Bulldog athletics makes jump in 2013-14 GPAC all-sports standings

Bulldog athletics makes jump in 2013-14 GPAC all-sports standings

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – A conference title in men’s outdoor track and field last week helped propel Concordia University athletics to a fourth-place finish in the 2013-14 GPAC-all sports standings, released Tuesday by the league. With 137 total points, the Bulldogs finished just one point off of third place and two points off of second place. Concordia improved two spots compared to its sixth-place finish following the 2012-13 season when it compiled 115 points.

The fourth-place all-sports finish is the second such placement in the past three years.

“We want to finish in the top four every year,” Director of Athletics Devin Smith said. “From a strategic standpoint we’ve made steps to improve our athletic programs across the board. Our goal in the coming years is to get back to No. 1 in the GPAC all-sport standings like we were in 2002-03 and 2004-05.”

During the 2013-14 athletics season, Concordia won or shared GPAC titles in men’s indoor and outdoor track and field and women’s basketball. The Bulldogs also had conference runner-up finishes in women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and wrestling. Softball placed third in the regular season and runner up at the conference tournament.

Since the formation of the GPAC in 2000, Concordia has never finished lower than seventh in the conference’s all-sport standings (see below). The Bulldogs placed in the top three in each of the first five years of the GPAC’s existence.

Concordia all-time GPAC finishes
2013-14 – 4th
2012-13 – 6th
2011-12 – 4th
2010-11 – 7th
2009-10 – 6th
2008-09 – 6th
2007-08 – 5th
2006-07 – 5th
2005-06 – 5th
2004-05 – 1st*
2003-04 – 3rd
2002-03 – 1st*
2001-02 – 2nd
2000-01 – 3rd

6 May 2014