Women's Basketball

    4   Tia Hemiller
    Tia  Hemiller


    Watertown, S.D.

    High School:
    Watertown HS




    Coyotes return to the finals with 69-58 win

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--South Dakota senior guard Nicole Seekamp scored a game-high 23 points in leading the top-seeded Coyotes to a 69-58 win against fifth-seeded IUPUI in the semifinals of the Summit League Tournament Monday at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.


    Coyotes roll past Fort Wayne; now 11-0 at home

    VERMILLION, S.D.--Nicole Seekamp scored 19 points and tied her career high with 10 assists to lead South Dakota to a 91-80 win against Fort Wayne Friday inside the DakotaDome.


    Coyotes boast 139 on Summit's honor roll

    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.


    South Dakota Athletics honors 2013-14 award winners

    South Dakota Athletics honors 2013-14 award winners


    Gritty Debut

    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.


    USD vs. Stanford

    USD vs. Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Ames, Iowa


    South Dakota vs. Denver

    South Dakota defeats Denver 82-71 to win the 2014 Summit League Tournament


    South Dakota vs. SDSU

    South Dakota vs. SDSU


    USD vs. Western Illinois

    USD vs. Western Illinois


    South Dakota vs. IUPUI

    South Dakota vs. IUPUI, Feb. 15, 2014

    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 sixth 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.

    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).

    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.

    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

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