Bethany Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Please plan on joining us for a banquet to honor four new inductees into the Bethany Lutheran College Athletic Hall of Fame. 

George Davis played basketball from 1966-68 under coaches Bruno Wilinski and Ron Younge. Among his many Bethany highlights was a career-high 36-point game against Austin in December 1967. Davis also played baseball during the 1967 season. Throughout his 40-year high school basketball coaching career, he was actively involved in Bethany Basketball Camps and helped recruit players to Bethany.
 
Amy (Sauter) Edmonds was a vital part of the Bethany volleyball, basketball, and softball teams from 1996-98.  Edmonds was named to the 1996 All-Region XIII volleyball team as a setter and hitter for the Vikings. In basketball, she was selected to the 1997 Kodak All-American Honorable Mention team.  After Bethany, Edmonds attended Huron University where she was an NAIA Academic All-American in both volleyball and softball.
 
Donald Henderson was a member of the Bethany men's basketball teams from 1981-83, playing both guard and forward for the Vikings. During his freshman season, he was a first-team All-MCCC and All-Region XIII pick along with being an NJCAA All-American selection leading the Vikings in scoring, assists, and steals per game while finishing second on the team in rebounds. He also led Bethany in all four categories as a sophomore.
 
Dan Prehn was a member of the Bethany baseball team from 1993-95. On the diamond he was two-time second-team NJCAA All-American, two-time All-MCCC, and two-time All-Region XIII selection. In addition to his post-season accolades, Prehn broke several pitching records. Prehn went on to play at Iowa State after Bethany.
 
Also, receiving the college's second "Team of Distinction" honor is the 1973 Bethany Men's Soccer team. The squad, coached by Mike Butterfield, finished with a 15-1 record and placed third in the NJCAA National Tournament. The Vikings defeated Monroe Community College of Rochester, N.Y., in the third-place contest after falling to Florissant Valley of St. Louis in the national semifinals game in Miami, Fla.

Please contact Don Westphal - Director of Athletics at (507)344-7320/dwestpha@blc.edu or Jake Krier - Manager of Alumni Relations at (507)344-7519/jake.krier@blc.edu with any questions. 

The Induction Ceremony and Banquet will be held in the Honsey Hall building on Friday, September 16 at 6 p.m. during Bethany's 2016 Fall Festival - homecoming weekend. Reservations can be made by emailing Jake.Krier@blc.edu, or by calling 800-944-3066. Cost of the banquet is $20.00 per person.