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With 19 sports competing at the NCAA Division I level, the Jackrabbits have claimed 68 regular and postseason league championships in 10 different sports since 2009-10.

 


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Leagues and Conferences

  • Sixteen SDSU teams compete in The Summit League.
  • Football competes in the Missouri Valley Football Conference of the Football Championship Subdivision.
  • Wrestling competes as a member of the Big 12 Conference.
  • Equestrian competes under the umbrella of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.

Success On and Off the Field

The department’s broad-based success has claimed The Summit League Commissioner’s Cup all-sports trophy eight times (2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23), along with winning both The Summit League’s Dr. William Steinbrecher Men’s All-Sports Award and Dr. Helen Smiley Women’s All-Sports Award during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. SDSU also claimed the Steinbrecher award on six other occasions, as well as the Smiley award three other times.

During the 2022-23 athletics season, the Jackrabbits won their first team national championship at the Division I level with four victories in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

In the classroom, Jackrabbits student-athletes continually post a GPA of 3.2 or higher in more than 70 different majors, which led SDSU to winning The Summit League’s Institutional Academic Achievement Award for the 2009-10 and 2012-13 academic years and the Missouri Valley Football Conference Academic Award nine straight seasons.

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SDSU 1991 nursing graduates Marnie Chambless and Brenda Jaton Hieb and 1992 pharmacy graduate Shelle Litzen tailgate prior to the FCS football championship game in Frisco, Texas.

SDSU nursing alum receives viral recognition from Montana fan

On the SDSU Jackrabbit Fans Nations page, Wilson, a stage IV cancer patient, shared his story of the exceptional care he received from Marnie Chambless, a 1991 SDSU nursing alum from Tripp, South Dakota. Chambless was Wilson’s pre-/post-operation nurse in Colorado last month.
Staff to be honored at the upcoming SDSU Professional Staff Advisory Council annual meeting include, top from left, Christine Wood, Megan Glover, Christi Williams and Maryke Taute; and, bottom from left, Marie Schmit, Laura Edwards and Nicole Lounsbery.

SDSU to honor seven professional staff members

Seven members of the professional staff at South Dakota State University will be honored for their quality work at the upcoming SDSU Professional Staff Advisory Council annual meeting.

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