Hanson is awarded Hagerty Scholarship

Hanson is awarded Hagerty Scholarship Doug Hanson, a senior guard on 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 letterwinner

for the Coyotes from 1955-57. He was also an assistant coach in 1958 when South Dakota won the NCAA College Division National Championship, defeating St. Michaels, 75-53, in the finals of the National Collegiate Small College

Championships in Evansville, IL.

Hagerty's loyalty and consistent support of the USD athletic program continued throughout his life.

Hanson, a native of Meckling, averaged 9.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game last season. He ranked second in the North Central Conference in three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 48.9 percent of his shots from downtown (45-of-92).

Hanson, who started nine games in 2002-03, averaged 23.9 minutes per game in his first season with the Coyotes.

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