SEWARD, Neb. – For the third-consecutive year, exactly 12 Bulldog cross country runners have earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades, as announced by the NAIA on Monday. Repeat honorees include seniors Josh Allwardt, Andrew Malan, Casey Roberts, Ben Sievert, Tim von Behren and Renee Williams.
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 to qualify for this honor.
With seven scholar-athletes, the Concordia men’s cross country team came in just one shy of the national leader, Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.).
Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,032 and counting. 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.
2014 Concordia men’s cross country Scholar-Athletes:
Josh Allwardt, Sr. (Frederick, Md.)
Andrew Malan, Sr. (Lincoln, Neb.)
Ben Montgomery, Jr. (North Platte, Neb.)
Taylor Mueller, Jr. (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Casey Roberts, Sr. (Wamego, Kan.)
Ben Sievert, Sr. (Frankenmuth, Mich.)
Tim von Behren, Sr. (Elk Creek, Neb.)
2014 Concordia women’s cross country Scholar-Athletes:
Michaela Curran, Jr. (Wahoo, Neb.)
Shelby Hohnholt, Sr. (Saratoga, Wyo.)
Lauren Pankow, Jr. (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Renee Williams, Sr. (Lincoln, Neb.)
Kim Wood, Jr. (Greeley, Neb.)