Black Hills State University President Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., made a quick trip to Dickinson, N.D., this month to present diplomas to six graduating members of the BHSU Rodeo Team who were competing in a two-day event in the neighboring state. The rodeo team capped off their season with key wins and strong placement for the College National Finals Rodeo this summer.
Madison “Maddi” Huber is one of nine Black Hills State University Rodeo Team athletes who competed in the College National Finals Rodeo, the nation’s leading college rodeo event, last week. The BHSU women's team placed sixth at the national tournament.
As Maddi participated in the final competition of her college rodeo career, she also looked forward to her next challenge. She received a full tuition scholarship for law school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The BHSU Alumni Association is hosting a Black Hills State University alumni and friends gathering at the Hilton Garden Inn in the Magnolia room on Thursday, June 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Casper, Wyo.
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.
Black Hills State University will once again honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the University’s rodeo program.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the BHSU Rodeo Hall of Fame. Those eligible include: stand-out athletes with emphasis on national performers, significant contributors to the BHSU rodeo program, and former BHSU rodeo coaches/advisors.
Black Hills State University Rodeo Team Captain Katie Doll, exercise science major from Prairie City, presents Silvia Christen, executive director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, a check for $1,335. Each year the BHSU rodeo team sells calendars and donates a portion of the proceeds to benefit area programs. This year they chose to donate money to the state Ranchers Relief Fund, a fund established last October to provide support and financial assistant to those in the agriculture industry impacted by Winter Storm Atlas. Also pictured is BHSU rodeo coach Glen Lammers.