VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota head women’s basketball coach Amy Williams has announced that Caitlin Duffy will transfer from Colorado State to USD and will be eligible to compete for the Coyotes during the 2015-16 season. Duffy was the Mountain West Conference Sixth Player of the Year as a sophomore guard last season and will have two years of eligibility remaining when she starts play.
A native of Rapid City, Duffy averaged 9.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Rams last season while playing for former South Dakota head coach Ryun Williams. As a freshman, she started 23 games and averaged 10.5 points per game while earning honorable mention all-Mountain West honors.
"We are excited to have Caitlin Duffy joining the Coyote family,” Williams said. “As a native of our state, we are excited for her to wear South Dakota across her uniform. She is a great fit for our team and will bring experience to our backcourt."
Duffy graduated from St. Thomas More High School in 2012 where she competed in basketball, soccer, cross country and track. Outside of being a four-time All-Black Hills Conference honoree, she was the South Dakota Coaches Association’s Class A Player of the Year in 2012 and earned Class A First-Team All-State and All-Tournament honors during both her junior and senior seasons.
Duffy was named to the Argus Leader’s All-Class First Team in 2012 and to the Rapid City Journal’s Best of the West team three times, including earning Player of the Year honors in 2012.
Duffy joins incoming freshman Kate Liveringhouse of Bellevue, Neb., as a newcomer for the Coyotes next season.
Courtesy: USD Jarrod Tell