Demonstrating Commitment and Passion on the Field and Beyond


Each week, Beck’s recognizes high school athletes who demonstrate that they are a Player with Heart. At Beck’s, we are and will remain, Farmers at Heart™.

View South Dakota’s 2024 Players with Heart Below!

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Kenadee Kozak – Tyndall, SD

Kenadee Kozak was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the field. Her favorite part about high school sports is the drive to compete with others but most of all to make memories with her teammates. To Kenadee, agriculture is important because she had grown up with it, along with the hard work and challenges of farming. She has grown up with farming and has learned what a hard work ethic is. Kenadee is involved in softball, basketball, volleyball, student council, NHS, band, FCA, Snack Pack, community food drives and youth group. She is also class president and FFA secretary. Her future plans are to attend college for a degree in the agricultural field or animal science.

Aidan Cole – Hudson, SD

Aidan Cole was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is playing with all of his lifelong friends. It’s fun to finally grow up from playing recess football to actually now going out on the field and playing. He also really enjoys when playoffs start. To Cole, agriculture has a strong meaning in his life. From working late in the fields to get the crops in to working late to get them out before the winter, the time and effort his family puts into agriculture makes it mean so much more. He really enjoys helping keep his family farm alive and wants to keep expanding it for future generations to come. Cole is involved in football, FFA, 4-H, NHS, is a volunteer firefighter and shows cattle in his county fair. His future plans are to go to Lake Area Technical College in Watertown, South Dakota.

Carter Peterson – Sioux Falls, SD

Carter Peterson was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the course. His favorite part about high school sports is the opportunity to be a role model for younger kids. He thinks it’s super cool to have younger people who look up to him for not only what he does in sports, but also what he does outside of it. Knowing that people are looking up to him has helped him become a better person. To Carter, agriculture is about opportunity. Agriculture creates many jobs for people and is how we support everyone in our world. Carter is involved in golf, basketball, and FCA. His future plans are to attend college and play golf and wants to continue to serve his community with his faith being the center of it all.

Collin Beaner – Britton, SD

Collin Beaner was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is the brotherhood he has created with his teammates and the willingness of each of them to make each other better people and athletes. To Collin, agriculture is extremely important for our world to function well. Collin is involved in football, wrestling, track, all school play technician, first grade student aide, kindergarten buddy program and church youth group. After high school, Collin plans to attend Lake Area Technical College to become a diesel technician with hopes to help keep local farms running.

Shannon Gebhart – Meadow, SD

Shannon Gebhart was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is the friendships she has built with her teammates, players from other schools as well as upper and lower classmen. Agriculture means everything to Shannon. She grew up on her family’s cow-calf operation and will hopefully be the fourth generation on it. She started her own cattle herd and is currently a Junior Beef Ambassador through the South Dakota Beef Industry Council. Shannon is involved in volleyball, NHS, trap shooting, 4-H and is heavily involved in her church. She is also FFA president and student council vice president. Her future plans are to attend either Bismarck State College or Lake Area Technical College in Watertown for nursing.

Tate Hartley – Henry, SD

Tate Hartley was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is the different friendships he has formed throughout the years. He also loves being part of a team and working together to try and succeed. To Tate, agriculture means hard work and being involved. He says being involved in agriculture isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle. Tate is involved in NHS, football, basketball, community food drives and other community volunteering. He is also student council co-president and FFA president. Tate plans on going to Lake Area Technical College for building trades and he would like to either run his family’s farm or drive a truck.

Tyler Groenewold – Humboldt, SD

Tyler Groenewold was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is making new friends and getting to be involved in team actives that help in learning communication and teamwork skills. Agriculture means a lot to Tyler. He has grown up around agriculture and wants to keep it a part of his life in years to come. Tyler is involved in FFA, student council, NHS, 4-H, baseball and football. His future plans are to purse a degree in precision agriculture with a minor in agronomy and ag business.

Tate French – Hitchcock, SD

Tate French was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is the brotherhood that comes from playing with friends. To Tate, agriculture teaches the younger generation how to make sacrifices as well as morals of life that many people in today’s world don’t have. Tate is involved in football, basketball and FFA. He also volunteers at community events such as the Game Feed and Dueling Pianos. Tate is currently undecided on a future career.

Ava Anderson – Hutchinson, SD

Ava Anderson was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is the families built within high school sports teams. Through every hardship, teammates have to choose to support and encourage each other. To Ava, agriculture is about hard work and dedication. Although she’s not directly involved in ag, she participates in FFA where she has learned to greatly appreciate agriculture. Ava participates in volleyball, FFA, yearbook, student council, wrestling stats, band, chorus, is a class officer and teaches Sunday school at her church. Ava plans to attend SDSU in the fall of 2024 for either nursing or elementary education. 

