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Spring 1982 Alumni News - Concordia Moorhead
  Spring 82

Women golfers compete nationally

Encountering  teams  with much  more  experience,  the young Cobber women golfers, all of whom are from Mmnesota, gave strong performances during post-season state and national competition.

The team shot a total of 706 to claim  the  Minnesota  college women's golf title at the state tournament held May 3 and 4 at St. Cloud.

The members of the Concordia women's golf team are, front row, left to right: Elizabeth Jensen, Renee Carlson, Lisa Evenson and Annette Haugstul. Back row, left to right: Cynthia Johnson, Faith Ronning, Karna Johnson and Coach Duane Siverson.

Jordahl receives Ashe tennis award

Mark Jordahl, a May 1982 Concordia  graduate  from Austin, Minn., was named the recipient  of the  Arthur Ashe Award by the coaches in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (M IAC)

Each  year    Jordahl the award is given to an outstanding MIAC men's tennis player who is active in extracurricular activities and demonstrates scholastic achievement, sportsmanship and concern for others,

Jordahl, in his fourth year on the team, was undefeated in four singles matches this past season despite  injuries.  Along with Wayne Rice, a junior from Willmar, Minn., Jordahl also chalked up a perfect doubles record of 5-0.

"It's too bad Mark was hurt for a good share of the season," said Bob Nick, men's tennis coach.  "He  has  been  our number-one player for the last three years, and it was rough for the team when he was out." Even without Jordahl playing much of the time, the team attained an 11-7 record for a sixthplace finish in the MIAC.

Jordahl was also a four-year player on the Cobber hockey team. The son of David 0. and Eloise  (Halvorson)  Jordahl, both 1953 Concordia alumni, Jordahl graduated cum laude with a degree in English and political science.

Bale earns all.America status

All-America honors have been awarded to Julie Bale ('82), Moorhead,  for  her  superior performance in the Association  of Intercollegiate Athletics for  Women (AIAW) Division III track and field meet held May 20-22 at Bloomsburg, Pa. Bale earned the all-America status by finishing sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of :26:36. In addition, she took seventh in the 100-meter dash and ninth in the long jump. During  the  preliminaries  Bale recorded personal bests in each of these events.

On her way to the nationals, Bale placed first, second and third  respectively  in  the 100-meter, the long jump and the 200-meter at the Minnesota Intercollegiate  Athletic  Conference (MIAC) meet held at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., May 6-8. Overall the women's team finished a close second behind St. Thomas.

She was also a member of two MIAC-winning relay teams, the 400-meter team, which qualified for nationals, and the 800-meter medley team. Other members of the 400-meter team were Julie Carew ('82)  from  Wadena, Minn.; junior  Margo  Holm from  Moorhead;  and  Ruth Reimnitz ('82) from Bismarck, N.D. At nationals, a dropped baton prevented the relay team from placing.

Junior  Kristine  Freeman, Duluth, Minn., won the shot put event at the MIAC meet to qualify for nationals, where she finished eighth with a toss of 40'-l ¼".

Bale is the second Cobber in two years to gain all-America honors at the AIAW meet. Last year Linda Iverson ('8]), Fairview, Mont., took fourth place in the javelin.

Women's tennis team places in state tournament

Two statewide tournaments rounded out the season for Concordia's women's tennis team.

The team took a 12-3 win-loss record into the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's  (MIACW) Division tourney, held April 30 and May 1 at St. Thomas College, St. Paul,  Minn.  They earned a third-place team finish in the tourney by defeating St. Thomas 6-3 in the first round, losing to St. Olaf College 0-9 and shutting out Macalester College 9-0.

One week later, the Cobbers were one of eight teams invited to play at St. Thomas for the Minnesota Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (MAIAW)  state  tournament. Concordia's No. I doubles pair, Ann Schmidt ('82) from Moorhead and Naomi Paulsen ('82) from Northfield, Minn., won the  fifth-place consolation medal, hut did not qualify for regional competition.

An individual standout for the Cobbers was freshman Karen Brunsdale, Mahnomen, Minn., who finished the regular season with an undefeated 8-0 record as Concordia's No.6 singles player. She also paired up with freshman  Kelly Oevermann  from Willmar, Minn., to compile a 9-0 record at No.3 doubles.

Olson named to all-MlAC team

The statistics for Cobber baseball player Dan Olson reveal a stellar season for the junior from Buffalo, Minn., the only member of the Cobber team to field a spot on the all-Minnesota Intercollegiate  Athletic  Conference (MIAC) baseball team.

Olson's selection came after a season performance that set the pace in several categories for the Cobbers. Me led Concordia hitters with a .380 batting average. His team-leading 22 RBI came off 38  hits,  including nine doubles, two triples and three home runs. His 11 stolen bases tied for top honors.

In addition to his offensive game power, Olson turned in some fine plays at the shortstop position after switching from center field at the beginning of the season.

As a team, the Cobbers collected a 10-7 conference season record to capture fourth place in the MIAC. They finished with an overall record of 15-16.

Near the end of the season, teammates designated Olson as the most valuable player in 1982 and selected him to be captain of the 1983 Cobber ream.

This was not the first time Olson received all-MIAC honors. As a member of the 1981 National Association for Intercollegiate  Athletics  (NAIA) Division II champion Cobber football  squad,  Olson was named all-MIAC free safety. Olson also received honorable mention on the NAIA Division II all-America team.

Ile is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Olson of Buffalo.

Johnson competes in national track meet

Although the 1982 season pitted the men's track and field team against some strong competition, several Cobbers earned special honors.

Kevin Johnson ('82), International Falls, Minn., advanced to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III meet held at Naperville ill. in late May, where he missed qualifying for the finals in the 3000-meter steeplechase by only 1.07 seconds. His third-place, qualifying time at the Minnesota Intercollegiate  Athletic Conference (MIAC) meet held at Macalester College, St  Paul Minn., May 7-8, was 9:17: 79. A Concordia record, it earned him all-MIAC honors for the second consecutive year.

Kevin  Benson,  a junior distance runner  from North Branch, Minn., was named the most valuable overall performer during the past season. He served as a captain on last year's squad and has been re-elected by his teammates for next season,

An award was also given for the most valuable field performance to junior pole vaulter David "Buzz"  Dahl  from  Canton N.D., who will also be a captain for the coming year  Kevin Johnson was the recipient of the most valuable track performance award.  The other tri captain for next season will be Peter Seljevold, a sophomore hurdler from Moorhead.