The family and friends of Mark Larscheid donated an additional $4,100 to a scholarship through the Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket Foundation following a golf tournament this summer held in his memory. The fund total is now $37,000 making it the fourth largest athletic endowment at BHSU. More than 100 golfers participated in the golf tournament this year followed by a successful silent auction.
To celebrate Mark Larscheid’s life and preserve his memory, the family has an annual memorial golf tournament and silent auction. The proceeds are contributed each year to BHSU in his name. The scholarship award is presented each year to a BHSU male or female track athlete from South Dakota.
Larscheid, a former teacher and coach at Williams Middle School in Sturgis for 27 years, died in an automobile accident twelve years ago. He also taught and coached in Spearfish and Wall.
Born and raised in South Dakota, Mark and his wife Mary raised their three children – Shane, Summer and Slade. Mark was a loving husband, father, gifted teacher, dedicated coach and friend. He set the South Dakota high school state record in the 110-yard hurdles in 14.1 seconds in 1969. That record has yet to be broken. He was an outgoing, caring, and kind person who loved his family and athletics. Larscheid graduated from BHSU with a degree in physical education in 1973. He competed in football and track for the Yellow Jackets.
Contributions to the Larscheid scholarship fund may be sent to the University Advancement Office at Black Hills State University, Unit 9506, 1200 University, Spearfish, S.D. 57799-9506.