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Eleven teams earn NAIA academic honors

July 17th, 2019

2018-19 men's golf team

Men's golf leads the list of Bethel teams among the 1,939 nationwide named to Scholar-Team status by the NAIA for 2018-19. 

Men’s golf, Gregg Dick, coach, had a cumulative team GPA of 3.578. Close behind them was men’s tennis (William Riley), turning in a GPA of 3.526.

The complete list of Bethel’s NAIA Scholar-Teams follows: men’s golf, 3.58; men’s tennis, 3.53; women’s tennis (Riley), 3.47; women's volleyball (Stacy Middleton), 3.42; women’s cross country (Jeff Hoskisson), 3.35; women’s soccer (Alex Hagen), 3.154; competitive cheer (Joseph Gogus), 3.150; softball (Dave Middleton), 3.11; women’s indoor track and field (Hoskisson), 3.06; men’s outdoor track and field (Hoskisson), 3.03; and women’s basketball (Drew Johnson), 3.02.

For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.

For more information on NAIA awards, including the Scholar-Team honor, see

To see Scholar-Teams listed by institution, go to

Bethel College is the only Kansas private college listed in Washington Monthly National Universities-Liberal Arts section for 2018-19. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

In sports, Bethel competes within the 13-school Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, and the NAIA. For more information, see

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