BHSU alums, athletic teams inducted into Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame

Author: BHSU Communications/Monday, December 28, 2015/Categories: 2015

Dennis R. Newell
Stacy Finkbeiner
Anna Deaver-Faustino
Chris and Belva Anderson
1932 Football Team
1964-65 Men's Baskeball Team
1973 Men's Cross Country Team

Six Black Hills State University alums and three sports teams were inducted into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame during the annual Swarm Week celebration Oct. 5-10.  

The 2015 inductees included:
  • Dennis R. Newell, Jr., Class of &rsquo04, athlete
  • Stacy Finkbeiner, Class of &rsquo89, athlete
  • Anna Deaver-Faustino, Class of &rsquo95, athlete
  • Dwight Gunnare, Class of &rsquo82, coach
  • Chris and Belva Anderson, Class of &rsquo69 and &rsquo72, ྄ and ྆ contributor
  • 1964-65 Men&rsquos Basketball Team
  • 1932 Football Team
  • 1973 Men&rsquos Cross Country Team
Dennis R. Newell, Jr., Class of &rsquo04 will be inducted for his accomplishments in cross country and track. Newell is known for:
  • A 10-Time NAIA All-American (named three times in cross country - only male in BHSU history two in indoor track in the 5k three in outdoor track in the 10k and two in the outdoor marathon)
  • A 14-Time Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) All-Conference (named four times in cross country three in indoor track in the 3k two in indoor track in the mile three in outdoor track in the 5k and two in the outdoor steeplechase)
  • Held six school records for the indoor 3k and 5k and for the outdoor 3k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon
  • Two NAIA Team Runner- Up finishes in cross country (2000 and 2003) and three DAC team titles in cross country (2000, 2001, 2003)
  • One NAIA Top-Four finish in indoor track and field (2002)
  • Six DAC Individual Titles (two in cross country three in indoor 3k one in outdoor 5k) and two DAC records for the indoor 3k in 8:34.42 in 2002 and outdoor 5k in 14:50.74 in 2003
  • National Champion Runner Up in 2002 junior year in cross country and 10,000 meters in 2003 junior year in outdoor track.

Stacy Finkbeiner, Class of &rsquo89 will be inducted for his accomplishments in basketball. His accomplishments include:
  • 1,873 points scored in career (fourth most in BHSU history)
  • Named All District in 1987 &ndash 1989 and All Conference in 1986 - 1989
  • BHSU men&rsquos basketball All-Century Team Selection
  • Scored a career-high 31 points versus Dakota Wesleyan University in 1987
  • Second in scoring in the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference (SDIC) in 1988 averaging 20.8 points per game and shooting 61.2 percent.
  • 762 career rebounds ninth in rebounding in the SDIC in 1988 with 6.1 rebounds per game
  • 1987 SDIC Champions he was the team&rsquos most valuable player 1986-1989
Anna Deaver-Faustino, Class of &rsquo95, will be honored for her accomplishments in track and field. They include:
  • NAIA All-American in shot put, placing fourth in 1993 with a throw of 44-1/4
  • NAIA All-American in the discus placing eighth in 1993 with a throw of 134-10
  • Set the BHSU record in shot put &ndash 45-4 and in discus &ndash 141-9
  • District 12 performance in 1993 in the shot put with a throw of 43-5 &frac12
  • Qualified for NAIA national meet in 1994 (second appearance)
  • Named All-American and All District in 1993
  • SDIC Champions in 1993
Dwight Gunnare, Class of '82, is being inducted as a coach. Gunnare&rsquos overall college coaching record in women&rsquos basketball is 307 wins and 115 losses for a 73 percent winning percentage. He has coached at Miles Community College and Casper College. His high school overall record in women&rsquos basketball is 175-87, completing a 66 percent winning percentage. His high school teams won two state championships, and in 2010, his Casper College team made it to the final four in the national tournament. He has been named coach of the year 16 times.

Chris and Belva Anderson, Class of '69 and '72 and ྄ and ྆, will be honored for their commitment and contributions to BHSU athletics. Chris and Belva Anderson recently established an endowment for athletic scholarships and have contributed more than $80,000 to BHSU during their lifetime. Chris, a Yellow Jacket Foundation board member, is a past president and was very instrumental in the reorganization of the foundation. Chris graduated from BHSU in 1969 with a bachelor of science in education degree with an emphasis in history and Belva in 1972 with a bachelor of science in education degree with an elementary education emphasis.

1964-65 Men's Basketball Team

The 1964-65 men's basketball team complied a 17-7 record and were co-champions of the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference.  Team members include (kneeling left to right): Wayne Ward, Bill Kohn, Cliff Hanson, Ken Knapp, and Doug Stanford (standing left to right): Rollie Halverson, student manager Rich Lunderman, Terry Rypkema, Oliver Carter, Terry Swindell, Frank Ward, Skip Larson, and head coach Thurman Wright not pictured: Ken Alsop and Tony Monaco.

1932 Football Team

The 1932 Yellow Jacket football team was the first tam in BH's history to go undefeated (6-0-1) and was the only team in South Dakota and among the few undefeated teams in the country.  Team members include (kneeling left to right): Clarkson Jennerjahn, Louis Day, Donald Kachelhoffer, Howard Christenson, and Lawrence Johnson (standing left to right): Jake Cope, Harold Ellingson, and Woodrow Sampson not pictured: Robert Bailey, Robert Calvert, Lawrence Ferguson, Erwin Griffith, Mylo Jackson, Francis Johnson, Ralph Keene, Frank Kucera, Lee Liston, Charles Lown, Elmer Pontius, Francis Quinn, John Scheidt, Robert Schloredt, Marvin Schmoker, Arnold Suiter, and Earl Vopat.  The Jackets were coached by Paul Rose.

1973 Men's Cross Country Team

The 1973 men's cross country team was the first team in BH's history to win a cross country conference title winning the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference.  Ken Hunter was the individual champion in the meet.  Team member include (kneeling left to right): John Ziegler, Paul Ausderan, Ken Hunter, and Bruce Grode (standing left to right): head coach Dave Little, Roy Borreson, Gary Padgett, and Gerald Collogan not pictured: John Fisherman, Alvin Grassrope, Brian McMahon, Terry Padgett, Mitch Paulson, and Gene Salmon.
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