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UNIVERSITY OF DEPARTMENT

SOUTH DAKOTA OF ATHLETICS

Annual Report


2011-12 Annual Report Table of Contents Leadership Message..................................................... 1 USD’s Reclassification Timeline.................................... 2 Transition Complete/Building Projects Approved.......... 3 Student-Athlete Academic Accomplishments................ 4 Academic Honor Roll..................................................... 6 Team Academic Accomplishments................................ 8 Student-Athlete Athletic Accomplishments.................. 10 2011-12 Athletic Review...............................................11 Additional Awards/Honors............................................ 14 New Coaches/Coach Achievements........................... 15 Coyotes in the Community.......................................... 16 Budget......................................................................... 17 Supporting the Coyotes............................................... 18 Coyote Sports Properties/Learfield Sports.................. 20 Moving Forward........................................................... 21


Leadership Message WELCOME TO OUR REVIEW OF THE 2011-12 SEASON OF SOUTH DAKOTA ATHLETICS. Dear Coyote Nation, As your Director of Athletics, I couldn’t be more excited about the progress of the Coyote Athletics program. Shining lights in this process have been President Abbott, his executive team, and the University community, all extraordinarily supportive in partnering with us in the growth of our program into NCAA Division I. David Sayler The Athletic Department takes great pride Director of Athletics and responsibility in our obligation to Coyote student-athletes. We are focused on providing an environment that will help inspire them to achieve at a high level whether in athletics, academics or personally. Every day, our talented, energetic and dedicated staff works hard to ensure that the student-athletes receive a high quality and robust experience. Highlights over the past year include: • Staff reorganization including administrators for every sport • Developed a fresh logo in conjunction with the University • Signed an all-department partnership with Adidas for equipment/ apparel • Installed new RED seats in the DakotaDome • Installed a new basketball floor • Upgraded the softball facility with new dugouts and a permanent outfield fence • Installed new Astroturf “Puregrass” football turf in the DakotaDome • Received BOR approval to design a new arena/dome renovations/ outdoor track complex • Hired an architect for the design of the facility with final study and

drawings completed • Redesigned website and rebranded GoYotes.com • Put in place a new radio network that provides better coverage of USD athletics • Completed NCAA Division I Certification process • Started a letterwinner program for our student-athletes • Solidified affiliation with the Summit League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference • Four teams recognized by NCAA for APR Excellence • Three student-athletes received NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships • Howling Pack membership increased numbers in donors and dollars USD is a special place defined by its outstanding people. This campus, with a long tradition of excellence, suggests pride and a commitment to success. As such, I am overwhelmed with your spirit, loyalty and generosity. As we move forward, I know that the Coyote Nation shares a vision of making Coyote Athletics a premier Division I athletic program. Therefore, it is time to take that step forward. To do that, we need your help to continue our tradition of success with a creative, forward-thinking vision. We will be “Calling all Coyotes” as we continue to strengthen the Pack! Once again, it is truly an honor and a privilege to serve this institution. Go Yotes! David Sayler

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USD’s Reclassification Timeline The University of South Dakota’s transition to NCAA Division I was a five-year reclassification process. The NCAA set forth a series of standards and benchmarks to be addressed and achieved each year to progress through the Division I reclassification process. academic year reclassification year

ncaa competition status:

2007-08 COMPLETED 2008-09 COMPLETED

Exploratory Year

• USD remained eligible for NCAA Division II postseason competition during its Exploratory Year • 2007-08 was the last year of North Central Conference (NCC) competition

YEAR ONE of Reclassification

• Not eligible for Division I postseason competition in all sports • Not a Division I “counter” for scheduling purposes • Not a Division I RPI institution • Not required to meet Division I minimum scheduling standards

2009-10 COMPLETED

YEAR TWO of Reclassification

• Not eligible for Division I postseason competition in all sports • Division I “counter” for scheduling purposes as of 2009-10 (and thereafter) • Division I RPI institution as of 2009-10 (and thereafter) • Division I minimum scheduling requirements must be met as of 2009-10 (and thereafter)

2010-11 COMPLETED 2011-12 COMPLETED

YEAR THREE of Reclassification

• Not eligible for Division I postseason competition, with the exception of Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

YEAR FOUR of Reclassification

• Not eligible for Division I postseason competition, with the exception of Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field • Full membership to Summit League for all sports except football

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• Eligible for Division I postseason competition in ALL SPORTS • Full football membership to Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC)

• USD annually submits a Strategic Plan to the NCAA to put forth its philosophies and directives for the reclassification process. • USD submits an Annual Report to the NCAA, which includes established criteria on scheduling, financial aid, eligibility and other NCAA requirements. • USD campus and athletic administrators annually attend the NCAA Convention and NCAA Compliance Seminars in order to gain valuable perspectives on NCAA Division I regulations. • USD completed a Compliance Rules Review conducted by the NCAA National Office (Year Two). • USD completed the NCAA Division I Athletics Certification process (Year Three and Year Four), which is the final review to determine approval for active Division I status for USD Coyote Athletics.

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Transition Complete/Building Projects Approved It is official – the University of South Dakota has now completed the transition to Division I. In March 2012, USD learned that it had successfully completed the self-study process pursuant to NCAA requirements for NCAA Division I membership. South Dakota began the transition process in 2007-08 with an exploratory year, a process that continued for the next four years. The University received a notice during the summer of 2012 from the NCAA verifying that it was approved for active Division I membership, effective at the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year. It means the ‘T’ word – transition – no longer applies to Coyote athletics. “Words cannot express how excited all the staff in this athletic program are to have received official word that South Dakota has completed its transition to NCAA Division I athletics,” South Dakota athletic director David Sayler said. “This is a precursor of great things ahead for this athletic program and this University. I want to thank all of the University staff members and members of the community that helped in this process as well, for it truly has been a group effort. It is a great day to be a Coyote!” Active membership in Division I means that all Coyote teams now have full eligibility for NCAA postseason competition, whereas for the last two years only outdoor track and field was eligible to compete at the NCAA National Championships. South Dakota student-athletes will also be officially

Building Projects Approved The South Dakota Board of Regents has authorized the University of South Dakota to move forward on its athletic capital projects: the USD Sports Performance Enhancement Facility Arena and Outdoor Track and Soccer Complex and the USD Science, Health and Research Lab. The Sports Performance Enhancement Facility includes a 6,000-seat arena for basketball and volleyball, and an outdoor track and soccer complex. The Science, Health and Research Lab Building, which will connect the DakotaDome with the new arena, will accommodate occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, kinesiology and sports sciences. Together, these two facilities total $58.8 million and will transform the DakotaDome and surrounding area into a unique Division I athletic and academic complex.

