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Bethel has four golfers named Academic All-American

September 11th, 2017


NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – May 19, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 144 men’s golf players named Daktronics All-America Scholar-Athletes, with four of them from Bethel College.

Seniors Brian Krehbiel, Donnellson, Iowa, Kyle Regier, Whitewater, and Jaden Schmidt, Moundridge, and junior Sam Bertholf, Winfield, made the list – the second straight year for the three seniors.

To be named an NAIA Daktronics All-America Scholar Athlete, a student must be nominated by her/his coach or sports information director, must hold a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale and must be at least a junior in academic standing.

Only three other schools within the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference had men’s golf players on the All-America Scholar-Athletes list: Bethany College with three, Southwestern College with two and Kansas Wesleyan University with one.

To see a complete list, go to the NAIA website.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2016'17 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

In sports, Bethel competes within the 12-school KCAC, and the NAIA For more information, see

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