South Dakota State is in Select National Group
South Dakota State’s first ever berth into the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament has capped a historic sports calendar for the Jackrabbits.
The baseball team joins both the football team and basketball team with post season appearances this school year.
How rare is that?
Only 11 schools pulled it off this season and most of them are college sports heavyweights. According to FootballScoop.com, the other ten are:
San Diego State
What the Jackrabbits accomplished in 2012-13 is impressive no matter how you look at it, but to really appreciate what went on in Brookings this school year consider this: SDSU is the only FCS school on the list, meaning teams must finish near the top of the standings (football) or win their conference tournament (basketball and baseball) to qualify. The road to pull of this ‘trifecta’ is much easier at major conference schools.
Of course, let’s not forget about the Jackrabbit women’s basketball team which has made five straight NCAA Tournament appearances.