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Maren Walseth has accepted the position as North Dakota State’s head women’s basketball coach. Submitted photo

Walseth to be next head coach


FARGO — Before Maren Walseth became a successful assistant coach at Penn State, she was one of the greatest high school players to ever come out of the state of Minnesota. North Dakota State is hoping that legacy of excellence carries over to its women’s basketball bench.

The Bison hired the Lady Lions assistant to take over their program on Monday afternoon and will formally introduce her on Thursday. One by one, the connections to the area started to add up on Monday.

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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 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.