The Concordia University men’s and women’s tennis teams had barely completed their spring break trips when the 2020 seasons were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the group of seven seniors did not receive a proper sendoff. Below is a summary of each of the seniors and a selection of cherished memories they provided. A year ago, the seniors were instrumental in leading head coach David DeSimone’s squads to strong GPAC tournament runs. The women reached the conference tournament final while the men advanced to the semifinals.
Hometown: Peoria, Arizona
Parents: John and Barbara Bell
Major: Strategic Communication; minor in History
Post-Graduate Plans: Events Coordinator for Trump Victory in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Most cherished memories of time at CUNE: Just to name a few cherished memories at CUNE: collecting intramural champ t-shirts, Friday nights volunteering at the VFW, bringing Curt Schilling to campus, midnight runs to Walmart, tennis trips, every day it didn’t snow in Nebraska, the 9/11 Never Forget Project, and above all, the wonderful friendships I’ve made in the last four years. Thankful for everyone who had a role in making my time here fantastic!
Hometown: Marysville, Kansas
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Parents: Shawn and Maureen Miller
Hometown: Hastings, Nebraska
Parents: David and Shawn Schultz
Post-Graduate Plans: Physical Therapy graduate school at Trine University in Fort Wayne, IN
Most cherished memories of time at CUNE: I am grateful that my time at CUNE has given me an amazing Christ-centered academic and athletic experience. I feel so blessed to have made many long-lasting memories and relationships here. Sko Dawgs!
Hometown: York, Nebraska
Parents: Matt and Tammy Wagner
Major: Biology; Pre-Physical Therapy
Hometown: Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Parents: Kevin and Kolene Woodward
Major: Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Physical Science
Post-Graduate Plans: Attend Concordia University, Nebraska online MBA program and enter the workforce.
Most cherished memories at CUNE: The most cherished memories I have from my time at CUNE are building friendships that will last a lifetime, the life lessons from my coach, comradery with my professors, and my advising meetings with Dr. Fruend.
Hometown: Lenexa, Kansas
Major: Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry
Post-Graduate Plans: Attend law school.
Most cherished memories of time at CUNE: Competing with my teammates every day at practice, being chosen as a CoSIDA Academic All-District student-athlete and hosting tennis camps with the men’s tennis team.