Anderson receives Hagerty scholarship

Anderson receives Hagerty scholarship Steve Anderson, a junior forward on The University of South Dakota men's basketball team, has been awarded the Richard D. Hagerty Scholarship, an endowed fund established within The University of South Dakota Foundation.

The Hagerty Scholarship benefits undergraduate or graduate students participating in the basketball program at South Dakota.

Friends and family members of the Richard "Dick" Hagerty family created the Hagerty endowed fund. Hagerty, a Doland native, was a letter winner for the Coyotes from 1955-57. He was also an assistant coach for head coach Dwayne Clodfelter in 1958 when South Dakota won the NCAA College Division National Championship.

The Coyotes defeated St. Michaels, 75-53, in the finals of the National Collegiate Small College Championships in Evansville, IL, to win the national title. USD won its last 20 games that season and became the first (and still just one of two) teams to go through a 12-game NCC schedule undefeated. They finished 22-5. Hagerty's loyalty and support of the USD athletic program continued all his life.

Anderson, of Rapid City, who is being redshirted this season, averaged 9.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 27 minutes per game in 2001-02. He made 84-of-158 field goals for 53.2 percent, 4-of-11 (36.4 percent) 3-point field goals, and 90-of-120 free throws for 75 percent.

Anderson, who had six double doubles, scored in double figures 14 times in 2001-02. He tied a DakotaDome record with 22 rebounds in 98-85 win over Missouri Western. The 22 rebounds was the fifth best single-game rebounding perfor- mance in the NCAA Division II in 2001-02. Anderson, named Mr. Basketball in South Dakota in 2000, led Rapid City Central to a runner-up finish in the South Dakota "AA" State Tournament, averaging 18.9 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.

He was named to the first-team South Dakota all-state Class "AA" team three straight years and was also named to South Dakota all-state academic team. He was named MVP of the Hansen Anderson Three Class Shootout, Coaches Association Player of the Year, and Maxwell Sports Radio Player of the Year.

A business major, he is the son of Roger and Linda Anderson of Rapid City.

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