SEWARD, Neb. – A quartet of Concordia University men’s basketball players were recognized for their work in the classroom on Monday. Of the four Bulldogs named 2015-16 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, three are first-time honorees: juniors Justin Damme, Chandler Folkerts and Stephen Llewellyn. Senior Micah Kohlwey is now a three-time Scholar-Athlete. Meanwhile, Folkerts has garnered CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades two years running.
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 163 Division II men’s basketball student-athletes across the nation were named 2015-16 scholar-athletes by the NAIA.
Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,267 and counting (39 for the fall of 2015). The 2014-15 season culminated with GPAC-leading totals of 94 Bulldog scholar-athletes and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams. 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, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,600 students. Concordia offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and professional 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. For more information, visit cune.edu.
2015-16 Concordia men’s basketball scholar-athletes
Justin Damme | Jr. | Cook, Neb. | Geography
Chandler Folkerts | Jr. | Milford, Neb. | Mathematics / Physics
Micah Kohlwey | Sr. | Seward, Neb. | Exercise Science
Stephen Llewellyn | Jr. | Oakley, Kan. | Business Administration