Celebration Planned for Coyote Women's Team

Image Coyote Women WNIT The Coyote women’s basketball team watches a tribute video to its 2015-16 season that ended Saturday, April 2, 2016, with a 71-65 win over Florida Gulf Coast and the Women's National Invitation Tournament championship.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Fans of the University of South Dakota women’s basketball team are invited to a Cake with Charlie and Friends celebration at noon Monday, April 4 in the Muenster University Center.

USD defeated Florida Gulf Coast 71-65 Saturday to win the Women's National Invitation Tournament in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,415 fans. It was the final basketball game in DakotaDome history.

South Dakota (32-6) ends its season on a win for the first time in program history. Senior guard Nicole Seekamp was named tournament MVP and joined senior teammate Tia Hemiller on the WNIT All-Tournament Team. The Coyotes are the first Summit League team in any sport, men's or women's, to win a national postseason title.

Students, faculty, alumni and fans are invited to wear red and join the team Monday at noon in the MUC for the celebration.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News