July 5, 2013 | 8:44 a.m.
By Tricia Theurer, Communications Specialist
Investors, alumni, and friends supported Bethel student athletes while playing golf in the 19th annual Bethel Golf Classic.
One hundred forty golfers showed their support of Bethel students and the Royal Athletic Fund on June 17 at the championship North Oaks Golf Course in North Oaks, Minn. Participants enjoyed the beautiful landscape, golf, fellowship, and connecting with current Bethel students, as well as prizes, dinner, and a brief program.
During the program, Bethel University Athletic Director Bob Bjorklund interviewed two stand-out student athletes: Taylor Hall and Cristina Masten. Recent graduate Hall was honored as a National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) All-America Second Team athlete and a NABC All-District First Team award-winner, and he was also selected to the 2013 D3hoops.com men's All-America Second Team. Masten, an incoming senior, was crowned All-American during the Royals’ women’s hockey team’s record season, finishing as the nation's leader in game-winning goals.
Head Football Coach Steve Johnson shared with the group his thoughts on a redefinition of “toughness” and how each of us—student athletes and adults—should build it into our lives each day. Bethel Board of Trustee member Collin Barr shared information about the Bethel Biz group: an alumni-driven networking group for those working in business. Senior Vice President for University Relations Pat Mazorol says about the event, “The Bethel Golf Classic is a tradition for many Bethel families. We are grateful for their continued partnership and investment in Bethel student athletes and our mission and values.”