Softball places four on scholar-athlete list

By Jacob Knabel on May. 27, 2015 in Softball

SEWARD, Neb. – Four Concordia University softball players have been named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced on Wednesday by the NAIA. Three of the four are repeat honorees: seniors Clarissa Beving, Naomi Greder and Liz Maxwell. Junior Danielle Harstad is a first-time scholar-athlete.

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 402 softball 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 1,110 and counting. The 2014-15 season has produced 90 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.

2015 Concordia softball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

  • Clarissa Beving, Sr. | Hartley, Iowa | Middle Level Education
  • Naomi Greder, Sr. | Sloan, Iowa | Early Childhood/Elementary Ed
  • Danielle Harstad, Jr. | Lewiston, Minn. | Art Education
  • Liz Maxwell, Sr. | Fullerton, Calif. | Elementary/Special Ed