Softball lands five on scholar-athlete list
SEWARD, Neb. – Five Concordia University softball players have been named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the NAIA on Wednesday. Seniors Amanda Baldwin, Amanda Beeson and Allyson Porath are repeat honorees. Juniors Clarissa Beving and Liz Maxwell collect scholar-athlete recognition for the first time.
With five scholar-athletes, the program ranks No. 8 nationally among all NAIA softball programs. A total of 297 softball student-athletes nationally were named scholar-athletes.
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 1,016 (first in the NAIA to reach 1,000 scholar-athletes) and counting. (This figure includes all 97 Concordia scholar-athletes announced for 2013-14). During the 2012-13 academic year, Concordia had 71 Scholar-Athletes and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams.
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.
2014 Concordia softball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
- Amanda Baldwin ● Sr. ● Wilber, Neb. ● Biology
- Amanda Beeson ● Sr. ● Waverly, Neb. ● Business Administration
- Clarissa Beving ● Jr. ● Hartley, Iowa ● Middle Level Education
- Liz Maxwell ● Sr. ● Fullerton, Calif. ● Elementary Education
- Allyson Porath ● Sr. ● Malcolm, Neb. ● Elementary Education – Early Childhood
28 May 2014