Four BC sports received Scholar-Team distinction

By Steve Sell
July 17, 2015

LINDSBORG — Four Bethany College athletic teams achieved NAIA Scholar-Team status during the 2014-2015 school year.

In order for a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, the team must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.

Women's outdoor track and field topped the Bethany chart as it recorded a 3.56 team grade point average, followed by men's golf and softball at 3.32 each and volleyball at 3.00. All four teams repeated from last year.

"I am extremely proud of these teams and the way they represent Bethany College and the Department of Athletics," Dean of Athletics Dane Pavlovich said. "This honor shows the true meaning of student-athlete. These teams have made a great commitment to excelling both in the classroom and on the playing field."

The KCAC was represented by nine schools, with Tabor College leading the list with 15 teams. McPherson College had nine, which was posted earlier.