Concordia Dance has announced a 2024 competition schedule complete with six regular season competitive dates, beginning with a home dual. The slate includes CIT at CUW and another Concordia Duals event inside Friedrich Arena.
All-GPAC award winners for a record-breaking Concordia Dance team, Katie Birtell and Avery Lewis have been named Academic All-District honorees, as selected by College Sports Communicators.
As announced by the NAIA on March 13, freshman Ryleigh Flesner made history for Concordia Dance while being named the program's first-ever All-American. Flesner played a key role in the Bulldogs becoming one of the NAIA's highest scoring teams in 2023.
Following a strong season on the competition floor, Concordia Dance tied for third nationally for number of NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Repeat award winners included Katie Birtell, Kenna Holtzen, Madi Koch, Avery Lewis and Stephanie Mashuga.
Four members of the Concordia Dance team have been named 2023 GPAC All-Conference award winners. The Bulldog honorees include senior Katie Birtell, freshmen Ryleigh Flesner and Taylor Larsen and sophomore Avery Lewis.
Led by four Bulldogs who garnered all-conference awards, Concordia placed sixth at the 2023 GPAC Dance Championships / NAIA Northwest Group Qualifier held at Doane. The team's total score registered at 81.31.
It’s championship week for the Concordia University Competitive Cheer and Dance teams. The 2023 GPAC Championship competition (also a group qualifier for dance) will unfold on Friday for dance and on Saturday for cheer.
While just off a season high score, the Bulldogs placed fourth out of nine teams in a tightly-grouped field at the top of the Dordt Invite. Concordia turned in a score of 84.23 in what was its eighth competition of the 2023 season.
A strong weekend of competition closed on Saturday (Feb. 11) with the Bulldogs defeating Northwestern and William Penn as part of the large-scale Concordia Day of Duals. Concordia hosted teams from 18 different institutions.
While seeing competition from around the NAIA, the Bulldogs placed in a tie for fourth at the York University Crown Classic on Friday (Feb. 10). Concordia's score of 80.33 marked the fourth time this season that it has landed in the 80s.
A year after placing seventh at the GPAC Championships/NAIA Qualifier event, the Bulldogs have high hopes for 2023. They return six of eight athletes from the qualifying roster and bring in a class of talented freshmen.
Momentum continues to build for Concordia Competitive Dance following a 2021 season of major gains. Haleigh Fitzsimmons leads a group that placed fourth in the GPAC last season while improving its scores across the board.
On the eve of competition season, the Concordia University Dance team carries a new level of confidence into 2021. The Bulldogs will be led by captains Haleigh Fitzsimmons and Michelle Porath.