Ketty Corenmann

Women's Basketball
Position = Forward
Major = Health Physical Education & Recreation
Ht = 5'11"
Wt. = NA
VJ = 23.5 in.
Agility = NA
40 = NA
PC = 176 lbs.
Sq = 230 lbs
BP = 160 lbs.

Comment = Ketty has worked extremely hard in all areas to improve herself as a basketball player as well as a person.  Her work ethic has allowed her to be successful on the court, in the class room and in the weight room.  The Jackrabbits have competed in the post season each of her 3 seasons (two WNIT and one NCAA tournament appearance)  The NCAA appearance coming in the first year of eligibility.  She has been involved in two regular season conference championships as well as one tournament championship.  She earned 2nd team all Summit League last year as well as academic all conference.  She earned "Iron Jacks" honors as a senior.  In addition she is currently serving as the Student Athlete Advisory Council President.  Her focus and dedication will serve her well in all her future endeavors.

Chris Johnson

Major = Economics
Ht = 6'1"
Wt. = 237 lbs.
VJ = 37.5 in.
SLJ = 10'7"
Agility = 4.00 sec.
40 = 4.60 sec.
PC = 374 lbs.
Sq = 495 lbs.
BP = 410 lbs.

Comment = Chris has shown a tireless work ethic in the weight room, class room, film room and on the field.  He has always put in the extra effort in strength & conditioning to help prepare himself and the team.  He gained 50lbs of body weight while improving his vertical jump and 40 times.  He is a 3 time IRON JACK while earning our Football Lifter of the Year Award 4 years in a row.  He has been a 3 year starter and a team captain this last year.  Chris has earned Honorable Mention All Conference twice and 2nd team once.  All the while he has earned Second team Academic All conference.  He has pushed his body to the limits and beyond many times spending 3 plus hours in the weight room during the off-season.  His work ethic and positive attitude will allow him to be successful in whatever he chooses to pursue.

3x Iron Jack
4x Football Lifter of the year
Team Captain
2 time Honorable Mention All Conference
2nd Team All Great West Conference
2nd Team Academic All Conference
3 year starter

Jimmy Rogers

Major = History
Ht = 5'10"
Wt. = 207 lbs.
VJ =  29 in.
SLJ = 8'9"
Agility = 4.21 sec.
40 =  4.68 sec.
PC = 264 lbs.
Sq =  485 lbs.
BP =  335 lbs

Jimmy has been a 3 year starter for the Jackrabbits. His heart, dedication, and work ethic on and off the field have been second to none since the day he walked onto campus. His time in the weight room has helped him excel on the field where he is the emotional leader of a playoff team. Jimmy, a Team Captain, has been named to the All-Missouri Valley 2nd Team and Honorable Mention All Conference in his final two years of school. His has also earned numerous Academic All-Conference Awards, including the League Commissioners Academic Excellence Award in 2008. His effort and desire have taken the bar to greater heights at SDSU.


Sasha Porter

Swimming & Diving
Major = Health Promotion
Ht = 5'2"
Wt. = 123
VJ =  22 in.
Agility = NA
40 =  NA
PC = 148.5lbs.
Sq =   200lbs.
BP =   150lbs

Sasha has been one of the most successful divers to ever come through SDSU. As a sophomore she broke a 25 year old school record in the 1 meter dive event and one year later she set the 3 meter diving event record. As a senior, she continues to improve as she re-set her own record in both the 1 and 3 meter diving event.  Part of her success can be attributed to her time and dedication in the weight room. Sasha's drive to be a better athlete has contributed to her success in diving, as well as helped her become the team leader for the Jackrabbit Swim/Dive program. She has also been able to achieve these feats while being a member of the Mid-Continent Conference All Academic team in 2006-2007.


