BDHS Athletic Hall Of Fame Class Of 2021: Bethany (Martin) Lokken





Bethany (Martin) Lokken was a three-sport athlete earning eight varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, and softball. Bethany was also the senior Female Athlete of the Year in 2005 and was awarded the Booster Club Tri-Sport Athlete Award, which recognized her participation in three varsity sports through all of her four years at Beaver Dam High School.


Bethany earned three varsity letters in volleyball as well as All-Wisconsin Little Ten Conference honors as a junior and senior. She was selected Team MVP after her junior year and as a senior helped lead the team to the school’s first ever WIAA Division 1 State Volleyball Tournament appearance. Bethany was honored with an All-State Honorable Mention as a senior and played in the Wisconsin High School Volleyball All-Star game following her senior season.


In basketball, Bethany earned three varsity letters. She was also selected to the Wisconsin Little Ten All-Conference Team as well as the All-Daily Citizen Team after both her junior and senior seasons.


Bethany also earned two varsity letters in softball. She helped lead her varsity teams to two Wisconsin Little Ten Conference championships during her junior and senior seasons and to the WIAA Division 1 State Softball Tournament during her junior year. Bethany earned All-Conference honors as a senior and was also selected to the WIAA Academic All-State Team in 2005.


Bethany was also active in the National Honor Society, student council, and the marching band during her time at Beaver Dam High School.


After graduation, Bethany continued her volleyball career as an NCAA Division 1 student-athlete at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. She earned four varsity letters and became one of Gardner-Webb’s all-time kill leaders with 1,060 career kills. Bethany was selected as a team captain and named to the Academic All-Conference Team four times during her collegiate career.


Since earning her college degree, Bethany has remained active as a collegiate volleyball coach at Central Michigan University (2009-2011), at Gardner-Webb University (2011-2016), and since 2016, at the University of Toledo. In all three coaching stints, Bethany has successfully developed all-conference performers and played a key role in forming nationally ranked recruiting classes.