GREENWOOD, Ind. - The 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® Men's and Women's At-Large Team has been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Bethel College's Brian Krehbiel (SR/Donnelson, Iowa) has been selected as a recipient of the Academic All-District® Award due to his stellar senior season on the golf course, as well as being more than academically sound in the classroom.
This is Bethel Men's Golf's first athlete to receive this award in program history, and the school's second overall of the 2016-17 year (Jacob Miller of the Men's Basketball team was selected earlier in February). The CoSIDA Men's At-Large Team covers a wide array of different sports, including golf, swimming, gymnastics, tennis, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, rifle, water polo, and men's volleyball.
Krehbiel finished off his collegiate golf career with his best season overall. He finished T-1st in two different tournaments, those being the Bethel/Haskell Dual, and the Bethel College Invitational where he turned in a single-round best 69 (-2) during the two-day tourney. He also was able to rally at the KCAC Men's Golf Championships and claim a spot on the All-Tournament Team with a third place finish (217, +1), as well as cement a spot on the All-KCAC Team.
The Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the sixth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2016-17 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees (like Krehbiel) advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America® honorees will be selected later this month. You can find a complete list of the Men's At-Large Teams by clicking here.