The four stories that didn't cut the Top 10 list from 2016 were as follows:
Three teams enjoyed an international trip during the past 12 months. Bethel's volleyball team spent more than a week in Nicaragua last May, where they played the national team three times, served several organizations throughout three different communities, and participated in many cultural experiences. The men's and women's hockey team also traveled abroad in late December, as the women spent the majority of their time in Italy and the men in Austria.
For the third consecutive season, Bethel University was represented on the USA Sports Tours and Events Division III Men's Basketball Team. Derek Magnuson was selected this past summer to represent the Royals and America in Brazil. Also receiving an invitation was Kalli Zimmermann, who became BU's first female to play for Team USA overseas.
Scott Kirchoff was voted NCAA Division III AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year by his peers following the 2016 season. Kirchoff joins Greg Peterson and Mike Plinske as the three coaches to receive this award while coaching at Bethel University.
ITA MIDWEST DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
The Bethel University doubles team comprised of Hunter Fernelius and Henry Morris became the first duo in program history to be crowned Midwest Open champions this fall after winning six matches.