VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota women's basketball hosts a WBI semifinal match up with McNeese State, track and field competes at the Texas Relays and Razorback Spring Invitational and women's tennis opens Summit League play this week in Coyotes athletics.
Coming off of their first Division I postseason road win, the South Dakota women will attempt to advance to the WBI semifinals by topping the Lamar Cardinals at the Montagne Center on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.
2012-13 Started all 35 games... had 187 assists, which is fifth-most in USD single season history... finished career ranked fourth on USD's all-time assists list with 445... finished the season ranked 13th in the nation in turnover-to-assist ratio (2.3-to-1) and 33rd in the nation in assists per game (5.3). Was second in Summit League in both categories... ended season averaging 5.2 rebounds and 3.1 points per game... had season-high 12 points against Drake (11/11/12) and career-high 11 rebounds against Utah State (03/21/13)... recorded double-double (10 rebounds, 10 assists) against Peru State (12/15/12)... averaged six assists during Summit League Tournament finals run.
2011-12 Solidified point guard position at both ends of the floor...led the Summit League in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.35), a mark that tied for seventh in the nation...led the Summit League in assists (4.8), which tied for 37th nationally...tied for eighth in the Summit League with 1.9 steals per game as well and led team with 58 steals...her 148 assists were seventh-best in a single season in school history...set a career-high with 12 assists in opening-win over Northern Arizona (11/18/11)...had 11 assists in home win over Northern Colorado (12/10/11)...had season-high 16 points against Oral Roberts (12/29/11)...started 30 of 31 games...played 40 minutes or more in six games (two overtime contests)...third on the team with 32 three-pointers...named to Academic All-Summit League team, earning Distinguished Scholar status...also named to the Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.
2010-11 All-Great West Conference honorable mention selection...averaged 6.9 points, 3.4 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game...added 10 double-figure scoring games...scored a career-high 19 points in win over Northern Arizona (12/09/10)...had a career-high nine assists in win over NJIT (02/24/11)...had 17 games of four assists or more...her 3.4 assists per game ranked eighth in the Great West Conference and first on the team...also hit 48 three-pointers, shooting 33.6 percent from behind the arc...also had a career-high nine rebounds in WBI win over Idaho (03/17/11)...also had 28 steals...named to the Great West Academic All-Conference team. 2009-10 Sat out as a redshirt.
Iowa State Appeared in 26 games her freshman year with a team that finished 27-9 and made appearance in NCAA Elite Eight...average two points per contest and also averaged 6.4 minutes per game...also had 13 rebounds, 19 assists and seven steals...converted 21-of-26 free-throw attempts (80.8 percent).
Prep Led Sully Buttes HS to back-to-back state championships in junior and senior years...named Argus Leader Player of the Year as a senior, and also was named South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year and South Dakota Miss Basketball...also earned the Spirit of Sue award in 2008, which recognizes the most outstanding senior at the state tournament based on academics, athletics, community involvement and leadership...member of the state all-tournament team her freshman through senior campaigns... set high school career records in assists (739) and steals (557). She has numerous accolades as she was a three-time first-team All-State pick, earned all-conference honors every season since eighth grade, and was a McDonald's All-America nominee...also was class valedictorian and member of the National Honor Society while also being a five-time academic all-state selection.
Personal Daughter of Steve and Kristi Yackley...Criminial Justice major.
Career Highs Points: 19 vs. Northern Arizona (12/09/10) Rebounds: 11 at Utah State (03/21/13) Assists: 12 vs. Northern Arizona (11/18/11) FG: 6 2x, last vs. Oral Roberts (12/29/11) 3-pt: 6 vs. NJIT (02/12/11) Steals: 5 3x, last vs. IUPUI (2/18/12) Blocks: 3 vs. Southern Utah (12/29/11) Double-digit games (scoring): 18