2010 SD Mines volleyball media guide
The 2010 South Dakota School of Mines women's volleyball program.
2010-2011 HARDROCKER VOLLEYBALL QUICK FACTS South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 501 East St. Joseph Street Rapid City, SD, 57701 Enrollment: 2100 Nickname: Hardrockers Colors: Old Gold & Navy Gymnasium: Goodell Gymnasium Affiliation: NAIA Conference : Dakota Athletic Conference President: Dr. Robert Wharton, Ph.D. Athletics website: www.gorockers.com Athletic Director: Dick Kaiser (P): 605-394-2351(F): 605-394-3375 Sports Information Director : Brad Blume (P): 605-394-2355, (F): 605-394-6950 Head Coach: Tiffany McCampbell , record at SDM: 9-19, career record: 40-114, 605-3942643 (P) LADY HARDROCKER VOLLEYBALL TEAM 2009 Overall Record: 9-19 2009 DAC Record: 5-9/4th Home/Away/ Neutral Records: 5-3/2-9/2-7 Letter winners Returning/Lost: 6/1 Starters Returning/ Lost: 5/1 Welcome to the King Center and Goodell Gymnasium, home of the Hardrockers. The facilities recently had a facelift as the women’s basketball, men’s basketball, women’s volleyball and men’s football teams all got upgrades to the locker room area. The football team is housed at O’Harra Stadium, while the other sports recently had their current facilities modified. The locker rooms are all state of the art with an excellent gym that seats approximately 3,000. There is a top of the line fitness center and an indoor pool for use as well. Robert A. Wharton, Ph.D. President of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Robert A. Wharton, Ph.D., became president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on July 1, 2008. Previously, he served as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Idaho State University (ISU). Wharton was a tenured professor of biology at ISU and previously served as its chief research officer. His Ph.D. in botany is from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He also holds a M.A. degree in biology and a B.A. in botany from Humboldt State University in California. Dr. Wharton is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Explorers Club, and the Royal Geographic Society. Wharton is a recipient of the United States Antarctic Service Medal and has served on the National Research Councilâ€™s Polar Research Board. Dr. Dick Kaiser earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Northern Colorado, a master's degree in educational administration from South Dakota State University, and a doctorate of education in athletic leadership and administration from Brigham Young University. He completed his post-doctorate in health education and administration at Oregon State University. Kaiser is in his second year at South Dakota School of Mines. Previously, Kaiser served as the AD for Defiance College, Western Oregon University and Willamette University. He has received a number of honors and awards, including Athletic Director of the year, from athletic organizations such as the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) along with others. As AD, Kaiser is responsible for leading the athletics program through all phases of development and fostering an environment of quality instruction and high scholarly and athletic achievement. He also plays a key role in athletic fundraising and continuing to build and maintain relationships with boosters and community leaders. He oversees all operations in the athletic department, including intercollegiate athletic sports; recruitment, selection, development, and retention of coaches and staff; health of student-athletes; and leadership and management of daily operations. During the first year of the job, Kaiser led the university process of applying for membership into the ranks of NCAA Div. II. The school was accepted in July, 2010 and now will begin the three-year program of going full NCAA membership for the 2013-14 season. Kaiser has two grown children, Cassie and Ryan; one grandson, Jack; twin grandsons Carson and Caden and one granddaughter Lucy. Tiffany McCampbell Head Coach Phone: (605) 394-2643 Email: Tiffany.Mastin@sdsmt.edu Tiffany McCampbell is in her second full season as the Lady Hardrocker volleyball coach at the South Dakota School of Mines. McCampbell joined the SD Mines athletic department after a two-year stint in St. Joseph, Mo. at NCAA Div. II Missouri Western State University. "I've always wanted to coach kids that were at a very high level academically as well as athletes that have great character," McCampbell said. "And that already goes with the philosophy of the kids that are