Tennis lands three on scholar-athlete list

By Jacob Knabel on May. 15, 2015 in Men's Tennis

SEWARD, Neb. – Three Concordia University tennis student-athletes landed on the list of 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, announced Friday by the NAIA. Honors went to a trio of Concordia seniors in Brendan Buchanan, Jonathan Douglas and Grace Hollenbeck. All three have earned multiple scholar-athlete awards during their collegiate careers.

Buchanan, also a member of the soccer team and native of Broomfield, Colo., earned his degree in secondary education. Douglas, who hails from Fenton, Mo., majored in business administration. Hollenbeck, who calls Wheat Ridge, Colo., home, graduated with a degree in art education.

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 135 women’s and 110 men’s tennis 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 1,071 and counting. The 2014-15 season has produced 51 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 tennis scholar-athletes
Brendan Buchanan
Jonathan Douglas
Grace Hollenbeck