Four baseball student-athletes garner NAIA Scholar-Athlete recognition

By on May. 28, 2015 in Baseball

SEWARD, Neb. – A group of four Concordia University baseball players have been tabbed 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the NAIA on Thursday. Senior Cole Stuerke is a repeat Scholar-Athlete. Meanwhile, seniors Edwin Izumigawa, Jaydee Jurgensen and Titus Utecht are first-time honorees.

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. A total of 354 baseball student-athletes across the nation were named scholar-athletes by the NAIA.

Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,114 and counting. The 2014-15 season has culminated with 94 Bulldog scholar-athletes. During the 2013-14 academic year, Concordia garnered 101 Scholar-Athlete honorees (most in the NAIA) and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams (tied for fourth nationally).

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.

2015 Concordia baseball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

  • Edwin Izumigawa, Sr. | Pearl City, Hawaii | Business Administration
  • Jaydee Jurgensen, Sr. | Lincoln, Neb. | Business Administration (Finance)
  • Cole Stuerke, Sr. | Lakewood, Colo. | Exercise Science
  • Titus Utecht, Sr. | Lakeview, S.D. | Chemistry; Pre-Seminary