Ben Jasinski

Track & Field
Multi Event
Major = Electrical Engineering
Ht = 5'8"
Wt. = 171
VJ =  34.5 in.
Algility = NA
40 =  NA
PC = lbs.
Sq =  405 lbs.
BP =  275 lbs

In the past three years, Ben Jasinski has used his unmatched desire, passion, and determination to excel in the weight room and in turn, this has led to success on the track.  Ben's power clean, back squat, and bench press have all seen significant increases each year.  At the same time, Ben's accomplishments in the High Jump, Triple Jump, and Long Jump have continued to grow.  Most recently, Ben placed 5th at the Drake Relays in Triple Jump and 6th in the High Jump.  Ben competed in the Triple Jump at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, finishing 14th.  He later competed in the U.S. Track & Field Championships, finishing 17th in the Triple Jump.  In addition, Ben's accomplishments in the weight room and on the track are echoed in his scholarly life with a major of Electrical Engineering.  Bench's accomplishments in the weight room, track, and classroom have gained the respect of not only his teammates, but all athletes at SDSU.  There is no doubt that whatever lies ahead of Ben will be met by his relentless passion to succeed.


Jess Heine

Positon:  Defender
Major = Civil Engineering
Ht = 5'7 ½"
Wt. = 155
VJ =  24 in.
Agility = NA
40 =  NA
PC = lbs.
Sq =  245 lbs.
BP =  130 lbs
GPA = 3.49

In the past four years, Jess has shown leadership for SDSU Women's Soccer through her accomplishments.  Jess has been a two-time Iron Jack (weight lifting standards based on athletic team) and currently holds the vertical jump record for our women's soccer program.  Jess's ability to excel in the weight room has transferred over to her durability on the soccer field.  In Jess's career, she is 2nd all-time for minutes plated in 2008 and 3rd all-time for minutes played in 2009.  Jess has shown excellence off of the soccer field and outside the weight room through her scholarly achievements.  She has been selected for the NSCAA/Adidas Scholar All-Central Region Honorable Mention once, the Summit League Academic All-League Team twice and the Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence twice.  This spring, Jess will be finishing her degree in Civil Engineering.


Blaine Alberta

Major = Health Physical Education & Recreation
Ht = 5'9"
Wt. = 177lbs.
VJ =   28 in.
Agility = 4.50
40 =  NA
PC = 209lbs.
Sq =   295 lbs.
BP =   NA

Blaine has only been with us for a year and a half after transferring from a junior college but in that time he has improved immensely.  He has exhibited an excellent work ethic.  He has had an attitude of always wanting to learn and improve.  He has worked hard in the weight room, on the mound and in the class room.  We expect great things from him this year on the mound.  Blaine has set himself up to be successful by hard work, dedication and a positive attitude.


Brittany Garner

Track & Field
Multi Events/Sprinter
Major = Nursing
Ht = 5'7"
Wt. = 155
VJ =  25.5 in.
Agility = NA
40 =  NA
PC = lbs.
Sq =  250 lbs.
BP =  160 lbs
GPA = 3.52

Brittany Garner has shown perseverance, dedication and the ability to overcome many obstacles in her four years at SDSU.  Brittany's accomplishments in the weight room have helped her to set a higher standard for all of her teammates.  In addition to being a four-time Iron Jack (lifting standards based on athletic team), Brittany is the current record holder for SDSU Women's Track with personal best in the power clean, back squat, and bench press.  Brittany's ability to go above and beyond the expectations of what she could accomplish in the weight room has pushed her to succeed in the classroom as well.  She was accepted in to the school of nursing at SDSU.  In addition to her weight room and classroom achievements, Brittany is the current SDSU record holder in women's pole vault.  Brittany also holds the third best 200-meter time in school history along with being a part of the record-setting SDSU 4x400 meter relay team and the record-setting SDSU 4x100 meter relay team.  The ability to stay positive and persevere is one that will forever fuel Brittany's success in all that she attempts.



Mackenzie Casey
VJ = 30.5
PC =264lbs.
BP = 250lbs.
Squat =365lbs.

Mackenzie has worked very hard to become bigger, stronger, quicker and more explosive.  He has been tireless in his efforts in the weight room, and on the court.  He has reaped the rewards of his hard work and dedication.  His work ethic will take him far in whatever he chooses to pursue after his basketball days are done.








Ashlea Muckenhirn

VJ =22
PC = 181.5lbs.
BP = 170lbs.
Front Squat = 225lbs.

Ashlea has worked incredibly hard here entire career.  That dedication has and continues to reap rewards.  She has been an important part of two teams that played in the WNIT, won a Summit League regular season conference championship, and three times led the nation (all divisions) in team GPA.  SDSU has averaged over 22 wins each of Ashlea's first three years.  She has set the standard for work ethic not only for the women's basketball team but for all teams.  She has been successful in the weight room, in the classroom and on the court because of her hard work and dedication.  She will be successful in whatever she pursues.





