SPEARFISH, S.D. — Former Belt High School student-athlete Kassie Hoyer will continue her college basketball career at NCAA Division II Black Hills State.
Hoyer, a 5-foot-11 forward, has spent the past two seasons playing at Sheridan (Wyo.) Community College. She averaged 7.7 points and 4.5 assists per game her sophomore season and earned second-team academic all-American recognition for the Generals.
Hoyer elected to go to Sheridan College after an injury-plagued career at Belt. She was part of three Class C state championship teams with the Huskies but battled knee injuries during her career. She was also part of a state-championship volleyball team.
“Kassie is a tremendous kid and player,” Black Hills State coach Mark Nore said in a media release. “We needed someone like Kassie with the proper work ethic and passion for the game. The biggest attribute I noticed when evaluating Kassie’s game is her love for the game. She is an undersized post player that can guard multiple positions because of her fearlessness and willingness to do whatever she is asked to do. She is a glue player and absolute winner. I am very excited about Kassie’s decision to play for us because of her enthusiasm and contagious mentality. The thing I know about Kassie is that she is going to bring grit and a no-quit mentality to our team. She is a big-time culture kid. I am very excited to coach her and see where her game can go.”
Hoyer was one of three players to sign with Yellow Jackets, joining Sheridan teammate Noora Parttimaa and Raven Cournoyer of Mission, S.D.
Black Hills State plays in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and is coming off a 16-11 season, including a 12-10 conference mark.