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The men's tennis team placed eighth in the conference after accruing an 8-10 dual meet record.
Senior Dan Vandersteen, Fargo, was named to the MIAC Academic All-Conference team in recognition of his 4.0 grade point average. Vandersteen was the Cobbers No. 1 player tor four years.
Vandersteen wins Arthur Ashe Award
Dan Vandersteen '87 is co-winner of the Arthur Ashe Award for outstanding achievements on and off the tennis court. It is the most prestigious honor given to a college tennis player. Vandersteen was cited for his accomplishments, both academic and as a tennis player, and for his sportsmanship and humanitarian qualities.
A high school tennis stand out, Vandersteen developed his talent in college as Concordia's No.1 player for four years.
Vandersteen, who maintained a 4.0 grade point average in college, was also active in student activities. Re organized Concordia's blood drives each year and was president of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership society. For the past two summers he has directed the Wagon Train Bible Camp a subdivision of Metigoshe Bible Ministries that ministers to delinquent youth.
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.