Concordia totals 204 NAIA Scholar-Athletes, 20 Scholar-Teams for 2020-21

By Jacob Knabel on Sep. 15, 2021 in Athletic Announcements

2020-21 NAIA National Awards

2020-21 Concordia NAIA Scholar-Athletes

SEWARD, Neb. – In conjunction with NAIA National Awards Day on Wednesday (Sept. 15), the NAIA announced 2020-21 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes and NAIA Scholar-Teams. Concordia University Athletics totaled 204 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 20 NAIA Scholar-Teams for the 2020-21 academic year. This marks the second year in a row that Concordia has surpassed 200 NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The 20 Scholar-Teams is an increase from 19 in 2019-20.

In order to be nominated for Scholar-Athlete honors, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer (at the close of the 2020-21 academic year). Scholar-Teams qualify for recognition by achieving at least a 3.0 GPA. Nationally, more than 11,000 Scholar-Athletes and 2,000 Scholar-Teams were recognized.

Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,907 and counting. The new timeline (beginning in 2019-20) for announcing NAIA Scholar-Athletes resulted in a larger number of student-athletes being eligible to garner the award. The school record for number of Scholar-Athletes in one academic year is 226 achieved in 2019-20. Concordia has been a regular national leader for both Scholar-Athletes and Scholar-Teams.

2020-21 Concordia NAIA Scholar-Teams (20): Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Competitive Cheer, Competitive Dance, Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, Football, Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Indoor Track & Field, Women’s Indoor Track & Field, Men’s Outdoor Track & Field, Women’s Outdoor Track & Field, Women’s Volleyball.

2020-21 Concordia Athletics Accomplishments

·        14th in Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup NAIA Standings

·        2nd in GPAC All-Sports Trophy Standings

·        204 NAIA Scholar-Athletes

·        20 NAIA Scholar-Teams

·        16 CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees | 11 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

·        Six GPAC titles (including postseason)

