The Royals Athletics Department is Proud to Announce Our First Spotlight Student-Athlete: Bethany Loux!
The Grace University Athletic Department proudly announces its first spotlight student-athlete of the month- Bethany Loux, a senior soccer player from Omaha, Nebraska, with a contagious smile and an obvious passion for her sport and Jesus.
Loux has been playing soccer since first grade and loves that she can use it to immediately make friends anywhere in the world, even when they don’t speak the same language. Loux plays goalkeeper or forward and has been the women’s soccer team’s starting goalkeeper for the last two years. She’s made the Dean’s List multiple times during her college career and has received multiple G.P.A. awards. Loux has also been a team captain for two years and won the Royal Award, an award given based on Christlikeness, character, and leadership.
Loux is majoring in Intercultural Studies with an emphasis in Psychology and plans to move to Serbia for at least two years after she graduates at the end of this school year to continue to help with outreach there. She has been to Serbia five times, working with youth outreach through camps and other youth meetings, and says she has fallen in love with the people there. Loux broke her leg while playing soccer with some kids right after arriving in Serbia this past summer and had to have surgery to fix it; she then continued to serve from a wheelchair or on crutches for the entire mission trip.
Loux’s favorite thing about playing soccer at Grace is her team- “I loved meeting my new teammates when I was a freshman. Several of those girls have become invaluable friends in my life,” Loux says. “Our team has a culture of encouragement and service, so I have truly been impacted by all of the girls I have had the pleasure of playing with so far.” Loux will continue to be a leader on her team despite her broken leg by investing in her team off the field and being the biggest encourager on the team.
"I couldn't ask for a better co-captain on the team this year!” says Coach Locke, Loux’s head coach. “Bethany has a true love for each of the players and a sincere desire for each one to succeed, whether on the field or in the class room. She has a vested interest in each player's spiritual life and helps and encourages each one in their walk with Christ. Though sidelined with an injury, she is still a leader on the team, motivating and encouraging the players to their best.”