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Spring 2000 Concordia Sports Wrap-Up
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Women's Golf
Cobbers are NCAA National Runners-Up at NCAA Division III National Golf Tournament.
Concordia completed a successful national tournament by finishing in 2nd place. Their final total score of 1336 was 20 strokes ahead of third place finisher Rhodes College. The runner-up finish is the highest since 1992, when they also brought home the 2nd place trophy. The Cobbers were led by top ten finishers Kari Weidner (Sr., Fargo) and Maria Amlen (Jr., Stockholm, Sweden) who tied for ninth place with a total score of 328.

Men's Golf
The Concordia Men's Golf team placed second at the UND Invitational behind UND. Concordia was lead by Mike Hagen (So., Moorhead) and Zach Hanson (Sr. Barrett) each with scores of 72. The team placed 11th at the Gustavus Spring Invitational.

Men's Track
The Concordia Track team finished 2nd in the MIAC Outdoor Championships, their best finish since 1975. Micah Benson (Sr., Moorhead) was named GTE Academic All-American for the second time. Concordia finished the year ranked 9th in the nation in the USTCA Power Rankings. Benson, along with Joe Schmidgall (So., Morris), Adam Strainer (Jr., Helena, MT), and Chris Goebel (Jr., Albany) qualified for the NCAA National Meet. Strainer finished 6th in the decathlon, while Schmidgall finished 14th in the high jump.

Women's Track
Concordia finished the year ranked 6th in the nation in the Final USTCA Power Rankings. The team placed 2nd in the MIAC Outdoor Championships. Concordia was represented at the NCAA Division III track meet by Maria DeBoer (Sr., Pine Island) in the Discus and Shot Put, Sara Grineski (Jr., Moorhead) in the 100 & 400 Meter Hurdles and Mariah Mougey (Fr., Enderlin, ND) in the Discus.  DeBoer finished 8th in the Discus at the NCAA National Meet. Her throw of 136' 1" in the prelims qualified  her for the final where she finished with the same distance. It is the third straight year she has earned All-American status in the Discus. Grineski was chosen for the MIAC Most Outstanding Performance for her performance in the 100 hurdles (14.27) at the MIAC Outdoor Meet.

Softball posted 22-19 record finishing 3rd in the MIAC.
Concordia's Erin Gunderson (So., Princeton) was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Midwest third team. This is the second year in a row Gunderson has been named to the All-Region team. Along with the All-Region award, Gunderson has been named MIAC All-Conference along with Cindy Frey. Frey was in the top 10 in the league in RBI's, homeruns and doubles. Gunderson, who rewrote Concordia's pitching record book for the second straight season, was second in the league in strikeouts with 74 and fifth in the league in E.R.A. with a 0.72 mark. Laura Danielson (Sr., Bemidji) and Jill Pontius (So., Eagle Bend) were named All-Conference Honorable Mention.

Baseball posted 16-17 record finishing 6th in the MIAC.
Concordia's Clayton Horgen (Sr., Fergus Falls) continued to gather postseason honors by being named to the NCAA Division III All-Midwest Region Baseball Team. Along with the All-Region award, Horgen has been named MIAC All-Conference and Team MVP. This is the second year in a row Horgen has been named to both the All-Region team and the All-Conference team.

Women's Tennis
The Concordia Women's Tennis team placed 10th at the MIAC Conference Meet, lead by Angie Parker (Fr., Redwood Falls) and Miriam Wilhelm (Fr., Princeton).

Men's Tennis
Concordia's coaches Bob Nick and Dave Lester were honored as Conference Coaches of the Year at the Conference meet. The Concordia Men's Team finished 5th at the conference meet, lead by Jonah Beckermann (So. Detroit Lakes) and Andy Bakke (So. Grand Forks).
 

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