Gooden, Lehmann named academic all-district

By Jacob Knabel on Nov. 4, 2016 in Football

CoSIDA Academic All-District Football Teams

SEWARD, Neb. – Seniors Le’Dontrae Gooden and Hallick Lehmann represented Concordia University football on the 2016 Academic All-District 3 Football teams of the College Division announced on Thursday (Nov. 3). Selections were made by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This marks the second-straight year that Lehmann has garnered the honor. It’s the first career academic all-district award for Gooden.

The CoSIDA Academic All-District™ Football Teams have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. For more information about the Academic All-District™ and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit

Gooden, a native of Sacramento, Calif., is in his second season as a starting safety for a stout Bulldog defense that ranks in the top 10 nationally in total defense. A transfer from Southern Oregon University, Gooden has amassed 60 tackles (3.5 for loss) and two interceptions while starting each of the first eight games of 2016. A pre-medicine major, Gooden serves the 313th medical unit in Lincoln as an active military serviceman.

Lehmann, who hails from Albion, Neb., has battled injury this season. Prior to his injury, Lehmann has held down the role of starting left tackle along the Concordia offensive line that has helped pave the way for senior running back Bryce Collins to surpass 3,000 career rushing yards. Lehmann was named an Academic All-American in 2015.

The College Division of District 3 includes the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Gooden and Lehmann will now go on the balloting for Academic All-America honors, which will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

2016-17 academic all-district honorees
Le’Dontrae Gooden, Football
Hallick Lehmann, Football

2015-16 academic all-district honorees
(*Academic All-American)
*Amy Ahlers, Golf
*Stephanie Coley, Track & Field
*Chandler Folkerts, Basketball
*Hallick Lehmann, Football
Adam Meirose, Football
Becky Mueller, Basketball
*CJ Muller, Track & Field
*Kim Wood, Cross Country/Track & Field 

2014-15 academic all-district honorees
(*Academic All-American)
Amy Ahlers, Golf
*Brendan Buchanan, Soccer
Stephanie Coley, Track & Field
*Chandler Folkerts, Basketball
Jaydee Jurgensen, Baseball
Adam Meirose, Football
Bailey Morris, Basketball
*Rachel Mussell, Soccer
Shawn Rodehorst, Golf
Ben Sievert, Cross Country/Track & Field
Melissa Stine, Soccer