Strong academic showing for BC netters

By Steve Sell
July 04, 2014

WICHITA — Bethany College’s tennis team placed a large contingent on the KCAC Scholar-Athlete Team announced by the conference this week.

Six Swedes were tabbed, two men and four women.

Mensford Owusu and Amir Rahbar are the men on the team. Both were key components to the Swedes’ success this season. The Swedes finished the year ranked seventh in the nation, their deepest-ever run in the tourney.

Owusu was a senior from Bompata, Ghana. He held a singles record of 17-4 and a doubles record of 20-1. Rahbar was also a senior who played multiple matches for the Swedes in singles and doubles play. Rahbar is from Houston.

"We are very proud of all the players that made the All-KCAC Scholar-Athletes team, it's a great achievement for them personally as they represent Bethany tennis," Bethany coach Vic Batemen said.

Kara Agamaite, Mackenzi Choitz, Amelia Fabrizius and Michelle Rambo were the four Swedes selected for the KCAC Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete Awards. All four played in nearly every match for Bethany this season. Except for Agamaite, the lone senior on the women's squad, the other three will return next year.

Agamaite, was a senior from Murrieta, Calif., and was a biology major. Choitz is a junior from Ellsworth and is a biology and pre-med major. Fabrizius is a sophomore from WaKeeney  and is a secondary social science education major. Rambo is a sophomore from Bradley, S.C., and she is a criminal justice major.

Student-athletes must have sophomore standing at the start of the sport season, maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.33 on a 4.0 scale, and letter in their sport.