SEWARD, Neb. – A group of six student-athletes from the GPAC regular season champion Concordia University baseball team have been named 2019 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the NAIA on Wednesday (May 29). The list includes two-time Scholar-Athletes in Johnny May, Logan Ryan, Thomas Sautel and Tanner Wauhob. Wade Council and Keith Wolverton 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, 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. A total of 439 baseball student-athletes across the nation were named 2019 Scholar-Athletes by the NAIA.
Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,477 and counting. Concordia ended the 2018-19 academic year with 117 Scholar-Athletes for a new school record. The Bulldogs have been a regular national leader for both scholar-athletes and scholar-teams and are coming off a 2017-18 academic year that resulted in 77 more scholar-athletes and 20 scholar-teams (third most in the nation). Also in 2017-18, seven Bulldog student-athletes garnered both CoSIDA Academic All-District and CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades.
Wade Council, Jr. | Colorado Springs, Colo. | Biology
Johnny May, Sr. | Johnston, Iowa | Criminal Justice (minor in Coaching)
Logan Ryan, Sr. | Johnston, Iowa | Secondary Education (minor in Business)
Thomas Sautel, Sr. | Littleton, Colo. | Business Administration
Tanner Wauhob, Sr. | Sioux City, Iowa | Exercise Science (minors in Sports Psychology/Biology)
Keith Wolverton, Sr. | Seward, Neb. | Agribusiness