The Collegian

Track shines in Yankton meet

Dustin Veurink

April 12, 2011


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  The Jackrabbit track and field teams were busy winning in Yankton in Apr. 9. The women’s team won five events at the South Dakota/North Dakota Double Dual in Yankton. Sophomore Brooke Garner didn’t win the hammer throw, but she did break the school record in the event with a second place throw of 1...

Dykstra tabbed as mid-major freshman All-American in website ranking

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April 12, 2011


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From Gojacks.com BOSTON, Mass. - CollegeInsider.com named South Dakota State’s Jordan Dykstra to its Mid-Major Freshman All-America team, one of 21 mid-major freshman to earn the honor. “We’re all pleased to hear that Jordan earned a selection for this team,” SDSU head coach Scott Nagy said. “We...

Women’s golf wins first ever D-I team title at Creighton Classic

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April 12, 2011


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From Gojacks.com OMAHA, Neb. - The South Dakota State women’s golf team won its first tournament in the Division I era, claiming the team title Tuesday at the Creighton Classic. The Jackrabbits’ final-round score of 325, combined with their first-round score of 339, gave SDSU a 36-hole score of 664 in t...

What causes team hatred?

tkriens

April 12, 2011


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Why do we hate that teams that we hate? It may seem like a simple question. They usually are rivals of our favorite team or they win too much. I understand not liking a team because they are rivals with your team. More often than not, you and your rival are fighting for a division title or a championshi...

Baseball: SDSU 12, Dakota Wesleyan 3

daman

April 12, 2011


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Record breakers Three players set team records last weekend against Western Illinois. Jesse Sawyer hit two home runs in the series finale win over the Leathernecks, the second of which gave him sole possession of first place. “It’s nice,” said Sawyer, who set the record in only three seasons aft...

Coach’s Candor

staff

April 12, 2011


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Editor’s note: Lang Wedemeyer enters his 11th season as SDSU head soccer coach in 2011. We caught up with him to discuss the offseason, the Jacks’ schedule and the outlook for the year. Q. How has the offseason training gone for your team in preparation for the 2011 season? A. The spring season is going ver...

UNI powers over Jacks in home opener

mtraxler

April 6, 2011


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When the SDSU and Northern Iowa softball teams hit the field for a doubleheader Wednesday, the games were certainly different in nature. However, the results didn’t change. Plagued by weak pitching, the Jacks (7-24) dropped both halves of their home opener to the Panthers (22-15), 10-1 and 7-6, leavin...

20 hours of softball

tkriens

April 5, 2011


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Editor’s note: Travis Kriens had some work to do – about 20 hours worth. He spent Mar. 31 traveling with the softball team for a doubleheader against Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The Jacks split with the Bulldogs, but Kriens was most happy to get back alive. 4:55 a.m.: The alarm on my ph...

‘Inches away’ from success

spkoob

April 5, 2011


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In terms of the win-loss column, the Jackrabbit women’s tennis team appears as struggling. After dropping their first three conference matches last weekend to Oakland, UMKC and Southern Utah, a fan unfamiliar with the program might be asking, “What’s going on?” “I wasn’t disappointed at all...

Jacks top Iowa in extra innings

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March 30, 2011


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IOWA CITY, Iowa – Eric Cain’s bases-clearing double with two outs in the top of the 14th inning lifted South Dakota State to a 7-4 victory over Iowa in the opening game of a two-game series Tuesday afternoon at Duane Banks Field. The Jackrabbits, playing in their longest game at the Division I l...

A Pitcher’s Pedigree

mtraxler

March 30, 2011


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After playing professionally for a year, Tyler Oakes went back to college baseball to coach. Tyler Oakes has been around the art of pitching his whole life. Now, he’s helping teach it. He couldn’t be happier. Oakes is in his first season as the pitching coach for the Jackrabbit baseball team. A Jor...

SDSU struggles continue in split twin billing with Kangaroos

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March 30, 2011


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From Gojacks.com LAWRENCE, Kan. - South Dakota State split a cold and snowy doubleheader with UMKC on Sunday in Lawrence, Kan., on a day that saw a 29 minute snow delay and an interesting finish to the three game Summit League Series. The Jackrabbits fell 5-1 in the opener, but led 9-7 in the nightc...