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Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame inductees are announced

The Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame will induct five individuals and two teams during the annual Swarm Week Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union on the BHSU campus. Jesse Dana, Traci (Schenk) Dana, Cori (Ringwood) Engelhardt, and Travis Thorn will be inducted as athletes; Mike Olson will be inducted as a coach. The 1998-99 men’s basketball team and the 1973 golf team will also be inducted.

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Jesse Dana, Class of '97, will be inducted for his accomplishments in basketball:

  • 1,812 points scored in a career
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Honorable Mention All-American (1997)
  • NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete (1996 and 1997)
  • All-Conference performer (1994-95, 1995-96 and 1996-97)
  • BHSU men’s basketball All-Century Selection

Traci (Schenk) Dana, Class of '98, will be inducted for her achievements in basketball:

  • 348 career assists
  • 163 career steals
  • All-Conference selection (1996-97)
  • Starting point guard on National Champion Runner-Up team (1996-97)
  • Holder of 5 BHSU records (most assists in one game and in one season, highest average of assists and steals per game, and most steals in one season)

Cori (Ringwood) Engelhardt, Class of '98, will be inducted for her success in basketball:

  • Hustle Award at the NAIA National Tournament (1996-97)
  • BHSU record for single-game steals – 9 (tied with one other)
  • Career three point field goal percentage – 42.6%
  • Shot 80% (4-5) from three point range at national tournament in Southern Oregon
  • Second Team All-SDIC (1996-97)

Travis Thorn, Attended, will be inducted for his accomplishments in football and track:

  • BHSU record for receiving yards in one game – 224
  • BHSU record in 100-meter dash – 10.83
  • BHSU record in long jump – 24’9 ½ “
  • NAIA Honorable Mention All-American in football (1992)
  • NAIA All-American in track and field

Mike Olson, men's basketball coach for nine seasons at BHSU will be inducted for helping make the decade of the 90s the most successful period of basketball at BHSU. His teams had a 179-90 win-loss record, captured the South Dakota-Iowa Conference title four times, and made four NAIA Division II national tournament appearances.

The 1998-99 men's basketball team was considered by many to be one of the most exciting teams to play at BHSU. Members of the team included Mike Olson, head coach; Mark Swasey, assistant coach; Tony Silva, trainer; Ryan Larsen, student assistant; Brant Miller, Trent Traphagen, Brad Massman, Derrick Lockman, Lee Severyn, Brian Fennema, Justin Koehler, Brett Theeler, Steve Afa, Travis Traphagen, Mike Smith, Buster Vincent, Nate Vogel, and Josh McNames.

The 1973 golf team won the SDIC championship following their most successful season ever. Coach Gene Schlekeway's team edged South Dakota School of Mines and Technology by three strokes to capture the conference title. Members of the team were: Doug Murphey, Terry Prusha, Doug Graslie, Tom Townsend, Kirk Van De Walle, Tom Hendricks, Ron Meeker, and Bob Worth.

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 Thursday, Sept. 1. 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 1998-99 men's basketball team, which will be inducted into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame during the 2011 Swarm Days festivities, was considered by many to be one of the most exciting teams to play at BHSU. Members of the team included back row (l to r): Tony Silva, trainer; Mark Swasey, assistant coach; Brant Miller, Trent Traphagen, Brad Massman, Derrick Lockman, Lee Severyn, Brian Fennema, Mike Olson, head coach; Ryan Larsen, student assistant. Front row (l to r): Justin Koehler, Brett Theeler, Steve Afa, Travis Traphagen, Mike Smith, Buster Vincent, Nate Vogel, and Josh McNames.
 
The 1973 golf team, which will be inducted into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame during the 2011 Swarm Days festivities, won the SDIC championship following their most successful season ever. Coach Gene Schlekeway's team edged South Dakota School of Mines and Technology by three strokes to capture the conference title. Members of the team were (l to r): Doug Murphey, Terry Prusha, Doug Graslie, Tom Townsend, Kirk Van De Walle, and Schlekeway. Not pictured are: Jack Babb, Tom Hendricks, Ron Meeker, and Bob Worth.

 

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