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Student-Athlete Academic Accomplishments South Dakota football player Chris Ganious was named to the 2012 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society. The Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who have maintained a cumulative 3.2 grade-point average or better throughout their college career Ganious, a running back from Houston, Texas, is quite familiar with the National Football Foundation as he earned an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship this year by being named a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which goes to the best scholar-athlete in the nation. Ganious earned NFF National Scholar-Athlete honors and was one of 16 finalists across all divisions of college football for the William V. Campbell Trophy. On Sept. 10, 2011, Ganious gained 85 yards as the Coyotes upset thenNo. 1 and defending national champion Eastern Washington 30-17 in the DakotaDome, moving him into third on the school’s all-time rushing list. Ganious finished his career with 2,871 rushing yards. Ganious was also the co-president of SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee), nominated for Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, named Outstanding Junior in the Psychology Department and was a member of the Gender Equity Oversight Committee on Title IX while serving on the Athletic Director search committee.

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South Dakota swimmer Elizabeth Hoffman was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for her accomplishments in the pool and in the classroom. The award is a one-time $7,500 scholarship to be used for postgraduate study within three years. To be eligible for the honor, athletes must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2, be nominated for the award by a faculty athletics representative or designee and intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree. An English major, Hoffman maintained a 3.97 cumulative GPA. Hoffman was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large team in 2012 and was a threetime member of the Summit League Academic All-League team, a three-time Distinguished Scholar Status honoree and was a three-time member of the Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. Hoffman (Eureka, S.D.) finished with a school-record 82 career individual event wins, including 26 in 2011-12 alone. She earned five All-Summit League honors in 2012, including runner-up finishes in the 100 freestyle and the 50 freestyle at the conference meet. She leaves South Dakota with 22 school records and was a two-time South Dakota Female Athlete of the Year. Hoffman also won three Summit League individual championships, becoming the first Coyote swimmer or diver to do so.


Student-Athlete Academic Accomplishments South Dakota track and field athlete Emma Ladwig was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The award is a one-time $7,500 scholarship to be used for postgraduate study within three years. To be eligible for the honor athletes must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2, be nominated for the award by a faculty athletics representative or designee and intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree. Ladwig (Gayville, S.D.) earned four All-Summit League honors in 2012 and won the 800 meters at the indoor and outdoor conference championships. In her career Ladwig earned 10 conference individual titles and holds six individual school records. Ladwig holds individual school records in the outdoor 800 meters (2:07.26), the indoor 600 meters (1:33.60), 800 meters (2:06.80) and 1,000 meters (2:52.95) and dome records in the 800 meters (2:10.29) and 1,000 meters (2:52.95). She was also a member of three record-setting relay teams as part of the indoor sprint medley (3:53.25), the outdoor distance medley (11:41.51) and 4x800 (9:15.84) relays. She was the Division II National Champion in the indoor and outdoor 800 meters in 2008. Ladwig graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology (3.98 GPA) and plans to pursue her master’s degree at USD. Ladwig was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District team (District 6), earned Distinguished Scholar honors and was named academic all-Summit League and to the Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence.

South Dakota track and field athlete Chad Pinkelman was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The award is a one-time $7,500 scholarship to be used for postgraduate study within three years. To be eligible for the honor athletes must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2, be nominated for the award by a faculty athletics representative or designee and intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree. Pinkelman (Norfolk, Neb.) was named to the Summit League Commisioner’s List of Academic Excellence, academic All-Summit League and earned Distinguished Scholar honors. Pinkelman earned academic all-conference honors three times during his career and graduated with a 3.95 GPA, earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management. In 2012 Pinkelman earned four top-seven finishes at the Summit League Indoor and Outdoor Championships and holds a personal-best of 23 feet 4 1/2 inches in the long jump. Pinkelman finished second at the Great West Conference Indoor Championships in the high jump in 2009-10 with a personal-best leap of 6-6 3/4. Pinkelman earned seven all-conference honors while competing in the high jump, long jump and triple jump while at USD.

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Academic Honor Roll 4.0 CUMULATIVE GPA as of the end of spring 2012 Barnes, Morgan Mainwaring Baumberger, Janice L Beare, Nicholas Edward Cichos, Kyle Howard Doom, Jilanne Kay Duling, Alexa Jo Ewers, Amber Marie Haase, Brant Riley Henry, Roland James Jansen, Josee Mae Mettler, Jeffrey Howard Meyer, Megan Nicole Robb, Kevin Sean Seekamp, Nicole A Sternhagen, Tyler Jay

Swimming - Men Golf - Women Cross Country - Men Football Cross Country - Women Track - Women Track - Women Cross Country - Men Swimming - Men Cross Country - Women Cross Country - Men Track - Women Football Basketball - Women Track - Men

3.50-3.99 CUMULATIVE GPA Anderson, Mariah Lynn Bello, Erin Kathleen Bennett, Lauren Rhea Brandli, Jessica Marie Brenner, Travis Broders, Christine Jo Buckley, Raynee Lynn Buell, Bethany Leeann Bunkers, Katie Jean Case, Kiana Lin Clarke, Tansha Tamara Clement, Jared Isaac Daly, Allison Marie Deragisch, Kaitlyn Rose Dillow, Brittlyn Marie Ervin, Molly Amberlie Ferguson, Katie Jo Fitzsimmons, Shannon Kathleen Foley, John Patrick Funck, Nicole Jolynn Ganious, Christopher G Gaughenbaugh, Kylie Lynn Georgas, Christena Pauline Giese, Ashleigh Danielle

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Swimming - Women Soccer - Women Soccer - Women Cross Country - Women Cross Country - Men Softball Swimming - Women Track - Women Volleyball Basketball - Women Track - Women Track - Men Softball Tennis - Women Soccer - Women Track - Women Track - Women Cross Country - Women Basketball - Men Golf - Women Football Golf - Women Track - Women Cross Country - Women

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Grove, Emily Nicole Gullett, F Broc Hancock, Morgan Faye Hegge, Amber Hoffman, Elizabeth Lee Hohl, Kasey Lynn Huschle, Analisa Marie Hyronimus, Anna Marie Johnson, Brent Russel Kahnke, Jackie R Kayvan, Morgan Diana Keiser, Afton Marie Kjelden, Stacie Helene Knudson, McKayla Kovash, Brandon John Kroll, Victoria Rae Krysl, Ryan Gary Ladwig, Emma Octavia Loeffler, Lisa Jo Maier, Lukas Michael Mehr, Samantha Nadine Miller, Carol Ann Miller, Michyl Marie Munneke, Tyler Robert Murtha, Marcus G Neilson, Michael Keith Newman, Natalie Marie Nielson, Stephen Dean O’Connell, Jeffrey Craig Olson, Ashley Ann Marie Pantze, Alexandra A Petrillose, Kaitlin Michelle Pfefferle, Sigornie Jean Pharis, Michael T Pinkelman, Chad C Policky, Paige Kathleen Powell, William Reddy, Dinesh Yamini Reeves, Colleen Marie Richardson, Tyler A Roberts, Christina Lynn Roche, Annie I Schaben, Brooke Nicole Schmidt, Nolan Dean Schretenthaler, Leah Marie

