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Bethel mourns death of former basketball coach Sowers

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 15:53
Floyd Sowers coaching women's basketball at Bethel

Bethel athletics and members of the campus community are mourning the loss of Floyd Sowers, former head coach of Thresher women's basketball.

Sowers died June 19 in Overland Park, Kan., with his family at his side. He was 72.

According to his obituary, Sowers was born in 1947 in Elkhart, Ind., and was the first person in his family to graduate from high school. At Wakarusa (Ind.) High, “he was a star basketball player and also got straight As in music – a real-life Troy Bolton.”

Softball takes another step forward with new facility

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:55
Softball groundbreaking

Bethel softball celebrated an infrastructure milestone with the June 4 groundbreaking for a new building.

Representatives from the college and Vogts Construction were on hand at Wedel Field on the Bethel campus with hard hats and shovels to kick off construction of a combination locker room and clubhouse.

Basketball athletes take top conference honors

Submitted by mzuercher on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 13:49
Abby Schmidt with her parents, Matt and Amy Schmidt, after Abby joined the 1K/1K Club

When the KCAC recently announced the recipients of the 2019-20 All-KCAC basketball awards, Bethel claimed the Defensive Player of the Year for both men and women.

Abby Schmidt, junior from Newton, earned the award for the second straight year, and also takes her place on the All-KCAC 1st Team as well as headlining the KCAC All-Defensive Team.

Sophomore Jaylon Scott, Allen, Texas, follows up his Freshman of the Year designation in 2018-19. He was named to the All-KCAC 2nd Team and leads the KCAC All-Defensive Team.

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