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With 19 sports competing at the NCAA Division I level, the Jackrabbits have claimed 34 regular and postseason league championships in eight different sports since 2009-10.

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

The department’s broad-based success has claimed The Summit League Commissioner’s Cup all-sports trophy five times (2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16), 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 during the 2012-13, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons and earned the league’s Sportsmanship Award, an award voted upon by its peers, during the 2010-11 campaign.

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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Jul 26

Field Player and Goalkeeper Camp/Future Jacks Camp

Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium
Jul 27

Field Player and Goalkeeper Camp/Future Jacks Camp

Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium
Aug 12

Women's Soccer vs. Kansas State

Aug 15

Women's Soccer vs. Drake


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Aerial photo of Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium during Jacks Bash in 2016.

Jacks Bash 2 coming in September

South Dakota State University officials announced the return of a major concert as Jacks Bash 2 is scheduled for Sept. 8 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

Vinatieri named to CoSIDA Academic All-America® Hall of Fame

A Rhodes scholar, the NFL’s all-time leading scorer, a two-sport athlete turned global health leader and an elite gymnast now leading international communications efforts highlight the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame Class of 2021.

SDSU honors 4 professional staff members

South Dakota State University’s Professional Staff Advisory Council recently honored four of its members at its annual meeting.