The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has named 18 Bethel students as Daktronics All-America Scholar-Athletes for 2015–16.
The sports represented are men’s and women’s basketball and cheer.
With eight student-athletes, the Bethel women’s basketball team is in a three-way tie for the most selections with Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana, and Mount Marty College, Yankton, South Dakota.
The team also received the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s Team of Character award Feb. 29 at the conference basketball championship. The award is based on the NAIA Champions of Character award and recognizes a school in each sport, as voted on by peer coaches. . . . Read more.
The women’s basketball players are Mekale Chapple, senior from Jones, Oklahoma, Cayla Lawless, junior from Burlingame, Trista Rich, junior from Junction City, Kylee Schunn, junior from Whitewater, Kendra Scott, senior from Newton, Rachael Terbush, senior from Castle Rock, Colorado, Jaime Tschetter, senior from Freeman, South Dakota, and Lauren Ulrich, senior from Walnut, California.
With six student-athletes, cheer tied for third most selections with Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa.
In cheer, the students are seniors Sondra Buller, Henderson, Nebraska, Will Chao, Taichung City, Taiwan, Mikayla Hiebert, Peabody, Joshua Janzen, Henderson, Nebraska, Renae Stucky, Moundridge, and Amy Wedel, Peabody.
Men’s basketball All-America Scholar-Athletes are Daniel Ratzlaff, junior from Moundridge, Jenson Kingsley, senior from Newton, Jacob Miller, junior from Westmoreland, and Kyle Regier, junior from Whitewater.