North Dakota State women’s basketball head coach Jory Collins has announced the return of Emily Dietz to the Bison. She has been added to NDSU’s staff as a graduate student manager.
Dietz’s new role will include assisting with the day-to-day operations of Bison women’s basketball, film breakdown, analytics, and community service activities.
Collins had high praise for her saying, “Getting to keep Emily Dietz in our program another two years was a no brainer for me.” He continued, “We’re very excited to add her to our staff as a graduate student manager. Her experience in our program and her loyalty to NDSU and Fargo make her a tremendous addition to our team. I know it will put a smile on my face to continue to see her daily and get to work with her in a different setting.”
Dietz spent five seasons playing for the Bison from 2017-22. She is the all-time leader in games played with 131, including an impressive streak of 114 consecutive games through the end of her playing career. She ranks fifth on the NDSU all-time field goal shooting percentage list shooting 51.2 percent. The West Fargo, N.D. native is the ninth Bison during the Division I era to surpass 1,000 career points with 1,142 points.
Dietz is ready to return to the program saying, “I feel extremely honored and blessed to continue to be a part of NDSU women’s basketball.” She continued, “My investment in this basketball program isn’t finished yet and I cannot thank Jory and this staff enough for allowing me to step into this new role. I’m beyond excited for the opportunity to learn from the best and continue to share my love for the Bison with those around me.”