Hall of Fame inductees announced

Hall of Fame inductees announced

Friday, August 8, 2014
2014 Bethany Lutheran College Athletic Hall of Fame inductees (from left) Kelly (Koepp) Peters, Lisa (Willems) Scamehorn, De De (Dorn) Epema, and Anthony Bias.

Bethany Lutheran College is proud to announce four new inductees into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

Anthony Bias starred for the men’s basketball team from 1979-81. He earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American honors following his sophomore season after averaging 26.0 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game. He also was named to the All-Division Team, All-Minnesota Community College Conference (MCCC) State Team, and All-NJCAA Region XIII First Team for both 1980 and 1981, averaging 23.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, and 5.3 assists for his Bethany career.

DeDe (Dorn) Epema was a guard for the women’s basketball squad from 1994-96. Epema was a two-time Kodak and NJCAA All-American recipient who averaged 16 points and 4.3 steals per contest over her Vikings career. She also garnered First Team All-Division, All-MCCC State, and All-NJCAA Region XIII honors in her two seasons as Bethany compiled a 44-8 record.

Kelly (Koepp) Peters tallied 1,196 points in two seasons (1997-99) for the women’s basketball team. She was the second leading scorer in the state in 1997-98 with a 21.4 average and was among the top scorers in the nation in 1998-99 averaging 27.5 points per game. She received Kodak and NJCAA All-American, All-Division, All-MCCC State, and All-NJCAA Region XIII First Team honors for both seasons as Bethany had a stellar 48-4 record.

Lisa (Willems) Scamehorn was a three-sport star from 1987-89. Her career totals of 492 kills, 521 set assists, and 121 blocks helped her earn All-Division, All-State, and All-NJCAA Region XIII volleyball accolades in both 1987 and 1988. In basketball, she scored 754 points, grabbed 289 rebounds, dished out 124 assists, and had 123 steals over her career to earn two-time All-Division and All-MCCC State honors as well as All-NJCAA Region XIII recognition her freshman year. Scamehorn was a letter winner and Golden Glove Award winner for the 1989 softball squad.

This quartet will join 24 previous inductees in the Bethany Lutheran College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 19 at 6 p.m. at the Induction Ceremony and Banquet in the Great Room of Bethany’s Old Main building.

The Induction Ceremony and Banquet are part of Bethany’s 2014 Fall Festival. Reservations can be made by calling Jake Krier, Manager of Alumni Relations, at 800-944-3066 or 507-344-7519. Cost of the banquet is $20.00 per person.