Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University women’s basketball team had six student-athletes named NAIA Academic All-Scholars for their outstanding performances on and off the court. The Yellow Jackets had the second most award winners in the NAIA. There were 177 NAIA Division II women’s basketball players that met the criteria of a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and were at least at a junior academic status.
“Having six of our student-athletes on the NAIA Academic All-Scholars list shows the hard work and dedication our ladies put in on and off of the court,” said head coach Mark Nore. “We recruit student-athletes that strive for success in the classroom as well as on the court.”
Junior Katelynn Lamb is biology major and in her three seasons at Black Hills State has earned All-American Honors twice. All three years Lamb has been on the team they have advanced to the NAIA Division II National Tournament. Lamb has scored 1,178 points through her junior season and for the past two seasons has averaged over 13.5 points per game.
Senior Jenna Bolstad, who played her junior and senior seasons at Black Hills State, is majoring in Physical Education. During her career with the Yellow Jackets, she was known for her outstanding work ethic and played in 67 games. She finished her career with 415 points and 220 rebounds and in her senior season was named third team all-DAC averaging eight points and four rebounds and helping the Yellow Jackets as a force inside the paint.
Sharp-shooting senior Brittany Fuhrman played all four years with the Yellow Jackets and is double-majoring in Human Services and Sociology. In 2009-2010 Fuhrman earned second team all- DAC honors. She currently holds the all-time three-point record at Black Hills State with 341 three-pointers made in her career. She also has 1,313 total career points.
Junior Mandy Brumfield is a two-sport student-athlete for the Yellow Jackets. During the 2009-2010 season, Brumfield appeared in 25 games. When Brumfield was in the game, she proved to be a very valuable point-guard and exhibited great leadership. She was also a part of the Yellow Jacket volleyball team. Brumfield played 339 volleyball matches in her career and finished her senior season ranked 44th in NAIA Division I in total assists with 1,194.
Junior Jana Schriber has played 99 games and has 243 career assists. In the 2009-2010 season, Schriber led NAIA Division II in assist to turnover ratio and was named the DAC Defensive Player of the Year. Schriber is working towards a double-major in Psychology and Sociology.
Sophomore Tiffany Thomas is a Biology major and in the 2009-2010 season ranked 40th in NAIA Division II in total steals (75) and steals per game (2.679). Through her sophomore season Thomas has stolen the ball 159 times and scored 408 points.
For more information on Black Hills State Athletics, visit www.BHSU.edu/Athletics.