SEWARD, Neb. – Six Bulldogs from head coach Ryan Dupic’s baseball squad garnered 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades, as announced on Thursday (May 31) by the NAIA. The list includes repeat honoree Wyatt Weller, who graduated this May with degrees in business administration and criminal justice. The rest of the Concordia award winners just completed their junior years (full list at bottom).
In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status. A total of 417 baseball student-athletes across the nation were named 2018 Scholar-Athletes by the NAIA.
Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,361 and counting. The Bulldogs have been a regular national leader for both scholar-athletes and scholar-teams and are coming off a 2016-17 academic year that resulted in 78 more scholar-athletes and 19 scholar-teams. The 2015-16 season produced a GPAC best 92 Bulldog scholar-athletes and a national best 20 NAIA Scholar-Teams. The 2014-15 season culminated with GPAC-leading totals of 94 Bulldog scholar-athletes and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams. During the 2013-14 academic year, Concordia garnered 101 Scholar-Athlete honorees (most in the NAIA) and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams (tied for fourth nationally).
Matt Armstrong, Jr. | Lakin, Kan. | Pre-Medicine
Johnny May, Jr. | Johnston, Iowa | Psychology
Logan Ryan, Jr. | Johnston, Iowa | Business Administration
Thomas Sautel, Jr. | Littleton, Colo. | Business Administration
Tanner Wauhob, Jr. | Sioux City, Iowa | Exercise Science
Wyatt Weller, Sr. | Bennington, Neb. | Business Administration / Criminal Justice