WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that the U.S. Senate passed their resolution honoring the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Jackrabbits football team for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision title. The resolution also honors SDSU head coach John Stiegelmeier, who recently announced his retirement following 26 seasons leading the program.
“Congratulations to the SDSU Jackrabbits football team on a remarkable season,” said the senators. “It’s a privilege to lead the Senate in recognizing the accomplishments of the players, coaches, and staff, and we commend them for bringing the first NCAA Division I national championship to South Dakota.”
On January 8, 2023, the Jackrabbits defeated the North Dakota State University Bison 45-21 to win their first national title in Frisco, Texas.
Text of the resolution is available here.