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Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame

The Concordia University Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1994 to pay tribute and give recognition to former athletes, coaches, teams and others who have made exceptional contributions to the athletic programs at Concordia, and who exemplify the Christian principles to which Concordia adheres.

Nominations

The Concordia University Athletic Hall of Fame accepts nominations in four areas: athlete, coach, team, and others (other who have performed athletic service). Criteria for the Hall of Fame are included with the nomination form.

To nominate an individual or team please fill out the official nomination form and return it by mail.

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Concordia University, Nebraska
Attn: Athletic Director
800 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

 

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees for 2013

  • Molly (Engel) Christensen – Class of 2005 
  • T.J. Kloster – Class of 2002 
  • Bob Pflieger – Faculty Athletics Representative/Booster Club Member (1956-59, 1963-99) 
  • Kari (Saving) Keithley – Class of 2005 
  • 1981 Volleyball Team

 

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Athletics Hall of Fame Members

Inducted

Name

Time at Concordia

1994

Michelle Reed

1985-88

1994

Penny Jacobsen Schneider

1982-86

1994

Kregg Einspahr

1978-82

1994

Judith Kretzschmar

1963-68

1994

Dan Cloeter

1970-74

1994

Tom Raabe

1967-71

1994

Gary Seevers

1953-57

1994

Herbert "Bulldog" Meyer

 

 

Athlete

1929-32

 

Coach, Athletic Director

1940-54

1994

Eugene Oetting

1950-54

1994

Walter Hellwege

1919-40

1994

Bernard Arkebauer

1931-34

1994

Herbert Toensing

1930-33

1994

1931 Football Team

1931

1995

Robert Oetting

1960-64

1995

Sharon Holthus Zimmerman

1977-81

1995

John Suhr

1956-60

1995

Gary Pomerenke

1979-83

1996

David "Gene" Brooks

1986-91

1996

Carol Bailey-Moravec

1986-90

1996

Eric von Fange

1940-44

1996

Willard Rathe

1934-37

1997

1944 Football Team

1944-45

1997

1945 Football Team

1945-46

1998

No Inductees

 

1999

Angela Loesch Pfeil

1981-84

1999

Carlene Gebhard Wolfram

1975-79

1999

Ralph Starenko

1959-64

2000

John J. Seevers

 

 

Athlete

1948-52

 

Coach

1963-93

2000

Larry M. Traub

1973-76

2000

1970 Football Team

1970

2001

1990-91 Men's Basketball Team

1990-91

2001

Stan Brassie

1967-73

2001

Ronald Harms

1962-70

2001

Lynda A. Beck

1988-92

2001

David Faszholz

1954-56

2002

Deborah Fitzpatrick Armbruster

1974-78

2002

Martin Stork

1934-2000

2002

1960 Football Team

1960

2002

Karen Wittrock

1965-67

2002

Jim Wacker

1964-69

2003

Chris Bodley

1984-88

2003

Vance Hinrichs

1949-53

2003

Andrea Janssen Smejkal

1987-91

2003

1965-66 Men's Golf Team

1965-66

2004

Stacy Stuckenschmidt Leimbach

1992-96

2004

Richard Walther

1946-54

2004

Cleveland Wester

1982-85

2004

1954 Track Team

1954

2005

Sidney Mines

1978-80

2005

Phyllis Luedders Mol

1975-79

2005

Tricia Kindle Pinneo

1990-94

2005

Omar Dittmer

1946-54

2005

1951 Football Team

1951

2006

1981 Football Team

1981

2006

Karen Brookens

1982-87

2006

Dr. James Juergensen

1954-62

2006

Jennifer Ashby Kard

1990-94

2006

Larry Oetting

 

 

Athlete

1954-62

 

Coach

1967-91

2007

1995 Volleyball Team

1995

2007

Darcy Lindner

1987-91

2007

Timothy Marshall

1989-93

2007

Tim Schwan

1968-72

2007

Devin Smith

1988-92

2008

Donald M. Baker

1972-76

2008

Dawn Else

1994-98

2008

Stephanie Schilke Hoos

1994-98

2008

Douglas P. Martin

1978-82

2008

1997-98 Women's Golf Team

1997-98

2009

1991-92 Women's Basketball Team

1991-92

2009

1954 Men's Tennis Team

1954

2009

Arthur Bangert

1934-42

2009

Mark C. Halldorson

1978-79

2009

Stacey Davis Miller

1996-98

2010

Dr. Carl Everts

1969-94

2010

Dennis Oetting

1962-66

2010

Jerrod Pimentel

1999-03

2010

Shelly Jo Luger

1986-89

2010

1970 Wrestling Team

1969-70

2011

Lloyd Holsten

1957-70

2011

Darin Engelbart

1992-96

2011

Teresa (Noffke) Pokorny

1986-90

2011

Rachel (Kirchner) Miller

1999-03

2011

1976 Men's Soccer Team

1976-77

2012

Vic Peter

1953-56

2012 Matt List

1987-91

2012 Rachael Geidel Burger

1997-01

2012 Jennifer Davis Schwartz

2002-05

2012 1991-92 Men's Basketall Team

1991-92

2013

Molly (Engel) Christensen 2001-05

2013

T.J. Kloster 1998-02

2013

Bob Pflieger 1956-59, 1963-99

2013

Kari (Saving) Keithley 2001-05

2013

1981 Women's Volleyball Team 1980-81

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Individuals

Bernard Arkebauer
Inducted: 1994
Athlete: 1931-34

"Arkie" played a lead role in Concordia's undefeated championship football season of 1931, scoring 19 touchdowns and 118 of the teams 206 points. He also started at the center position of the 1931 championship basketball team. 

Deborah (Fitzpatrick) Armbruster
Inducted: 2002
Athlete: 1974-78

Deborah (Fitzpatrick) Armbruster participated and lettered in four sports at Concordia – basketball, field hockey, track and softball. She qualified for districts in the javelin in track and was the basketball team’s MVP in 1975-76. The Long Island Lutheran High School graduate attended Concordia from 1974-78 earning a bachelor of science degree in education with a major in physical education and a minor in English. Since her time at Concordia Armbruster has coached sports on levels from grade school cross country to high school varsity basketball, softball, volleyball and cheerleading.

