SEWARD, Neb. – A pair of Bulldogs represented the Concordia University women’s tennis program on the list of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes released on Friday (May 19) by the NAIA. Juniors Katie Hertz and Annie Horn have both claimed Scholar-Athlete recognition for the first time in their careers. A native of Billings, Mont., Hertz is majoring in elementary education and early childhood education. Horn hails from Denver, Colo., and is majoring in marketing. Horn also had the team’s top record this season and was named an All-GPAC selection.
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 147 women’s tennis student-athletes across the nation were named 2017 Scholar-Athletes by the NAIA.
Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,256 and counting (27 for the fall athletics season). The 2015-16 season produced a GPAC best 92 Bulldog scholar-athletes and a national best 20 NAIA Scholar-Teams. The 2014-15 season culminated with GPAC-leading totals of 94 Bulldog scholar-athletes and 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams. 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).
2017 Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athletes
Katie Hertz, Jr. | Billings, Mont. | Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Annie Horn, Jr. | Denver, Colo. | Marketing