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USD Delta Sigma Pi Chapter Wins First Place and Receives Several Awards

Photo of Delta Sigma Pi members at a competition. The USD Beacom School of Business Alpha Eta chapter of Delta Sigma Pi won first place in the Northcentral Province Business Case Competition.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Students from the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business Alpha Eta chapter of Delta Sigma Pi won first place in a case competition and were honored with a total of five top awards at the Northcentral Leadership Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the fall.

At this year’s conference, the Alpha Eta chapter competed in the Northcentral Province Business Case Competition. In this competition, teams were asked to identify a location for the next Super Bowl. The USD team, consisting of Hannah Person, Sara Martin, Katie Petry, Alexis Ritzman, Miranda Pfund and Jack Hammond, was awarded first place in the competition. Also in attendance was faculty advisor Dan Tracy, along with Garrett Kroger, Brianna Caskey, Amara Morris and Sarah Sauer.

The Alpha Eta chapter was also recognized with a number of additional awards:

  • Northcentral Provincial Outstanding Financial Operations Award - given to only five chapters out of over 250 internationally each year
  • The Great Plains Regional Outstanding Financial Operations Award
  • Chapter Management Chapter of Excellence Award
  • Buck$4Brotherhood Legacy Chapter Award

“I am very proud but not surprised by how well they performed at this year’s conference,” said Professor Dan Tracy, chapter advisor for Delta Sigma Pi. “Our incredibly successful student chapter is recognized by other university chapters on a regional and national level.”

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity at the Beacom School of Business dedicated to promoting leadership and networking opportunities to business students at USD. The USD chapter of Delta Sigma Pi has been awarded a total of 30 chapter, regional, provincial and national awards over the past five years.


USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.


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 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson 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 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News