SEWARD, Neb. – Concordia University women’s golfers Jenelle Hallaert and Melissa McIntosh have been named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the NAIA on Thursday. Both juniors have received the honor for the first time in their careers.
Hallaert, a native of Omaha, is an art therapy and psychology major. McIntosh, who hails from Lincoln, is majoring in elementary 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.
Concordia ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 973 and counting. (This figure includes all 54 Concordia scholar-athletes announced so far for 2013-14). During the 2012-13 academic year, Concordia had 71 Scholar-Athletes and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams.
A total of 118 NAIA women’s golf student-athletes across the nation were named 2013-14 scholar-athletes by the NAIA.
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.