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Hoops named conference AD of the Year

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 06/15/2021 - 15:18
Tony Hoops in mask at the Threshpy Awards

Tony Hoops has been named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year for 2020-21, and will be formally recognized by the conference later this summer.

“I’m extremely humbled and honored to receive this award, voted upon by the amazing network of athletic directors we have within the KCAC,” said Hoops.

“This year was challenging for us all, so I’m extremely grateful for all of their support and dedication to the conference this year.”

Bethel President Jon Gering, Ph.D., spoke to Hoops’ deep commitment to the college.

Bethel earns Champions of Character gold with perfect score

Submitted by mzuercher on Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:51
Student-athletes working on Service Day 2019

For the third straight year, Bethel has received the NAIA Champions of Character® Five-Star Gold Award.

This time, the Threshers had a perfect score of 100 points.

Bethel was one of 113 institutions across the NAIA to earn gold status, out of 181 that earned either gold, silver or bronze.

The NAIA announces the awards in the fall for the previous academic year (in this case, 2019-20).

NAIA institutions are asked annually to demonstrate their progress in pursuing “character-driven athletics.”

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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