Donald Baker
Inducted: 2008
Athlete:
1972-76

Donald Baker was a two-sport phenom during his time at Concordia. He lettered three times in football and once in wrestling. A force on the football field, Baker carried the ball 617 yards his junior year and earned first team All-NAIC honors as well as honorable mention honors in the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World Herald. In his senior year Baker became the top Nebraska College Ground Gainer with 843 yards and seven touchdowns. He was awarded first team All-NIAC honors again and was named to the first teams of the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald. As a freshman on the wrestling team Baker had his best season with a record of 9-1 and was the Doane Invitational Champion. 

Arthur Bangert
Inducted: 2009
Athlete: 1939-42

Arthur Bangert participated in football and track during his time at Concordia. He began his college football career as a senior at Concordia High School and was the first four-year letterman at Concordia. Bangert was also named to the All-Concordia Team in football. He turned down an offer from the Philadelphia Eagles football team to pursue a career in teaching. 

Lynda Beck
Inducted: 2001
Athlete: 1988-92

A glance at the Concordia women’s basketball record books reveals a heavy emphasis on the name of Lynda Beck. The records: 22 rebounds in one game (’91-’92); 421 rebounds in a season (’91-’92); 1,250 career rebounds; 715 career two-point goals. She amassed 1,720 points from 1988-92, a record at that time. She was the first player in Concordia’s history to earn NAIA first-team All-America honors and she added NAIA District 11 player of the year honors her senior year. The 1991-92 team was the first from Concordia to qualify for the NAIA national tourney.

Stan Brassie
Inducted: 2001
Coach: 1967-73

Stan Brassie, head of the Department of Physical Education at the University of Georgia since 1979, was a 1994-96 member of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and in 1997 and 1999 assistant chef de mission for the U.S. team at the World University Games. Since 1991 he has been the only U.S. member of the International Commission for the Study of University Sports. Brassie coached three sports every year at Concordia from 1967 to 1973, promoting the development of women’s sports and playing a role in forming the Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC).

Karen Brookens
Inducted: 2006
Athlete:
1982-87

Karen Brookens lettered in indoor and outdoor track and field during each of her four seasons. A two-time NAIA All American, Brookens was one of the top throwers in school history. In fact, her toss of 45’ 8 1/2” in the shot put still stands as a Concordia school record. She earned NAIA All-American honors during both the ’87 and ’85 indoor seasons. 

Chris Bodley
Inducted: 2003
Athlete: 1984-88

Chris Bodley earned All-American honors in both indoor and outdoor track and field during his career at Concordia. The triple jumper was a two-time conference indoor champion as well as district indoor champion. He still holds the school’s triple jump records, 48’9½” for indoor competition and 48’7¼” for the outdoor season. After Concordia, Bodley has served as full-time pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Orlando, Fla., and has served as a chaplain for the U.S. Marine Reserves including doing volunteer service in Iraq.

David "Gene" Brooks
Inducted: 1996
Athlete: 1986-91

Gene Brooks was the best pole vaulter in the NIAC, the District XI Region, and the NAIA during his collegiate career at Concordia. In 1990 he won his fourth consecutive Indoor Track National Championship in the pole vault, a feat no one has duplicated in any event. His individual indoor national championships in 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990, along with his Outdoor Track National Championship in 1989, brought the total to five individual NAIA National Championships for his career. He earned All-American status eight times as a Bulldog and set the school record in the pole vault at 18'5" in 1989. He was awarded the Male College Athlete of the Year in 1989 by the Lincoln Journal-Star and again in 1990 by the Omaha World Herald. He was honored as the Male Athlete of the Year in 1991 by Concordia.

Rachael (Geidel) Burger
Inducted: 2012
Athlete: 1997-01

Rachel Geidel Burger earned NAIA All-America status for three-consecutive years from 1998 to 2000 in cross country. In indoor track competition, Burger ran to All-America honors twice as a member of the 4x800 relay team, including a 1999 national title, and a combined nine times in additional indoor and outdoor events. Currently, she holds school records in the 1,000-meter run, the one-mile run, the 3,000-meter run, the 5,000-meter run and the distance medley.

Molly (Engel) Christensen
Inducted: 2013
Athlete: 2001-05

Molly Engel Christensen totaled 13 combined NAIA All-America performances in cross country and track and field. She earned GPAC Cross Country Runner of the Year three-straight times from 2002-04 and finished in the top 20 at nationals on three occasions. She starred for three NAIA national runner-up cross country squads. On the track, she received 2005 GPAC Outstanding Athlete of the Year honors and held four school records at the time of her induction.

Dan Cloeter 
Inducted: 1994
Athlete: 1970-74

Cloeter was Concordia's first great distance runner, setting records in the 1-mile, 2-mile, and 6-mile track events. He was the team MVP four years in cross country and two years in track, and a five time NAIA All-American in cross country and track.

Omar Dittmer
Inducted: 2005
Athlete: 1946-54

Omar Dittmer compiled an impressive 19 letters while at high school and college at Concordia. During his high school days he lettered three times in basketball, football and track and field. At the college level he continued his success, earning four letters in track and field and three each in football and basketball. Dittmer has fond memories of the wide-open six-man football games in high school and playing in the Apple Bowl, which was held in Nebraska City and was the highlight of high school football. He also played in the first all-Concordia basketball tournament (CIT).

Kregg Einspahr
Inducted: 1994
Athlete 1978-82

At the time of his induction, Eispahr was the most accomplished male athlete in Concordia's history. In track and cross country, he won six NAIA National Championships, set three NAIA national records, was the Lincoln Journal-Star and Omaha World Herald Nebraska State College Athlete of the year, won the NAIA Duer Award as the Outstanding National Scholar-Athlete and was inducted into the NAIA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1992.

Dawn Else
Inducted: 2008
Athlete:
1994-98

Dawn Else is one of the most decorated female golfers in Concordia history. She currently holds nine individual records including the best 36- and 54-hole score for any meet (male or female), the Seward Country Club course record and the best finish at the NAIA national meet. In addition to her golf records, she was awarded the NAIA Scholar-Athlete Award in both her junior and senior years. 

