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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State signs Douglas County High School senior Katherine Drake. Drake averaged 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals a game for the Huskies. Drake will join the Jackets for the 2010-2011 season.
  
Katherine was a four year varsity letter winner in basketball. Her freshman and senior years she was honorable mention all-conference and her sophomore and junior year she was all-conference. Drake was also chosen as Academic All State Honorable Mention.
 
Katherine also excelled in softball. She was a 3 time all-conference player. She was also chosen 1st team all-state this last season batting over 700 in league play.
 
“We are very excited about Katherine’s decision to attend Black Hills State University and be a part of our family.” Said head coach Nore, “I saw Katherine play as a freshman and loved her toughness and her unselfish play. She can defend, pass, shoot and has a great work ethic. These are all the ingredients that we look for in our players. Katherine brings a great competitor’s heart to the game. We are very excited for the opportunity to work with her.”

The Yellow Jackets look to continue a winning tradition and build on a season where they had a NAIA Division II Sweet Sixteen appearance.

For more information on Black Hills State Athletics, visit www.BHSU.edu/Athletics.