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Fall athletes earn academic honors

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Eleven Bethel College fall sports athletes were named National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar-Athletes, announced by the NAIA in December.

Three football players were honored: juniors Ridge Foster, Haven, and Seth Tarrant, Conway Springs, and senior Taylor Morris, North Newton (Buhler).

Katie Regier, senior from Whitewater, was named from the Thresher volleyball team.

Five players were honored in women’s soccer: juniors Angelina Adame, Newton, Paige LeFever, Hutchinson, Madison Wiles, Hutchinson, and Brieanna Zerger, Hutchinson, and senior Brooke Banning, Lenexa.

Ben Kreider, junior from North Newton, and Jake Weber, senior from Newton, were named in men’s soccer.

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.

Bethel College is the only private college in Kansas listed in the 2013-14 Forbes.com 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 2013-14. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see www.bethelks.edu.

In sports, Bethel competes within the 10-school Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and the NAIA. For more information, see www.bethelthreshers.com.