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Photo courtesy by Penn State Athletics Former Penn State assistant coach Maren Walseth, middle, was officially hired as the North Dakota State women’s basketball head coach on Monday.

Walseth named Bison head coach


FARGO — When North Dakota State went searching for a new women’s basketball coach, women’s athletic director Lynn Dorn said she was looking for three elements:

- A person who has been part of a winning program.

-Somebody who can recruit the Midwest.

-A coach who has a sense of leadership.

So when Penn State assistant Maren Walseth came into the picture just over a week ago, it was check, check, check.

“She met all of our expectations,” Dorn said.

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Jeff Kolpack
Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at www.bisonmedia.areavoices.com. On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.