Former NDSU track standout Jill Theeler has reached out to her old school with her job as associate athletic director at the University of South Dakota. The Coyotes are in their second year of the Division I reclassification and the administrative details are numerous and not easy.
NDSU has been cooperative in lending a hand.
"We learned a lot from SDSU and NDSU going ahead of us," Theeler said, during a conversation for a "Where Are They Now" newspaper segment. "We have them to thank. In my world of compliance and internal administration, I’ve reached out and Lynn has been helpful and supportive. We’re competitive on the field but we also want our institutions to do well."
Lynn is NDSU women’s athletic director Lynn Dorn. USD won’t start Summit League play until 2011-12 but a regional-based foe from the former North Central Conference can only help attendance, especially in basketball. Moreover, the two will renew their football matchup next fall at the Fargodome.