Yellow Jacket

Chad, Jaylen and Marti Ostenson are all smiles as the senior signed on the dotted line and committed to Black Hills State University to play basketball next year. 

Photo by Sonja Karp/NLJ

From gym rat to NCAA Division II recruit, Jaylen Ostenson has committed herself to her dream of playing collegiate basketball. Next season, Ostenson will be wearing the green and gold of Black Hills State University and playing for head coach Mark Nore as a Yellow Jacket.  Ostenson was proactive in...

Now married to her husband, Kelly, and living in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, with their two daughters, Emersyn, 9, and Avery, 6, Kristin Carmichael decided it was time to transition out of her coaching career to spend more time with her family. She is now the assistant athletic director at BHSU. 

Kristin Carmichael’s passion for volleyball started on the courts of Newcastle Middle School when she was in seventh grade, and this year her dedication to the sport has earned her a spot in the 2022 Black Hills State University Hall of Fame.  “Kristin is arguably one of the best, if not the best,...

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