Leading the Coyotes: Becky Hammon Watchlist, grad school, scoring 1,000 points

Coming off a successful junior year campaign and winning Summit League Tournament MVP, senior center Hannah Sjerven received a nod to the 2021 Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year Watchlist.  Sjerven who is also a full time graduate student studying sports psychology finds new ways to excel in the classroom and on the court […]

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Coyote women’s basketball has weekend games canceled

After an Omaha women’s basketball player tested positive for COVID-19, the pair of games scheduled for Friday and Saturday between USD and Omaha were canceled Monday. Omaha had a bye week last week, and the Coyotes defeated Western Illinois in a pair of games in Macomb, Illinois after a bye week the week before.  USD […]

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Coyotes’ basketball conference schedules released

As the Coyotes men’s and women’s basketball teams complete their last three weeks of fall practice, both team’s conference schedules were announced last week for the upcoming winter season. The Summit League’s Nov. 4 announcement detailed a 16 game schedule (8 games for the men, 8 games for the women) with all games being played […]

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Learning to coach as a student-athlete

After completing her practicum at an outpatient clinic, senior Kinesiology and Sports Management major Liv Korngable turned to something more familiar for her required internship hours.  The women’s basketball guard began her strength and conditioning internship this fall where she works under Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Clete McLeod and Assistant Coach Caleb Heim. “(McLeod) […]

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Coyote mens and womens basketball team anticipate winter sports decision

All USD fall sports have seen postponements to the spring, but winter sports, like mens and womens basketball, are still awaiting official word on the future of their 2020-21 season. The USD womens basketball team was ready for the NCAA Tournament last March before the tournament was canceled due to COVID-19. This season is still […]

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Summer Issue: Balancing Act: Nationally ranked basketball, nursing

The Coyote women’s basketball team ranked 11th in the USA Today Coaches Poll and 17th in the Associated Press poll to end the season, but these student-athletes still find time to be students. Juniors Monica Arens and Claudia Kunzer are nursing majors. Both players joined the nursing program in February and play vital roles on […]

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Athlete of the Year: Ciara Duffy

For Ciara Duffy, the end to her junior and senior seasons were less than ideal. An ankle injury in the Summit League Championship left Duffy less than 100% for the NCAA Tournament game against Clemson in 2019 and COVID-19 ended a chance at another run in the NCAA Tournament this season. Duffy’s senior season will […]

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