here. They have a high academic standard and already have a great work ethic." With all of her volleyball experience as a coach and a player, McCampbell recognizes the requirements to be an athlete as well as a student at SDSM&T and is fully prepared to continue to bring the highest quality of person to the school. "It's kind of a different recruiting base. It's going to be a little bit of a challenge," McCampbell said. "I try to not only make them a well-rounded athlete, but also a well-rounded person and at a place like this you can actually do that." McCampbell instills a winning tradition into her team and gets them to enjoy the game and play hard. â€œIt's that kind of team, McCampbell says, that has the stability to get to the top.â€? "With the right team, (the style of play) will be a very fast tempo," McCampbell added. As far as goals are concerned McCampbell has her sights set on the very top, and that's getting the Hardrockers to a place they have not been in a number of years. "Obviously winning a conference championship and getting to the national tournament is probably the biggest goal in my mind," McCampbell said. "With kids like this and the caliber of athlete we have here, you can start rebuilding this program to where it once has been. It's something where we can definitely compete and make that a constant factor." Jennie Malone Assistant Coach Phone: (605) 394-2605 Email: Jennifer.Malone@sdsmt.edu A familiar name can be heard repeated through the halls of South Dakota School of Mines' King Center. As a former standout student-athlete, Jennie Malone has accepted the Hardrocker volleyball assistant coaching position for the 2010 season. "Jennie is a former student-athlete from the South Dakota School of Mines where she was a standout volleyball and basketball player," said Lady Hardrocker head coach Tiffany McCampbell. "I believe she has a very good understanding of the type of student-athlete that we recruit specifically to SD Mines. With a little bit of time, we will be able to adjust her to the type of characteristics we are looking for specifically for volleyball." Malone, who graduated in 2008 with an industrial engineering degree, holds numerous single-season and career records in both volleyball and basketball. Since graduation, she has been working at Malone Engineering Incorporated in Rapid City. This will be her first opportunity to coach promising Hardrocker athletes. "I am really excited to still be a part of this program and this school. It's definitely different being on the other side of things," Malone said. "I am still learning to be on the other side of things and I will be learning for a long time. I'm excited about that too." "That is the biggest thing our assistants need at SD Mines --- a good understanding of how things work here academically and the extracurricular pressure these student-athletes are exposed to," McCampbell said. "It's nice to have an assistant that can be around in a full-time capacity role that will transition this program from NAIA to NCAA Div. II," McCampbell said. Malone's main duties will be assisting with practice and in matches, and she will eventually help in developing and growing the program for the NCAA Div. II switch. "We would like to transition her into doing a lot of the recruiting for the program," McCampbell said. "On court coaching will be a main source of her duties, but we also want her to handle a lot of the recruiting tasks as well." Malone will also be the Assistant Intramural Director. Jennifer Ranum Trainer Phone: (605) 394-1689 Email: Jennifer.Ranum@sdsmt.edu Jennifer Ranum is the athletic trainer for the Lady Hardrocker volleyball team. She graduated in May of 2007 from National American University with degrees in Athletic Training and Applied Management. Jen became certified in September of 2007. She has been a member of both the National Athletic Trainerâ€™s Association and the Mid America Athletic Trainerâ€™s Association since 2004. She has spent three years at the School of Mines doing outreach as a student athletic trainer. Upon graduation, she was hired and is now in her third year as assistant athletic trainer as well as taking on the duties of compliance officer. SDM Netters Plan to Push in 2010 By Brad Blume Sports Information Director, South Dakota School of Mines RAPID CITY --- A year after hiring a new coach, installing a new system and making a run into the post season, the South Dakota School of Mines women’s volleyball team is hoping to pick up where it left off and push even further as the 2010 