Tennis places six on scholar-athlete list

Tennis places six on scholar-athlete list

M Tennis Scholar-Athletes
W Tennis Scholar-Athletes

SEWARD, Neb – Six combined Concordia men’s and women’s tennis student-athletes were named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Friday afternoon. Seniors Joel Kaldahl and Nathan Wingfield are repeat selections. First-time honorees include Jonathan Douglas, Megan Burgdorf, Grace Hollenbeck and Christine Ruskamp.

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.

Concordia ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 971 and counting. (This figure includes all 52 Concordia scholar-athletes announced so far for 2013-14). During the 2012-13 academic year, Concordia had 71 Scholar-Athletes and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams.

A total of 101 NAIA women’s tennis student-athletes across the nation were named 2013-14 scholar-athletes by the NAIA. On the men’s side, 94 were named scholar-athletes.

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Neb., that currently serves over 2,200 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world.

Concordia tennis scholar-athletes

-Jonathan Douglas | Jr. | Business Administration
-Joel Kaldahl | Sr. | Business
-Nathan Wingfield | Sr. | Biology (Math minor)

-Megan Burgdorf | Jr. | Elementary Education (Theology minor)
-Grace Hollenbeck | Jr. | Art Education
-Christine Ruskamp | Jr. | Biology (Organismal Emphasis)

16 May 2014