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Smith nominated for national College Football Hall of Fame

Submitted by mzuercher on Fri, 06/19/2020 - 14:44
Ed Smith as a Bethel College Thresher

Bethel football legend Ed Smith, Orlando, Fla., has been nominated for induction into the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Football Hall of Fame for 2021.

Smith, a 1987 Bethel graduate originally from De Leon Springs, Fla., is considered one of the greatest student-athletes ever to put on the helmet and shoulder pads as a Thresher.

He played wide receiver 1983-86 and was part of a squad that turned in an overall record of 29-8 over four seasons.

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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