Alumni News BHSU Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame inductees announced
the annual Swarm Day activities. Steph Kelley, Mark Larscheid, Josh McNames, and Robert (Bob) Templeton will be inducted as athletes, and Louise Achenbach will be inducted as a coach, and Mary Larscheid- Christensen will be recognized as this year’s contributor. The 1978 baseball team will also be inducted.
lack Hills State University will induct six individuals and one team into the 2009 Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame during
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Steph Kelley, Class of '98, will be inducted for her accomplishments as a member of the women’s basketball team. Her records include: • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American Scholar Athlete (senior year)
• BHSU record for career steals (203) • All-Conference selection all four years • BHSU record for single-game blocked shots (12) • BHSU record for single-game free throw percentage – 100% (tied with one other)
• 1,632 points scored in a career (third most in history) • First Team All-Tournament at the NAIA National Tournament in 1997
Mark Larscheid, Class of '73, will be inducted posthumously for his achievements in track and football while at BHSU. Mark's accomplishments include: • Won the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference (SDIC) 120-Yard High Hurdles in 1973 (14.6)
• Second place in SDIC 120-Yard High Hurdles in 1972 behind teammate Randy Graves
• Third place in SDIC 120-Yard High Hurdles in 1971
Josh McNames, Class of '99, will be inducted for his athletic accomplishments while playing men’s basketball at BHSU. His records include: • BHSU record for most assists in a single game (15) • BHSU record for career assists (232) • NAIA Honorable Mention All-American in 1998 • First Team All-SDIC in 1998 and 1999 • NAIA Second Team All-American in 1999
Bob Templeton, Class of '73, will be inducted for his basketball and football achievements at BHSU. His accomplishments include: • First Team All-Conference as defensive back in 1972 • Lettered in football in 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972 • Started four years as defensive back • Member of the 1970 SDIC champion football team • Intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown to win the game and clinch the 1970 SDIC title (first one for BH in 35 years)
• 1970 defense was ranked nationally • 1972 Honorable Mention All-District 12 as defensive back
Mary Larscheid-Christensen, Class of '73, is being recognized for her generous support in coordinating a golf tournament each summer in memory of her late husband Mark. All of the proceeds each year go to a track and field scholarship in Mark’s name at BHSU. The annual tournament has raised over $20,000.
Louise Achenbach, Class of '70, earned two teaching degrees from Black Hills Teachers College. Upon graduation, she entered the coaching profession as a tennis coach at a high school in California, although she never played tennis a day in her life. Louise had the students run track the first day for "conditioning exercises," while she read a book on tennis rules and regulations. She spent 32 years coaching tennis, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Her volleyball teams brought home 29 championships. She was the Volleyball League Coach of the Year 17 times. Louise was inducted into the California State Coaches Hall of Fame.
1978 Baseball Team – SDIC Champions in 1978 with a 11-5 record (lead conference with a team .344 batting average) - won league by four games. The team’s overall record was 29-8. The 29 wins was a single season record for victories. There were seven players from the team that were selected All-Conference and three were selected Honorable Mention All-Conference.
The 1978 Black Hills State baseball team had an overall record of 29-8. In the front row, left to right is Steve Thorn, Roger Riley, Grant Capoferri, Randy Nicholas, Les Gunnare, Dwight Gunnare, and Mark Chapman; middle row, left to right is Kevin Nowotny, Joe Krier, Clark Gusso. Paul Hayashino, Dick Fisher, Darrell Hardcastle, Mark Lawler, Craig Fryman, Craig Crosswait, and Coach Cliff Papik; back row, left to right is T.J. Ringgaard, Terry Hopkin, Matt Henkener, Steve Naasz, Mike West, Dan Adams, Nevin Jacobs, Dennis Gran, and Dann Schwinger.
Black Hills State University Alumni Magazine Page 14
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