Hardrocker volleyball season gets underway. The Lady Hardrockers finished 9-19 in 2009, placed fourth in the Dakota Athletic Conference and delivered a strong performance in the post-season tournament making an appearance in the DAC semifinals match. “We had a really tough go-of-it last year. But we also had a really good portion of conference play that hopefully we can build off of,” said Lady Hardrocker head coach Tiffany McCampbell. “We had a good run at the DAC tournament. We are just trying to pick up where we left off.” SD Mines has reason to be optimistic. With the loss of just one senior to graduation, the Hardrockers return six starters to go along with one of the best recruiting classes the program has seen in quite some time. “Having eight returners --- six that started in 2009 --- indicates that year of experience is going to be crucial for us. And to get those freshmen acclimated early to fill in a couple holes here and there will be big,” McCampbell said. “A year under the system, trying to execute a fast paced offense and with it being the last year for us being in the NAIA --- the team has a lot that they can prove.” SD Mines was accepted into NCAA Div. II and will begin the transition to that level after the 2010 season. This year will be the last opportunity for the Hardrockers to qualify for the post season until 2013. “This is going to be a building year too,” McCampbell said. “We are hoping this is the type of season that builds this program into a breakout year and what our expectations should be.” Graduated from the team is two-time all-conference player Katherine Hanson. As a middle hitter and four-year starter, her talents and leadership will be hard to replace. Leading the squad this season will be a group Hardrocker upperclassmen. McCampbell picked senior Paige Corcoran and juniors Reanna Roberson and Madisen Lane as her team captains. “All three together have different personalities but is a fantastic trio of leadership,” McCampbell said. “They have no trouble voicing their expectations and are all strong leaders by example.” Corcoran is a 6-foot middle hitter from Pierre, S.D. In 2009 she was 357-421 on the attack with 141 kills and 64 blocks. She also earned a DAC Scholar Athlete Award. “Paige is in a place where she can be a great leader,” McCampbell said. “Athletically, she has improved immensely over the last two years. She’s not a flashy player, but she works hard and puts herself in a position to make her teammates better.” Roberson is a 5-5 defensive specialist / libero from Windsor, Colo. who is a three-year starter. Last year, she tallied 343 digs, 41 receptions and 19 aces and was also a DAC Scholar Athlete. “Reanna is a tough kid that will do anything to get to a ball and do anything to keep the team going,” McCampbell said. “She is the person that wants to win most on the court. Lane is a 6-0 outside hitter from Fort Collins, Colo., who is a three-year starter and a very talented and powerful volleyball player. Last season she went 542-657 on the attack with 228 kills, 57 blocks and 205 digs and was a DAC Scholar Athlete. “Madi is an excellent all-around player,” the coach said. “She has worked hard this spring coming back from an injury. We are hoping she has a really good year – injury free.” Also returning this season are: junior Becky Keilholtz and sophomores Rachel Pekarek, Jessie Guthals and Brittany LaDue. Keilholtz is a 5-5 setter from Gwinn, Mich. who has started the last three seasons. As the top setter in 2009 she tallied 374 assists and earned DAC Scholar Athlete honors. “Becky has good quickness and her set selection is fantastic,” McCampbell said. Pekarek is a 5-8 outside hitter from Plymouth, Minn. who had an outstanding 2009 season. As a freshman Pekarek was 513-597 on the attack with 167 kills, 26 aces, 222 digs and 26 blocks along with a DAC Scholar Athlete Award. “Rachel had a great conference season last year once she was able to acclimate to our system,” said McCampbell. “She’s a little bit small as an outside hitter but held her own last year. I am looking forward to seeing her develop.” Guthals is a 5-8 rightside hitter / setter from Colorado Springs, Colo. who will be in the fulltime setting position for the first time ever. Last year she tallied 96 kills and was 311-389 on the attack, recorded 142 assists, 19 blocks, 85 digs and earned DAC Scholar Athlete status. “Jessie has beautiful hands and has been working on placement of the ball.” MasticMcCampbell said. “She sees the floor well and as a lefty she’s a natural setter.” LaDue