(12) Mike Miller
The Grizzlies forward, a two-time state player of the year at Mitchell High, was the 2000-01 NBA Rookie of the Year.
The Brookings-based scoreboard maker, founded by two professors at South Dakota State, employs more than 1,200 people.
(14) South Dakota State
The school won the '02 D-II women's basketball crown and has taken six men's national cross-country titles.
(15) Mike Martz
The Rams' coach was born in Sioux Falls and moved to San Diego at age eight.
(16) Kris Tschetter
The LPGA star from Sioux Falls won the state's women's amateur four times.
(17) Ben Leber
The Chargers linebacker is from Vermillion; brother Jason was an All-America fullback at South Dakota.
(18) University of South Dakota
The Vermillion school has three alums active in the NFL, and its women's basketball team features NCAA national player of the year Mandy Koupal, a senior forward from Wagner.
(19) Rod DeHaven
The U.S.'s lone entrant in the 2000 Olympic men's marathon (he finished 69th) is from Huron and went to South Dakota State.
When he was asked after the 1964 Olympic 10,000-meter final if he had been worried about Billy Mills, prerace favorite Ron Clarke snapped, "Worried about him? I never heard of him." Mills, a 26-year-old South Dakotan, sprinted past Clarke in the final stretch to stun the crowd of 75,000 in Tokyo and become the only American ever to win gold in the 10,000.