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Tennis players gain individual honors

The women's tennis team finished its season with a 15-3 dual-match record and a third-place finish in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament.

Seniors Julie Gilbertson, Fargo, N.D., and Sharon Libi, Minot, N.D., were named to the women's MIAC Academic AllConference team

Giibertson was conference champion for the fourth year at No. l singles. Gilbertson and senior Amy Olson, Willmar, Minn., placed second at No. 1 doubles.

For the fourth year in a row, Gilbertson was one of 32 tennis players to compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division Ill meet singles championship at Kalamazoo, Mich. She was MIAC singles charnpion all four years and chalked up a 76-2 dual meet college record.

Two graduates win NCAA scholarships

Julie Gilbertson and Dan Vandersteen, both 1987 Concordia graduates, have been named recipients of National Collegiate Athletic Associa tion postgraduate schol ships. The NCAA scholarships are awarded annually to students from Division I II and III colleges and universities. Only 11 scholarships were given this year to Division II and III men and women athletes in sports other than football and basketball.

The scholarships, designated for postgraduate study, are awarded on the basis of academic excellence distinctive performance in a college sport, participation in campus activities and per sonal conduct.

Gilbertson and Vand steen received the scholar ships largely as a result of their high academic achieve ments and their outstanding tennis careers at Concordia

Gilbertson, the daughter of Dr. Roger '59 and JoAnn (Nelson) '59 Gilbertson, Fargo, will attend medical school in the fall. Vandersteen, son of Dr. Paul and Bette Vandersteen, Fargo, will attend Stanford (Calif.) University medical school in the fall.

Gilbertson honored for sportsmanship

Julie Gilbertson '87 was awarded the ITCA Head Arthur Ashe Sportamanship Award for the National Collegiate Athletic Association in Division III. Gilbertson won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference singles tennis tournament and advanced to the NCAA Division III national tournament all four years.

In her freshman year Gilbertson reached the semifinals at the national tournament and was designated as an All American. She is the first Concordia tennis player ever to receive that honor

Last spring she was awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship based on her academic and athletic achievement. She graduated summa cum laude with a major in biology.  She is in her first year of medical school at the University of North Dakota Grand Forks.
 
 
 
 

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