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Makayla Anderson, Maddie Guler, Jordyn Kahler and Greta Tollefson all earned CSC Academic All-District honors.
Makayla Anderson, Maddie Guler, Jordyn Kahler and Greta Tollefson all earned CSC Academic All-District honors.

Four Cobbers Earn CSC Academic All-District Honors

MOORHEAD, Minn. (3/28/24)--- Concordia had four players named to the College Sports Communicator's (CSC) (formerly CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team.

Makayla Anderson (Jr., Bismarck, N.D./Bismarck Century HS) earned the award for the second straight season, while Maddie Guler (Sr., Pelican Rapids, Minn.), Jordyn Kahler (Sr., Wahpeton, N.D.) and Greta Tollefson (Jr., Pelican Rapids, Minn.) all earned the award for the first time in their careers.

The four players helped Concordia earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014. The quartet of Cobber also guided CC to its second straight MIAC playoff championship game and second-place finish in the conference regular-season standings.

The 2024 Academic All-District Men's and Women's Basketball Teams, selected by College Sports Communicators, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.

A new format for the 2023-24 academic year, nominees must be a sophomore or better with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Athletically, student-athletes must either appear in 90 percent of their team's games or start 66 percent of them.

Anderson, who also received All-Region and MIAC All-Conference honors this season, is majoring in English Writing and has a 3.72 grade point average. Anderson led the team in scoring and rebounding in 2024. She averaged 14.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. During the season she reached the 500-rebound milestone mark.

Guler carries a 3.95 GPA and is majoring in Biology and Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. Guler played in all 26 games in 2024 and was in the Top 25 of Division III in assist-to-turnover ratio. Her top point total of the year came in the MIAC championship game when she scored eight points.

Kahler is majoring Exercise Science and Psychology and has a 3.60 GPA. She is a 3-year starter for the Cobbers and started all 26 games for CC in 2024. She was fifth on the team in scoring and rebounding for the year, Kahler's top game of the year was in the conference semifinals when she went 4-for-8 from the floor and finished with 14 points.

Tollefson has a 4.00 GPA with a major in Biology and a triple minor in Chemistry, Psychology and Environmental Studies. She also earned the MIAC's Elite 22 Award which is presented to the student-athlete with the highest grade-point average (GPA) in each sport who meets similarly high, sport-specific athletic requirements. Tollefson played in all 26 games in 2024 and led the team in free throw percentage and was third in field goal percentage. Tollefson connected on 86.4% of her free throws and was successful on 44.3% of her shots from the floor.  

Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced April 16 (women) and April 17 (men).

The Division II and III CSC Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CSC with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2022-23 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA CSC Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA governance structure.