is a 5-10 outside / rightside hitter from Meadow, S.D. and provided depth to the Hardrocker roster last season. With a year of experience in the SD Mines system, McCampbell feels she’s ready to again push her teammates. “Brittney has improved a lot and has worked hard to improve her quickness,” McCampbell said. The Hardrockers will have eight new names on the roster all of which are talented players and a good fit for SD Mines, both on and off the court. The newest Hardrockers are: sophomore Daygan Fowler and freshmen Justine Blade, Janelle Strampe, Anna Haneline, Megan Frager, Carly Sandin, Shea Thorson and Jenny King. Fowler, a junior college transfer, has been with the team since coming to SD Mines last semester. She has an advantage of going through spring ball with the team and absorbing as much as she can before the first matches. She is a 6-0 middle / rightside hitter from Lanigan, SK, Canada. “She is kind of the wild card this year. She can play outside, middle, rightside and might even see some time as a defensive specialist,” McCampbell said. “She is super athletic and will only get better with time.” Blade is a 6-1 middle hitter from Rapid City, S.D. that was one of the most sought-after recruits in the area. She will have an impact in her first year as a college player with her versatility, huge arm swing and blocking abilities. “She will immediately make her presence known in the middle,” the head coach added. Strampe is a 5-11 outside / rightside hitter from Belle Fourche, S.D. who can also play anywhere on the court. She is a great blocker, quick, athletic and fits well into the ‘Rockers’ system. “She can deliver a quick-tempo hit from anywhere on the floor. ” McCampbell added. Haneline is a 5-8 rightside hitter from Plattsmouth, Neb. with an impressive 29.5 vertical leap. She will fill a huge hole on the right side where the Hardrockers struggled last season. “Anna is super explosive at jumping and she can get her hands up and over (the net). She’s a great blocker,” McCampbell said. Sandin is a 5-11 middle /rightside hitter from Greeley, Colo. who is another versatile athlete that can hit anywhere, but her best skill is blocking. “She’s a lot like Justine and Janelle. They all fit that mold where they are super athletic and can play anywhere for us,” Mastin McCampbell said. Frager is a 5-8 outside/ rightside hitter from Peoria, Ill., who will be a utility player for the Hardrockers showing talent at all positions. King is a 5-6 defensive specialist / libero from Monument, Colo., while Thorson is a defensive specialist / libero from Belle Fourche, S.D. “Both will be pushing Reanna for playing time and they will also add depth to the position which is something we really need,” McCampbell said. With such a talented and deep roster, the Hardrockers look to be strong at the net both offensively and defensively. “Blocking and offensively will be our strongest areas. We were a pretty good blocking team last year and offensively we were okay,” McCampbell said. “Returning that huge nucleus should work wonders for us. Even the freshman class coming in has some talented hitters and they fit in well.” Looking at the conference, McCampbell feels Jamestown College, Black Hills State and Dickinson will all field competitive teams. Those teams just so happen to be the top finishers, respectively, in the conference a year ago with SD Mines as the No. 4 team. “I think the Top 4 from last year are going to continue to be good. Those other four teams are going to continue to grow and develop,” McCampbell said. Jamestown did lose a couple key players, BHSU finally graduated standout middle hitter Kristen Engle, and Dickinson State returned most of their squad for 2010. “The main thing we want to focus on is using that year of experience. We are one of just a few teams in the conference that returns a huge nucleus of their team from 2009,” McCampbell said. “Being dedicated to getting better every day and learning from last year about how to finish games and being disciplined during the matches are things we can learn from and utilize this season.” The Lady Hardrockers again have a very challenging schedule. Before a difficult conference schedule starts, SD Mines has 16 straight matches on the road. Their first home match isn’t until Oct. 1. “We have to win some of those matches on the non-conference schedule. Last year going 08 hurt us mentally. If we can keep ourselves at .500 heading into the DAC season, we will be in a pretty good place,” McCampbell said. “We have a great non-conference schedule. They will be great matches for us. Once we get into the conference schedule, all we have to do is get through those first two weekends then we are home for pretty much the rest of the season.” If the Lady Hardrockers can handle the month-long road trip and the newcomers can adapt quickly, the Hardrockers have an excellent chance to surpass what they accomplished last season. “This team has the potential to be great. Whether all the pieces fall into place is to be determined,” McCampbell said. SD SCHOOL OF MINES LADY HARDROCKERS No. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 18 Name Pos. Height Yr. 5-5 Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Hometown Gwin, Michigan Greeley, Colorado Belle Fourche, S.D. Monument, Colorado Major Industrial Engineering Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences Engineering Becky Keilhotz S Carly Sandin Shea Thorson Jenny King MH/RS 5-11 DS/L DS/L 5-6 5-6 Janelle Strampe OH/RS 5-11 Rachel Pekarek OH Jessie Guthals RS/S 5-8 5-8 Green River, Wyoming Chemical Engineering Plymouth, Minnesota Computer Engineering Colorado Springs, Colo. Mechanical Engineering Pierre, South Dakota Fort Collins, Colorado Windsor, Colorado Lanigan, SK, Canada Industrial Engineering Civil Engineering Industrial Engineering Environmental Engineering Paige Corcoran MH/RS 6-0 Madisen Lane OH 6-0 Reanna Roberson DS/L 5-5 Daygan Fowler MH/RS 6-0 Justine Blade MH 6-1 Rapid City, South Dakota Interdisciplinary Sciences Peoria, Illinois Engineering Megan Frager OH/RS 5-8 Anna Haneline RS/MH 5-8 Brittany LaDue OH/RS 5-10 Plattsmouth, Nebraska Paleo./Geo. Engineering Meadow, South Dakota Interdisciplinary Sciences TEAM ROSTER 01 Becky Keilhotz S 5-5 Jr. Gwin, Michigan Industrial Engineering 02 Carly Sandin MH/RS 5-11 Fr. Greeley, Colorado Engineering 03 Shea Thorson DS/L 5-6 Fr. Belle Fourche, South Dakota Interdisciplinary Sciences 04 Jenny King DS/L 5-6 Fr. Monument, Colorado Engineering 05 Janelle Strampe OH/RS 5-11 Fr. Green River, Wyoming Chemical Engineering 06 Rachel Pekarek OH 5-8 So. Plymouth, Minnesota Computer Engineering 07 Jessie Guthals RS/S 5-8 So. Colorado Springs, Colorado Mechanical Engineering 08 Paige Corcoran MH/RS 6-0 Sr. Pierre, South Dakota Industrial Engineering 09 Madisen Lane OH 6-0 Jr. Fort Collins, Colorado Civil Engineering 10 Reanna Roberson DS/L 5-5 Jr. Windsor, Colorado Industrial Engineering 11 Daygan Fowler MH/RS 6-0 So. Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada Environmental Engineering 12 Justine Blade MH 6-1 Fr. Rapid City, South Dakota Interdisciplinary Sciences 13 Megan Frager OH/RS 5-8 Fr. Peoria, Illinois Engineering 14 Anna Haneline RS/MH 5-8 Fr. Plattsmouth, Nebraska Paleontology/Geo. Engineering 18 Brittany LaDue OH/RS 5-10 So. Meadow, South Dakota Interdisciplinary Sciences LADY HARDROCKERS PAST SEASONS Year 1975-1976 1976-1977 1977-1978 1978-1979 1979-1980 1980-1981 1981-1982 1982-1983 1983-1984 1984-1985 1985-1986 1986-1987 1987-1988 1988-1989 1989-1990 1990-1991 1991-1992 1992-1993 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 Overall 1-15 8-15 9-21 14-19 9-16 11-3 7-21 16-17 36-7 40-7 40-14 33-18 35-10 4-6 12-14 21-19 27-20 23-18 11-18 11-21 6-28 5-29 14-13 23-11 17-18 5-23 3-26 6-20 16-11 23-6 12-16 9-19 Conference 12-0 10-0 10-0 9-1 10-0 7-3 5-5 5-5 5-5 3-7 5-4 2-8 1-12 7-6 9-4 8-5 2-11 0-13 1-13 6-8 9-5 4-10 5-9 LADY HARDROCKER 2009 TEAM STATISTICS Opponent Rocky Mountain College Montana Tech Univ of Montana Western Carroll College Dakota Wesleyan Univ Univ of Montana Western Briar Cliff University Mount Marty College Lindenwood University Mount Mercy College Kansas Wesleyan Mount Mercy College Minot State University Dickinson State Univ Valley City State Univ Jamestown College Dakota State Univ Mayville State Univ Black Hills State Univ Dickinson State Univ Minot State University Jamestown College Valley City State Univ Mayville State Univ Dakota State Univ Black Hills State Univ Valley City State Univ Jamestown College TOTALS AVG/GAME Date 8/28/2009 8/28/2009 8/29/2009 8/29/2009 9/4/2009 9/4/2009 9/5/2009 9/5/2009 9/11/2009 9/11/2009 9/12/2009 9/12/2009 9/18/2009 9/19/2009 9/25/2009 9/26/2009 10/2/2009 10/3/2009 10/7/2009 10/16/2009 10/17/2009 10/23/2009 10/24/2009 10/30/2009 10/31/2009 11/4/2009 11/7/2009 11/11/2009 S 3 3 3 3 5 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 5 5 3 3 5 3 5 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 99 K 24 20 21 23 55 47 15 32 44 27 38 29 44 49 42 22 44 62 20 47 27 31 32 46 29 37 53 35 995 10.05 E 8 13 17 9 31 32 17 14 11 15 19 8 12 43 