·        Appearances in nine separate national championship events

2020-21 NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Name   Hometown Sport
Owen Dawson Cedar Falls, Iowa Men's Cross Country
Zachary Johnson Aberdeen, S.D. Men's Cross Country
Jordan Lorenz Gretna, Neb. Men's Cross Country
Ethan Pankow Milwaukee, Wis. Men's Cross Country
Zach Potratz Seward, Neb. Men's Cross Country
Camden Sesna Kearney, Neb. Men's Cross Country
Christian Watters Panama, Neb. Men's Cross Country
Keri Bauer Pleasanton, Neb. Women's Cross Country
Maddie Beran Grand Island, Neb. Women's Cross Country
Alyssa Bierwagen Sioux Falls, S.D. Women's Cross Country
Emily Boyer Mullen, Neb. Women's Cross Country
Sydney Clark Clive, Iowa Women's Cross Country
Lydia Cook Perryville, Mo. Women's Cross Country
Abi DeLoach Kearney, Neb. Women's Cross Country
Kylahn Heritage Nampa, Idaho Women's Cross Country
Amie Martin Arnold, Mo. Women's Cross Country
Abigail Meier Lawrence, Kan. Women's Cross Country
Hannah Mundt Blue Springs, Mo. Women's Cross Country
Malia Rolf Seward, Neb. Women's Cross Country
Abigail Staehr Grand Island, Neb. Women's Cross Country
Shayne Campbell O'Neill, Neb. Football
Kayle Carlson Malcolm, Neb. Football
Wyatt Cast York, Neb. Football
Blake Culbert Garden Grove, Calif. Football
Wyatt Ehlers Waco, Neb. Football
Toby Hager Buena Park, Calif. Football
Matthew Holmes San Diego, Calif. Football
Jorre Luther York, Neb. Football
Cole Schaedel Lincoln, Neb. Football
Gideon Schauer Union, Ill. Football
Logan Srna Culver, Kan. Football
Kaiston Terry Lubbock, Texas Football
Jonah Weyand Crete, Neb. Football
Yessine Bessaïes Bordeaux, France Men's Soccer
Renzo Bozzo Santiago, Chile Men's Soccer
Ethan Doyle Shawnee, Kan. Men's Soccer
Caleb Goldsmith Lincoln, Neb. Men's Soccer
Decker Mattimoe Cheyenne, Wyo. Men's Soccer
Victor Meneses Petropolis, Brazil Men's Soccer
David Moreno Cali, Colombia Men's Soccer
Carlos Orquiz Chihuahua, Mexico Men's Soccer
Garrett Perry Corona, Calif. Men's Soccer
Isaiah Shaddick Lincoln, Neb. Men's Soccer
João Pedro Veríssimo Nova Mutum, Brazil Men's Soccer
Lindsey Carley Urbandale, Iowa Women's Soccer
Jennika Chapman Westminster, Colo. Women's Soccer
Allee Downing Sioux City, Iowa Women's Soccer
Ellie Eason Kirkland, Wash. Women's Soccer
Bethany Fuchs Aurora, Colo. Women's Soccer
Kadyn Lane Las Vegas, Nev. Women's Soccer
Mikeila Martinez Fairfield, Calif. Women's Soccer
Lisa McClain Fraser, Colo. Women's Soccer
Katie Miles Marshall, Mo. Women's Soccer
Emily Sanders Shawnee, Kan. Women's Soccer
Michaela Twito Ames, Iowa Women's Soccer
Brooke Baugh Friend, Neb. Volleyball
Hannah Beethe Exeter, Neb. Volleyball
Bree Burtwistle Stanton, Neb. Volleyball
Tara Callahan Brady, Neb. Volleyball
Arleigh Costello Gothenburg, Neb. Volleyball
Maggie Durbin Omaha, Neb. Volleyball
Kayla Ernstmeyer Lincoln, Neb. Volleyball
Bree Green Gretna, Neb. Volleyball
Erica Heinzerling Ankeny, Iowa Volleyball
Morgan James Bellevue, Neb. Volleyball
Erin Johnson Daykin, Neb. Volleyball
Shelby Jones Ainsworth, Neb. Volleyball
Allison Klipp Tobias, Neb. Volleyball
Morgan Nibbe Red Cloud, Neb. Volleyball
Camryn Opfer Seward, Neb. Volleyball
Kara Stark Frisco, Texas Volleyball
Jadeyn Stutzman Grand Island, Neb. Volleyball
Kennedy VanScoy Waverly, Neb. Volleyball
Kalee Wiltfong Doniphan, Neb. Volleyball
Jacob Glines Lincoln, Neb. Men's Basketball
Ian Guettler Tomball, Texas Men's Basketball
Jackson Hirschfeld Utica, Neb. Men's Basketball
Carter Kent Crete, Neb. Men's Basketball
Sam Scarpelli Portland, Ore. Men's Basketball
Gage Smith Elizabeth, Colo. Men's Basketball
Klay Uher Crete, Neb. Men's Basketball
Christian Wilke Lincoln, Neb. Men's Basketball
Thomas Young Clarks, Neb. Men's Basketball
Taylor Cockerill Waverly, Neb. Women's Basketball
Rebecca Higgins Thedford, Neb. Women's Basketball
Emily Jones Benkelman, Neb. Women's Basketball
Kayla Luebbe Bee, Neb. Women's Basketball
Chloe Schumacher Lincoln, Neb. Women's Basketball
Faith Troshynski Manson, Iowa Women's Basketball
Emma Gaffney Essex, Iowa Cheer
Danielle Larsen Omaha, Neb. Cheer
Josie O'Laughlin Winona, Minn. Cheer
Naomy Snider McCool Junction, Neb. Cheer
Katherine Anderson Columbus, Neb. Dance
Madison Koch Doniphan, Neb. Dance
Michelle Porath Lexington, Neb. Dance
Hannah Schmidt Gretna, Neb. Dance
Logan Adam Crete, Neb. Baseball
Ben Berg Carroll, Iowa Baseball
Nathan Buckallew Urbandale, Iowa Baseball
Jesse Garcia El Cajon, Calif. Baseball
Ryan Kollbaum Concordia, Mo. Baseball
Nick Little Lithia, Fla. Baseball
Tanner Matt Bellevue, Neb. Baseball
Thomas Otte Lincoln, Neb. Baseball
Ryan Samuelson Omaha, Neb. Baseball
Nathan Wickham Elkhorn, Neb. Baseball
Trent Wood Troy, Ohio Baseball
Drew D'Ercole Papillion, Neb. Men's Golf
Jayden Neal North Platte, Neb. Men's Golf
Landon Walkenhorst Arlington, Neb. Men's Golf
Ashley Gerczynski Elizabeth, Colo. Women's Golf
Ashley Evans Westminster, Colo. Softball
Hhana Haro Garden Grove, Calif. Softball
Mara Hjermstad Gretna, Neb. Softball
Tori Homolka Swanton, Neb. Softball
Jenessa Jarvis Vail, Ariz. Softball
Megan Klenke Friend, Neb. Softball
Camry Moore Crete, Neb. Softball
Kylee Nixon York, Neb. Softball
