Women's Basketball

womensbb1978.jpgThe women’s basketball team at Dakota State University has been one of the most successful sports programs in DSU history. They are also known as the Lady T’s. During the years 1902 through 1978, they played in the Women’s Athlete Association (W.A.A) in which they didn’t have any conference games or opponents.

It wasn't until 1978 when the Lady T’s started playing against other schools. They started off the season pretty well with a record of 13-7 in 1979. After the Lady T’s wrapped up their season in 1979, they started their journey of making it to the playoffs. From 1980-1987 they were marked as one of the top teams in the conference. After they were co-champion in the conference in 1987, they continued to have a good record from 1988-2001.

womensbb2003-04.jpg2003-04 DSU Women's Basketball TeamDuring the 1999-2000 seasons, the basketball team shared the final South Dakota-Iowa conference title with South Dakota Tech. This was the first SDIC tournament championship for Lady T’s since 1995. This was the Lady’s T first ever automatic bid to the NAIA Division II Nation Tournament in Sioux City, IA. The lady T’s finished with a record of 25-8, winning eleven of their last thirteen games. 2001 was the last time the Lady T’s took the conference championship, ending their winning journey. This was a great accomplishment for the Lady T’s to hold such prestige for so many years.

To this day, The Lady T’s continue to work hard and set goals towards a future championship title.


 

Source:

The 1979 Trojan Yearbook

The 2000 Trojan Yearbook

The 2001 Trojan Yearbook