Bulldog volleyball ties national best with seven scholar-athletes
SEWARD, Neb. – Concordia volleyball placed seven representatives on the list of 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, tying for the most among all NAIA institutions. The release, announced Friday by the NAIA, marks the second-straight year the program has had exactly seven scholar-athletes. Senior Jennifer Smith is Concordia’s lone repeat selection as six juniors earn scholar-athlete recognition for the first time (list below).
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 949 and counting. During the 2012-13 academic year, Concordia had 71 Scholar-Athletes and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams.
A total of 391 volleyball student-athletes across the nation were named scholar-athletes by the NAIA. Only one program nationally had more than Concordia’s seven 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.
2013 Concordia volleyball scholar-athletes
- Amanda Abbott, Jr. | Temecula, Calif. | Elementary Education
- Kayla James, Jr. | Kearney, Neb. | Biology
- Michala Maurer, Jr. | Columbus, Neb. | Middle Level Education - Math & Language Arts
- Audrey Mehl, Jr. | Concordia, Mo. | Secondary Education
- Emily Metschke, Jr. | Lincoln, Neb. | Exercise Science
- Mariah Schamp, Jr. | Arvada, Colo. | Director of Christian Education and Psychology
- Jennifer Smith, Sr. | Grafton, Neb. | Studio Art
6 December 2013