Johnson Receives MIAC Honor
Concordia catcher Kyle Johnson '09 was named the MIAC Player of the Year for his record-breaking season. Johnson set a school record by hitting 14 home runs, including a conference record-tying 10 homers in league play.
Johnson capped his tremendous season by signing with the F-M RedHawks. He also played with the St. Paul Saints. Johnson follows in the footsteps of current Major League Baseball catcher Chris Coste '95 who won the prestigious MIAC honor three straight seasons from 1993 to 1995.
Kay Earns Fourth All-American Award
Leah Kay '10, Dassel, Minn., earned her fourth All-American award at the 2009 NCAA Division III National Outdoor Meet. At the meet, Kay finished eighth in the heptathlon to earn All-American honors for the second consecutive season in the multi-event championship. It marks the eighth consecutive year that Concordia has had at least one athlete earn All-American honors at the national outdoor meet.
Women's Tennis Shines
The women's tennis team won 13 matches and earned a spot in the MIAC playoffs for the first time in program history. Head coach Troy Hanestad led his team to a 5-5 record in conference play and a 13-7 mark overall - the second most wins in school history.
Jones Becomes New Record Holder
Women's softball pitcher Kesley Jones'12, Billings, Mont., broke Concordia's single season strikeout record by notching 152 strikes, including a league-leading 103 in conference play. She also led the league in innings pitched (109.1), batters struck out looking (26), appearances (19) and games started (16).
Women's, Men's Track Teams Earn Academic Honors
The women's and men's track and field teams earned academic honors in 2009. Both squads earned the 2009 USTFCCCA Division III All-Academic Track and Field Team award. The women compiled a team GPA of 3.36 and the men achieved a 3.21 team GPA. The Cobber women earned fourth place in the MIAC Outdoor Meet, continuing their streak of more than 20 years of top five finishes. The men finished sixth.