Track - Women Football Softball Basketball - Women Swimming - Women Cross Country - Women Track - Women Track - Women Football Swimming - Women Soccer - Women Soccer - Women Swimming - Women Basketball - Women Track - Men Volleyball Swimming - Women Track - Women Basketball - Women Swimming - Women Basketball - Women Cross Country - Women Swimming - Women Golf - Men Football Football Track - Women Cross Country - Men Track - Men Basketball - Women Soccer - Women Track - Women Cross Country - Women Football Track - Men Volleyball Football Tennis - Women Soccer - Women Football Track - Women Basketball - Women Softball Golf - Men Swimming - Women

Schuurmans, Tad Aaron Svendson, Rachel Marie Stavely, Paige Steffen, Kristin Ann Stewart, Kelly Elizabeth Stoddard, Thad Michael Tucker, Shelby Erica Viktor, Mackenzie Waller, Britni Morgan Weinandt, Rachel Kara Whisonant, Betsey J Willard, Tanner J Williams, Shea Irving Gladwin Wudel, Katelyn R Yackley, Alexis

Track - Men Swimming - Women Swimming - Women Cross Country - Women Swimming - Women Swimming - Men Track - Women Soccer - Women Cross Country - Women Track - Women Track - Women Track - Men Football Softball Basketball - Women

3.00-3.49 CUMULATIVE GPA Alitz, Emily Marlene Alves-Fortes, Donald Calazans Andreotti Bodra, Ricardo Aschoff, Amber Lynn Barkley, Kayl Barudzic, Nina Benedict, Katie Blackburn, Melissa Mae Bonicelli, Corbett James Bos, Brandon William Boyd, Lindsey Marie Broders, Adam Ronald Brown, Alicia A Brown, Nathaniel Terrell Burns, Jay Michael Bulaga, Kimberlee H Cameron, Makena Ryan Campos, Bryan Stanley Christianson, Marcus A Chancellor, Derek Preston Chmielewski, Megan Elizabeth Coneset, Chelsea Marie Cromuel, Emanuel S Dailey, Katherine Marie De Jongh, Joel R Duling, Abigail Lynne

Swimming - Women Fooball Basketball - Men Volleyball Football Tennis Golf - Women Softball Swimming - Men Basketball - Men Softball Football Basketball - Women Basketball - Men Football Volleyball Soccer - Women Football Swimming - Men Football Swimming - Women Swimming - Women Football Swimming - Women Football Cross Country - Women


Academic Honor Roll Eaton, Jordan Myles Elkin, Michelle Jenny Erickson, Parker Gale Evenson, Jacob D Foster, Kelsi Lynn Frederick, Blake Alan Galliger, Samantha Mae Garvey, Mike Robert Greene, Rachel Blair Gress, Ali Kearstin Harvey, Samantha Ann Hase, Shauna B Haug, Riley Ann Helland, Erik John Hill, Erik James Hilliard, Nimrod Andrew Hilson, Megan Elizabeth Hohenthaner, Alex Michael Horton, Cody Huseman, Taylor Ryan Jacobs, Nicholas Jeffrey James, Janine Nicole January, Pamela Diane Jefferson, Kaitlyn Noelle Johnson, Ashlea Priscilla Johnson, Rachael Marie Juhnke, Haley Suzanne Kimmes, Cassandra Jean Kiefer, Marina Gabrielle Klug, Alexis Marie Knowles, Molly Elizabeth Kritenbrink, Kendall Marie Krogman, Louie Donald Krysl, Colin Richard Laber, Alena Diann Landeen, Madison Lee Lang’at, Benson Kipkirui Lang, Brooke Patricia Logato, Carolina Pecanha Lupardus, Bailey Nicole Mabbutt, Nicholas Makashov, Veronika Marlette, Timothy Charles Maxwell, Tyler Donald McDonagh-Poh, Connor Walker

Football Tennis - Women Track - Men Cross Country - Men Tennis - Women Swimming - Men Track - Women Football Soccer - Women Cross Country - Women Soccer - Women Soccer - Women Volleyball Football Track - Men Basketball - Men Cross Country - Women Cross Country - Men Swimming - Men Cross Country - Men Football Swimming - Women Basketball - Women Swimming - Women Track - Women Track - Women Track - Women Swimming - Women Tennis - Women Swimming - Women Swimming - Women Volleyball Basketball - Men Swimming - Men Cross Country - Women Track - Men Track - Men Swimming - Women Volleyball Volleyball Basketball - Men Tennis - Women Football Track - Men Golf - Men

Meier, Andrew Thomas Meyer, Nicholas James Moceri, Shannon Ondrey Montileaux, Lindsey Monica Moore, Taylor Demetrius Mosley, Jasmine Cheree Myers, Madilyn J Nelson, Jay Michael Nielsen, Christian Scott Nowotny, Dustin Joseph Pederson, Rebecca Peterson, Haley Tanya Porter, Kaitlin Ali Potter, Shane Daniel Presler, Kasey Ann Qualm, Stephanie Marie Rearick, Jordan Ann Roberts, Madisen A Rodgers, Stephanie Elien Rolfe, Terry Clinton Ross, Timothy Rudeen, Alexa Kaye Saint-Gelais, Allan Marie Sarehkhani, Kevin I Sathre, Lindsey Diane Schenk, Delaney Nicole Schofield, Andrew David Schumacher, Jordan Alan Schwartz, Darci Jean Shade, Casey Matthew Shaefer, Jennifer Terese Sheldahl, Hailey Anne Shroyer, McKenzie Anne Smith, Brendon Michael Smith, Kayla Ann Snow, Kathryn Elizabeth Soleymani, Shadi Stephens, Denton Glenn Sterrett, Kortny Jean Sveum, Ashley Ann Tempesta, Jacob Kristofer Teslow, Jennifer R Thompson, Tiara Rianne Turner, Lucas Edward Van Arkel, Dane Hans

