Outstanding Female Athletes

Karen Mayfield (2017)

Karen Mayfield, a cross country and track's long-distance runner at Dakota State (S.D.), is a two-time North Star Athletic Association Women's Cross Country All-Conference, just few places short of qualifying for the NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championships in both her junior and senior seasons.

She also earned North Star All-Conference in Women's Outdoor Track & Field in two different events, the 5000-meters and 10,000-meters in last spring's conference meet.  Mayfield earned the NAIA Women's Outdoor Track & Field All-American honor after placing third in the full marathon race at the 2016 national meet, where she owns the DSU school record time in full marathon of 3 hours, 16 minutes and 47.20 seconds.

She also owns the Trojans school record in half-marathon with a time of 1 hour, 29 minutes and 23 seconds in 2015.  Mayfield already secured a spot at the NAIA Women's Outdoor Track & Field National Championships this spring after producing the second-best mark in the school's half-marathon record time of 1 hour, 31 minutes and 31 seconds last December (2016).

Karen is the daughter of Gary and Terri Mayfield of Watertown, S.D.  She is a senior Business Administration major at Dakota State University.

BreeAna Olson (2017)

BreeAna Olson completed her impressive four-year career with the Dakota State (S.D.) Lady T's Basketball team.  She was a two-time North Star Women's Basketball All-Conference Second Team selection.  She is third in the Lady T's all-time scoring list with 1,442 career points.  She recorded her 1,000th career point during DSU's season home opener at DSU Fieldhouse last October.

Olson scored a season-high 449 points in 30 games, led the Lady T's with 15.0 points and 2.6 steals per game this past winter.  She also averaged 4.3 rebounds per game and scored in double-digits 21 times in 2016-17.  Olson is second in the DSU Lady T's Basketball record book for most career steals with 287, third in career free-throws made with 293 and fourth most career field goals made with 531 career field goals.

Olson is also the North Star All-Conference runner in the Outdoor Track & Field in the women's 200-meter run last spring.

BreeAna is the daughter of DaNeil Olson and the late Reggie Olson of Nunda, S.D.  She is a senior Physical Education major at Dakota State University.

Year Name


2017 Karen Mayfield Cross Country and Track & Field
2017 BreeAna Olson Basketball and Track & Field
2016 Carly Rozell Volleyball
2015 Brittany Hill Softball
2014 Kylie Westover Basketball


Kristen DiPaola Volleyball
2012 Stephanie Kruggel Volleyball
2011 Danielle Rowe Track and Field
2010 Rachael Jensen Volleyball
2009 Laura Lanoue Volleyball
2008 Laura Tewes Basketball, Track
2008 Jessica VanLoy Basketball, Softball
2007 Sara Nelson Basketball
2006 Ashley Brassfield Volleyball
2005 Micah Tolzin Volleyball
2004 Hali McClelland Women's Basketball
2003 Kristie VandenHoek Track
2002 Laura Carrow Cross Country, Track
2001 Desa Rae Doyle Track
2001 Kathy Shypulski Basketball
2000 Desa Rae Doyle Track
2000 Sheila Haack Basketball
1999 Katherine Fisk Cross Country, Track
1998 Marie Parker-Sample Cross Country, Track
1997 Marie Parker Cross Country, Track
1997 Amy Hansen Cross Country, Track
1996 Amy Hansen Cross Country, Basketball, Track
1995 Rachelle Lengkeck Volleyball, Track
1994 No Award  
1993 Stefanie Johnson Cross Country, Track
1992 Tamera Juffer Volleyball, Basketball
1991 Amy Crissinger Basketball, Volleyball, Track
1990 Brenda Ferguson Cross Country, Track
1989 Amy Crissinger Basketball, Volleyball, Track
1988 Trish Murphy Basketball, Track
1987 Julie Heinz Basketball
1986 Julie Fiegen Basketball
1985 Monica Matthies Basketball, Softball
1984 Monica Matthies Basketball, Softball
1983 Colleen Moran Basketball, Track
1982 Teresa Underberg Basketball, Softball
1982 Janis Wipf Basketball, Softball
1981 Sherri Heckenliable Basketball, Volleyball, Softball
1980 Deb Boomsma Basketball, Softball
1979 Lori Coble Basketball, Volleyball, Softball
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