LINDSBORG — Two Bethany College women's basketball players have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The Swedes honored were Kendra Austin and Afton Lutters.
Austin, the lone senior on the Swedes roster, is from Wheat Ridge, Colo. She is a Secondary Math Education major and coaching minor. Kendra is the daughter of Tara Murphy and Dale Austin.
Lutters is a junior forward from Elkhart. She is an accounting and finance major. She also competes for Bethany's track & field team. She is the daughter of Angie and Hubert Lutters.
"We are very proud to have Kendra and Afton representing Bethany College and out women's basketball program as Daktronics Scholar-Athletes," Bethany coach Brett Morehouse said. "They are great representatives of the hard work and dedication that it takes to find success on and off the court."
The Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete programs recognize excellence in the classroom by NAIA-member student-athletes who are juniors or above in academic standing and have a cumulative 3.5 grade point average. Nominated by their head coaches, the student-athletes must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer. The Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete awards are given annually to outstanding student-athletes in the various sports in which the program is active and their respective teams are eligible for NAIA postseason competition.