Darin Engelbart
Inducted: 2011

Athlete: 1992-96

Darin Engelbart enjoyed an impressive basketball career at Concordia. The 1996 graduate was a two-time second-team All-American selection, earning the honor in 1994-95 and 1995-96. Engelbart was also a two-time first-team All-NIAC selection and a two-time All-NAIA District 11 selection during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons. Engelbart was a member of three NAIA National Tournament qualifying teams. The 1991-92 team advanced to the Final Four, and the 1994-95 team advanced to the Elite Eight. He was selected to the NAIA National Tournament All-Tourney Team in 1994-95. Engelbart was the 1994-95 NIAC Player of the Year and the 1995-96 Concordia University Athlete of the Year. He was a member of three NIAC regular season championship teams and three Concordia Invitational Tournament championship teams. The 1994-95 and 1995-96 men’s basketball teams were ranked as high as No. 2 in the NAIA. Darin earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Dr. Carl Everts
Inducted: 2010

Coach: 1969-1994

Dr. Carl Everts, a 1953 alumnus, began a decades-long career of teaching and coaching at Concordia in 1969. In 1973 he became the athletic director and chair of the Division of Health and Physical Education, positions he held through 1980. He resumed duties as Concordia's athletic director from 1986 to his retirement in 1994. In the spring of 1970, Everts was the head coach for the men's golf program and he remained the men's golf coach until he retired. Everts was also the first coach to lead the Concordia University women's golf team, winning both district and conference meets during his tenure. Everts coached the women's basketball team for 11 seasons, beginning in 1981- 82. As women's basketball coach he helped the Bulldogs bring home the Concordia Invitational Tournament seven times and took his teams to NAIA district playoffs six times. In 1992, Concordia won the district tournament and qualified for the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in school history. That team would later be inducted into the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame. Everts' overall record was 195-127. He earned NAIA District 11 Coach-of-the-Year honors in 1982-83 and 1986-87. He also coached baseball and soccer for one year during his time at Concordia.

Dave Faszholz
Inducted: 2001
Athlete: 1954-56

Some people consider Dave Faszholz to be one of the best athletes ever to compete for Concordia. The three-sport athlete spent two years in the New York Yankee baseball farm system before his 1954-56 participation at Concordia. In 1956, Faszholz set the school single-season win record for pitching seven of the Bulldogs’ 11 baseball victories and batted .467. A pass receiver and punter in football, his average of 39.3 yards per punt was a season record. The 1955-56 All-Central Collegiate Church Conference basketball pick averaged 14.2 rebounds per game and scored 319 points in 21 games.

Mark C. Halldorson
Inducted: 2009
Athlete: 1978-79

Mark C. Halldorson earned All-Conference, All-District and All-Region baseball honors in both of his years at Concordia. He was a member of the .400 Club in both seasons, hitting .435 during his junior year and .453 in his senior year to rank 13th nationally. He was voted Team MVP both years and ranked in the top 20 nationally in runs scored per game, hits per game, batting average, on-base percentage and fielding percentage during his time at Concordia. 

Ron Harms
Inducted: 2001
Coach: 1962-69

Ron Harms amassed some 220 victories as a football head coach and has sent more than 50 players to the National Football League. He coached for 22 years at Texas A & M University Kingsville until his retirement in 1999. During this period, the Javelinas had one of the most successful programs, not only in NCAA Division II, but in the entire collegiate ranks. While at Concordia the Bulldogs were 25-27-3 in his tenure as head football coach from 1962-69. Harms was a member of the Concordia faculty from 1962, when he also was athletic director and chair of the Physical Education Department.

Walter Hellwege
Inducted: 1994
Coach and Athletic Director 1919-40

Hellwege is considered the most significant figure in the early years of men's intercollegiate athletics at Concordia. He served as A.D. and coached virtually all men's sports - football, basketball, baseball, and track - during all or most of the time between 1919 and 1940. He coached many outstanding teams, including the 1931 undefeated championship football team and the 1931 championship basketball team. 

Vance Hinrichs
Inducted: 2003
Athlete: 1949-1953

Vance Hinrichs was a busy Bulldog between 1949 and 1953, playing tackle on both offense and defense and handling the kicking duties. From records available, Hinrichs kicked 16 extra points and averaged 60 yards on kickoffs in the 1952 football season, a year when Concordia won its second consecutive CCCC title. He also was noted as a sprinter in track, holding the school record of 22.4 in the 220-yard dash. Concordia always played a special part in the life of Hinrichs: he has been a student, a professor and an administrator, now serving on the school’s Board of Regents.

Lloyd Holsten
Inducted: 2011

Athlete: 1957-61

Lloyd Holsten, a 1961 graduate, was a three-year letter winner on the Concordia football team. Despite not playing high school football, Holsten enjoyed a highly successful collegiate career and was the first known Concordia football player to sign a professional contract.  Holsten was a member of the 1960 Tri-State Championship Team already inducted in the Concordia Hall of Fame.  He was awarded the All Tri-State College Conference Football Award by the Omaha World Herald and was a first team Tri-State All-Conference performer at middle guard and nose tackle.  Holsten was the 1960-61 Concordia Athlete of the Year and was invited to attend the Detroit Lions training camp following his graduation.  The Chicago Bears and Baltimore Colts also showed interest.  Lloyd earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia Teachers College in 1961.  He went on to earn a master’s degree in secondary education from the University ofMissouri–St. Louis in 1981.  Lloyd taught at Bethlehem LutheranSchool in St. Louis from 1961-66 and at Lutheran High School South in St. Louis from 1966-97.

Stephanie (Schilke) Hoos
Inducted: 2008
Athlete:
1994-98

Stephanie Schilke Hoos was a standout on the Concordia women's basketball team from 1994-98 as well as a national champion on the track team during her time as a Bulldog. On the hardwood she was a four time all-conference performer as well as the 1997-98 NIAC Player of the Year and the 1997-99 Lincoln Journal Star Women's College Player of the Year. During her senior year she also led the Bulldogs to a regular season and post season tournament championship in the NAIC, earning the No. 9 national seed in the NAIA National Tournament. Hoos became the national discuss champion in 1998 with a throw of 165'11", a mark that still tops the Concordia record books. 

James Juergensen
Inducted: 2006
Athlete:
1954-62

Dr. James Juergensen compiled an impressive 22 letters participating in sports at both Concordia High School and College. In college Juergensen dominated hitters on the mound, accumulating a school record 25 careers wins. He led the nation in strikeouts his senior year, fanning 94 batters, including 18 in a game. An NAIA All-American, he tossed a no-hitter versus Northwestern in ’62. 

