Vogt closes career with second team all-conference recognition
SEWARD, Neb. – On the heels of a career best season, Concordia senior guard Adam Vogt was named second team all-conference by the GPAC on Wednesday. In addition, sophomore Robby Thomas and freshman Chandler Folkerts received honorable mention.
Vogt, a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, ranked 13th this season in the GPAC in scoring at 14.5 points per game. The sharpshooter from Syracuse, Neb., posted impressive percentages of 41.3 from 3-point range and 84.3 from the free throw line. Vogt best showcased his abilities in a 34-point career high outburst versus Briar Cliff on Jan. 18. In that game the 5-foot-9 guard piled up 20 points in the last five minutes.
Even more crucial than his scoring ability of the CIT MVP was his leadership that set the example for a young team.
“He’s a warrior,” said head coach Ben Limback following the team’s final home game of the season. “He’s been the heart and soul of our team this year, keeping us competitive and focused. Right now we have nothing in terms of the conference tournament to play for and this just shows the makeup of the team and the character of Adam Vogt.”
Thomas, who started 28 of 29 games, emerged as a breakout performer in 2013-14. The 6-foot-9 forward from Shawnee, Kan., stuffed the stat sheet, averaging 11.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 blocks. Thomas led the conference and ranked 13th nationally in rejections per game.
Folkerts provided Concordia its most productive inside scoring presence in his first collegiate season. The native of Milford, Neb., started all but one game and posted averages of 11.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. He made 62.2 percent of his shots.
Both Thomas and Folkerts will serve as key components of a more experienced squad in 2014-15.