Maren Walseth, North Dakota State Mutually Agree to Part Ways

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – The North Dakota State Athletic Department and Head Women's Basketball Coach Maren Walseth have mutually agreed to part ways, director of athletics Matt Larsen announced Monday, March 11.

Walseth had a 40-106 record in five seasons with the Bison, including a 19-59 record in The Summit League.

She led the Bison to an 11-18 record and sixth-place finish as a rookie head coach in 2014-15 after spending seven years as an assistant coach at Penn State and three years at Navy.

The Bison finished 7-22 this year and placed seventh in the league for the third straight season.

Larsen said a national search will begin immediately for a new head coach.

North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant research university located in Fargo, N.D., with an enrollment of approximately 14,000. NDSU is a member of The Summit League and Missouri Valley Football Conference with an affiliate membership in the Big 12 Conference for wrestling.

NDSU has a storied history of athletic success including 27 team national championships since 1965 in football, women's basketball, wrestling, softball, men's cross country and women's indoor track and field.

Since completing a reclassification to NCAA Division I in the fall of 2008, the Bison have won seven football national championships, made three NCAA men's basketball tournaments, nine softball regionals and one super regional, three NCAA women's volleyball postseason appearances, NCAA regionals in baseball, women's soccer, and men's and women's golf while producing several All-Americans in track and field, cross country and wrestling.