Jackie Hiebert to transfer from Ohio University to USD

Jackie Hiebert to transfer from Ohio University to USD Ryun Williams, head coach of The University of South Dakota womenâ�?�?s basketball team, has announced that Jackie Hiebert will transfer from Ohio University to USD. Hiebert, who will have three seasons of eligibility remaining, played in 29 games for the Bobcats her freshman season. â�?�?This is a tremendous sign for USD, Jackie is a very dynamic and gifted player,â�? Williams said. â�?�?Her versatility to play on the perimeter and inside, as well as score in a variety of ways, will be fun to coach. It is not often you get a transfer player with three years of eligibility remaining. We anticipate Jackie being a huge part of our Division I success for a long time. She will definitely add to the success of Coyote basketball in the classroom as well as on the floor. We would be hard pressed to find a better student athlete to join our program than Jackie Hiebert.â�? Hiebert, a native of Maple Grove, MN, started five games for the Bobcat team that went 20-13 and advanced to the MAC Tournament championship game. She cracked the starting rotation after two games in her career and started three consecutive games. In a 67-53 win over Lehigh, she led the team with a career-high 15 points. In the win she shot 6 of 8 from the field in just 13 minutes of action. For the season she shot 45.8 percent from the floor and 76.5 percent from the foul line. During her career at Hopkins High School she was a two-time all-conference selection and in 2006 she guided her team to a state championship title. Hiebert was also named to the all-metro first team, all-state team and all-state tournament team. During her senior season she averaged 18.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. The University of South Dakota finished 2007-08 with a 33-2 record and made its first appearance in the NCAA Division II national championship game. USD will begin its first year of transition to NCAA Division I in 2008-09.

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