BHSU crowns new Swarm Days Queen and King

Author: BHSU Communications/Friday, October 9, 2015/Categories: 2015








            Jordan Hauger, applied health sciences major from Yankton, and Kristin Rath, a secondary science education and physical science major from Canton, were crowned the 2015 Swarm Days King and Queen during coronation Thursday, Oct. 8.



Black Hills State University students Jordan Hauger and Kristin Rath were crowned the 2015 Swarm Days King and Queen at coronation Thursday evening.

Hauger, an applied health sciences major with a specialty in pre-nursing from Yankton, is an active member of the BHSU Jacket Pack, a Yellow Jacket Delegate, student representative for the Title IX Task Force, and the assistant complex director of Thomas Hall in Residence Life.

Rath, a secondary science education and physical science major from Canton, is a member of the Yellow Jacket cross country and track and field teams and is actively involved in science organizations and conducting research in the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead.

"It is an honor to represent my university in this way. I&rsquom super excited," said Rath.

"It is great, so exciting, nerve wracking and relieving. I couldn&rsquot think of a better way to represent BHSU," added Hauger after coronation.

Other candidates for the king&rsquos crown were: Tyler Simmons, exercise science major from New York City Nathan Naasz, elementary education major from Winner Cody Schopp, mass communication major from Lemmon Dietric McConnell, outdoor education major from Hill City. Candidates for the queen&rsquos tiara were: Bailey Kusser, biology major from Highmore Brittany Kneebone, elementary education major from Box Elder Caitlin Hill, English major from Veblen Kylie Steever, special education major from Hill City.

Following coronation, the traditional burning of the "B-H" was held in Meier Circle. Swarm Week festivities continue today with the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame Banquet and the BHSU volleyball game. The Yellow Jackets take on Chadron State at 7 p.m. tonight in the Young Center.

On Saturday, the Swarm Days Parade will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a tailgate social at 11:15 a.m. and the Swarm Days football game at 1 p.m. and a volleyball game at 5:30 p.m.

For a full schedule of Swarm Days activities, go to

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