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Spearfish, S.D. – Black Hills State University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Mark Nore announced today that Highmore High School senior Bailey Kusser will join the Yellow Jackets for the 2011-12 season.

“Bailey is a great young player,” said Nore.  “She has a number of skills that will translate well to our program at Black Hills State.  I am excited to see her in a Yellow Jacket uniform.”

Kusser, a 5-9 guard, earned all-state honors and was a member of the state all-tournament team during the 2009-10 basketball campaign.  She has scored 1,047 points and dished out 392 assists so far in her high school career.  She was also named all-conference the past three years in basketball and the past two seasons in volleyball.  Kusser carries a 4.0 grade-point-average entering her senior year.

Kusser is the daughter of Rod and Janet Kusser.  She has two older brothers, Dusty and Weston.

For more information on Black Hills State Athletics, visit www.BHSUAthletics.com.