SEWARD, Neb. – After topping the NAIA with 11 Scholar-Athletes last year, the Concordia University women’s soccer team checked in at No. 4 nationally with nine 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the NAIA on Friday.
Repeat honorees include seniors Annalisa Condame, Meredith Hein, Rachel Mussell, Emmalynn Rodriguez, Marcie Sindt and Melissa Stine. Earning the award for the first time are junior Madison Hawkins, Elyse Muhle and Jaimi Stelk.
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.
Head coach Greg Henson’s 2013 women’s soccer squad recently received the NSCAA Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America by posting a combined team GPA of 3.75 – highest among all women’s soccer programs nationally (NAIA and all NCAA divisions).
Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,041 and counting. 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).
A total of 578 women’s soccer student-athletes across the nation were named scholar-athletes by the NAIA.
2014 Concordia women’s soccer scholar-athletes