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Three Bethel teams are academic champions in KCAC

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College was among three schools in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) to lead the way in the number of Academic Team awards for 2014–15.

The KCAC announced its All-Academic Teams for the past school year Oct. 20. Teams with the highest grade point average in each sport are designated as conference champions.

For Bethel, that was softball, women’s soccer and men’s indoor track.

The KCAC All-Academic Team Award debuted in 2013–14, introduced by conference Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs) to highlight the most successful teams in the classroom.

Along with Bethel, Bethany College, Lindsborg, and Ottawa University were at the top with threeteams apiece on the list.

The highest team GPA belongs to Bethel College men’s indoor track and field, at 3.850.

To be eligible, the cumulative GPA for student-athletes whose names appear on a team’s participation list must be above 2.75 on a 4.0scale. All teams honored hold better than a 3.0GPA.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2015–16 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2015–16. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

In sports, Bethel competes within the 11-school KCAC, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. For more information, see the Bethel College Threshers website.

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