VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota boasts 139 student-athletes on The Summit League's Academic Honor Roll for the winter and spring seasons. Of those, 72 were also named to the Summit's Academic Distinguished Scholars List. Both numbers are second-highest in the league.
AMES, Iowa--South Dakota led early, battled throughout and made proud the large contingency of Coyote fans at Hilton Coliseum before falling to second-seeded Stanford 81-62 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--Polly Harrington made her first seven shots, Nicole Seekamp sank 13 free throws and Bridget Arens contributed 12 points off the bench as South Dakota beat top-seeded South Dakota State, 72-58, in a Summit League Tournament semifinal game at Sioux Falls Arena.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--South Dakota junior guard Raeshel Contreras hit a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left to send the Coyotes past Western Illinois, 96-94, and into Monday's Summit League Tournament semifinal against top-seeded South Dakota State.
2013-14 Starting point guard who led team in both assists and rebounds ... amongst all Summit League players, ranked second in defensive rebounds and fourth in total rebounds ... was one of three USD players who started all 33 games of the season ... had eight points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals in NCAA Tournament game against Stanford (3/22) ... leads the team in minutes played (29.2 mpg) ... led the team and ranked sxith in the Summit in assists (118) ... was the second-most accurate 3-point shooter in the League at 42.3 percent (33-of-78) ... led the team with four double-doubles ... had 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in the championship game of the Summit League Tournament ... was a rebound shy of a double-double in two other contests ... had 13 assists against four turnovers in 89 minutes at the Summit League Tournament ... named to the Summit League Honor Roll.
2012-13 Played in 33 games during freshman season... had season-high 13 points against Dakota State (12/06/12)... tallied season-high eight rebounds against Utah Valley (12/01/12)... had 10 points and five rebounds against Peru State (12/15/12).
Prep Athletic guard who had strong career at Watertown High School...first-team all-state selection as a senior after averaging 18.1 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals per game...named Class AA All-Star...first-team all-conference as a senior...also first-team all-state as a junior...was also an all-conference selection and a member of the Eastern South Dakota Conference championship team...has been Watertown's Most Valuable Player the past two seasons and is a five-year letterwinner overall....assumed starting point guard duties as a freshman in 2008-09 as the Arrows won the Class AA state championship...is a five-year letterwinner and also is a standout in track and field, where she has placed in more than 20 events at the state meet, including being part of winning sprint medley relay as a senior.
Personal Daughter of Bobby and Jodi Hemiller...Kinesiology and sports science major with a minor in education.
Career Highs Points: 13 vs. Dakota State (12/06/12) Rebounds: 8 vs. Utah Valley (12/01/12) Assists: 3 2x, last at Boise State (12/22/12) FG: 5 2x, last vs. Peru State (12/15/12) Steals: 3 2x, last at Kansas State (12/9/12) Blocks: 0 Double-digit games: 2