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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Rachel Fricke

Rachel Fricke

Rachel Fricke

Head Softball Coach




Rachel Fricke is the Head Softball Coach at DSU. Rachel was a four-year softball letter winner at NCAA Division I University of South Dakota. While USD, she played in 183 career games, starting in 179 games as a catcher or designated player. She posted a .972 career fielding percentage at USD. Rachel graduated from USD with a bachelor's degree in recreation management with a health and coaching minor in 2010. She is entering her first year as the head softball coach but was the assistant coach for the last six seasons. During her time at Dakota State, she has assisted in coaching three All-Region players, 17 North Star Athletic Association All-Conference selections, seven Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, 27 NSAA Scholar-Athletes and one NAIA Scholar Team. She currently resides in Madison.


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