Twelve runners named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Head coach Kregg Einspahr's men's and women's cross country programs have garnered six Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes apiece. A total of 317 women and 203 men nationally were honored on Friday with the announcement from the NAIA national office.
From the NAIA release: 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 to qualify for this honor.
With six honorees, the Bulldog men tied Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) and St. Ambrose (Iowa) for the most nationally.
Concordia men named Scholar-Athletes:
- Beau Billings, Jr., Valentine, Neb.
- Daniel Gibson, Sr., Grand Island, Neb.
- Joel Heckmann, Sr., Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Andrew Malan, Jr., Lincoln, Neb.
- Colin Morrissey, Sr., Omaha, Neb.
- Tim von Behren, Sr., Elk Creek, Neb.
Concordia women named Scholar-Athletes:
- Sarah Kortze, Sr., Rockford, Ill.
- Megan Letts, Jr., Lakewood, Colo.
- Jena Schwalenberg, Sr., Columbus, Neb.
- Theresa Staley, Jr., Lincoln, Neb.
- Christina Tomka, Sr., Dodge, Neb.
- Jenean Williams, Jr., Mankato, Minn.
16 November 2012