South Dakota State Jackrabbits women's basketball
|South Dakota State Jackrabbits|
|University||South Dakota State University|
|Head coach||Aaron Johnston (10th season)|
|Location||Brookings, South Dakota|
|Colors||Blue and Yellow
|NCAA Tournament champions|
|NCAA Tournament Final Four|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
2002, 2003, 2004
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
1994, 1995, 2003
|NCAA Tournament second round|
1988, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2004
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
1988, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
|AIAW Tournament appearances|
|Conference tournament champions|
|2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016|
|Conference regular season champions|
|2003, 2004 (NCC)
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.
South Dakota State began play in 1966. In the times they were in the AIAW, they won the State title eleven times from 1969 to 1982, including six straight from 1969 to 1975, including a Regional title in 1972. In their time in Division II, they made the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament in 1988, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, and 2004. They garnered a record of 18-8. In 2003, they won a NCAA Division II national title when they defeated Northern Kentucky by a score of 65–50. They began play in Division I in 2004. Prior to joining the Summit League, they were a member of the North Central Conference, which they won two regular season titles. As of the end of the 2016-17 season, they have a 939-408 all-time record.
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 2–7 record in NCAA Tournament play. The Jackrabbits have also played in the 2007, 2008, 2014, and 2017 Women's WNIT Tournaments. 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
The Jackrabbits have appeared in seven NCAA Division I Tournaments. Their record is 2–7.
|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|
The Jackrabbits have appeared in four WNIT Tournaments. Their record is 7–4.
|2008||First Round||Creighton||L 69–76|
L 75–81 OT
AIAW Tournament appearances
They also made one appearance in the AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, in the inaugural one held in 1972. They lost 60-47 to Immaculata in the First Round. In the consolation bracket, they lost to South Connecticut State 72-34.
- Frost Arena 1973–present
|9||Nancy Neiber and Aaron Johnston||1999–2000|
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:
- "University Colors | South Dakota State University". Retrieved March 25, 2017.