NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Two Bethel College volleyball players have been named 2005 Daktronics-NAIA All-America Scholar Athletes, as announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics on Jan. 31. Stephanie Thimm, a senior chemistry major from Beatrice, Neb., and Bethany Trimble, a junior psychology and pre-med major from Clyde, received the honor.
All-America Scholar Athletes must be nominated by their head coaches, be a junior or above in academic standing and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Both Thimm and Trimble played in the opposite hitter position for the Thresher volleyball team, which finished the 2005 season with a record of 22-9, 17-1 in KCAC play. They were KCAC co-champions and advanced to the NAIA Region IV tournament before losing to Bellevue University.