SEWARD, Neb. – A total of five Bulldogs found their way onto the 2014 list of Daktronics-NAIA Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the NAIA on Friday. Among Concordia University representatives, repeat selection Brendan Buchanan was joined by first-timers in fellow senior Rajan Kooner and juniors Mark Anderson, Justin Lawrie and Nathan Northcutt.
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 413 men's soccer 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 1,056 and counting. 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.
2014 Concordia men’s soccer scholar-athletes