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The Yellow Jacket Men’s Basketball program concluded their season this past Monday night losing to the eventual National Champion Oklahoma Wesleyan University 85-72.  The Yellow Jackets led at halftime 46-45 but it wasn’t enough as the Yellow Jackets finished 30-5 on the season. BHSU broke many records during their remarkable run to the final four of the NAIA National Tournament.  Click below to view records that were broke this season.

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The Yellow Jackets finished their remarkable season this past week advancing to the elite eight round of the NAIA National Tournament for the second straight year.  Sophomore Katelynn Lamb was named Honorable Mention All American for her efforts in the National Tournament and throughout the season.  Lamb averaged 14 points a game during the 2008-09 season and helped her team to a 26-7 record.  Click below to read more.

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Sophomore Luke Enos added more to his outstanding list of accomplishments for the 2008-09 season by being named 2nd Team All American this past week in helping the Yellow Jackets advance to the school’s first ever final four appearance in the National Tournament. Click below to read more.

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Johnson City, Tenn. – Black Hills State senior Aubrey Baxter took home two national titles and led the Yellow Jackets to a number of outstanding performances at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Johnson City, Tenn. Baxter was named as the meet’s most outstanding female performer. Click below for more details.

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The 2009 NAIA National Championship Brackets have been released for the women's and men's tournaments.  The women will take on Southern Oregon University Wednesday, March 11th at 9:15 PM CST in Sioux City, Iowa.  All games will be played at the Tyson Event Center.  The men will take California State University East Bay Thursday, March 12th at 10:15 AM CST in Branson, Missouri.  All games will be played at Keeter Gymnasium on the College of the Ozarks campus. Please click below to view both the men's and women's full brackets.

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Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State men’s and women’s basketball teams are both preparing for the NAIA National Championships. The men’s basketball team received an automatic berth to the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament in Point Lookout, Mo. after winning the Dakota Athletic Conference tournament title on Sunday, March 1 with a 93-77 victory over Minot State. The women’s basketball team is awaiting word on an at-large bid to the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. Both tournaments will take place on March 11-17.

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Sophomore Cain Atkinson, sophomore Luke Enos, and sophomore Will John Johnson were all named 1st Team All-DAC on Monday.  On top of being named 1st Team All-DAC Luke Enos was named Dakota Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player.  Head Coach Paul Sather was named DAC Coach of the Year.  Click below to view DAC end of the year honors.

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The Yellow Jackets entered the game this past Sunday having won 11 games in a row.  BHSU got to the championship game after defeating Dakota State University and South Dakota School of Mines earlier in the week.  Minot State University defeated Mayville State University and Dickinson State University.  The Yellow Jackets entered the game ranked #5 in the NAIA and with a record of 26-4.

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Junior Brittany Fuhrman from Mobridge, South Dakota was selected First Team All-DAC yesterday.  Fuhrman has already broken the school record for three-point field goals made at BHSU earlier in the season and can now add this to her resume for an outstanding career.  Sophomore Katelynn Lamb from Onida, South Dakota was also selected to the First Team All-DAC after having an outstanding second year in a BHSU uniform.  Sophomore Janna Schriber from Gillette, Wyoming was named DAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year for setting the tone in the Yellow Jackets pressure defense. Click below to view the DAC Conference women's basketball end of the year honors.

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The Yellow Jackets traveled this past weekend to Dickinson State University for a battle between the top two teams in the Dakota Athletic Conference.  BHSU came into the DAC Championship game after defeating Dakota State University and Jamestown College earlier in the week.  Dickinson State defeated Mayville State and Valley City State.

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