Football Track - Women Swimming - Women Track - Women Basketball - Women Track - Women Soccer - Women Swimming - Men Cross Country - Men Football Soccer - Women Cross Country - Men Soccer - Women Football Cross Country - Women Soccer - Women Golf - Women Swimming - Women Golf - Women Swimming - Men Football Softball Basketball - Men Track - Men Volleyball Swimming - Women Football Track - Men Track - Women Track - Men Soccer - Women Golf - Women Swimming - Women Swimming - Men Track - Women Softball Tennis - Women Track - Men Tennis - Women Track - Women Swimming - Men Soccer - Women Swimming - Women Golf - Men Swimming - Men

Vander Maten, Josh W Vining, John Thomas Vlach-Buller, Miranda Wachal, Jodie Lynn Warder, Madison Weber, Megan Marie Weisbrod, Jesse C Weyer, Matthew Lucas Willer, Kylee Mae Wilson, Zack Randall Zmolek, Breanna Hope

Football Golf - Men Swimming - Women Basketball - Women Tennis - Women Track - Women Football Swimming - Men Soccer - Women Football Softball

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Team Academic Accomplishments Team Academic Awards South Dakota earned the Summit League Institutional Academic Achievement Award after placing a leaguebest 76 percent of its list-eligible athletes on the Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. The Summit League’s Institutional Academic Achievement Award goes to the school placing its highest percentage of list-eligible athletes on the Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. In order for a student-athlete to be selected to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence, he/she must carry a 3.00 or better cumulative GPA, achieve sophomore academic standing at the institution, have used a year of eligibility and be on the squad list in the sport in which he/she is nominated. In addition, women’s soccer earned a Team Achievement Award, which is awarded based on percentage of listeligible athletes on the Commissioner’s list. South Dakota placed 100 percent of its eligible women’s soccer players on the list. Both the South Dakota men’s and women’s track and field teams were named All-Academic teams by U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The award is given to track and field teams who have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better. The Coyote women had a cumulative GPA of 3.39 and have earned the honor all four years since moving to Division I. A total of 171 women’s teams were recognized in all. The South Dakota men have a cumulative GPA of 3.13 and were one of only 85 teams to be named all-academic. It is the third consecutive year the Coyote men have earned the award. The South Dakota swimming and diving teams were named Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America for the fall 2011 semester. The awards are presented to collegiate

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swimming and diving teams who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester and in the winter/spring semester. The Coyote women had a cumulative GPA of 3.1 while the Coyote men earned a cumulative GPA of 3.07 to earn the honor. Women’s basketball was named to the WBCA Honor Roll for the fourth straight year. The team finished with a GPA of 3.595 for the year, fourth-best among all NCAA, NAIA and junior college women’s basketball teams. Men’s golf and women’s tennis have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for the 2011-12 academic year. The award is given to teams with an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) in the top 10 percent of all teams in their respective sports. Awards given may exceed 10 percent depending on the number of perfect scores. Men’s golf received a perfect Multiyear APR Rate score of 1,000, while women’s tennis received a score of 998. The APR provides a real-time look at the team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship by accounting for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance. The score is calculated as a rolling, four-year figure, with the 2011-12 APR scores based on results from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 201011 and 2011-12 academic years. This marks the third consecutive year each team has won the award. Women’s tennis was also named a 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic team, the seventh time in eight years the team has earned the award. The ITA All-Academic Team award is given to teams with a cumulative team grade point average of 3.2 or above.


Team Academic Accomplishments Coyote Academics by the Numbers

Individual Academic Awards

3 NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship winners in 2012, including Elizabeth Hoffman (women’s swimming and diving), Emma Ladwig (women’s track and field) and Chad Pinkelman (men’s track and field).

Six track and field student-athletes earned United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic status, including Bethany Buell (St. Louis, Mo.), Alexa Duling (Gregory, S.D.), Emily Grove (Pontiac, Ill.), Analisa Huschle (Bagley, Minn.), Emma Ladwig (Gayville, S.D.) and Jeff Mettler (Eureka, S.D.). To attain this honor, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have participated in any round of the NCAA Championships.

15 student-athletes have maintained a cumulative 4.0 GPA. Five of those athletes come from the cross country team (three men, two women) and four from track and field (one man, three women). 16 of the 17 Coyote teams have cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or higher, with men’s cross country leading the way at 3.67 and followed by women’s outdoor track at 3.48 and women’s basketball and women’s golf at 3.46 each. As a whole, South Dakota’s athletic teams have a 3.17 cumulative GPA. 65 student-athletes made the Summit League’s Academic All-League Distinguished Scholar list, more than any other Summit League team. Women’s track and field led the way with 20 selections followed by men’s track and field’s 10 selections. 89 South Dakota student-athletes earned Distinguished Scholar status (3.6 or higher for semester in which he/she competed) from the Summit League. 99 student-athletes have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, including 18 members of the women’s track and field team, 12 members of the women’s swimming and diving team, and 11 members of the football team. 112 individual student-athletes made the Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. Women’s track and field led the way with 25 honorees, followed by women’s swimming and diving with 13 and men’s track and field with 13. 191 South Dakota student-athletes placed on the Academic All-Summit League/Great West Conference teams in 2011-12. To be eligible for academic all-conference athletes must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and have participated in 50 percent of their team’s contests.

Five members of the women’s tennis team were honored with International Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete awards, including Kaitlyn Deragisch (Luverne, Minn.), Veronika Makashov (Richmond Hill, Ontario), Maddy Warder (Sioux City, Iowa), Michelle Elkin (Omaha, Neb.) and Yamini Reddy (Bangalore, India). To be eligible for the honor, student-athletes must be a letterwinner, have a GPA of at least 3.5 for the academic year and have been enrolled at their current school for at least two semesters. In head coach Malcolm Gilreath’s nine years at South Dakota, 29 women’s tennis players have received the honor. Four members of the South Dakota football team were named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Six Football Team. Chris Ganious (Houston, Texas), Will Powell (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Marc Murtha (Maple Grove, Minn.) and Kevin Robb (Rapid City, S.D.) were named to the 24-man team. Chris Ganious was selected to the Capital One first-team All-American Team by CoSIDA. It was the second Academic All-American honor for Ganious, who was named to the second-team in 2009. Emma Ladwig (Gayville, S.D.) and Jeff Mettler (Eureka, S.D.) were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Track and Field/Cross Country Team by CoSIDA. It was the third time Ladwig received the honor.

