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Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame inductees announced

The Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame will induct five individuals and two teams during Swarm Week at the Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union. Lisa (Reynolds) Bomengen, Craig Crosswait, and Neil Grandbouche will be inducted as athletes. Kevin Williams will be inducted as a coach, and Scott Graslie will be inducted as this year’s contributor. The 1980 men’s cross country team and the 1963-64 wrestling team will also be inducted.

Bomengen

Lisa (Reynolds) Bomengen, Class of '00, will be inducted for her accomplishments in track and cross country:

  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) cross country All-American (1998 and 1999)
  • South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference (SDIC) cross country champion (1998 and 1999)
  • Placed 23rd out of 344 runners at national meet (2000)
  • Earned All-American honors in outdoor track (1999)
  • South Dakota Sports Writers Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year (1999)
Crosswait

Craig Crosswait, Class of '81, will be inducted for his achievements in baseball and golf:

  • All-District 12 First Team (1980)
  • All-SDIC second baseman (1979 and 1980)
  • District 12 baseball team champions (1979 and 1980)
  • All-District Team in golf (1980)
  • Second in the SDIC with a .419 batting average (1980)
Grandbouche

Neil Grandbouche, Class of '79, will be inducted for his success in track, football, and basketball:

  • SDIC championship mile-relay team member (1976-1979)
  • Honorable Mention All-Conference in football (1977)
  • First Team All-Conference in football as a defensive back (1978)
  • First Team All-District as a defensive back (1978)
  • SDIC champion in the 440 intermediate hurdles (1976)
Williams

Kevin Williams, Class of '76, will be inducted into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame for his successful coaching career. Kevin has coached for 34 years at Kelly Walsh High School in Casper, Wyo. His accomplishments include:

  • Coached girl's track team to three regional championships and 19 top four finishes at the state track meet (includes eight state champion runner up teams and one state championship)
  • Wyoming Coaches Association Coach of the Year (eight times)
  • National Federation of High School Sectional Coach of the Year
  • Inducted into the Wyoming Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2003)
  • Inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2010)
Graslie

Scott Graslie, Class of '76, will be recognized for his strong support of BHSU athletics over the years. He has been on the Yellow Jacket Foundation Board of Directors since 1984 and has served as vice president and was treasurer for many years. Scott was also president of the Green and Gold Booster Club from 1982-1985. He has also volunteered his time with BHSU golf tournaments for years - coordinating the putting contest and deuce pot, and has been a financial supporter of the Yellow Jackets since the early 1980s.

Tickets for the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame Banquet are $25 and must be purchased in advance; they will not be sold at the door. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday, Sept. 24. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Jade Temple, assistant athletic director at BHSU, at 642-6630 or email Jade.Temple@BHSU.edu.

For a complete list of BHSU Swarm Week events visit www.BHSU.edu/SwarmDays.

The Black Hills State University 1980 men’s cross country team, which will be inducted into the 2010 Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame, won the SDIC championship with a near perfect 18 points, crushing the second place team by 67 points. This marked the eighth straight championship for BHSU. They later won their fourth straight District 12 title convincingly with 31 points, and finished 12th in the NAIA championships. Team members included: (front row, left to right) Jim Glazer, Dean Mahaffey, Todd Pomeroy, Randy Gregson, and Carlo Mileusnich; (back row, left to right) Ken Hunter, Curt Fiedler, Doug Knaub, Brent Kannas, and Coach Dave Little.


 

The Black Hills State University 1963-64 wrestling team, which will be inducted into the 2010 Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame, were SDIC champions, including six individual weight class champions. The University hosted the 1964 NAIA national wrestling championships - it was the first (and only) national event ever hosted in Spearfish. Team members included: (front row, left to right) Ron Fisher, Don Brech, Tom Sprigler, Richard Ebersprecher, Bill Buchholz, and Coach Tony Schavone; (back row, left to right) Jesse Hoese, Tom Walters, John Mattson, James Moore, and Stewart Stites. Not pictured are: Tom Alsworth, Lionel Bordeoux, Jerry Christopherson, Chuck Hull, Frank Lawrence, Lorne Rogerson, Cecil Sallee, Tony Schunot, and Bill Tavegia.

 
 

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