Bulldogs place three standouts on NAIA Scholar-Athlete list

By Jacob Knabel on May. 13, 2024 in Men's Tennis

2024 NAIA Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athletes

SEWARD, Neb. – A trio of Bulldogs from the Concordia University Women’s Tennis program has been honored as 2024 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced on Monday (May 13). The list includes repeat award winners Luke Johnson and Manuel Rodriguez and first-time honoree Hugo Fuentes.

The 2023-24 list of men’s tennis honorees features 247 total student-athletes. 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 one full year at said institution.

Winner of the 2023-24 GPAC All-Sports Championship Trophy, Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 2,322 entering the 2023-24 academic year. The school record for number of Scholar-Athletes in one academic year is 226 achieved in 2019-20. Concordia has been a regular national leader for both Scholar-Athletes and Scholar-Teams.

2024 Men’s Tennis NAIA Scholar-Athletes

·        Hugo Fuentes (Denia, Spain)

·        Luke Johnson (Kansas City, Kan.)

·        Manuel Rodriguez (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain)