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Grange to play in Ireland, Yoerger to retire, Fogg wins again in Switzerland – University of South Dakota Athletics

Grange to play in Ireland, Yoerger to retire, Fogg wins again in Switzerland – University of South Dakota Athletics


VERMILLION, S.D.—Recent University of South Dakota graduate Madison Grange became the latest Coyote to sign a professional contract overseas. In addition, Bridget Yoerger (2009) recently announced her retirement after 15 seasons and Abigail Fogg (2017) completed year seven abroad.
 
Grange signed with the Marble City Hawks in Kilkenny, Ireland. She will be the first Coyote alumna to play in Ireland since Raeshel Contreras (2015-16) and the 10th Coyote alumna to play overseas since 2008.
 
“I am very excited for the opportunity I have been given to be able to play for the Marble City Hawks in Kilkenny, Ireland!” said Grange. “It will be really neat to get to embrace a new culture and live abroad while I get to continue playing basketball. This new chapter in my life I am looking forward to a lot!”
 
A native of Holladay, Utah, Grange was a graduate transfer from Utah Valley. She was averaging 11 points while shooting at a 56.3 percent clip through five games in 2022-23 prior to a season-ending knee injury. Grange totaled 755 points, 312 rebounds and 168 assists in her collegiate career.
 
Coyote Hall of Famer Yoerger wrapped up her 15th professional season in 2023-24. Yoerger, a native of Hinton, Iowa, has announced her retirement from basketball. She’s spent 13 seasons in Luxembourg while playing for four different clubs. She spent the two most recent seasons with BBC Sparta Bertrang, averaging 11.5 points and 11.4 rebounds over the two seasons with the team. She averaged a double-double throughout her career, regularly collecting all-league awards including four Luxembourg Center of the Year honors and three Defensive Player of the Year awards. Yoerger retires as the longest-tenured professional Coyote in program history.
 
Fogg recently completed her seventh professional season in Europe. Fogg, hailing from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, helped BCF Elfic Fribourg capture the club’s sixth-straight Swiss Basketball League (SBL) title this season. She averaged a double-double of 17.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. The starting center led the team on the boards and was third on the team in scoring.