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Madison Lauck, Salem, SD

Madison Lauck was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is having the opportunity to be a part of a team. She enjoys encouraging her teammates as well as the opportunity to be a leader. Agriculture has always been a huge part of Madison’s life. While growing up, she would see firsthand from her grandparents how important agriculture is. Madison is involved in volleyball, golf, FFA, 4-H, FCA, student council, band and is involved with her church. Once she graduates, she plans to attend a four-year college and major in something related to agriculture. 

Nick Kappenman, Madison, SD 

Nick Kappenman was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the court. His favorite part about high school sports is the opportunity to grow in the sport and be able to build relationships with teammates on and off the court. Agriculture and growing up on a farm have helped Nick understand the value of hard work and seeing something grow from start to finish. Nick is involved in volleyball, NHS, student council, FFA, Best Buddies, Student Ambassadors, 4-H, high school rodeo, Dakota State University volleyball and St. Thomas youth group. After graduation, Nick would like to attend The University of Texas at Austin to study sports management and sports analytics and hopes to be involved with the college volleyball team.  

Cally Faulhaber, Plankinton, SD

Cally Faulhaber was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is getting to compete and meeting new people. Agriculture is a huge part of Cally’s life. Growing up on a farm has helped her to view the world differently, allowing her to see the hard work that provides for our world. Agriculture has also helped her in deciding what she wants to do after she graduates. Cally is involved in track, basketball, volleyball, Student Council, FCCLA, oral interpretation, NHS, yearbook, and all school play. Once she graduates, Cally plans to go to college to pursue a degree in agricultural education.  

Landon Wallman – Yale, SD 

Landon Wallman was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the court and track. His favorite part about high school sports is making a lot of connections and friends, the fans and the community support. Landon has learned from his family that agriculture takes a strong work ethic and perseverance, as you never know what the next day is going to bring. Landon is involved in basketball, track, NHS, discipleship groups, student council and is senior class president. He also participates in several church and community activities. After graduation, Landon plans to attend South Dakota State University to major in ag business and hopes to return to the family farm after college. 

Trey Bourelle, Clark, SD 

Trey Bourelle was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field and court. His favorite part about high school sports is the thrill of the game and the memories made with friends. When Trey thinks of agriculture, he thinks of all the farmers and hands-on people he knows. He thinks it’s truly amazing with everything that goes into agriculture and the work those people do. Trey is involved in football, basketball, FBLA, student council and Tackle the Cure project. After graduation, Trey plans play football in college while studying to become a physical therapist. 

Paige Hanson – Ramona, SD 

Paige Hanson was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her efforts on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is the bonds she has formed with her teammates. To Paige, agriculture has taught her valuable life lessons such as responsibility, hard work, perseverance, time management and patience. It has also given her countless opportunities to learn and grow. Paige is involved in volleyball, basketball, track, student council, yearbook, NHS, 4-H and is a member of several community organizations. After graduation, Paige plans to pursue a degree in animal science.

Sam Hofer, Emery, South Dakota

Sam Hofer was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on the field and beyond. His favorite part about high school sports is how the community rallies around the team and comes together to support them every game. It is amazing to see how much they care about the kids. To Sam, agriculture means opportunity. Agriculture offers and endless number of opportunities that students can learn about and pursue a career in. Sam is involved in football, basketball, baseball, track and helps with numerous banquets as well as the First Baptist Church in Emery. After Sam graduates, he plans to attend SDSU and major in business. His hopes are to get an offer to play football as well. 

Aubree Kranz, Salem, South Dakota

Aubree Kranz was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her efforts on and off the court. Aubree’s favorite thing about high school sports is being able to play the sports she loves while having fun with her friends. She also enjoys the memories she has made and the lessons they have taught her. Through the FFA, Aubree has learned the importance of teaching others about where the things we use in our everyday life come from. Agriculture also provides everyone with endless learning opportunities. Aubree is involved in FCA, NHS, FBLA, volleyball, basketball, golf and she is the president of her local FFA chapter. Once she graduates, Aubree plans to pursue a degree in science and then go into the medical field and get her Ph.D. 

Nolan Schmidt, Crooks, South Dakota

Nolan Schmidt was nominated as Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is the feeling of working as a whole team and becoming a family. To Nolan, agriculture is very important. He grew up on a farm and does chores every day that integrates hard work into his everyday life. Nolan is involved in FFA, football and baseball. His FFA chapter is very involved in their community, feeding farmers every year during harvest and helping with highway cleanup. When Nolan graduates, he plans to attend college to become a veterinarian.

Kaylor Geraets, Chester, South Dakota

Kaylor Geraets was selected as a Beck’s Player With Heart for her efforts on and off the court. Her favorite thing about high school sports is competing alongside some of her best friends. To Kaylor, agriculture is a way of life and has had a major impact on her, as she grew up on a farm. She has learned that hard work and perseverance will help you to become successful and achieve your goals. Kaylor is involved in volleyball, basketball, FFA, choir and Honor Society. After she graduates, Kaylor plans on attending South Dakota State University.

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