SEWARD, Neb. – For the second-straight year, exactly 12 Concordia cross country runners have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the NAIA on Friday. Repeat award winners include seniors Beau Billings, Andrew Malan, Theresa Staley, Tim von Behren and Jenean Williams. (View the full list of 2013 Concordia honorees below).
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.
Concordia ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 931 and counting. During the 2012-13 academic year, Concordia had 71 Scholar-Athletes and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams.
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.
2013 Concordia men’s cross country Scholar-Athletes:
Josh Allward, Sr. (Frederick, Md.)
Beau Billings, Sr. (Valentine, Neb.)
Hayden Hohnholt, Sr. (Saratoga, Wyo.)
Andrew Malan, Sr. (Lincoln, Neb.)
Creighton Pearse, Jr. (Kearney, Neb.)
Casey Roberts, Jr. (Wamego, Kan.)
Ben Sievert, Jr. (Frankenmuth, Mich.)
Tim von Behren, Sr. (Elk Creek, Neb.)
Matthias Wollberg, Jr. (Kearney, Neb.)
2013 Concordia women’s cross country Scholar-Athletes:
Theresa Staley, Sr. (Lincoln, Neb.)
Jenean Williams, Sr. (Mankato, Minn.)
Renee Williams, Jr. (Lincoln, Neb.)