This past weekend will be memorable in more ways than one for Black Hills State University’s Junior Katelynn Lamb. When asked what the most memorable part of her trip to North Dakota to take on Dickinson State University and Minot State University was this past weekend she did not mention how their travel plans had to be changed due to road closures, it was her scoring her 1,000 point as a Yellow Jacket versus Minot State University on January 23, 2010.
“I couldn’t have done this without my team” said Lamb, “Basketball is a team game and I would be nowhere without my team and coaches to support me”. Black Hills State is currently ranked 10th in the NAIA Division II polls released this week.
So far this is Lamb’s best season as a Yellow Jacket. She is ranked 43rd in NAIA Division II in field goal percentage shooting 46.4% on the season, she is averaging 14.21 points per game, 51.4% from behind the arc, has a team high 270 points so far this season.
Lamb is a 5’9” Junior from Onida, South Dakota who is majoring in Biology at Black Hills State University. In her three years at BHSU she has improved in each season with the Jackets and is looking forward to continuing that trend. Her goals for the rest of the season are to help lead her team to a DAC championship and make another run deep into the NAIA Division II Tournament this spring in Sioux City, Iowa.
“Breaking 1,000 points feels great, but being 15-5, and 5-2 in our conference is what it is all about, we are really starting to play together and we are playing well, so that's exciting with the conference games that remain” said Lamb.
“She deserves everything she gets because she is very hard working and very competitive. Kate does a great job for us not only on the court but in the classroom”. Lamb currently has an overall GPA of 3.875. “She is becoming a complete player, which is huge for our success” says head coach Mark Nore.
The Lady Yellow Jackets look to extend their four game win streak against Dakota Athletic Conference rival South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City this Thursday evening.