SEWARD, Neb. – A pair of Concordia University football student-athletes received recognition on Thursday for their performances both in the classroom and on the playing field. Senior kicker Adam Meirose and junior offensive tackle Hallick Lehmann earned Academic All-District 3 honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Meirose has received the award for the second-consecutive year while Lehmann is a first-time recipient.
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 http://cosida.com/.
Meirose, a Lincoln native and graduate of Lincoln North Star High School, garnered first team all-conference recognition as a junior and second team all-conference mention as a sophomore. He is Concordia’s all-time leader in made extra points. In his collegiate career, Meirose is 19-for-31 on field goals and 101-for-106 on points after touchdowns. He has tallied 158 career points.
Majoring in exercise science as a pre-physical therapy student, Meirose is a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. He is the only kicker on the district 3 college division academic team. Prior to the season, he was named to the watch list for the Fred Mitchell Award.
Up front, Lehmann has started all eight games at left tackle for Concordia. The native of Albion, Neb., has helped pave the way for an offense that averages 29.5 points and 379.5 yards per game. The 6-foot-5 Lehmann is a psychology major and a Boone Central High School alum.
District 3 of the College Division covers institutions in the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. During the 2014-15 academic year, a school record 11 Bulldog student-athletes earned academic all-district accolades.
First-team Academic All-District™ honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.