South Dakota State Jackrabbits women's basketball

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South Dakota State Jackrabbits
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University South Dakota State University
Conference Summit League
Location Brookings, SD
Head coach Aaron Johnston (10th year)
Arena Frost Arena
(Capacity: 6,500[1])
Nickname Jackrabbits
Colors Blue and Yellow[2]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
NCAA Tournament appearances
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Conference tournament champions
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Conference regular season champions
2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits women's basketball team is part of the athletic program at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. The NCAA Division I team is a member of The Summit League. The Jackrabbits head coach is Aaron Johnston.

The team has had great success throughout its history, compiling an 841-375 overall record through the 2012/2013 season. In 2003, they won a NCAA Division II national title when they defeated Northern Kentucky by a score of 65-50. The Jackrabbits played in the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 - each of their first five years of eligibility. The Jackrabbits have compiled a 1-5 record in NCAA Tournament play. The Jackrabbits also played in the 2007 and 2008 Women's WNIT Tournament. In their Division I history, the team has compiled four regular season titles and seven postseason titles. The 2008-2009 team was ranked #14 in ESPN/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll en route to a 32-3 record and received large amounts of national media coverage.

NCAA Division I Tournament results[edit]

The Jackrabbits have appeared in seven NCAA Division I Tournaments. Their record is 2-7.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
2009 #7 First Round
Second Round
W 90-55
L 58-60
2010 #14 First Round Oklahoma L 57-68
2011 #15 First Round Xavier L 56-72
2012 #13 First Round Purdue L 68-83
2013 #13 First Round South Carolina L 53-74
2015 #14 First Round Oregon State L 62-74
2016 #12 First Round
Second Round
W 74-71
L 65-66


Head coaches[edit]

# Name Term
1 Norma Boetel 1966–1969
2 Ruth Marske 1970-71
3 Norma Boetel 1972
4 Jenny Johnson 1973
5 Norma Boetel 1974–1975
6 Cindy Davis 1976-77
7 Mary Ingram 1978–1983
8 Nancy Neiber 1984–1998
9 Nancy Neiber and Aaron Johnston 1999–2000
10 Aaron Johnston 2000–present

Media coverage[edit]

All home and road games are covered on the Jackrabbit Sports Network. The broadcast range of the Jackrabbit Sports Network covers eight states (South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and Wyoming), and consists of the following stations:

The team does not have an official television partner, but Jackrabbit games have been televised on Midco Sports Net, ESPN2, ESPNU, and local television networks.


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