Jennifer Ashby Kard
Inducted: 2006
Athlete:1990-94

Jennifer Ashby Kard participated in two sports, softball and basketball, during her time as a Bulldog. She was a three-time all NIAC selection in softball and was named the NIAC Co-player of the Year. A force at the plate, Ashby Kard hit .400 or better twice during her softball career, including an impressive .472 during her senior campaign in 1994. 

Kari (Saving) Keithley
Inducted: 2013
Athlete: 2001-05

Kari Saving Keithley, a four-time all-GPAC honoree, earned All-America status in 2005 and was named the GPAC Defensive Player of the Year for 2004-05. She led Concordia women’s basketball to a 121-21 record, four NAIA national tournament appearances and two national semifinal appearances during her career. She finished her four years with 1,773 points, 629 rebounds, 391 assists and 250 steals, ranking second in program history in scoring and fifth in steals at the time of induction.

T.J. Kloster
Inducted: 2013
Athlete: 1998-02

T.J. Kloster won six individual NAIA national titles in the pole vault, claiming three apiece at indoor and outdoor national championships while leading the Bulldogs to one national runner-up finish. As of 2013, Kloster held GPAC championship meet records for the indoor pole vault (17’ 5”) and the outdoor pole vault (17’ 1”). Kloster’s clearance of 17’ 6 ¼” is a school outdoor record and his six NAIA national titles were tied for the most in school history at the time of his induction. He was named Concordia’s 2001-02 Co-Male Athlete of the Year.

Judith Kretzschmar
Inducted: 1994
Athlete 1963-68


During the time she served at Concordia, Kretzschmar was responsible for expanding the woman's sports program from the intramural level to the extramural level, and finally to the intercollegiate level. Field hockey, volleyball, swimming, track, softball, and tennis were added as women's intercollegiate sports during this era, and she coached most of the women's sports offered during these 5 years.

Darcy Lindner
Inducted: 2007
Athlete:1987-91

Darcy Lindner participated in track, volleyball and basketball during her career as a Bulldog. She was a three-time NAIA All-American in track as a part of two relays and in the javelin. In volleyball she was named NAIA All-District and All-NIAC. She was also named a NSCAA All-American twice. Lindner was named the Concordia Female Athlete of the Year in 1991. 

Matthew List
Inducted: 2012
Athlete: 1987-91

Matthew List earned First Team All-Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball honors and was a two-time First Team All-NAIA District 11 selection. List led the 1990-91 Bulldog squad that went 23-11, claimed the NAIA District 11 title and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in school history. List finished with 1,608 career points (fifth in school history) and as Concordia’s all-time leading rebounder with 929 rebounds after averaging 16.1 points and 8.8 rebounds as a senior.

Shelly Jo Luger
Inducted: 2010

Athlete: 1986-1989

Shelly Jo "Poppe" Luger, a 1989 graduate, enjoyed an impressive career on the basketball court during her three years at Concordia. She earned both Academic and Athletic All-American honors and was also featured in USA Today for her efforts. Before arriving at Concordia, Luger spent one year at the University of Northern Colorado, where she also participated in basketball. Following her graduation from Concordia, she continued her education at Bryan School of Nursing for her R.N. diploma. She also attended the University of Nebraska Medical School for a bachelor of science degree in nursing. In addition, Luger earned her master's degree in adult health from Indiana State University. Currently, she is an assistant professor of nursing at Mount Marty College.

Timothy Marshall
Inducted: 2007
Athlete:1989-93

Timothy Marshall is one of the most decorated tennis players in Concordia history. In 1991 he became the first Bulldog to qualify for the NAIA National Tournament. During 1992 Marshall was 15-2 in singles play and won the district title. Marshall did not lose a single conference match during his career and was named the 1993 Concordia Male Athlete of the Year. 

Douglas Martin
Inducted: 2008
Athlete:
1997-82

Douglas Martin lettered in swimming each of his four years at Concordia. He holds records in the 200 individual medley, the 100 and 200 meter butterfly as well as the 400 and 1500 meter free style. He also holds records in the 200 and 400 yard medley, the 200 yard butterfly and the 100, 500, and 1,650 yard freestyle. Martin was also a member of multiple record holding relay teams: the 400 meter and yard medley as well as the 800 meter and yard freestyle. He also is the Concordia pool record holder in the 400 meter individual medley and a member of the 800 meter freestyle relay team. 

Herbert "Bulldog" Meyer
Inducted: 1994
Athlete: 1929-32, Coach, Athletic Director 1940-54

 Meyer was an outstanding football player and the quarterback for the 1931 undefeated football team. From 1940-1954, he was the athletic director and coached all sports during most of these years. His career record in football was 62-34-7 and his 1941-42 basketball team had a record of 12-4. He was instrumental in organizing the Central Church College Conference (CCCC) in 1951, and won the conference tittle three of the next four years in both football and track. He spearheaded construction of the present football-track stadium.

Rachel (Kirchner) Miller
Inducted: 2011

Athlete: 1999-03

Rachel (Kirchner) Miller, a 2003 graduate, enjoyed a successful collegiate career in both volleyball and basketball during her time at Concordia.  Miller earned multiple All-American honors during her volleyball career.  She was an NAIA honorable mention All-American selection, a first team Lutheran Brotherhood Lutheran College All-American selection and second team Dodge Truck & Successful Farming All-American selection in 2000.  In 2001, Rachel was an NAIA third team All-American performer and also an NAIA All-Region IV first team selection.  She earned All-Conference honors during all four years of her career and was a three-time first team All-Conference selection.  Rachel set multiple Concordia records including; best attacking percentage in one season (31.1%), most blocks in a match (15), most blocks in a season (226), best block average per game in a season (1.67) and career blocks (760).  On the basketball floor, Rachel was an All-Conference performer as well as a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete.  She was the Concordia University Athlete of the Year in 2001-02.  Rachel earned bachelor degrees in biology and chemistry.  She began her professional career with LI-COR Biosciences from 2003-05.  She has been Concordia University’s head volleyball coach since 2005.

Stacey (Davis) Miller
Inducted: 2009
Athlete: 1996-98

Stacey Davis Miller excelled in basketball and softball in her two years at Concordia. In basketball, she was named MVP of the Concordia Invitational Tournament both years. In 1998, she earned NAIA All-American Honorable Mention and Omaha World Herald NAIA First Team honors. The Omaha World Herald also recognized Stacey as the basketball Player of the Year in 1998. On the softball field, Miller hit .493 and .570 in her two seasons for the Bulldogs. She was a NIAC First Team selection both years and earned NIAC Player of the Year honors in 1998. She was a member of the Omaha World Herald All-Nebraska team as well as the NAIA Great Plains All-Region team in 1998. For her efforts, she was named Women's College Athlete of the Year in 1998. 

