Bunce earns Scholar-Athlete honors for second-straight year

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 9, 2017 in Wrestling

NAIA Wrestling Scholar-Athletes

SEWARD, Neb. – For the second year in a row, senior Foster Bunce has garnered Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete recognition. The NAIA made the announcement last week.

Also a national qualifier and 2015-16 second team All-GPAC performer, Bunce is majoring in business administration. He is a native of Munith, Mich. Bunce is one of 70 wrestling student-athletes to be named 2017 NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

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 University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 1,234 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).