Rodehorst and Suchanek collect scholar-athlete recognition

By on May. 21, 2015 in Men's Golf

Rodehorst and Suchanek collect scholar-athlete recognition

NAIA men’s golf scholar-athletes

SEWARD, Neb. – Both senior Shawn Rodehorst and Garrett Suchanek represented Concordia University on the list of men’s golf Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, released on Thursday by the NAIA. Rodehorst is a scholar-athlete for the second-straight year while Suchanek has been awarded for the first time in his career.

Rodehorst, who graduated this May, is a native of Kearney, Neb. He earned his degree in business administration (finance concentration). Suchanek, who hails from Grand Island, Neb., is majoring in journalism and public relations.

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. A total of 165 men’s golf student-athletes across the nation were named scholar-athletes by the NAIA.

Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,073 and counting. The 2014-15 season has produced 53 Bulldog scholar-athletes. 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.