Some interesting things came out of South Dakota State’s doubleheader sweep of Southern Utah (men 66-56, women 65-43) in the 40th annual Pork Classic at Frost Arena in Brookings Saturday night:
¿ The women Jacks extended and ended their consecutive made free throw streak at 27 — the streak was over the course of three games.
The SDSU men had a key a six-point possession in the second half. Trailing 38-36 with 12:31 left, lone senior Griffan Callahan got fouled after making athree-point basket. That gave the Jacks the ball again and Nate Wolters made a three-point play to put SDSU on top 42-38 with 11:51 left. Wolters was named The Summit League player of the week.
¿ In the all-time SDSU men’s scoring chart, Wolters moved from 12th to nine as the junior is now at 1,418 points. Next up is the junior’s former teammate Kai Williams, No. 8 on the list with 1,423 points from 2006-10.
No. 1 on the list is former Hamlin star Mark Tetzlaff, who scored 1,931 points for the Jacks from 1982-85. Mark is the dad of current NSU standout Dustin Tetzlaff. In only two seasons at NSU, Dustin has scored 600 (300 last season, and 300 so far this season). He scored 22 in his freshman season at the University of South Dakota.
¿ With its state-leading 15 South Dakota recruits announced last week, the Northern State football program has been making headlines in newspapers across the state during the past week.
¿ Aberdeen Roncalli graduate Aaron Fuller is a junior on the Central College men’s indoor track and field team. Fuller’s parents, Jim and Brenda Fuller, are the NSU track and field coaches.
¿ Sully Buttes graduate and Dakota Wesleyan junior women’s basketball player Elizabeth Lamb has been named to the academic all-district 6 team. Lamb is an accounting and criminal justice double major with a 3.93 grade point average.
¿ The University of Sioux Falls men’s soccer team will become an affiliate member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, joining the University of Mary, Montana State University Billings, Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho), Saint Martin’s University (Wash.), Seattle Pacific University (Wash.), Simon Fraser University (B.C.) and Western Washington University. This fall, USF will join the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, which does not sponsor men’s soccer.
¿ Sioux Falls Lincoln standout Alex Schultz has verbally committed to play baseball at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
¿ Black Hills State head coach Jay Long has accepted the head football coach position at Chadron State College.
¿ Britton-Hecla graduate and Jamestown College senior Robert Nelson placed sixth in the shot put (44-8) and 11th in the weight throw (45-103⁄ 4) at the Concordia-Moorhead Duals this past Saturday.
¿ Drake University assistant Joe Burger is the new coach of the new men’s soccer program at the South Dakota School of Mines. The Hardrockers will begin play this fall.
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