SEWARD, Neb. – A top student-athlete in the history of Concordia golf, Shawn Rodehorst, a May graduate, has earned the distinction of Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Wednesday. Rodehorst is one of 206 men’s collegiate golfers nationally, and one of just 17 NAIA players, to collect the honor.
From the GCAA: “To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.”
The three-time all-conference performer met the criteria thanks to a record-setting career as a Bulldog. Rodehorst helped make the program a contender within the conference while finishing his four-year run with program records for single-season average (75.15 as a sophomore) and career average (77.68). As a senior, the native of Kearney, Neb., averaged 76.4 over 11 rounds and placed 18th on the GPAC leaderboard. His highest career GPAC finish was eighth as a sophomore.
Rodehorst’s impressive career included two NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards and a pair of selections to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team. He was twice named the GPAC golfer of the week in 2013.
The business administration graduate will remain in the program and serve on head coach Brett Muller’s staff as a graduate assistant for both Concordia men’s and women’s golf, beginning this fall.