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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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South Dakota State Wrestler and Animal Science Student Tanner Sloan Takes Home NCAA Division I & U23 World Silver Medals

South Dakota State University wrestler and animal science graduate, Tanner Sloan, was unsure if he was ever going to wrestle beyond high school, let alone take home two major silver medals within a year’s time. ...

SDSU honors seven professional staff members

Seven members of the professional staff at South Dakota State University have been honored for their quality work. The recipients were honored at the SDSU Professional Staff Advisory Council annual meeting in mid-May. ...

Inside Higher Ed: SDSU WBB would be in academic championship game

If academic progress and graduation success rates determined the outcome of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I women’s basketball tournament, South Dakota State University would make it all the way to the championship game.