226 student-athletes have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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Student-Athlete Athletic Highlights Tom Compton • FCS Lineman of the Year • Sixth-round pick in NFL Draft • Associated Press first-team All-American • Phil Steele 2011 FCS All-American • Participant in East-West Shrine Game • All-Time Great West Conference Football Team • Three-time All-Great West Conference

Emily Grove • Women’s Outdoor Track and Field first- team All-American • Seventh-place in the pole vault at NCAA National Championships • Sixth-place in the pole vault at the IAAF World Junior Championships, the best- ever finish by an American in the pole vault • Qualified for 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials

Amber Hegge Bethany Buell • Women’s Outdoor Track and Field first-team All-American • Summit League Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year • Third-place in pole vault at NCAA National Championships • Cleared a school record height of 14-5 1/4 • First Coyote to finish in the top three at the Division I National Meet • Qualified for 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials

Alexa Duling • Women’s Outdoor Track and Field second-team All-American • Summit League Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year • Ninth-place in 400-meters at NCAA National Championships • Qualified for 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials

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• First-team All-Summit League • Finished top five in the Summit League in scoring (19.2), rebounding (8.5), FG% (52.1), assists (3.6), blocked shots (2.2) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3) • Two-time Summit League Female Athlete of the Month • Four-time Summit League Player of the Week

Jodie Boss • Summit League Defensive Player of the Year • Second nationally in blocked shots (4.0) • South Dakota single-game record nine blocks against IUPUI


USD Fall 2011 Athletic Review Coyote Volleyball

Coyote Football The University of South Dakota football team, picked fourth in the Great West Conference preseason coaches’ poll, exceeded expectations and finished tied for second going 6-5 overall and 2-2 in league play. The Coyotes played a tough schedule in 2011 with trips to Air Force and then-No. 6 Wisconsin. One of the main highlights of the season was the 30-17 triumph over then-No. 1 and FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) defending national champion Eastern Washington in the DakotaDome Sept. 10. The Coyotes would go on to be ranked as high as 14th nationally and finish the season receiving votes in the FCS poll. A total of 15 Coyotes earned all-conference honors and senior offensive lineman Tom Compton earned multiple all-America honors, including Associated Press First Team All-America and was a sixth round draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft of the Washington Redskins. He became the Coyotes’ first draftee since 1990.

The Coyotes were picked ninth in the preseason Summit League poll but exceeded expectations by finishing sixth. The team swept South Dakota State in two matches, winning the Montana tournament and beating a Pac-12 Conference foe for the first time (Oregon State). Freshman Kendall Kritenbrink set a school record with 34 kills in a win over Oral Roberts on Sept. 14 and was named to the All-Summit League second team.

Coyote Soccer The South Dakota women’s soccer team, who had the nation’s youngest roster with 21 freshmen, showed steady progress throughout the year. The team won its Summit League debut, a 2-1 win over Western Illinois on Sept. 30, and lost several close games against the top teams in the league. Makena Cameron was named to the Summit League AllFreshman Team.

Coyote Cross Country The Coyote teams both finished in the top five at the Summit League Championships. Sophomore Jeff Mettler had a top-five finish for the men’s team to earn All-Summit League honors while junior Jessica Brandli finished 16th to lead a balanced women’s team.

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USD Winter 2011-12 Athletic Review Coyote Men’s Basketball

Coyote Women’s Basketball

The men’s basketball team moved into the Summit League this season and the season could be summed up as new faces and new places. The Coyotes also exceeded expectations as they were picked 10th in the preseason coaches’ poll and finished tied for eighth with a 10-18 record overall and a 5-13 record in the Summit League. The Coyotes will be eligible for the postseason in every sport next season. Coyote senior guard Charlie Westbrook capped an impressive two-year career for the red and white with the first allconference selection for the men’s basketball team in the Summit League. Westbrook earned second team honors and finished his career with 1,009 career points. Fellow senior Louie Krogman capped his fouryear career finishing sixth all-time in scoring at 1,644 career points and second all-time in made 3-pointers with 292.

South Dakota earned its second-consecutive postseason appearance by qualifying for the WNIT. The Coyotes beat Drake, 61-53 in the opening round of the WNIT, marking the second-straight season they had earned a postseason tournament win. South Dakota lost to Pac 12 foe Colorado in the second round but still finished 238, its best record since moving to Division I. The Coyotes finished third in their first year in the Summit League despite being picked to finish seventh. Senior Amber Hegge was first-team all-conference and became the school’s second alltime leading scorer at 1,759 points. Highlights for the Coyote women included a thrilling home overtime win over SDSU and wins over six other teams that qualified for postseason tournaments.

Coyote Swimming and Diving The South Dakota swimming and diving teams both posted solid third-place finishes at the Summit League Championships in February. A total of eight Coyote women earned All-Summit League honors while six men earned allconference honors. A season highlight was the USD women’s win over South Dakota State in December. Senior Elizabeth Hoffman also earned academic all-district honors and also received a prestigious Postgraduate Scholarship from the NCAA.

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USD Spring 2012 Athletic Review Coyote Track and Field The Coyote track and field teams enjoyed a historic season in 2012. South Dakota sent three individuals to the NCAA National Championships, most since moving to Division I. Sophomore Bethany Buell finished third in the pole vault to earn first-team All-American status, while freshman Emily Grove was seventh in the pole vault to also earn first-team AllAmerican status. Both competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials as well. Junior Alexa Duling was 12th in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA national meet as well to earn second-team All-American status. Buell was named the Summit League Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year, while Duling was named the Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. Both Coyote teams finished second at the Summit League Outdoor Championships, as the women claimed eight titles while the men won two. Freshmen Analisa Huschle (women) and Kyle McKelvey (men) each earned Newcomer of the Championships at the outdoor meet. Huschle was also a Newcomer of the Championships during the indoor season. In all, the Coyotes set 20 records during the 2012 indoor and outdoor seasons.

Coyote Softball The Coyote softball team enjoyed a solid first year in Summit League play, going 12-12 and finishing sixth. That surpassed preseason expectations as the team was picked to finish ninth in the preseason coaches poll. Highlights for the Coyotes were series sweeps over Western Illinois and Oakland and series wins over UMKC (the defending league champion) and IUPUI. The Coyotes also were 9-7 as they christened their new field in 2012. Junior second baseman Kassie Loe earned All-Summit League first-team honors, becoming the first Coyote softball player to do so.

Coyote Golf The Coyote golf teams completed their first year in the Summit League in 2011-12. The women’s team finished in a solid tie for seventh while the men were 10th overall. The women were led by freshman Janice Baumberger, who was 22nd at 234 (76-81-77), while the men were led by Lucas Turner, who tied for 28th with a 7-over par 220 (72-74-74). Sophomore Hailey Sheldahl became the first Coyote golfer to earn Athlete of the Week honors April 4.

