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Saturday, January 19 2019 @ 02:58 PM CST

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Women golfers finish 6th at Macomb

SDSU Sports Information:

MACOMB, Ill. -- The South Dakota State University women's golf team improved by 13 strokes from its opening-round total, finishing the Western Illinois Invitational in sixth place during competition Monday.

Newcomer Hillary Gerster continued to lead the Jackrabbits during the fall season, firing a 3-over 75 in Monday's final round. A freshman from Andover, Minn., Gerster placed fifth overall with a two-day, 36-hole total of 154 (79-75).

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Soccer Jacks earn tie in Cedar City

Jacks now 1-0-1 in Summit League play . . .

SDSU Sports Information:
The road opening match for the South Dakota State women’s soccer team against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds ended 1-1 in double overtime tie in Cedar City, Utah.

Danni Healy scored her first goal of the season 34 minutes into the first period. The unassisted goal came after Southern Utah’s goalie Holly Senter was off her line.
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Super Weekend upcoming

Sioux Falls Argus-Leader:
After three years of random and inconvenient scheduling patterns because of its status as an NCAA Division I Independent, things are coming together - quite literally - for South Dakota State.

This weekend, the school will host a football game, a cross county meet, a women's soccer game and two volleyball matches - not to mention the inauguration of president David Chicoine. It's the first of many super weekends, if you will - clusters of home sporting events within a short time span.

Having more home events and being able to hold them almost simultaneously - although wearing on support staffers - means that it wouldn't be unreasonable for gate revenues to jump 10-12 percent, according to ticket manager Christi Williams.
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Soccer wins Summit League opener

SDSU Sports Information:
The South Dakota State women’s soccer team defeated the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 3-0 Friday night at Fishback Soccer Park in the first ever Summit League game played by any SDSU program.

Kaitlin Justice, Jessica Heine and Chelsea Lira all scored their first goals of the season.

Justice started the scoring for the Jackrabbits with a goal assisted by Kellyn Farrell 17 minutes into the first period.

Heine scored the second SDSU on a penalty kick 26 minutes into the second period. Chelsea Lira scored the third Jackrabbit goal 36 minutes into the second period. Farrell collected her second assist of the night and third of the season on Lira’s goal.

The Jackrabbits out-shot the Golden Grizzlies 14-10 on the night. SDSU had seven shots on goal and Oakland only managed two shots on goal.
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SDSU looks to raise over $100 million

Argus-Leader story:
South Dakota State University will begin a drive in 2009 to raise more than $100 million to back the school's expanding role in the state's economy, its president, David Chicoine, said Tuesday.

The money will support student scholarships, faculty and new buildings - all traditional goals. But underlying the drive will be the intent to strengthen the university for its new push into academic research and the industrial and scientific applications flowing from it.

The goal for the drive isn't set. Chicoine would say only that the figure will be well in excess of $100 million, more than double the previous such drive 10 years ago.
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Volleyball sweeps Montana State

SDSU Sports Information:
BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota State volleyball team opened its home schedule on Monday night in style, with an impressive 3-0 sweep of Montana State in front of 408 fans at Frost Arena.

The win gets the Jackrabbits to an even 2-2 on the season, while the Bobcats fall to 0-4.

Junior Mackenzie Angner led the way for the Jacks with a game-high 17 kills and added ten digs for the game’s only double-double. Angner also tallied five block assists on the night.

Seniors Kristina Martin and Amy Anderson both pitched in with nine kills, and Anderson added six block assists.

Freshman setter Melia Iwamoto piled up a game-high 44 set assists and 4 services aces in her home debut.
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Terry V has a football-camp blog post

It's here.  Give freely of your clicks to the man mired in the corporateness of Gannett/Argusland.
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SDSUFans.com Forum upgrade is complete

There's a new home for the SDSUFans.com Forum.  The link is pretty simple:


The upgrade went pretty smoothly (although it was an all-nighter . . . I started at around 9 p.m. on Sunday and am typing this at about 5:30 a.m. Monday).  The biggest potential issue is that there were a number of user id's on the board which had bad e-mail addresses.  So those accounts didn't get the e-mail telling how to recover their passwords to log into the new board.  If you're one of those folks, e-mail sdsufans -at- sdsufans .dot. com and let me know what your user id is, and we'll get you fixed up.
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Fall Sports Media Day

SDSU Sports Information has an article up:
BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State University held its annual fall sports media day on Aug. 7 in the foyer of the Performing Arts Center. Athletic Director Fred Oien opened the program by discussing the Jackrabbits’ final year of transition to Division I and entrance into The Summit League.
Follow the above link for video of the day, and more information.

Terry Vandrovec, as always, has some inside scoop at his blog.
Check out the names on two of SDSU’s transfers: General Parnell and Saunders Montague. I’m not sure who is more excited, the coaches because both players are talented and expected to contribute immediately or the beat writer because these are perhaps two of the best names in the history of the world. This discovery made my day. Seriously.
Personally, I think Preston Crumly is a shoo-in for the Jackrabbits' All-Name team this year, too.
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Volleyball wins AVCA academic honors

SDSU Sports Information:
For the third year in a row, the South Dakota State University volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for posting a team GPA of 3.3 or higher.

“This is a great testament to how hard our student athletes have worked this past year,” said Jackrabbit head coach Andrew Palileo. “The combination of travel and the grueling independent schedule make this academic award even more rewarding.”

The SDSU volleyball team earned a spot on the AVCA list now in each of its three years at the Division I level, and increased its team GPA from 3.39 in 2005 to 3.5 in 2006.

During the 2006 season, two Jackrabbit players earned Division I Independent All-Academic Team honors: seniors Kristie Klusaw and Minnette Ridenour.


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