NORTH NEWTON – Logan DeMond has been announced as a First Team Academic All-American by the College of Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA) in the NAIA Football division. DeMond becomes the first football player in program history to be bestowed with this honor, from an organization that has been around since 1952 and promotes student-athletes who excel both academically and athletically.
DeMond was also named the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team kicker this season. He is coming off a great two years to start his career at Bethel. DeMond has been able to log 17 field goals for the Threshers, including 11 in the 2019 season (the second-most in program history). DeMond has been able to break the single-season extra-point records at Bethel each of his first two seasons with the team. After this past season for the Threshers, DeMond was able to establish it at 35. He has been an All-KCAC kicker in each of his first two seasons and was tabbed as the KCAC Special Teams Player of the Year his freshman season.
The kicker’s efforts have helped the Threshers flip their win-loss columns the last two seasons. Bethel has put together an overall record of 17-5 through the past two years, which also include a conference championship and national playoff appearance.
DeMond becomes the third overall CoSIDA Academic All-American at Bethel this year, joining Abby Schmidt from women’s basketball and Jaylon Scott from men’s basketball. He was one of only two CoSIDA Academic All-American football players from the KCAC this season, being joined by linebacker Grant Torgerson of Southwestern.