Coyote Women’s Tennis The Coyote women’s tennis team finished 16-9 overall, its best record since moving to Division I. The Coyotes finished 4-4 in their first year in the Summit League and took fifth. The team had a school record five players with 20 or more singles wins, including All-Summit League performer Alena Sergeychik. Freshman Yamini Reddy set a single-season school record with 29 singles wins on the year.

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Additional Awards/Honors Coyotes Sixth in Summit League Commissioner’s Cup In its inaugural year in the Summit League, the University of South Dakota athletic department exceeded expectations as it finished sixth in the Summit League Commissioner’s Cup. In addition, the Coyote women finished fourth in the Dr. Helen Smiley Women’s All-Sports Award Standings. The Coyotes tallied 76.5 points in the Commissioner’s Cup, highlighted by secondplace finishes by the men’s and women’s outdoor track & field programs and the women’s indoor track & field team and a third-place finish by the women’s basketball team. South Dakota scored 52 points in the women’s standings, edging Southern Utah by 0.5 points and South Dakota State by a point. The Coyote men scored 24.5 points in the Dr. William Steinbrecher Men’s All-Sports Award standings to finish eighth. The Commissioner’s Cup is given annually to the member institution that collects the most combined points in relationship to placement in league-sponsored sports between its men’s and women’s athletic programs, while the All-Sports Awards are given to the institutions that accumulate the most points in men’s sports and women’s sports.

Athletic Honors by the Numbers 2 members of the track and field team earned Newcomer of the Championships awards. Analisa Huschle (Bagley, Minn.) earned Women’s Newcomer of both the Indoor Championship and Outdoor Summit League Championship meets. Kyle McKelvey (Beresford, S.D.) earned Men’s Newcomer of the Summit League Outdoor Championships meet. 3 members of the track and field team earned All-American honors in 201112. Bethany Buell (St. Louis, Mo.) and Emily Grove (Pontiac, Ill.) were named to the first-team and Alexa Duling (Gregory, S.D.) earned a spot on the second-team. 4 Summit League Athlete of the Month awards were won by Coyotes, including two by Bethany Buell and two by Amber Hegge. 33 student-athletes earned Athlete of the Week honors in 2011-12, led by football’s eight honorees and Amber Hegge’s (Crofton, Neb.) four individual honors. 68 Coyotes earned first- or second-team all-conference honors in 2011-12, led by women’s outdoor track and field’s 20 honorees, men’s indoor track and field’s 12 honorees and football’s 11 honorees.

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New Coaches/Coach Achievements Joe Glenn named head football coach Joe Glenn was named head football coach at the University of South Dakota on Dec. 5, 2011. Glenn, a 2006 University of South Dakota Hall of Fame inductee, returns to his alma mater where he served as a backfield coach under former head coach Joe Salem in 1974. He received his master’s degree in education from USD in 1975. As head coach at Northern Colorado Glenn led the team to back-to-back Division II National Championships in 1996 and 1997, becoming only the fourth Division II school in history to repeat as national champions. Glenn enjoyed enormous success as head coach at the University of Montana, guiding the Grizz to back-to-back NCAA Division I-AA National Championship game appearances in 2000 and 2001, and winning the National Championship in 2001. His 86.7 winning percentage was the best in the history of the Big Sky Conference, and he led the Grizz to 24 consecutive wins, tying the I-AA all-time record. For his career, Glenn has compiled a 188-100-1 (.652) record in 24 seasons as a head coach. He has coached 34 seasons overall as either a head coach or an assistant coach.

Amy Williams named head women’s basketball coach Amy Williams was named head women’s basketball coach at the University of South Dakota on June 4, 2012. Williams was the first head women’s basketball coach at Rogers State (Okla.) and built the program from scratch into an NAIA national contender. In five seasons at Rogers State, Williams recorded a 97-65 record. Last year, the Hillcats were 22-12 and advanced to the NAIA Final 8 for the first time in school history. She led the Hillcats to back-to-back NAIA national tournament appearances. As the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at the University of Tulsa, Williams helped the Golden Hurricane claim its first Conference USA regular-season and tournament championships in 2006. The Hurricane also earned its first ever trip to the NCAA tournament and logged its first win in the field of 64, finishing the season with an impressive 26-6 record.

Lucky Huber SDCCTFCA’s College Coach of the Year South Dakota women’s track and field coach Lucky Huber was named the 2012 South Dakota Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association (SDCCTFCA) College Coach of the Year. The award was given out as part of the South Dakota High School Coaches Association Clinic in Aberdeen, S.D. Huber, who finished his 18th season as the Coyote women’s track coach in 2011-12, received the honor after three Coyote women’s athletes earned AllAmerican honors at the NCAA National Championships in June. Sophomore Bethany Buell (St. Louis, Mo.) and freshman Emily Grove (Pontiac, Ill.) were each firstteam All-American in the pole vault, while junior Alexa Duling (Gregory, S.D.) earned second-team All-American honors in the 400-meter hurdles. All three Coyotes competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June. The Coyote women qualified eight athletes for the first round of the NCAA Championships, most since moving to Division I. The team also finished second at both the Summit League Indoor and Outdoor Championships in its first year in the league.

Derek Miles competes in pole vault at the London Olympics South Dakota track and field assistant coach Derek Miles competed in the pole vault preliminaries at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. Miles did not qualify for the finals. Miles was competing at the Olympics for a third time in his storied pole vaulting career. He finished seventh at the Summer Games in Athens, Greece, in 2004, and was fourth at the Summer Games in Beijing, China, in 2008. Miles has represented the United States on six world championship teams and been a three-time US National Champion. He has been ranked first in the US four times and top-five in the world six times by Track and Field News Magazine. Since rejoining the staff in 2008, Miles has coached the vaulters to seven conference titles. Under Miles’ tutelage, the Coyote vault program now sits as one of the premier programs in the nation. In 2012, Bethany Buell placed third in the pole vault at the NCAA National Championships to earn first-team All-American status, while freshman Emily Grove was seventh and also earned first-team All-American honors.

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Coyotes in the Community “Girls on the Run”

‘Share Your Sole’ Shoe Drive Seven members of the South Dakota women’s track and field team led activities for local girls as part of the “Girls on the Run” program, which took place in Vermillion, S.D. The fall program was highlighted by a 5K run held at the Nike Team Regional in Sioux Falls, S.D.

A total of 16 Vermillion-area girls took part in the 10-week program, which began in September. The Coyote athletes were involved in leading training sessions and serving as mentors for the girls, who range from third to fifth grade. Sessions were held twice per week and lasted 90 minutes each. Each South Dakota track athlete ran with two girls as part of the 5K race. “Girls on the Run” is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Girls on the Run in Vermillion is an extension of Girls on the Run Sioux Falls.