18 14 15 27 11 17 13 8 17 21 29 24 38 12 513 TA 78 77 109 83 153 150 78 102 168 87 95 78 110 199 120 95 131 197 75 143 95 95 104 156 118 118 177 93 3284 33.17 Pct 0.205 0.091 0.037 0.169 0.157 0.100 -0.026 0.176 0.196 0.138 0.200 0.269 0.291 0.030 0.200 0.084 0.221 0.178 0.120 0.210 0.147 0.242 0.144 0.160 0.000 0.110 0.085 0.247 0.147 A 24 20 21 21 48 41 15 32 44 27 35 28 36 46 38 19 37 57 20 42 25 29 31 44 27 35 49 35 926 9.35 SA 0 3 9 5 5 7 1 5 3 6 6 7 3 3 4 2 5 4 2 6 8 1 12 7 1 1 4 1 121 1.22 SE 6 6 3 4 8 15 3 6 9 5 3 6 7 5 9 7 7 11 6 10 2 1 8 10 4 9 5 5 180 * denotes a Conference game 8/28/2009 8/28/2009 8/29/2009 8/29/2009 9/4/2009 9/4/2009 9/5/2009 9/5/2009 9/11/2009 9/11/2009 9/12/2009 9/12/2009 9/18/2009 9/19/2009 9/25/2009 9/26/2009 10/2/2009 10/3/2009 10/7/2009 Rocky Mountain College Montana Tech Univ of Montana Western Carroll College Dakota Wesleyan Univ Univ of Montana Western Briar Cliff University Mount Marty College Lindenwood University Mount Mercy College Kansas Wesleyan Mount Mercy College Minot State University * Dickinson State Univ * Valley City State Univ * Jamestown College * Dakota State Univ * Mayville State Univ * Black Hills State Univ * A N N N A N N A N N N N H H A A H H A A A H H A A H H A 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 2-3 1-3 0-3 3-1 1-3 0-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 2-3 3-2 0-3 3-0 3-2 0-3 2-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 1-3 0-3 0-3 3-1 0-3 L L L L L L L W L L W W W L W L W W L L L L W L L L W L 10/16/2009 Dickinson State Univ * 10/17/2009 Minot State University * 10/23/2009 Jamestown College * 10/24/2009 Valley City State Univ * 10/30/2009 Mayville State Univ * 10/31/2009 Dakota State Univ * 11/4/2009 11/7/2009 Black Hills State Univ * Valley City State Univ 11/11/2009 Jamestown College LADY HARDROCKERS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE 2010 Aug. 27 @ Montana Tech Tournament vs. Montana State - Northern vs. Rocky Mountain (Mont.) Aug. 28 @ Montana Tech Tournament vs. University of Montana - Western W vs. Montana Tech Sept. 3 @ University of Sioux Falls Tournament vs. Briar Cliff (Iowa) 4 p.m. vs.Iowa Wesleyan (Iowa) 8 p.m. Sept. 4 @ University of Sioux Falls Tournament vs. Dakota Wesleyan University (S.D.) 2 p.m. vs. Grandview University (Iowa) 4 p.m. Sept. 10 @ Hastings College Tournament Morningside College (Iowa) 11 a.m. Briar Cliff University (Iowa) 3 p.m. Sept. 11 @ Hastings College Tournament Concordia University (Neb.) 9 a.m. Midland Lutheran College (Neb.) 11 a.m. Sept. 17 *at Mayville State (N.D.) 7 p.m. Sept. 18 *at Dakota State (S.D.) 3 p.m. Sept. 25 *at Minot State (N.D.) 7 p.m. Sept. 26 *at Dickinson State (N.D.) 1 p.m. Oct. 1 *vs. Jamestown College (N.D.) 7 p.m. Oct. 2 *vs. Valley City State (N.D.) (M Day) 7 p.m Oct. 6 *at Black Hills State (S.D.) 7 p.m. Oct. 15 * vs. Dakota State (S.D.) 7 p.m. Oct. 16 *vs. Mayville State (N.D.) 3 p.m. Oct. 22 *vs. Minot State (N.D.) 7 p.m. Oct. 23 *vs. Dickinson State (N.D.) 7 p.m. Oct. 29 *at Valley City State (N.D.) 7 p.m. Oct. 30 *at Jamestown College (N.D.) 3 p.m. Nov. 3 *vs. Black Hills State (S.D.) 7 p.m. Nov. 6 DAC Quarterfinals TBA Nov. 10 DAC Semifinals TBA Nov. 13 DAC Championships TBA HARDROCKERS CARE VOLLEYBALL CLINIC The South Dakota School of Mines women’s volleyball team partnered with the Black Hills Volleyball Club to host a skills clinic and tournament at Rapid City Stevens High School recently. The SD Mines volleyball coaching staff and current Hardrocker players instructed Black Hills area kids in grades 5-8 over a four-week period, teaching them the fundamentals, individual drills and team systems of the game. EARTH DAY A total of 218 Hardrocker student-athletes and staff members volunteered their time over the past year in which they logged 2,115 hours of community service. Activities the Hardrockers were involved in included: Big Brothers-Big Sisters; YMCA youth programs; a Red Cross blood drive; Christmas programs for kids; Breast Cancer Awareness; hosting a Lions Club Eye Bank awareness night; hosting a free track and field camp for local kids; help organize and run a youth volleyball camp; mentoring an after school reading program; and the entire department helped plant trees around the SD Mines campus on Earth Day. “We obviously feel that community service is a necessary and vital part of the entire educational experience at South Dakota School of Mines,” Kaiser said. “It is our desire to embed a community service mind-set that will stay with each of our student-athletes long after they graduate. Our