Nick Van Wyhe

Civil Engineering
VJ= 26"
Ht. = 6'5"
Wt. = 255
SLJ =8'10.25"
PC = 275lbs.
BP = 335lbs.
Squat = 400lbs.
Agility = 4.59 sec.
40 = 5.20 sec.

Nick has worked very hard to improve himself athletically.  He has been dedicated to in his approach to prepare himself for each and every year.  He has greatly improved his strength, size, agility and power.  He has been a welcome addition to our football team.  His hard work, dedication and attitude will take him far.





Brittany Postma

Height: 5'7"
Weight: 152
Bench Press: 135 lbs.
Vertical Jump: 23.5 in.
Power Clean: 75 kg
40-Yard Dash: sec.
5-10-5 Agility: 4.62 sec.

Brittany has excelled on the field and in the weight room throughout her careerat South Dakota State University. She is looked to as a leader on the fieldand in the weight room. Her dedication to the program and ability to give a consistently amazing effort everyday has been appreciated by our strength staff. Brittany has always gone above the standard and will continue to do so long after Softball. Her heart, leadership and intelligence will carry her through any obstacle she meets. It has been a pleasure and an honor to coach a person like Brittany.

-Bradley Schmidt, Sr, NSCA Member Sponsor




Justin Kubesh



Health Physical Education and Recreation

Ht = 6'1"

Wt. = 238

VJ = 34.5

SLJ = 10'2"

Agility = 4.23

40 = NA

PC = 341

Sq =490

BP =365


Comments = Justin is a very intense individual and puts his full focus and effort into anything he is doing.  He was a team captain and a first team all Great West Conference selection as a senior and second team as a junior.  He has pushed himself to the limits to become a better football player.  He will be successful in life because of his hard work and dedication.









Mitch Pontrelli


Defensive Line

Construction Management

Ht = 6'1"

Wt. = 272

VJ = 24.5

SLJ = 8'6.5"

Agility = 4.59

40 = 4.96

PC = 319

Sq =530

BP =445

Comments = Mitch is an athlete who leads by example.  He has worked incredibly hard to become stronger, faster, bigger and more explosive.  He was a four year starter and two year second team all Great West Conference selection.  In addition he was also an honorable mention all Great West Conference selection as a sophomore.  He has also twice been named to the All-Great West Football Conference Academic Team.  When he sets his sites on a goal he will focus all his efforts on achieving that goal.  He will be successful in whatever he chooses to pursue because of his hard work and dedication.





Mitch Erickson


Offensive Line

Mechanical Engineering

Ht = 6'5"

Wt. = 274

VJ = 30

SLJ = 8'7"

Agility = 4.35

40 = 5.14

PC = 352

Sq =460

BP =395

Comments = Mitch is a quiet, intense person.  He does not complain and always gives 110% in the weight room, on the practice or game field and in the class room.  He knows how to push himself to get the most out of his abilities.  He was a four year starter and a three time all Great West Football Conference first team selection.  In addition he was an honorable mention all Great West Conference selection in his first year as a starter.  He also was named a third team All-American by the Associated Press and honorable mention All-American from Don Hansen's Football Gazette.  He has significantly improved his strength, mobility and explosiveness and that has translated into individual and team success.  He has a bright future ahead of him because of his work ethic and dedication.



Ben Beran

Men's Basketball

Animal Science

Ht = 6'6"

Wt. = 240

VJ = 30


Agility = NA

40 = NA

PC = 269.5

Sq =375

BP =265


Comments = Ben has been an unbelievable leader for our basketball program.  He has shown the younger athletes what hard work really is.  He is a very genuine, friendly person.  You could not find anyone who would speak a bad word about him.  After taking a year off he came back with renewed drive and dedication which translated into adding 35lbs. of body weight while improving his vertical jump by 2.5 inches.  He has helped to lay a foundation for success at the division I level.  He will continue to be successful in whatever he pursues.







