Twenty-two Bulldog track and field athletes receive Scholar-Athlete honors
Twenty-two Bulldog track and field student-athletes (list below) have been named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the NAIA on Friday. Ten of the 22 honorees are repeat selections from last year’s track and field Scholar-Athletes.
In addition, 10 of the Concordia track and field Scholar-Athletes earned the same honor in the fall for cross country.
Concordia ends the 2012-13 athletics season with a total of 66 Scholar-Athletes. In the history of the prestigious academic honor, no other school has tallied more Scholar-Athletes than Concordia.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach, 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. A total of 517 NAIA track and field (204 men, 313 women) performers nationally earned Scholar-Athlete recognition.
2013 Concordia track and field Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
- Stephanie Aurich ● junior ● Mayer, Minn. ● Early Childhood Education
- Beau Billings ● junior ● Valentine, Neb. ● Marketing
- Ashlee Brown ● senior ● North Platte, Neb. ● Biology, Chemistry minor/Pre-Veterinar
- John Cartier ● junior ● Las Vegas, Nev. ● Pre-Law
- Kellie Fegter ● senior ● Holdredge, Neb. ● Exercise Science
- Daniel Gibson ● senior ● Grand Island, Neb. ● Secondary Education - Math and Theology
- Joel Heckmann ● senior ● Sioux Falls, S.D. ● Music/Pre-Sem
- Paige Hemmer ● junior ● Colman, S.D. ● World and Intercultural Studies
- Benjamin Hinckfoot ● junior ● Colorado Springs, Colo. ● Secondary Education - History and ESL
- Jared Hoffman ● senior ● Griswold, Iowa ● Elementary Education
- Hayden Hohnholt ● junior ● Gillette, Wyo. ● Middle Level Education - Math and Health/Physical Ed.
- Myria Knapp ● junior ● North Platte, Neb. ● Elementary Education – Special Education
- Sarah Kortze ● senior ● Rockford, Ill. ● Biology and Physical Science
- Megan Letts ● junior ● Lakewood, Colo. ● Spanish
- Andrew Malan ● junior ● Lincoln, Neb. ● Marketing, Journalism, and Graphic Design
- Colin Morrissey ● senior ● Omaha, Neb. ● Secondary Education
- Lydia Pomerenke ● junior ● Seward, Neb. ● Secondary Education - ESL/Spanish
- Jena Schwalenberg ● senior ● Columbus, Neb. ● Elementary Education
- Timothy von Behren ● junior ● Falls City, Neb. ● Exercise Science
- Jenean Williams ● junior ● North Mankato, Minn. ● Elementary Education – Early Childhood
- Shelby Yelden ● junior ● Seward, Neb. ● Middle Level Education
- Spencer Zysset ● junior ● Hastings, Neb. ● Middle Level Education
24 May 2013