coaches and student-athletes were challenged last fall to become more actively engaged within the area of community service in whatever way they so chose. I am extremely proud of the effort that was made by everyone within the athletic department to accomplish what I hope is just the beginning step of increased interaction in the future. FRESHMEN SOPHOMORES JUNIORS SENIOR FACTS South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has a proud heritage of excellence in preparing graduates to serve as leaders in the professions of engineering and science. There are 16 academic departments and more than 30 degree programs in engineering and science offered at the baccalaureate, masterâ€™s, and doctoral levels. Our students, in combination with an exceptionally talented faculty and great support from the community, provide an exciting environment for education excellence. Award-winning undergraduate education is enhanced by graduate education and research and development in areas of critical need to the state, nation, and the international community. Facilities South Dakota School of Mines and Technology facilities include the Black Hills Business Development Center, Darold D. King Physical Education Building, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Building, Civil/Mechanical Engineering Building, Computational Mechanics Laboratory, Electrical Engineering/Physics Building, McLaury Building, Devereaux Library, Oâ€™Harra Building, Mineral Industries Building, Tech Development Laboratory, Paleontology Research Laboratory, and Surbeck Center. New construction/renovations Tech Development Laboratory, ongoing, Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry building (anticipated completion 2010). Tuition and Fees Fall 2009 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Room and Board Books and Supplies* Total Per Year *Includes Tablet PC Program (assumes 30 credits per year) SD $6,830 $5,080 $1,950 $13,860 Non SD $8,210 $5,080 $1,950 $15,240 Student Demographics Fall 2008 Enrollment Status Undergraduate 1,913 Graduate 264 Majors Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering Geological Engineering Geology Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management Interdisciplinary Sciences: -Atmospheric Sciences -Pre-Professional Health Sci. -Science, Technology, and Society Mathematics (Applied and Computational) Mechanical Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Mining Engineering Physics Master of Science Atmospheric Sciences Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Construction Management Electrical Engineering Geology and Geological Engineering Materials Engineering and Science Mechanical Engineering Paleontology Physics Robotics and Intelligent Autonomous Systems Technology Management Ph.D. Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biological Engineering Geology and Geological Engineering Materials Engineering and Science Mechanical Engineering (pending) Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Physics (pending) Faculty and Staff, FY 2009 Faculty: Staff*: 135 181 *Temporary employees included in this total Outreach The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers programs and activities that teach and entertain K-12 student and community members, including the APEX art Gallery, The Museum of Geology, Engineers Week, Math Contest, Cultural Expo, Design Fair, South Dakota GEAR UP Honors Program, South Dakota Space Grant Consortium, and many more. Classes and camps for K-12 students, teachers, alumni, and professionals are offered through the Office of Educational Programs and Professional Conferences. For more information, visit <http:/sdmines.sdsmt.edu/learn>. Rapid City and the Black Hills South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is located in Rapid City, the stateâ€™s second-largest city. The city of 65,000 is the regional center for health care, shopping, banking, and other services, and is a major tourist destination because of its proximity to the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands, and other attractions. There are caves, mountains, streams, and lakes, and a vast variety of rocks, minerals, wildlife, and plant life. FY09 Research Funding School of Mines faculty members and researchers received awards totaling nearly $34 million during the 2010 fiscal year. The funding came from many different agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the State of South Dakota, NASA, the Department of Transportation, Army Research Laboratory, and many more.