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Acing it in Sweden: Crystal Burk’s new volleyball career abroad

Acing it in Sweden: Crystal Burk’s new volleyball career abroad

Natalie Dean, Reporter January 24, 2023

Former outside hitter for the Jackrabbit volleyball team and a South Dakota State University 2022 December graduate, Crystal Burk has signed on to play professional volleyball with the Gislaved Volleyball...

Volleyball loses to Denver in Summit League tournament

Volleyball loses to Denver in Summit League tournament

Brayden Byers, Sports Reporter November 25, 2022

The South Dakota State volleyball team saw its conference title hopes end Thursday after a hard-fought loss to fourth-seeded Denver in the quarterfinals of the Summit League tournament. SDSU and Denver...

Jackrabbits secure playoff spot

Jackrabbits secure playoff spot

Chloe Risse, Sports Reporter November 15, 2022

ntly sit fifth in the Summit League standings, tied with North Dakota. SDSU will be hosting both North Dakota teams in the upcoming week and are looking to add a couple more wins to better its seed...

Jacks are back

Jacks are back

Brayden Byers, Sports Reporter November 8, 2022

The Jackrabbit volleyball team came into last week needing a win, and that’s what they got.  The Jacks were coming off a five-game losing streak, putting them back in the standings with a 10-13 record.  Facing...

The SDSU volleyball team huddles together during a Summit League volleyball game earlier this season.

Jacks fall to Coyotes in four-set battle

Brayden Byers, Sports Reporter October 28, 2022

The South Dakota State volleyball team matched up with in-state rival South Dakota Friday night in the South Dakota Showdown Series, eventually losing in four sets to the Coyotes. In a fierce atmosphere...

Jacks suffer two more losses on road

Jacks suffer two more losses on road

Brayden Byers, Sports Reporter October 25, 2022

The SDSU volleyball team has been running through the gauntlet lately. And it doesn’t get much easier. The Jacks are currently on a four-game losing streak, but their two most recent opponents...

The volleyball team huddles together during their 1-3 loss to Kansas City Oct. 13 at Frost Arena.

Volleyball looks to bounce back after tough home losses

Chloe Risse, Sports Reporter October 18, 2022

After dropping the last two games at Frost Arena, the Jackrabbit volleyball team travels to Omaha and Denver to continue their Summit League schedule. “I think everyone in the program is very disappointed...

Volleyball travels to Illinois, Minnesota

Volleyball travels to Illinois, Minnesota

Chloe Risse, Sports Reporter October 4, 2022

After a tough loss to their in-state rivals, the Jackrabbit volleyball team looks ahead to two more Summit League road games this weekend against Western Illinois and St. Thomas. The Jacks will first...

South Dakota State outside hitter Crystal Burk in a Summit League volleyball game against Denver Sept. 22 at Frost Arena. In that game, the Jackrabbits would lose in four sets. Burk is a fifth-year senior from Newman, Georgia. Before becoming an all-Summit League volleyball player, Burk had been in numerous other sports, such as gymnastics and cheerleading.

Crystal Burk impacting team’s newfound success

Brayden Byers, Sports Reporter September 27, 2022

If you’ve been to a Jackrabbit volleyball game recently, you’ll see it’s hard to find a play that does not feature Crystal Burk. Not only is she an animated and vocal leader of the team, but her...

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

Evan Patzwald, Co-Sports Editor (He/Him) September 27, 2022

Fresh off a five-set win over the defending Summit League champion Omaha Mavericks Saturday afternoon, the Jackrabbit volleyball team faces two unbeaten conference opponents this week. South Dakota...

Volleyball returns home for matches with Omaha, Denver

Volleyball returns home for matches with Omaha, Denver

Brayden Byers, Sports Reporter September 20, 2022

​​The South Dakota State volleyball team starts Summit League play this week against two of the best teams in the conference, hosting Denver Sept. 22 and Omaha Sept. 24. The Jackrabbits are off...

Crystal Burk winds up to spike the ball during the Eastern Washington game on Sept. 3. Picuted from left to right: Akeela Jefferson (10), Crystal Burke, Raegen Reilly (1) and Sydney Andrews (15).

Volleyball team travels to Iowa City for Invitational

Brayden Byers, Sports Reporter September 13, 2022

The South Dakota State Volleyball team is on the road again this weekend as they participate in the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City Friday and Saturday. The Jackrabbits (6-3) are continuing to get...

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