Sidney Mines
Inducted: 2005
Athlete: 1978-80

Despite only competing at Concordia for two years, Sidney Mines was able to leave his mark on Bulldog basketball. A transfer student from Alabama Lutheran Junior College, he became one of Concordia’s top scorers and rebounders and was recognized as an NAIA All-District selection along with being named team MVP. Perhaps more impressive is what Mines has done since leaving Concordia. He went on to play and coach professionally in Australia until 2002, playing for a number of different teams. He set an Australian club record with 76 points and 37 rebounds in one game. In addition, in 1997 at the age of 41, Mines recorded a triple double, making him the oldest CBA player to accomplish that feat. 

Phyllis Luedders Mol
Inducted: 2005
Athlete: 1975-79

Phyllis Luedders Mol made an impact in all three of the sports she played (volleyball, softball and track & field) at Concordia. Luedders Mol holds the school record in the javelin to this day. at 145’9”. A pitcher for the Bulldog softball team, she was named the team’s MVP during each season she played and in 1978 she had an impressive .428 batting average. After Concordia, in 1982 during her tenure at Detroit West Lutheran High School, she led the track team to a Class C championship and a pair of runner-up finishes in 1980 and 1981. Luedders Mol was named Michigan Track coach of the year in 1983. 

Carol Bailey-Moravec
Inducted: 1996
Athlete: 1986-90

Unquestionably the best female athlete in Concordia's history, Carol Bailey-Moravec, during her four years at Concordia, earned All-American honors 22 times, set school records in 13 different events, won eight individual NAIA National Championships and set two NAIA National Outdoor Meet records in both the 100-meter sprint (11.52 seconds) and the 200 meter sprint (23.52 seconds). In 1987 she was chosen as the Outstanding Female Performer at the French National Championships Meet. She was also chosen as the Outstanding Female Performer at the NAIA National Outdoor Meet in 1989. In 1990 she was chosen as the State College Female Athlete of the Year by the Lincoln Journal-Star.

Dennis Oetting
Inducted: 2010

Athlete: 1962-66

Dennis Oetting, class of 1966, was a three-sport athlete at Concordia University, participating in football, baseball and wrestling. Intent on becoming a Lutheran educator, Oetting had turned down an offer to play football for Bob Devaney's Cornhuskers. The Huskers' loss was Concordia's gain as Oetting was named all-conference in football all four years and was an all-Lutheran selection in 1964 and 1965. During his 1964 wrestling season, Oetting was the conference champion. After earning his degree at Concordia, Oetting went on to a lifetime career as a teacher, spending most of his years in the teaching ministry at Hong Kong International School.

Eugene Oetting
Inducted: 1994
Athlete: 1950-54

A multi-sport athlete, Oetting powered the Bulldogs to conference titles 3 of the 4 years of his college career as a lineman for the football team. In football he was All-Conference for 3 years, a member of the Omaha World Herald All-State College Team and Little All-American Honorable Mention. In track, he was the conference medal winner for four years in three different events and a member of three conference championship teams. He also lettered 2 years in basketball and baseball. In 1954, he was the Omaha World Herald College Athlete of the Year.

Larry Oetting
Inducted: 2006
Athlete: 1954-62
Coach: 1967-91

Dr. Larry Oetting, a football standout for both Concordia High School and Concordia Teachers College capped his playing career as the Bulldog’s MVP in 1961 and was selected to the Williamson’s Little All-American Football Team. Oetting returned to serve as a coach and teacher, leading the track and football teams to conference titles. In 1981 he was named the NAIA District 11 Football Coach of the Year. 

Robert Oetting
Inducted: 1995
Athlete: 1960-64

In his our years with the Bulldogs, Oetting earned Little All-American, All-Conference, All-District, team MVP and Concordia senior athlete of the year honors. He helped lead the Bulldogs to a conference championship in 1962. After graduating Oetting signed with the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He later played for Toronto and Vancouver of the Canadian Football League.

Victor Peter
Inducted: 2012
Team: 1953-56

Victor Peter, who earned 11 combined varsity letters, starred on football teams that compiled a record of 20-4-1 between 1953 and 1955, with a Central Church College Conference championship in 1954. As a senior, Peter earned All-CCCC and Concordia Male Athlete of the Year honors as the football team’s co-captain and leading scorer. In 1954, he led the track and field team to a CCCC championship. On the baseball field, Peter stole 19 bases his senior year.

Bob Pflieger
Inducted: 2013
Service: 1956-59, 1963-99

Bob Pflieger gave 39 years of service to Concordia University, including 35 years as faculty athletic representative. He served as NAIA District 14 chair and played a role in the development of the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The GPAC named an academic honor in his name – the Pflieger-Olson Scholar-Athlete award. He has been an active Booster Club member since retiring his teaching career, which spanned from 1956-99.

Jarrod Pimentel
Inducted: 2010

Athlete: 1999-2003

Jarrod Pimentel, a 2003 graduate from Concordia, earned all-conference honors for three years in baseball and two years in football. He was also Concordia's 2001-02 Athlete-of-the-Year. He helped lead the Bulldog football team to a conference championship in 2001 and led two of his baseball teams to the playoffs. Pimentel earned his bachelor's degree in business and physical education with a minor in accounting, and he also received his coaching endorsement while at Concordia. "Moving half way across the country to meet great people on and off the field was the foundation of my life," said Pimentel. "Concordia University brought lifelong friends and the appreciation to build two strong athletic programs with my teammates."

´╗┐´╗┐Tricia Kindle Pinneo
Inducted: 2005
Athlete: 1990-94

Tricia Kindle Pinneo was a member of the Bulldog basketball team from 1990-94 at Concordia. Pinneo averaged 11.5 points and 4.6 assists during her career. A model of consistency, Pinneo scored 443 points in both her junior and senior seasons. She also earned all-conference, all-district and NAIA All-America Honors. The guard shot over 40 percent from the field and led the team in assists each year of her illustrious career. The four-year letterwinner led the Bulldogs to more than 60 wins over her career. In the past she taught for David City Public Schools, Columbus Middle School and Centennial Public Schools. 

