Four baseball student-athletes named scholar-athletes
SEWARD, Neb. – Four Concordia University baseball team members were named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Wednesday, as announced by the NAIA. Bulldog honorees Edwin Izumigawa, Jordan Stirtz, Cole Stuerke and Ethan Utecht have received the award for the first time in their careers.
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 1,020 (first in the NAIA to reach 1,000 scholar-athletes) and counting. (This figure includes all 101 Concordia scholar-athletes announced for 2013-14). During the 2012-13 academic year, Concordia had 71 Scholar-Athletes and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams.
A total of 257 NAIA baseball student-athletes across the nation were named 2013-14 scholar-athletes by the NAIA.
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 baseball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
- Edwin Izumigawa ● So.* ● Pearl City, Hawaii ● Business Administration
- Jordan Stirtz ● Sr. ● Gretna, Neb. ● Secondary Education – Mathematics
- Cole Stuerke ● Jr. ● Lakewood, Colo. ● Exercise Science
- Ethan Utecht ● Jr. ● Valentine, Neb. ● Physics