SDSU's Selland receives additional year of eligibility

South Dakota State University's Myah Selland brings the ball up the court after grabbing a defensive rebound during a game against Dakota Wesleyan University on Friday, Nov. 15 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. (Matt Gade / Republic)

BROOKINGS — South Dakota State University women's basketball player Myah Selland has been granted an additional year of eligibility after missing most of the 2019-20 season with a season-ending injury.

Selland, a native of Letcher, will have two more years to play for the Jackrabbits, the school said Thursday. She was granted a medical hardship and an additional year of eligibility by the Summit League after playing just nine games before suffering a foot injury.

"This is great news for Myah and our program," said SDSU coach Aaron Johnston in a statement. "A college athletic career fits into a very short window of time and season ending injuries further reduce that window to compete. This decision helps ensure she will have the best possible student-athlete experience."

Selland was an all-Summit League honorable mention selection in 2018-19 and was named to the Summit League all-newcomer team as a freshman. Prior to her injury, she was averaging 13.8 points per game and leading the team in assists. Selland, who started all 33 games in SDSU's Sweet 16 season in 2018-19, was shooting 55.8 percent from the field and 70.8 percent from the free-throw line, while averaging 5 rebounds per game in 2019-20. She was a preseason all-Summit second-team pick prior to the 2019-20 campaign.

Selland is averaging 11.6 points per game in her career and will enter the 2020-21 season with 776 career points. She adds 354 rebounds and 186 assists, while shooting 51.1 percent from the field in her career.


"I'd like to thank Jackrabbit Nation for all of the support and well wishes this past year," Selland said. "I'm beyond grateful for the opportunity to put on the Jackrabbit jersey for two more years. I'm so excited to see what this team has in store and I can't wait to take the court with them again!"

South Dakota State went 23-10 overall and 13-3 in Summit League play during the 2019-20 season. The Jacks were runners-up to the University of South Dakota in the Summit League Tournament before all postseason tournaments were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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