Zach Wirth

Track & Field


Civil Engineering

Ht = 6'1"

Wt. = 196

VJ = 39

SLJ = 10'11"

Agility = NA

40 = NA

PC = 324.5

Sq =450

BP =295


















Kristina Martin


Outside Hitter

Consumer Affairs

Ht. = 6'0"

Wt. = NA

VJ = 24.5


Agility = 4.59

40 = NA

PC = 176

Sq =245

BP =140

Comments = Tina is a very hard working gifted athlete.  She is focused and driven to be successful on the court and in the class room.  She is SDSU's all time leader in Kills and is one of only five SDSU players to have over 1000 kills and digs in her career.  She was named first team all Summit League and twice named to the first team all Division I independent team.  She was also named Division I independent new comer of the year as a freshman.  She has trained hard to improve her explosiveness and that has helped her lead her team to their first ever NCAA Division I tournament appearance.  She has accomplished all of this while being a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council.  Her positive attitude, work ethic and strength will take her far.




Andrea Verdegan




Ht. = 5'8"

Wt. = NA

VJ = 21.5


Agility = NA

40 = NA

PC = 148.5

Sq =220

BP =140

Comments = Andrea is a three year starter on the basketball team.  She was an important member of the first team in transition to division I to ever qualify for the WNIT.  She has twice been named to the Division I Independent All-Academic team.  During both those years the team has had the highest GPA of any women's basketball team regardless of division.  She has contributed to the successful transition to Division I.  She can be trusted to do what is necessary without being supervised the entire time.  She will continue to be successful because of her hard work and dedication.







2006 -2007 

Chris Iverson



Height 5'9.5"

Weight 182

Power Clean 92.5kg. 203.5lbs.

Bench Press 235

5-10-5 agility 4.34

Vertical Jump 26 inches


"Chris is an extremely hard worker, who is very dedicated and self-motivated.  He gives his best effort at everything he does, and has gotten the most out of his athletic ability with his efforts in the area of strength and conditioning.  Chris is an excellent student and is pursuing two majors.  He volunteers the little spare time he has in the community and always has a smile on his face.  Chris is a leader on the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), and will be successful in anything he pursues because of his work ethic and positive attitude.  Nathan Moe










Megan Vogel

Women's Basketball


Height 5'11"

Power Clean  90kg 198lbs.

Bench Press 165

T Test agility 9.26 sec.

Vertical Jump 25 inches


"Megan is the most dedicated and motivated athlete I have ever had the privilege to coach.  She has a tireless work ethic in the weigh room, on the court, and in the classroom, and in the community.  She has led the successful transition from division II to a strong division I program.  She has a positive attitude and outlook and not only leads with words but with her actions.  She has received many individual honors including; Division I all independent first team and Division I independent athlete of the week twice.  She was a member of the Jackrabbit women's basketball team that posted the top GPA in all levels of women's basketball during the 2005-06 academic year.  Megan is the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) President and is the perfect example of the student-athlete.  She is extremely focused and driven.  When she sets her mind to something she works until she accomplishes her goal.  She will be successful in every aspect of her life, because of her attitude and work ethic.  I am honored to have had the opportunity to coach her.  Nathan Moe




Heather Sieler

Women's Basketball

Point Guard

Height 5'6"    

Power Clean 159lbs.                          

Bench Press 155lbs.

Squat 235lbs.

Vertical Jump 26 inches


"Heather is an extremely dedicated and hard working athlete.  She has pushed herself to the limits to become a better basketball player.  She is an excellent leader with her words and more importantly her actions.  She has been a four year starter and has received many awards throughout her career.  She was a starter on a Division II national championship team.  She has been a big part of our successful transition into Division I.  She will be successful in whatever she pursues because of her hard work and dedication."  Nathan Moe



Paul Keizer


Offensive Lineman

Height 6'4"

Weight 290

Power Clean 286

Bench Press 325

Squat 500

40 yd dash 4.84

Vertical Jump 32 inches


"Paul was our "jackrabbit" power club award winner based on leadership, ability, and work ethic, attendance, winning attitude, and ability to follow instructions.  He excelled in all of these areas."  Lee Munger


Gabe Koensgfeld


Defensive Line

Height 6'4"

Weight 253

Power Clean 319

Bench Press 385

Squat 455

40 yd dash 4.72

Vertical Jump 28 inches


"Gabe has impressed me in the short time I have known him.  He is a dedicated athlete who has worked extremely hard in the area of strength and conditioning to improve himself and his team.  He is an individual of high character.  He will be successful in whatever he pursues because of his hard work and dedication."

Nathan Moe