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Two Lady Threshers earn national academic honors

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College women’s basketball team’s two “senior” members – who are actually juniors – have achieved national academic recognition.

March 22, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II named Katie Regier, Whitewater, and Samantha Wilkerson, Neosho Rapids, as Daktronics Scholar-Athletes.

Nominated by head coaches, student-athletes must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

Regier and Wilkerson are the only juniors on the Lady Threshers team, which this year has no seniors.

Bethel College is the only private college in Kansas listed in the 2012-13 analysis of premier colleges and universities in the United States and ranks in the top five “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2012-13. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

In sports, Bethel competes within the 10-school Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. For more information, see

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