Mount Marty College (MMC) in Yankton, South Dakota, recently announced the commitment of Mariah Dather. A 2019 Crofton Community Schools graduate, Dather will attend MMC this fall and compete for the Lancers archery program.
Dather, daughter of Roger and Julie Dather of Crofton, NE, is the 2016 Nebraska State 4-H Outdoor Freestyle champion and member of the Nebraska team competing at 4H Shooting Sports National Championships in the female compound division. “My main archery accomplishment that I am proud of is qualifying an participating at National 4H for Nebraska. I am also proud of helping younger 4-H members learn to shoot and being a role mode. My love for the sport started while watching two sisters in our county 4-H so I hope that I have helped spark the love of the sport to younger members.”
Asked what interested her to Mount Marty College and the Lancer archery program, Dather replied, “The location of the Mount Marty College and small class size are what interested me along with having my major. The Lancers practice at my home range [NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center] so I have been able to watch them practice, grow and compete at the national level which has been exciting to me.” Commenting further on what her goals are at The Mount, Dather adds, “I am hoping to grow as an individual, create lifelong friendships, earn a degree in business and then go out into the workforce with a job that I look forwards to going to every day and enjoy. While doing that, I plan to enjoy being on the MMC archery team and continuing to grow as a competitive archer.”
“I’m very excited to welcome Mariah to the Lancer program,” said Josahan “Jos” Jaime-Sambrano, MMC archery head coach. “Mariah is a home-grown archer, very talented, who has been an active member of the 4-H shooting sports community for years. She’ll be a great addition to Mount Marty College.”