SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University men’s golf team has placed two Bulldogs on the list of 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Senior Jared Knoepfel earned the award for the second year in a row while junior Tyler Ehresman garnered recognition for the first time. Knoepfel, a native of Fremont, Neb., studied pre-law at Concordia. Ehresman, who hails from Omaha, Neb., is majoring in secondary education.
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 144 men’s golf student-athletes across the nation were named 2017 Scholar-Athletes by the NAIA.
Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,256 and counting (27 for the fall athletics season). 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).
2017 Men’s Golf Scholar-Athletes
Tyler Ehresman, Jr. | Omaha, Neb. | Secondary Education
Jared Knoepfel, Sr. | Fremont, Neb. | Pre-Law