MADISON, S.D. - Dakota State University's interim Athletic Director Dr. Judy Dittman is pleased to announce the hiring of Betsy Westermann as the assistant softball coach.
Westermann, a native of Duvall, Wash., is a 2009 graduate of Jamestown College. She was a three-year starter for the Jimmies as a middle infielder. During her collegiate career, Westermann earned All-Conference and Gold Glove honors for her success at second base.
Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, Westermann completed her graduate work while serving as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Northern State University. While at NSU, she served as the Wolves' infielders coach.
After earning her graduate degree from Northern State, Westermann spent this past season at NCAA Division II Black Hills State University. She served as the team's strength and conditioning coach, infielders' coach and assistant recruiting coordinator.
"Betsy brings a passion for the game. She is relentless in her approach and is passionate about coaching," stated DSU softball head coach Ken Prorok. "I am looking forward to working with her during her career at Dakota State University."
While serving as an assistant for the Trojans, Westermann will be the teams' infield coach, camp/fundraising coordinator, as well as the assistant recruiting coordinator.
"I am excited about the opportunity to serve as an assistant coach for the Trojans," said Westermann. "I look forward to working with Coach Prorok and helping meet the goals he has set for the program."
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director