USD Alum Named South Dakota Sportswriter of the Year

Jeremy Hoeck Jeremy Hoeck (Courtesy: Press & Dakotan)

VERMILLION, S.D. — The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association has named University of South Dakota alum Jeremy Hoeck its 2015 South Dakota Sportswriter of the Year.

Hoeck, 30, joined the Yankton Press & Dakotan in 2006 as a sports writer while he was still a student and was promoted to assistant sports editor in 2008. He currently covers USD athletics as his beat, which also includes Yankton High School and other sports. His news duties at the daily paper include social media editor.

Hoeck graduated from USD in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in history and minor in contemporary media and journalism. He was a sports writer and also served as sports editor for the student newspaper, The Volante.


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


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