Cobbers Bents and Hunt earn CSC Academic All-District Honors

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia had six student-athletes, including wrestlers Tyler Bents (Sr., Glenwood, Minn./Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa HS) and Elijah Hunt (Jr., St. Peter, Minn.), named to the Academic All-District Team, as selected by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA), in the men’s/women’s at-large category.

The other Cobbers recognized were men’s hockey players Jacen Bracko (Sr., Calgary, Alta.) and Cole O’Connell (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.), as well as women’s hockey juniors Ellie Brewer (Nederland, Colo.) and Jerica Friese (Argusville, N.D./Fargo Shanley HS).

To be eligible for Academic All-District recognition, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have played in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition throughout the season.

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2023 NWCA Division III Scholar All-America Awards

Manheim, PA –The NWCA has announced the 2022-23 Scholar All-America Team and Individual honorees for NCAA Division III, with 364 individuals from 88 institutions receiving awards.

NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer praised the student-athletes, stating, “I am honored to recognize these outstanding individuals who have excelled not only in their athletic pursuits but also in their academic endeavors.”

In the team competition, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) led the field with a 3.767 GPA, followed closely by Heidelberg University with 3.76612 and Stevens Institute of Technology with 3.7344.

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Bisek Adds His Name To Cobber All-American List

ROANOKE, Va. — The list of Concordia All-Americans has a new entry.

Ty Bisek (New London, Minn./New London-Spicer HS) capped off his stellar sophomore season by finishing sixth at 133 at the national championship meet and became the first Cobber NCAA All-American since Jakob Stageberg in 2016. Bisek becomes the 27th NCAA All-American in the history of the program.

Bisek, who was seeded third heading to the national meet, opened the tournament by posting a hard-fought 6-4 decision over Nico Diaz from Stevens Inst. of Technology.

Bisek faced No.6 Dalton Rohrbaugh of York (Pa.) in the quarterfinals, and the two battled through one of the more exciting matches of the 2-day tournament. The match featured multiple takedowns, and when the dust settled, Rohrbaugh won the offensive wrestling showcase 16-11.

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