In winding down a fifth year of a remarkable collegiate journey, the triple major Rachel Battershell has rediscovered the joy that made her a champion. Nearing the finish line, Battershell reflected on an experience she calls "really special."
Outdoor track season has nearly arrived for the Bulldogs, who are coming off indoor GPAC placements of first for the women and third for the men. The dynamics change with a different set of events on tap for outdoor track.
Twenty Bulldogs return who experienced the 2022 NAIA indoor national meet. The group includes past national champions Rachel Battershell and Josie Puelz. The program again has high hopes as the 2023 season has arrived.
In a different era of Bulldog Athletics, Bob Schulze left a legacy as a four-sport athlete. Schulze may not have known exactly what he was getting into, but 58 years after his graduation from Concordia, he knows that God led him to the perfect place.
You couldn't have been around Concordia and not have known Liz King. The native of Billings, Mont., became the first throws national champion under Ed McLaughlin and endeared people to her with her personality.
The Ragland-Concordia connection dates back to 1986 when John Ragland enrolled at Concordia. John and his daughters Johanna and Sarah boast 10 combined All-America awards, but Concordia's meaning to them isn't about the accolades.
Jacob Jennings hasn't been afraid to reverse course and take a chance. He did so when he chose Concordia at the last minute and he did it again when he traded in basketball for track and became an All-American while living out a college career rich in rewarding experiences.
With a bevy of past All-Americans back in the fold, the Bulldogs are looking to remain a player on the conference and national scenes. The 2022 outdoor season gets started on Saturday with the Viking Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.
After nearly deciding to go elsewhere for college, Sarah Lewis felt something calling her to stay closer to home. Her presence at Concordia has been a blessing to a program that has taken off with the help of Lewis.
Roughly 30 years after John Puelz made his mark at Concordia, John's daughter Josie has brought the Puelz name back to the forefront in a big way. The family's legacy will always have a deep and special connection to Concordia.