WATCH: NDSU women searching for end tough stretch, Jimmies athletic director stepping down in WDAY's 6 PM sportscast for Jan. 18th
They were picked to finish third in the preseason Summit League standings, but the North Dakota State women have had to battle through the first 17 games of its season.
The Bison women, who have played just seven games at home, have lost four of their last six heading into its longest home stand of the season. The next four games will included contests against Oral Roberts, South Dakota and South Dakota State, each in the top three of the Summit League standings.
"It wasn't our best stretch of games, our last four games, but there were definitely some things we can take away," head coach Jory Collins said.
Jamestown will need a new athletic director for the first time since 2015. Sean Johnson announced on Tuesday he's stepping down to take the same position at Newberry College.
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