Summit League Food Fight

South Dakota Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) members Alexa Duling and Chris Ganious recently celebrated a successful shoe drive with Cece and Leatrice Big Crow of the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota. The USD student-athletes collected over 1,500 pairs of old shoes at recent football and basketball games as part of the SAAC “Share Your Sole” Shoe Drive. The University of South Dakota’s SAAC members recently completed a successful Food Fight as part of the Summit League program conducted by student-athletes at all 10 conference member institutions. SAAC members collected canned food items at two South Dakota home games and also accepted cash donations outside the local Hy-Vee Store in Vermillion during their drive.

As part of the efforts, Andrew Mack of Vermillion’s Hy-Vee joined SAAC Members Alexa Duling and Chris Ganious and presented a check for $925 to Mary Berglin of the Vermillion Food Pantry which will be used to purchase canned goods. Total weight of the canned goods donated exceeded 5,800 pounds.

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Budget Division I-level coaching, staffing, scholarships, services and travel requires a significant investment. USD athletics is committed to being careful stewards of the funds we receive from fans, corporate sponsors and donors. The support received from the State of South Dakota and from the University is important to our continued success and integral to our future growth.

USD Total Athletic Expenses FY12 = $9,435,234 OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES $3,417,336

Women’s Scholarships 1

SCHOLARSHIPS $2,814,200 Other Operating Expenses Include: Travel, Team Apparel, Supplies and Camps

USD Total Athletic Income FY12 = $9,435,234 UNIVERSITY SUPPORT $4,021,379

EXTERNAL REVENUE $4,325,060 External Revenue Includes: Ticket Sales, Sponsorships, Fundraising, Donations and Camps

2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 Basketball

13

15

15

15

15

15

2

Golf

3

3

4

5

6

6

3

Soccer

10

10

12

12

14

14

Softball

8

8

12

12

12

12

Swimming

6.5

6.5

9.5

10.5

14

14

Tennis

3

3

5.5

6.5

8

8

Track & Field

14

14

18

18

18

18

Volleyball

10

10

12

12

12

12

Women’s Total

67.5

69.5

88

91

99

99

SALARIES AND BENEFITS $3,202,698

STUDENT SUPPORT $1,088,795

The commitment to Division I required an upgrade in our scholarship offerings throughout our 17 sports. USD put together a plan to increase the annual scholarship offerings from 105 to 176 while maintaining Title IX compliance. This increase in scholarship offerings has created the need to generate significantly more revenue. Two areas have been identified to be the vehicles to assist in financially funding the increased scholarship offerings – the annual fund and major gifts. The Howling Pack serves as the annual fund and Great Expectations serves as the major gift component of the equation. The Great Expectations scholarship campaign is designed to fill the immediate needs of our transition to Division I until our annual fundraising, The Howling Pack, matures to fund the increased expenses of Division I.

Men’s Scholarships 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14

1

Basketball

13

13

13

13

13

13

2

Football

54

60

63

63

63

63

3

Swimming

1

1

1

1

1

1

Track & Field

3

3

4

8

8

10

Men’s Golf

0

0

0

0

0.5

0.5

Men’s Total

71

77

81

85

85.5

87.5

Grand Total

138.5

146.5

169

176

184.5

186.5

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Supporting the Coyotes Supporting the Team Behind the Team The support provided by our donors, alumni and fans have provided the scholarships needed to attract the top student-athletes and provide them the necessary resources to be successful. Success in athletic competition is a long-standing tradition at USD and we will continue this tradition as a full member of NCAA Division I.

Spread the Red Beginning with the 2011-12 season, the Howling Pack and its Board of Directors launched the Spread the Red campaign with the goal to increase membership from across the state of South Dakota. The campaign also gives all alumni, fans and friends five ways to show their Coyote Pride in their home, business and community: 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.)

Join the Howling Pack Wear red on Fridays Display Go Yotes yard sign Paint Coyote logo on your driveway Attend Tailgate Nation before home football games

Great Expectations Scholarships are very important to the success of a Division I institution. Donors who pledge $60,000 (or $15,000 per year over four years) have the opportunity to name their scholarship and designate preference for a sport. Since 2007, over $2 million has been raised through Great Expectations.

Recent Alumni Since 2010, the Howling Pack has offered all recent alumni of the University of South Dakota the opportunity to join. For the first five years after receiving their undergraduate degree, recent alumni receive a Howling Pack membership at the White Club Level ($100-$299) for a reduced price on a graduated scale outlined below. By joining the Howling Pack, recent alumni can ensure themselves access to tickets and other benefits. Years Since Graduation Gift to the Howling Pack First Second Third Fourth Fifth

Endowments The Department of athletics generated nearly $107,431.90 from its 41 endowments in 2011-12. As of June 30, 2012, the value of the total athletic endowment was $2,649,544.

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FREE MEMBERSHIP $25 $50 $75 $100


Supporting the Coyotes Howling Pack The mission of the Howling Pack is to promote and financially support the University of South Dakota athletic department and all of the individual athletic teams while encouraging the development of the student-athlete. Each year the Howling Pack sponsors events to raise money, generate interest and engage alumni, fans and friends. Gifts by Howling Pack members support scholarships and provide all Coyote student-athletes the necessary resources to be successful academically and athletically. During the 2011-12 season, Howling Pack membership increased to 804 members who contributed a record $436,757.

Board of Directors The Howling Pack is overseen by a strong and knowledgeable board of directors that helps increase membership and promotes the mission of the Howling Pack. Board members are comprised of the alumni, business, and/or community leaders from across the state of South Dakota. Jeffrey Nelson HJN Real Estate (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Kevin Brown Prairie Eye Clinic (Vermillion, S.D.) Sheila Prosser PrintSource, Inc. (Vermillion, S.D.) Douglas Christensen Papa Murphy’s (Rapid City, S.D.) Daniel Radigan Radigan Enterprises, Inc. (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Robert Christenson Christenson Law Office (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Torrey Sundall Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Scott Fiedler The Olson Group (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Carla Thomsen Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.) William Gassen Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Jesse Witt Wells Fargo (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Jackie Haggar-Tuschen Avera Fitness Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.) David Zimbeck Citibank (Sioux Falls, S.D.) David Hanna Paystubz (Rapid City, S.D.) Thomas Holland Holland Dental Clinic (Dakota Dunes, S.D.) David Sayler Director of Athletics David Hultgren Northwest Equipment, Inc. (Spirit Lake, Iowa) David Herbster Senior Associate AD/External Relations Jeremy Kudera Yankton Medical Clinic (Yankton, S.D.)

