College Women's Basketball

South Dakota State's Sadie Thramer named Thirty Under 30 honoree


ATLANTA, Ga. — South Dakota State assistant basketball coach Sadie Thramer was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Thirty Under 30 list for the 2023-24 season.

The WBCA Thirty Under 30 program was created to recognize 30 up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches aged 30 and under at all levels of the game. Each honoree has exemplified their involvement in community service, mentorship and impact on others, professional manner, and attitude and professional association involvement.

Thramer recently completed her third season with the Jackrabbits. With Thramer on staff, South Dakota State is 85-21 overall and has won three straight Summit League regular season titles and back-to-back Summit League tournament crowns. Thramer serves as the Jackrabbits’ recruiting coordinator and is responsible for SDSU’s post player development, including the development of 2024 Summit League Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year Brooklyn Meyer. In 2022-23, Jackrabbit forward Kallie Theisen was named the Summit League’s Sixth Woman of the Year. Thramer also assists with opponent scouting, offense and defense.

Thramer’s career also includes coaching stops at Kansas State and Omaha.

“Congratulations to these 31 coaches who have distinguished themselves so early in their careers,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “The WBCA is pleased to recognize this up-and-coming talent in our coaching family. We celebrate their effort on the basketball court as teachers and equally applaud the extensive role they play in impacting the lives of their student-athletes.”

This is the ninth year of the WBCA Thirty Under 30 program. To see a year-by-year list of past honorees, visit

About the WBCA

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women’s and girls’ basketball at all levels of competition.

Founded in 1981, the WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport.

Visit for more details about the association.