For the second-straight year, senior Tracy Peitz has been named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, as announced by the NAIA on Monday. The native of Hartington, Neb., is a biology major (pre-dentistry).
Peitz, a two-time first time all-GPAC selection, is averaging 11.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 60.2 percent from the field. Over three national tournament games over the past week, she is averaging 16.7 points per game.
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 255 Division II women’s basketball 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 1,066 and counting following a fall 2014 total of 44 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.