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Coyote Sports Properties/Learfield Sports Founding Partners The University of South Dakota partnered with prominent collegiate sports marketer Learfield Sports to serve as its multimedia rights holder and exclusive athletics marketing partner beginning with the 201112 athletic season. Learfield Sports established a locally-based entity known as “Coyote Sports Properties” to handle all related aspects of the multi-year rights partnership that went into effect July 1, 2011, and includes signage and sponsorship at all athletic venues, certain radio and television programming and management of the Coyote Radio Network, as well as corporate hospitality, print sponsorships, event marketing and advertising for GoYotes.com. For nearly 40 years, Learfield Sports has been dedicated to representing collegiate institutions, conferences and associations.

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Ag United Alkota Cleaning Systems Allegiant Air Anheuser-Busch Army ROTC Avery Brothers Bank of the West Barnes & Noble at USD Bierschbach Equipment Brown & Saenger Carey’s Bar Champp’s Americana Sports Café Cherry Street Grille Callaways Coffee Cup Fuel Stop Comfort Inn Dakota PC Warehouse

Sports Medicine Partner

Corporate Partners

Farm Credit Services of America Fast Auto Glass First Bank & Trust First Dakota National Bank Fort Randall Casino & Hotel Grand Falls Casino Resort Henry Carlson Company Herren Schempp Building Supply HIlton Garden Inn - Sioux Falls HJN Team Real Estate Holiday Inn Express Independence Waste Jensen Auto Body JoDean’s Steakhouse Jones Food Center Leo’s Sports Bar & Grill

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CorTrust Bank

Little Italy’s Main Street Pub Midwest Dairy Association New York Life Insurance Pedersen Machine, Inc. Pizza Hut POET Biorefining - Hudson Polaris Prairie Eye Clinic Prairie Inn Premier Bankcard Premier Real Estate Quality Motors Rasmussen Motors Raymond’s Jewellers RDL (formerly Aaladin/Rugged Gear)

RED Steakhouse Results Radio Cumulus Media Riverfront Broadcasting Rooster’s Harley Davidson Sanford Health Sanford Vermillion Medical Center Schoeneman’s Building Materials Center Screening America Sedgwick Publishing Skylark Meats Slumberland Furniture South Dakota Army National Guard South Dakota Beef Industry Council South Dakota Wheat Growers

State Farm - Richard Sunde State Farm Insurance Stream Subaru of Sioux Falls The Roadhouse The Sioux City Hotel The USD Foundation Vermillion Ford Yankton Press & Dakotan/ Missouri Valley Shopper Vermillion Plain Talk/ Broadcaster Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Whimps


Moving Forward Athletics signs shoe and apparal deal with Adidas

South Dakota athletics has signed an all-inclusive deal with Adidas to become the official shoe and apparel provider for the department’s sports teams. The partnership allows the athletic department to achieve brand consistency while being affiliated with one of the most recognizable shoe and apparel companies in the world. The agreement with Adidas marks the first time all USD intercollegiate athletic programs have been included in a single, all-encompassing apparel agreement. Utilizing a single vendor for all programs will ensure consistency in image and branding throughout the athletic department, across the campus and in the community.

“The opportunity to align ourselves with a global company such as Adidas is something that all fans of South Dakota should feel good about,” USD Director of Athletics David Sayler said. “This agreement will ensure brand consistency and greatly aid in the process of getting more Coyote gear into the marketplace.” The department has been working on increasing the notoriety of the USD brand, especially as it relates to athletics. The University launched a new athletic logo campaign in August 2011, and with the transition to NCAA Division I complete, the partnership brings additional distinction to USD.

Athletics rebrands website to GoYotes.com

The University of South Dakota athletic department announced the anticipated launch of its new athletic website www.GoYotes.com. The Coyotes partnered with CBSSports. com to house their new website which debuted June 19. The site features a fresh new layout along with an easy navigation system of sportby-sport links. New social media content is located on the front page of the site where fans can access Facebook, Twitter and blogs. It also includes a Coyote Student-Athlete Profile and an Athlete of the Week. The site also has new and improved live stats of home athletic events for the team sports. There is also a new Game Day tab on the front page, featuring current stats and biographies, visiting team information, the ability to watch or listen to games, special game day promotions/information, tailgating and more. In addition, the Howling Pack site was added to the athletics site with an all-new look and easy navigation to membership information, special events, hospitality and more.

Coyote Radio Network coverage increases

The University of South Dakota Athletics Department and its multimedia rights holder, Coyote Sports Properties, announced numerous enhancements to the Coyote Radio Network, including KVHT-FM 106.3 serving as the flagship station, beginning with the 2012-13 athletic season. Coyote football and men’s and women’s basketball’s return to KVHT-FM in Vermillion will give fans the benefit of an increase in related radio programming, such as a weekly coach’s show and a daily show. Coyote Radio Network coverage will be augmented through an agreement with Backyard Broadcasting, which allows all football games and the football coach’s show to be broadcast on Sioux Falls’ affiliate KSQB-FM 95.7(also known as Q 95.7) and all men’s basketball, the men’s basketball coach’s show, and select women’s basketball games to be carried on affiliate KXQL-FM 107.9 (also known as KOOL 107.9). This move, coupled with the affiliation with KVHT-FM, will enable fans to hear Coyote game action and other USD Athletics’ programming all along the Interstate 29 corridor, from Sioux City, Iowa to Brookings, S.D. Additionally, KMNS 620 AM in Sioux City, Iowa, will carry all football and select men’s and women’s basketball games, serving as the Coyotes’ first-ever affiliate in this market. The Coyotes’ new affiliation in Mitchell, S.D., will provide a 100,000-watt FM signal on KUQL-FM 98.3, which will carry all football and select men’s and women’s basketball games.

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Mission Statement The University of South Dakota is the comprehensive university within the South Dakota System of Higher Education. The University’s mission is to provide graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences and in professional education; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support research, scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service to the State of South Dakota and the region. The University of South Dakota’s Intercollegiate Athletic Department, as an integral part of the University’s educational mission, is committed to cultivate academic and athletic excellence in our student-athletes. The following points serve as a roadmap on this path to excellence. • • • • • •

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Academic Integrity and Leadership: Dedication to the principles of academic excellence, the encouragement of degree completion, the development of the whole person, and support in securing a productive place in society for all student-athletes. Athletic Achievement: Dedication to maximum athletic performance. Fiscal Integrity: Development and maintenance of comprehensive fiscal policies and practices to ensure control and accountability throughout the program. Governance: Compliance with Federal, State, University, NCAA, and conference regulations. Personal Development: Encourage all personnel and student-athletes toward personal and professional growth. Quality Support: Dedication to providing the finest staff, facilities, services, and equipment to ensure that all student-athletes have the opportunity to train and compete in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

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