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Concordia had a record-setting 46 student-athletes who participated in the fall athletic season earn MIAC Academic All-Conference honors.
Concordia had a record-setting 46 student-athletes who participated in the fall athletic season earn MIAC Academic All-Conference honors.

Fall Athletes Post Record-Setting Academic All-Conference Numbers

MOORHEAD, Minn. (01/19/22)--- Concordia had a record-setting 46 student-athletes who participated in the fall athletic season earn MIAC Academic All-Conference honors.

The Cobbers’ total number of Academic All-Conference award winners betters the previous high in a fall season of 45 set in 2019.

In order to qualify for Academic All-MIAC status, student-athletes must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors by academic standards with a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Students must also have completed one full-time academic year at their current institution prior to becoming eligible for the honor.

After two years of altered athletic requirements for Academic All-MIAC consideration due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on competition seasons, MIAC administrators have approved permanent changes to conference policy. Beginning this year, an athlete must be a member of a MIAC-sponsored varsity sports team, be academically and athletically eligible, have utilized a season of participation per NCAA and MIAC definitions, and have remained on the sports roster through the conclusion of the sports season in order to be eligible for Academic All-Conference honors.

The Cobber football team led the way for the six different fall sports teams (men’s and women’s golf awards are handed out in the spring). The Concordia football had 15 student-athletes earn the award. The women’s soccer had the second highest total as they placed 10 players on the Academic All-Conference Team.

The total number of Academic All-MIAC honorees for fall sports has increased every year since 2011, with five of six MIAC fall sports seeing record numbers of Academic All-Conference honorees this year. Football led the way with 173 honorees - 24 more than last year and reaching triple-digits for the third year in a row. Women's soccer had 159 honorees, up five from the previous high of 154 in 2020-21. Men's soccer crossed the century mark for the first time ever with 119 honorees to break the previous sport high of 98, set last year. Women's cross country also had 119 honorees - five shy of the sport's all-time record. Volleyball added ten more honorees from its 2020-21 total to set a new sport high of 117 this fall, and men's cross country broke its own sport record by one with 90 honorees in 2021-22.

Concordia Academic All-Conference Award Winners – Fall 2021
Men's Cross Country
Nolan Christenson (Sr., Alexandria, Minn.)
Justin Kringler (Sr., Becker, Minn.)
Alexander Lerum (So., Plymouth, Minn.)
Jesse Middendorf (Sr., Sauk Centre, Minn.)
Cole Nowacki (So., East Grand Forks, Minn.)
Leo Smith (Sr. West Fargo, N.D.)

Women's Cross Country
Isabel Fredrickson (Sr., Bloomington, Minn.)
Maria Isaacson (Sr., Menahga, Minn.)
Amelia Landsverk (Jr., Fosston, Minn.)
Greta Larson (So., Moorhead, Minn.)
Kelly Lorenz (Jr., Carlton, Minn.)
Kaitlyn Rooney (Sr., Decorah, Iowa)
Emily Rugloski (Sr., Baxter, Minn.)

Thomas Colby (So., Bismarck, N.D.)
Chase Dockter (Jr., Bismarck, N.D.)
Jake Evans (Jr., Willmar, Minn.)
Noah Halmar (So., Apple Valley, Minn.)
Benjamin Hoggarth (Sr.,      Fargo, N.D.)
Quin Miller (Jr., Aitkin, Minn.)
Kade Peterson (Jr., Bemidji, Minn.)
Jacob Sandvig (Jr., Milbank, S.D.)
Henry Savelkoul (So., Lansford, N.D.)
Braydon Smith (So., Las Vegas, Nev.)
Isaac Stene (Sr., Gary, Minn.)
Mitchell Sullivan (So., Annandale, Minn.)
Christian Thingvold (So.,     Moorhead, Minn.)
Collin Thompson (So.. Safford, Ariz.)
Cody Urie (So., Duluth, Minn.)

Men's Soccer
Tyson Aberle (Sr., Aberdeen, S.D.)
Cameron Rumpza (Jr., Watertown, S.D.)

Women's Soccer
Megan Barnick (Jr., Fargo, N.D.)
Samantha Dalsin (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.)
Amanda Edwards (Jr., Bismarck, N.D.)
Lindsey Hildenbrand (So., Bemidji, Minn.)
Madison Ims (So., Northfield, Minn.)
Grace Lawlor (Jr., Helena, Mont.)
Grace Mork (So., Brookings, S.D.)
Breanna Nelson (So., Fargo, N.D.)
Sophia Robinson (Jr., Boseman, Mont.)
Lauren Tschider (Sr., Detroit Lakes, Minn.)

Anna Brakke (Sr., Fargo, N.D.)
Casey Coste (Sr., West Fargo, N.D.)
Karlie Goschen (So., Fargo, N.D.)
Chloe Markovic (So., Bismarck, N.D.)
Taylor Streyle (So., West Fargo, N.D.)
Kendra Wiggs (Sr., St. Hilaire, Minn.)