SEWARD, Neb. – For the second year in a row, senior Grant Suchanek has been named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, as announced by the NAIA on May 23. A native of Grand Island, Neb., Suchanek graduated with degrees in criminal justice, psychology and behavioral science. He has been a four-year member of the Concordia University men’s golf program.
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, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer. A total of 186 men’s golf student-athletes across the nation were named 2019 Scholar-Athletes by the NAIA.
Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,465 and counting. The Bulldogs have been a regular national leader for both scholar-athletes and scholar-teams and are coming off a 2017-18 academic year that resulted in 77 more scholar-athletes and 20 scholar-teams (third most in the nation). Also in 2017-18, seven Bulldog student-athletes garnered both CoSIDA Academic All-District and CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades.