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BHSU inducts six individuals and two teams into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame

 Monica Dorn
Monica Dorn
 Pat Guptill
Pat Guptill
 Steve Harshman
 Steve Harshman
 Eldon Marshall
 Eldon Marshall
 Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse
Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse
 1983 Football Team
 1983 Football Team
 2000 Men's Cross Country Team
 2000 Men's Cross Country Team
The Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame will induct six individuals and two teams during the Swarm Days 2012 celebration. Individuals and teams to be recognized at the Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room include: athletes Monica Dorn, Pat Guptill, and Steve Harshman; coach Eldon Marshall; and supporters Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse; the 1983 football team; and the 2000 men’s cross country team.

These individuals and teams were chosen for induction based on their athletic accomplishments and support of BHSU Athletics.

Monica (Headlee) Dorn, Class of ‘02, will be inducted for her accomplishments in cross country and track:
• All-American for cross country (2000)
• Competitor in three National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) cross country meets
• Member of the women’s distance medley relay team that finished fourth at the indoor nationals in 2001 with a time of 12:27.04 (BHSU school record)
• Member of the women’s 4 x 800-meter relay team that finished third at the indoor nationals in 2001 with a time of 9:22.74 (BHSU school record)
• Holder of three BHSU school records (1000-meter, 1500-meter, and mile run - all indoor)
• Member of BHSU record-breaking outdoor 3200-meter relay team with a time of 9:16.85 (All-American)
• All-Scholar (2000)

Pat Guptill will be inducted for his achievements in track, football, and basketball:
• Third-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles (1979 South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference (SDIC) meet)
• Second-place finish in the SDIC 4 x 100 relay (1979 and 1981)
• SDIC champion in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 15:34 (1980)
• Fifth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles (1980 SDIC meet)
• SDIC champion in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.2 (1981)
• Fourth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles (1981 SDIC meet)
• Second-place finish in the high jump with a jump of 6’2" (1981 SDIC meet)
• Four-year letter winner in football, track, and basketball

Steve Harshman, Class of '86, will be inducted for his success in football and wrestling:
• Two-time All-Conference center
• Two-time team captain
• Three-time Most Valuable Player (offensive line)
• Starting player in every game of college career
• Four-year letter winner in football
• Letter winner in wrestling (1982-83)

Eldon Marshall, Class of '10, has been a head boy's basketball coach for 11 years at St. Francis and White River High School with a career record of 206-57. His White River teams went to the State B Tournament seven consecutive years, including a record-setting five straight championship game appearances. He also coached his teams to Jones County Tournament championship wins for seven consecutive years (2006-2012). He was named Boy's Basketball Coach of the Year by the South Dakota High School Coaches Association in 2010. Eldon is also the athletic/activities director at White River.

Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse are being recognized as contributors for their dedicated support of BHSU Athletics and for their donation of $1 million. The gift was used to establish the Dykhouse Family Athletic Scholarship and to purchase new video scoreboards in the Young Center. They also recently donated an additional $100,000 for athletic scholarships.

The 1983 football team was led by Coach Carl "Duke" Iverson. They were SDIC champions with a 5-0-2 record and a 5-2-2 overall record.

The 2000 men's cross country team ended their season as the Dakota Athletic Conference - 10 (DAC-10) champions and placed second in the national meet.

Tickets for the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame Banquet are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Wednesday, Sept. 12. For more information contact Tom Wheaton at or 605.642.6385. For a complete list of Swarm Days events visit
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