Teresa (Noffke) Pokorny
Inducted: 2011

Athlete: 1986-90

Teresa (Noffke) Pokorny graduated from Concordia in 1990.  She enjoyed one of the most impressive basketball seasons in Concordia history in 1988-89.  During that season, she was an NSCAA first team All-American and honorable mention NAIA All-American selection.  She also earned first team All-District and All-Conference honors.  The Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald also recognized Teresa for her efforts in the 88-89 season.  She was a first team All-State selection by the Journal Star, while the World Herald tabbed her as a second team All-State selection.  Teresa was a team captain, Team MVP and the Concordia Invitational Tournament MVP in 1988-89.  Earlier in her Bulldog career, Teresa earned Omaha World Herald and NIAC honorable mention honors for her efforts in the 1987-88 season.  Teresa earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia.  She went on to receive her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Doane College.  Teresa is in her 22nd year as a teacher at Aquinas High School in David City.

Gary Pomerenke
Inducted: 1995
Athlete: 1979-83

Pomerenke was an NAIA Division II All-American selection at Nose Guard and an All-American Scholar-Athlete for the Bulldogs. He also earned spots on the NIAC All-Conference team and was named NIAC defensive player of the year by the Lincoln Journal-Star and the Omaha World Herald. Pomerenke was a cornerstone of the 1981 Bulldog team which compiled a 9-1 record and achieved a no. 10 ranking in NAIA Division II.

Tom Raabe
Inducted: 1994
Athlete: 1967-71

 During his career, Raabe set nine Concordia records in basketball, including total career points (2,016) and career average points per game (20.0). He started every varsity game during his four years (101 consecutive games) and was all-conference for three years, All-District for one year, a member of the Lincoln Journal-Star and Omaha World Herald All-State college Teams and an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American.

Willard Rathe
Inducted: 1996
Athlete: 1934-37

Willard Rathe was a versatile athlete, lettering in football and basketball all three years and baseball one year. Best known for his performance in football, Rathe scored numerous touchdowns for Concordia as quarterback. Noted for his "unerring foot," he kicked seven consecutive extra points against Nebraska Central College in 1935. In basketball he finished as a top scorer on a number of occasions throughout his career, was captain of the team that participated in the first All-Concordia Basketball Tournament in 1937 and was selected for the first All-Tournament Team. In 1982 Concordia College honored him with the "Master Teacher Award."
 

Michelle Reed
Inducted: 1994
Athlete 1985-88

At the time of her induction, Reed held every women’s golf record (eleven) in existence at Concordia. She was team MVP all four years, and won two NIAC individual championships and three NAIA District individual championships. During her career, the women's golf team compiled a dual meet record of 13-4, and won the NIAC and the NAIA District tournaments twice each. As a senior in 1988, she competed in the number three position on the men's golf team.

Penny Jacobsen Schneider
Inducted: 1994
Athlete 1982-86

Jacobsen is regarded as one of the finest softball players in Concordia's history, and also enjoyed a stellar basketball career. In softball, she set four school records, was NIAC All-Conference for one year, NAIA All-District for four years, NAIA Scholar-Athlete for one year and NAIA All-American for two years. In basketball she set seven school records and was the team MVP and captain for three years.

Tim Schwan
Inducted: 2007
Athlete:
1968-72

Tim Schwan was a four-year letterwinner in swimming. A three-time team MVP, Schwan set numerous school records including the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and the 1650 freestyle. In addition nearly all of the school records in relays fell, including the 400 medley relay. He set the school record in the 200 individual medley in 1972. He also served as a team cocaptain multiple times. 

Jennifer (Davis) Schwartz
Inducted: 2012
Athlete: 2002-05

Jennifer Davis Schwartz, the Concordia women's soccer all-time career goals (88) and points leader (206), earned GPAC All-Conference four times, GPAC Co-Player of the Year in 2003, Concordia Female Athlete of the Year, NAIA Honorable Mention All-America and NAIA Region IV First Team honors during her soccer career. On the softball diamond, Schwartz was recognized as a First Team All-GPAC honoree Second Team All-Region in 2006.

Gary Seevers
Inducted: 1994
Athlete: 1953-57

 In football, Seevers set four school records, including total career yardage and total career yardage per game - records that stood for nearly thirty years. In four years of varsity football, he started every game but one (due to an injury) and was All-Conference for four years, Lincoln Journal-Star College Athlete of the ear (1957) and Little All-American Honorable mention for two years. He also lettered four years in baseball and three years in track.

John J. Seevers
Inducted: 2000
Athlete: 1948-52, Coach: 1963-93

 John Seevers earned letters in four sports – football, baseball, basketball and track - at Concordia. The 1952 graduate was the captain of the football team his senior year and was named to the All-Central Collegiate Church Conference team. While an educator at Concordia Seevers taught physical education and coached a total of ten different sports. The Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star both named him the “State College Coach of the Year” in 1971 for his accomplishments as the head football coach of the 1970 team that compiled a record of 8-1.

Andrea Janssen Smejkal
Inducted: 2003
Athlete: 1987-1990

Andrea Janssen Smejkal started in all 130 games of her four-year Concordia playing career, averaging 5.17 assists per game and scoring 247 three-point goals as a point guard. Her career point total was 1,559 and she held eight school records. The Bulldogs were 88-43 during that period with the best showing of 25-7 in 1988-89 and qualified for NAIA postseason play twice. Smejkal went on to teach and coach at Columbus (Neb.) High School and Wausa (Neb.) High School.

Devin Smith
Inducted: 2007
Athlete:1988-92

Devin Smith helped Concordia reach the NAIA National Tournament in 1991, amassed 1,659 points and was the first Bulldog named to the NAIA All-Tournament Team. In 1992 he was tabbed the Concordia Male Athlete of the Year, an honorable mention NAIA All-America selection and earned All-NIAC and All-NAIA District status for the second straight year. 

Martin Stork
Inducted: 2002
Public Address Announcer: 1958-2000

Martin Stork spent 42 years as “Voice of the Bulldogs,” the public address announcer at Concordia athletic events. His last year was 2000. “It’s an enjoyable service,” Stork said of his volunteer work at the microphone. “I thank the good Lord that He has given me enough years to do it,” said Stork, 80. That appreciation was shown in the closing remark at each game that became his trademark: “See you in church tomorrow.” Stork started at Concordia High School in 1934, finishing as a basketball co-captain at the college. He retired in 1986 as supervisor of student teaching at Concordia after joining the faculty in 1959.

