Men's tennis lands three on scholar-athlete list

By Jacob Knabel on May. 21, 2016 in Men's Tennis

Men’s tennis scholar-athletes

SEWARD, Neb. – Head coach Joel Reckewey’s men’s tennis program landed a trio of Bulldogs on the list of 2015-16 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes announced on Friday. The honorees include Concordia juniors Patricio Esquivel, Javier Moreno and Philip Yox. Each are first-time scholar-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 and must have achieved a junior academic status. A total of 90 men’s tennis student-athletes across the nation were named 2015-16 scholar-athletes by the NAIA.

Esquivel and Moreno are both natives of Morelia, Mexico, while Yox hails from Mount Pleasant, Texas. Esquivel is majoring in marketing, Moreno is seeking degrees in computer science and mathematics and Yox is also a double major (physics and chemistry).

Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,271 and counting (54 through the fall and winter of 2015-16). The 2014-15 season culminated with GPAC-leading totals of 94 Bulldog scholar-athletes and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams. 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, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,600 students. Concordia offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and professional 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. For more information, visit