A football record holder and a pair of track and field champions make up the 2017 induction class of the Bethel College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Named for this year are former quarterback Brent Martens, track athlete Eric Peters and track athlete Kendra Doyle.
Martens played football from 1997 to 2000. He started all but three games in his four-year career and the three games he didn’t start in were because of injury.
As a freshman, Martens was named second-team All-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. His senior year, he was named first-team all-conference and was the KCAC Offensive Player of the Year.
He set 11 school records, seven of which still stand. Martens holds the record for career completions (523), career passing yards (6,584), most offensive yards in a season (2,313), most career offensive yards (8,306) and most rushing yards in a game (343 against Ottawa in 1999).
Martens also competed in track. He was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that still holds the school record of 3:18.69.
As a senior, he helped the Threshers to a 9-2 record.
Martens was a two-time National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar-Athlete.
Peters competed at Bethel from 1994 to 1997 in three sports — football, indoor track and outdoor track.
Peters won the KCAC outdoor pole vault title for four straight years. He was a three-time NAIA All-American in pole vault - twice outdoors and once indoors.
Peters holds the school indoor record of 15-6 and the outdoor record of 16-1.
Peters also was a standout football player at Bethel. He was a second-team NAIA All-American as a punt returner. His three interceptions in a game stands as a school record.
Doyle competed in the hurdles at Bethel, winning an NAIA national title in the 400-meter low hurdles in 2002. Her time of 1:01.23 still stands as a school record.
She is a two-time NAIA All-American in the 400-meter low hurdles. She also holds school records in the indoor 55-meter hurdles, the outdoor 100-meter high hurdles, long jump and indoor 4x400-meter relay.
She has five KCAC titles — twice in both the 100 and 400 hurdles and once in the long jump. Her 100-meter high hurdle mark of 14.47 still stands as a KCAC meet record. Her mark of 1:02.20 in the 400-meter low hurdles stood until 2015.
The three will be inducted prior to the Oct. 14 Fall Fest football game against the University of Saint Mary at Thresher Stadium.