John Suhr
Inducted: 1995
Athlete: 1956-60

A versatile athlete best known for his performance at quarterback for the Bulldog football team, Suhr established school records for completion percentage and punting average, set another school record in the high jump for the track team and also participated in tennis and basketball. He was named Nebraska college athlete of the year by the Omaha World Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star and Concordia senior athlete of the year for 1959-60. He was also named to the Lutheran College All-America team for football.

Herbert Toensing
Inducted: 1994
Athlete: 1930-33

Toensing dominated Concordia's basketball opponents for three years with his deadly long shots. He was the leading scorer and captain of the 1931 conference championship team and the leading scorer in the conference. He also played tennis and was a member of the 1930 championship tennis team.  

Larry M. Traub
Inducted: 2000
Athlete: 1973-76

At Concordia, Traub wrestled for three years and was named Most Valuable Player all three seasons. He won conference championships in 1974 and 1976. In 1976, he qualified for nationals and placed in the top 16. He set school records for the most two-point near falls in a season and in a career, and most three-point near falls in both a season and career. Since graduating from Concordia Traub has coached wrestling, football and soccer and various schools. In addition he coached the power lifting team at St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Ky. Under his direction they have captured three Teenage National titles.

Erich von Fange
Inducted: 1996
Athlete: 1940-44

Fullback on offense and linebacker on defense, Erich von Fange was part of the Concordia football team which was undefeated in 1943 and 1944, winning consecutive Nebraska Victory College League championships. In 1944 von Fange scored 69 of Concordia's 287 points and was credited with touchdown runs of 60 and 88 yerds, the latter becoing a long standing school record. As center on the basketball team, he helped lead theat team to a 12-4 record in 1941-42.

Jim Wacker
Inducted: 2002
Coach: 1964-68

As a young Indiana native, Jim Wacker arrived in Seward in the fall of 1964 for his first college coaching job. He was the assistant football coach and defensive coordinator at Concordia for five years. During that time he also was the head wrestling and tennis coach. Wacker’s resume since that time is peppered with success. His Texas Lutheran teams won the NAIA national championships in 1974 and 1975 and his Southwest Texas State teams won NCAA Division II national championships in 1981 and 1982. Twice during his coaching career he was recognized as the National Coach of the Year. Other coaching jobs included Concordia High School (Portland), Augustana ( S.D.), North Dakota State, Texas Christian and Minnesota. In addition he served as a commentator for college games on CBS radio.

Cleveland "Cleve" Wester
Inducted: 2004
Athlete: 1982-85

Cleveland Wester’s achievements as a Concordia football player launched a professional football career with the Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL in 1986 and the NFL Detroit Lions in 1987 until sidelined by injury. Wester’s All-District honors at Concordia added up to recognition as an NAIA All-American. Wester earned all-conference honors every year in his 1982-85 seasons with the Bulldogs, leaving his mark on school rushing and touchdown records. Wester finished his career with more than 3,500 rushing yards over four seasons.

Karen Wittrock
Inducted: 2002
Athlete: 1965-67

Karen Wittrock, who was in the first class of physical education majors at Concordia, remembers playing basketball at Concordia Teachers College in 1965-67. She was named athlete of the year and also participated in softball, field hockey and track. After her time at Concordia Wittrock went on to become the “winningest” basketball coach in Ohio women’s basketball history. She also initiated the girls sports programs at Lutheran West High School in Rocky River, Ohio. In 35 years, her basketball teams have accumulated a record of 572-154. She coached all sports for many years, including track, cross country, volleyball, softball and boys’ golf. Wittrock was certified to officiate basketball and volleyball and continued to referee in both sports until giving up basketball after 25 years.

Sharon Holthus Zimmerman
Inducted: 1995
Athlete: 1977-81

Zimmerman became the first female athlete in Concordia's history to earn a spot on an NAIA All-America team when she placed fourth in the two-mile run at the 1981 indoor track and field national championships. Zimmerman also excelled at the 3,000 meters in outdoor track, and was one of the first women to participate in cross country at Concordia. She was named senior female athlete of the year in 1981, when she graduated.

Teams

1931 Football Team
Inducted: 1994

The 1931 football team was one of the finest ever to play at Concordia. The team was conference champion and undefeated (7-0), outscoring its opponents 206-19.

1944-45 Football Team
Inducted: 1997

The 1944-45 and 1945-46 seasons were excellent ones for Concordia College football. The 14 straight victories during those seasons will long be remembered as among the greatest accomplishments in Concordia's history. Concordia played six-man football during those years, as did other colleges who were short-handed because of the war. The Bulldogs averaged 38 points per game to their opponent's six-point average, or a total of 546 points to the opponents 77 points, capturing the conference championship both years. The 1944-45 team, Concordia's first six-man squad, played and won eight games under the coaching of Herb Meyer.

1945-46 Football Team
Inducted: 1997

The 1945-46 season saw Herb Meyer at the helm again, and Concordia's six-man team completed a perfect 6-0 record. Again the Bulldogs played a swift, hard-driven brand of football, taking to the air on offense with remarkable results. The final game of the season saw Concordia defeat old-time rival Dana College 60-12 for the 14th straight victory.

1951 Football Team
Inducted: 2005
Team: 1951

The 1951 Concordia football team went into the season with modest expectations: “The overall squad is lighter, and with a tough eight-game schedule, the Bulldogs will be fighting hard all the way to keep Concordia on the winning side” (preseason publication). The Bulldogs did stay on the winning side, compiling a record of 8-1, the best in Nebraska and good enough for the championship of the Central Church Conference. Their only loss came to McPherson, Kan. The ’51 squad averaged a robust 35.9 points per game.and held their opponents to only 9.3 points per game, shutting out half of their foes.

1954 Men's Tennis Team
Inducted: 2009
Team: 1954

The 1954 men's tennis team at Concordia boasted a 10-1 season record. During a time period when there was no recruiting, this squad defeated Creighton twice, won the Central Church College Conference Championship and dominated conference play throughout the season. The squad was coached by Dr. Walter Andrew Peter Juergensen. 