Dawn Pettyjohn Green Bay, Wis. Softball
Michaela Regier Newton, Kan. Softball
Tori Ritzma Concordia, Kan. Softball
Creighton Taylor Gretna, Neb. Softball
Allysia Thayer Etiwanda, Calif. Softball
Kaetlyn Todd Gering, Neb. Softball
Taylor Zehendner Pleasanton, Neb. Softball
Joseph Bindl Papillion, Neb. Men's Tennis
Jack Kitson Omaha, Neb. Men's Tennis
Juan Rabellino La Barra, Uruguay Men's Tennis
Luke Zoller Lenexa, Kan. Men's Tennis
Luisa Esquivel Morelia, Mexico Women's Tennis
Megan Hakes Erie, Colo. Women's Tennis
Claudia Miranda Viera Torrejon, Spain Women's Tennis
Madi Smith Lee's Summit, Mo. Women's Tennis
Hunter Bartels Imperial, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Zach Bennetts Denton, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Jacob Cornelio Elk Grove, Calif. Men's Track & Field
Owen Dawson Cedar Falls, Iowa Men's Track & Field
Marc Freiberg Seward, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Jayden Graham Yutan, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Quinton Janecek Gering, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Jacob Jennings Shawnee, Kan. Men's Track & Field
Zachary Johnson Aberdeen, S.D. Men's Track & Field
Grant Lammers Blair, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Jordan Lorenz Gretna, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Andy Lyons Dwight, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Maccoy Menke Lawrence, Kan. Men's Track & Field
Colton Meyer Eagle, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Ben Moll Seward, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Ethan Pankow Milwaukee, Wis. Men's Track & Field
Tucker Platt Stromsburg, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Zach Potratz Seward, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Henry Reimer Sussex, Wis. Men's Track & Field
Camden Sesna Kearney, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Samuel Sisco David City, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Josh Taylor Geneva, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Christian Van Cleave Arvada, Colo. Men's Track & Field
Christian Watters Panama, Neb. Men's Track & Field
Emily Agena Sterling, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Jordyn Anderson Plainview, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Anna Baack Seward, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Rachel Battershell Wheatland, Wyo. Women's Track & Field
Keri Bauer Pleasanton, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Maddie Beran Grand Island, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Alyssa Bierwagen Sioux Falls, S.D. Women's Track & Field
Emily Boyer Mullen, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Mika Brees Seward, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Jamey Broman Geneva, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Sydney Clark Clive, Iowa Women's Track & Field
Lydia Cook Perryville, Mo. Women's Track & Field
Nicole Daum Colorado Springs, Colo. Women's Track & Field
Morgan De Jong Orange City, Iowa Women's Track & Field
Abi DeLoach Kearney, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Gabby Diamond Bennington, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Mackenzie Ferrel Lincoln, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Sarah Heck Coon Rapids, Iowa Women's Track & Field
Kylahn Heritage Nampa, Idaho Women's Track & Field
Jordan Hilyard Holdrege, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Sarah Lewis Mason City, Iowa Women's Track & Field
Emily Loy Wood River, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Gabrielle Luehr Wood River, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Erin Mapson Lincoln, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Amie Martin Arnold, Mo. Women's Track & Field
Abigail Meier Lawrence, Kan. Women's Track & Field
Taylor Moes Elm Creek, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Kennedy Mogul York, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Hannah Mulligan Hastings, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Hannah Mundt Blue Springs, Mo. Women's Track & Field
Cora Olson Trimont, Minn. Women's Track & Field
Allison Owings Imperial, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Jacee Pfeifer Holdrege, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Josie Puelz Lincoln, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Sarah Ragland Rocky River, Ohio Women's Track & Field
Malia Rolf Seward, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Sydni Schernikau Waverly, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Katie Severt Coralville, Iowa Women's Track & Field
Adrianna Shaw Bassett, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Bethany Shaw Kearney, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Adrianna Sims Malcolm, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Abigail Staehr Grand Island, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Elizabeth Stottlemyre Olympia, Wash. Women's Track & Field
Rebecca Weddell West Point, Neb. Women's Track & Field
Kailey Weichel Plymouth, Neb. Women's Track & Field