Six members of Matt Beisel's cross country programs have been recognized as 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The group includes repeat winner Emily Deschaine, also a national championships qualifier.
A 27-point outburst by junior Quinn Wragge helped fuel the third-ranked Bulldogs to a 70-66 win at No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday (Nov. 18). Defending GPAC champion Concordia remains unbeaten at 6-0.
Despite Tanner Shuck's 29-point outing, Concordia dropped its first GPAC road test of the season, falling by a final of 77-69 at No. 10 Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday (Nov. 18). Concordia slipped to 5-2 overall.
Emily Deschaine capped an impressive four-year cross country career by appearing on the national stage for the third time as a Bulldog. She placed placed 131st, finishing in a time of 19:18 after navigating the 5k course.
A two-time academic All-America selection, senior Hallick Lehmann has been named an all-district choice for the third year in a row. Lehmann served as the team's starting right tackle for most of 2017.
Five different Bulldogs reached double figures in scoring, leading the way to a comfortable 85-63 win over Midland in the GPAC opener on Wednesday (Nov. 15). Brenleigh Daum topped Concordia with 17 points.
An All-GPAC honoree for the third year in a row, senior Emily Deschaine is set to make her third-straight trip to the NAIA cross country national championships. Deschaine placed sixth at the 2017 GPAC championships.
After two victories up in North Dakota, third-ranked Concordia returns home this week to host Midland for Wednesday's GPAC opener. The Bulldogs will also travel to play No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday.
Kirk Kaliszewski and two other national qualifiers return for a wrestling program looking to continue a run of GPAC dominance and national prominence. The Bulldogs will have a different look with 18 newcomers.
For the third time over the past four seasons, the Concordia women's soccer program has celebrated a GPAC championship. The Bulldogs upended No. 20 Hastings on Wednesday (Oct. 25) to clinch the title outright.
Already owners of school records for overall wins and conference wins in a single season, the 2017 Bulldogs want more. An upset of No. 8 Hastings on Wednesday would give them at least a share of the GPAC regular-season title.