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Four inducted into Hall of Fame

Four people will be inducted into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame this year during Swarm Day. Receiving awards and recognition at the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame banquet Friday, Sept. 24 at 6:15 p.m. at the Northern Hills Holiday Inn will be Bill Hughes, Spearfish; Paul Hayashino, Stockton, Calif.; Steve Colling, Hulett, Wyo.; and Bryce Christensen, Spearfish.

The four inductees to the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame and their induction categories are as follows:

Coach — Bill Hughes coached golf, wrestling, football and baseball at BHSU from 1965-1990. His 25-year wrestling dual record includes 187 wins, 157 losses and six ties. He also has four SDIC wrestling championships to his credit. Hughes was a NAIA Rookie Coach of the Year Award nominee in wrestling in 1965 and was the NAIA District 12 Coach of the Year in 1970. His 1982 golf team qualified for the nationals. Hughes was inducted into the S.D. Wrestling Coaches' and the NAIA halls of fame.
Athlete — Paul Hayashino played four years of baseball for Black Hill State University (1975-1978). He was selected All-Conference four years, All-District his sophomore, junior and senior years, and earned honorable mention All-American recognition in 1978. His batting .339 his senior year. He was also a four-year letterwinner.
Athlete — Steve Colling won the SDIC Wrestling Championship in 1980 at the 177-pound weight class. He was also a three-time District 12 placer and four-time NAIA National Tournament Qualifier. In 1979, Colling was presented the Outstanding Wrestler Award at the BH Invitational. In the U.S. Army he was a world-class Greco-Roman wrestler. Colling was head coach of the Jacket grapplers in 1990.
Contributor — Bryce Christensen played football for the Yellow Jackets in the early 40s. Since that time, Christensen has been an outstanding donor and supporter to the Black Hills State University athletic department. In 1989 Christensen established a scholarship in his name for student-athletes at Black Hills State. In 1997 he established a second athletic scholarship named the Bryce and Clara Christensen Scholarship Fund.

Information is available regarding tickets and the agenda for the awards breakfast and hall of fame banquet by contacting the office of institutional advancement at 605 642-6385.

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