Brigham, Powell recognized as CSC All-District award winners

By Jacob Knabel on Feb. 21, 2023 in Women's Basketball

2022-23 Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Teams

SEWARD, Neb. – A pair of Bulldogs have represented the Concordia University Women’s Basketball program on the honor roll released on Tuesday (Feb. 21) by College Sports Communicators (CSC). The organization recognized Kendal Brigham and Sadie Powell as 2022-23 Academic All-District® Team award winners. Brigham and Powell have garnered honors from CSC for the first time in their careers.

The 2022-23 Academic All-District® Women’s Basketball Teams, selected by College Sports Communicators, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Student-athletes must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher in order to be nominated for this award. The CSC Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA — for each gender.

A third-year student-athlete from Wahoo, Neb., Brigham has taken advantage of increased on-court opportunities in 2022-23. Brigham has played in all 28 games and has averaged 9.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steal per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the floor, 42.2 percent from 3-point range and 76.4 percent from the foul line. Also an NAIA Scholar-Athlete, Brigham is studying Secondary Education.

A classmate of Brigham’s, Powell arrived at Concordia via her hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Powell has also seen her role increase this season and has started all 28 games. She entered the week averaging 9.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 39.8 percent from the floor, 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the foul line. Powell garnered NAIA Scholar-Athlete and Honorable Mention All-GPAC accolades last season. She is studying Biology.

Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in mid-March.