Lindsborg, Oct 21, 2019The Dr. Emory Lindquist Tennis Center was celebrated at a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, October 19, during Bethany College Homecoming and Svensk Hyllningsfest. This follows the ground-breaking ceremony held last December. The project was delayed due to the abundance of rain this spring.  The ribbon-cutting ceremony, included a short program with Dean of Athletics, Laura Moreno ’09; Vice President of Advancement, David Earle, and Interim President Mauch welcomed guests. Alum and former coach, Dr. Bryce Young, shared comments and Beth Lindquist, daughter of the late Dr. Emory Lindquist, ended with the official opening. 

The tennis center features six courts with centrally located covered stadium seating. The center is possible due to donations of many Bethany alumni and friends.  

The ceremony was shared Facebook Live and can be viewed on the Bethany College Athletics Facebook page.  

“We are so thankful for the donations of many Bethany alumni and friends who made the Dr. Emory Lindquist Tennis Center a reality,” Bethany’s Dean of Athletics, Laura Moreno ’09 said. She continued, “This facility is a game changer for Bethany College Athletics, as we now have the premier tennis center not only in the conference, but also in the region. This facility is an integral part of the recruitment and retention of our tennis student-athletes, and will largely benefit the process of building our tennis rosters and competing at a high level.”

Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop, and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning, and service. Bethany connects its past, present, and future with distinctive initiatives like Swedes to Sweden, a free service-learning trip for the sophomore class to Sweden, and the Good Life Scholarship, presenting all local high school graduates with a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to the college. Bethany College is on the Web at www.bethanylb.edu and is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, the fine arts and crafts capital of the state.