Women’s Basketball Bringing the Hammer Next Season

The Coyotes Women’s Basketball team finished the 2022-2023 season with an overall record of 14-16 and 10-8 in conference play finishing fourth in the Summit League. This was the first season under new coach Kayla Karius after former head coach Dawn Plitzuweit left for West Virginia. Sophomore guard Grace Larkins said that the team has […]

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Women’s Basketball Loses in Quarterfinals, First Time in Six Years

The women’s basketball team fell 92-69 to Oral Roberts in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament on Sunday. This is the first time the Coyotes have lost in the quarterfinals since 2017, former head coach Dawn Plitzuweit’s first year with the program. The 2017 loss was also the last time current head coach Kayla […]

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Women’s Basketball Loses in Quarterfinals, First Time in Six Years

The women’s basketball team fell 92-69 to Oral Roberts in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament This was the first time the Coyotes have lost in the quarterfinals since 2017, former head coach Dawn Plitzuweit’s first year with the program. The 2017 loss was also the last time current head coach Kayla Karius was […]

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Guard Grace Larkins Lands on Summit All-League First Team

Coming off her Summit League Sixth Woman of the Year award last season, sophomore guard Grace Larkins finishes the 2022-23 season as one of six members on the Summit All-League First Team. She was also named to the Summit League All-Defensive team. These awards were voted on by the conference coaches, media and sports information […]

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Karius and Peterson Fall in First Matchup Versus Jackrabbits

The men’s and women’s basketball teams faced off against in-state rival South Dakota State on Saturday. This marked the first time that head women’s basketball coach Kayla Karius and head men’s basketball coach Eric Peterson have faced off against the Jackrabbits.  The Women’s team fell 59-118 in Brookings and the men’s team was defeated 64-82 […]

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Hempe Happy to See “Familiar Face” in Coach Karius

Redshirt sophomore forward Alexi Hempe grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia where she started playing basketball in first grade. Hempe continued playing basketball throughout high school where she started to get recruited. “I was very open in my recruiting process,” Hempe said. “I had lived in Virginia my whole life so I kind of wanted to […]

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Karius Announces Women’s Basketball Schedule

The USD women’s basketball team released their season schedule on Sept. 14 including a non-conference slate which boasts a match-up between two March Madness teams and a tournament in Las Vegas. The team’s schedule will begin on Nov. 1 with an exhibition game against the South Dakota School of Mines and will follow six days […]

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Coyotes say goodbye to Dawn Plitzuweit and hello to new head coach

The Coyotes have now filled the head coach position for the 2022-23 season, which was left vacant after Dawn Plitzuweit took the position of West Virginia University’s head coach. USD announced on April 10 Plitzuweit’s replacement would be Kayla Karius.  Karius was an assistant under Plitzuweit in 2016-18 before she spent time at Wisconsin and […]

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