyote

Umude Won't Transfer, Decides to Remain a Coyote

VERMILLION, SD… Three weeks ago USD’s Stanley Umude announced he was leaving the Coyotes. Despite receiving offers from some big-time programs, the sophomore announced Wednesday that he’s staying at USD. Umude was a first team All-Summit League selection after a breakout year. Here was his message on Twitter Wednesday morning. It’s been a good week for head coach Todd Lee…

USD’s Boman Wins Hammer Throw at Summit Meet

USD's Boman Wins Hammer Throw at Summit Meet

MACOMB, Ill. –A championship record and four champions crowned highlight the first day of the 2019 Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships Wednesday inside Hanson Field.   After two events scored the North Dakota State women enter the second day of the championships with 42 points–22 points ahead of North Dakota (20). South Dakota rounded out the scoring for…

USD’s Rogers is Player of the Week Again

USD's Rogers is Player of the Week Again

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—South Dakota senior catcher Jessica Rogers (Lincoln, Nebraska) has earned the final Summit League Player of the Week award of the season. It is the second award for Rogers in the last four weeks and her sixth weekly honor in the last two seasons. A Coyote was named Player of the Week seven times in 13 weeks this…

USD, SDSU Split Wild Softball Doubleheader

USD, SDSU Split Wild Softball Doubleheader

BROOKINGS, S.D.—Immediately following a crushing 6-5 loss to its rival in the series opener, South Dakota got clutch performances from senior leaders Jessica Rogers and Dustie Durham in an 11-2 win at South Dakota State in the nightcap. That win locks up the No. 2 seed in the Summit League Tournament for South Dakota (31-23, 12-5 Summit). The Coyotes avoid…

AJ Plitzuweit Transfers to South Dakota

AJ Plitzuweit Transfers to South Dakota

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota head men’s basketball coach Todd Lee is pleased to announce the addition of the 2018 South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball A.J. Plitzuweit, a transfer from Augustana. Plitzuweit, the son of Coyote women’s basketball head coach Dawn Plitzuweit, was named the 2018-19 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Freshman of the Year after…

Munneke’s First Ace Helps USD Move Into 2nd Place

Munneke's First Ace Helps USD Move Into 2nd Place

NEWTON, Kan. – The South Dakota women’s golf team is in contention for the Summit League Championship after moving into second place during Monday’s second round. The Coyotes are eight strokes behind leader Denver heading into Tuesday’s final round. “We were able to put together a score-able round today to remain in contention,” head coach Brett Bennett said. “Our focus…

Umude Might Be Leaving Coyotes

Umude Might Be Leaving Coyotes

VERMILLION, SD…A little over two weeks after SDSU’s top returning scorer, David Jenkins, announced that he was looking into transferring…. It appears as though the USD men might also lose their best player as well.  Stanley Umude announced via Twitter this afternoon that he’s entered the transfer portal, meaning he will more than likely be leaving the Coyotes. After sitting…

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…

Coyotes Roll Past North Dakota to Make Summit Championship Against SDSU

Coyotes Roll Past North Dakota to Make Summit Championship Against SDSU

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Four Coyotes reached double-figures as South Dakota came out victorious 84-61 over North Dakota in the Summit League Tournament semifinals on Monday inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. South Dakota (28-4) heads to the Summit League Tournament’s championship game for the sixth time in seven years of eligibility. It will be the fifth time the Coyotes will meet…

USD Men and Women Sweep North Dakota State

USD Men and Women Sweep North Dakota State

Women’s Recap VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota sophomore center Hannah Sjerven scored a career high 24 points in leading the Coyotes to a 76-57 victory against North Dakota State on Thursday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. “Tonight was a tough game because there were a ton of adjustments that both teams made throughout the game,” said USD head coach Dawn…

Former Coyotes Standout Nicole Seekamp signs with Dallas of WNBA

Former Coyotes Standout Nicole Seekamp signs with Dallas of WNBA

DALLAS, TX…The Dallas Wings announced they signed former South Dakota standout Nicole Seekamp on Monday. The 5-10 Australian guard currently plays for the WNBL’s Adelaide Lightning. She averaged 12.2 points, five rebounds and six assists this season. “Nicole is a player we have been watching for some time and we have been impressed by her performances at the Commonwealth Games and during the…