1960 Football Team
Inducted: 2002
Team: 1960

The 1960 Concordia football team finished its campaign with a record of 7-1-1, earning the championship in the first year of the Tri-State Conference. The first game in the history of the conference ended in a scoreless tie between Concordia and Westmar. The Bulldogs, under Head Coach Ralph Starenko, set a school record of 452 yards of offense in a 32-6 win over Northwestern. The only loss of the season came to the Missouri Valley Vikings.

1965-66 Men's Golf Team
Inducted: 2003
Team: 1965-66

Members of the 1964-65 and 1965-66 championship golf teams at Concordia include Lou Jander, Dan Juergensen, Ken Mangels and Mike Held. Jander, who lives in Houston, Texas, serves as a mission and ministry facilitator on the Texas District staff of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Juergensen, a native of Seward, recently completed a 35-year coaching career at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, Colo., where he earned nomination to the Colorado’s coaching hall of fame with a record that included five state wrestling championships. Mangels, who lives in Orange, Calif., is dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Concordia Irvine, where he has served since 1984. Held, who is retired, spent 32 years in teaching and music ministry, the last 16 at Trinity Lutheran in Houston, Texas.

1970 Football Team

Inducted: 2000
Team: 1970

In the first game of the 1970 season the Bulldogs ended the 36-game winning streak of Doane College, the longest in the nation at that time, with a 35-0 victory. The surprise result resounded across the country, and the Bulldogs, led by first-year head coach John Seevers, finished the season with an 8-1 record and a No. 12 national ranking among small colleges. In addition the squad was the Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference champions with a record of 5-0. The defensive line became known for the big, game-turning play; interceptions and fumbles from crunching tackles kept the momentum with Concordia.

1970 Wrestling Team
Inducted: 2010

Team: 1969-70

The 1970 wrestling team captured the NIAC championship two years in a row, 1969 and 1970, and placed second in the Tri-State Conference in 1970 with a 10-3 record. Seniors Tim Ebendick, George Vasilauskus and Bruce Grohn concluded their Concordia careers with strong seasons to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Ebendick totaled 217 points in his four years at Concordia. He went 20-6 with 11 pins during his senior season and represented Concordia at nationals. He was also named top wrestler in the NIAC and was voted most valuable wrestler on the Bulldog squad. Vasilauskus suffered a season-ending injury but still managed an 11-2 record with four pins in his senior year. Grohn picked up 18 wins in his senior year to go along with seven pins.

1976 Men’s Soccer Team
Inducted: 2011

Athlete: 1976-77

The 1976 Concordia University men’s soccer team qualified for the NAIA National Tournament and finished with a record of 9-3-1.  The .731 winning percentage is good for second on Concordia’s all-time list.  The Bulldogs scored 40 goals and allowed just 16 during the ’76 season.  The Bulldogs were led by Dave Wolter, Barry Terrass and Kent Schlichtemeier.  Wolter and Terrass earned Team MVP honors, while Schlichtemeier scored 11 goals and added four assists for a total of 26 points.  Head coach Jack Kinworthy and assistant coach Joel Wehrspann coached the team to the National Tournament where they suffered a 3-0 loss to Benedictine College in the opening round.

1981 Football Team
Inducted: 2006
Team: 1981

The 1981 Concordia football team enjoyed some of the greatest success in the history of Bulldog football. The squad finished the season with a record of 9-1, a conference championship and a final national ranking of 12. The Bulldogs gained national attention three games into the season, upsetting fourth-ranked Peru State. 

1981 Women's Volleyball Team
Inducted: 2013
Team: 1981

Head coach Berniece Jones guided Concordia volleyball to a 35-8 overall record and a Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC) title – the first volleyball conference championship in school history. The Bulldogs, led by team co-MVP’s Susan Hight and Karen Zobel, went 9-1 in NIAC play and took third place at the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Region 6, Division III Volleyball Tournament. Both Hight and Zobel received first team all-NIAC honors.

1990-91 Men's Basketball Team
Inducted: 2001
Team: 1990-91

The Bulldog men’s basketball team of 1990-91 finished 23-11 with a perfect season on their home court and the best record in the history of Concordia up to that date. They were the first Concordia team to compete in the NAIA national tournament, losing 80-77 to Oklahoma City University, the eventual national champion. The 1990-91 season was the last year all NAIA basketball teams competed in one division.

1991-92 Men's Basketball Team
Inducted: 2012
Team: 1991-92

Led by head coach Grant Schmidt, the 1991-92 Concordia men’s basketball team set a then-school record for wins in a season with 26 and captured the first Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship in school history. The Bulldogs won the NAIA District 11 championship and advanced to the national semifinals. They featured a quartet of seniors who each finished their careers with more than 1,000 points, including John Peulz, Devin Smith, Mike Works and Eric Priebe.

1991-92 Women's Basketball Team
Inducted: 2009
Team: 1991-92

The 1991-92 women's basketball team went 23-13, qualified for the school's first-ever NAIA Division II National Tournament and finished the season ranked 20th in NAIA Division II. This team finished third in both the National Small College Athletic Association Tournament and the Bahamas Tournament. The squad also won the Concordia Invitational Tournament for the sixth consecutive year. Individually, Lynda Beck earned First Team NAIA Division II All-American honors as well as NSCAA All-American honors. Traci Leggett was also named to the NSCAA All-American team and the NAIA All-District team. Trish Kindle was the CIT Most Valuable Player, and she also earned NIAC Honorable Mention and NAIA All-District team honors. Lisa Parrott was named to the NAIA All-District team as well as the NSCAA All-Tournament team. The team was coached by Carl Everts and Trish Croghan. 

1995 Volleyball Team
Inducted: 2005
Team: 1995

The 1995 Concordia volleyball team enjoyed some of the greatest success in the history of Bulldog volleyball. The squad set a school record for wins in a season, compiling a record of 40-10 and was one win away from qualifying for the national tournament. The squad also finished second in the NIAC and won four tournaments and were ranked as high as 16th in the NAIA. 

1997 Women's Golf Team
Inducted: 2009
Team: 1997

The 1997 women's golf team was one of the most successful teams in Concordia University's athletic history. The squad is either tied for or holds 17 school records in women's golf, including the best score for 18 holes, 352; the best score for 36 holes, 709; the best NAIA National Tournament score of a Concordia team at 54 holes, 1,133 and the best NAIA National Tournament finish of a Concordia team, 18th. In addition, a majority of these players were members of the most successful group of female golfers in school history, competing in the NAIA National golf tournament three times during their career at Concordia.