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2022 Hall of Fame Inductees Named

March 14, 2022 - 2 minute read

From left to right: Alex Rudd '13, Madison (Ekis) Anema '14, Dakota Downs '13,  Jenna (Jorgenson) Haley '14, ABSN '16, DeLaun Frazier '15, Ed Willis '12, and Tom Granado '12.

Concordia University Irvine welcomed three new members into its Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 29, as part of the Homecoming weekend.

The talented group features national champions who left their mark at CUI as great student-athletes, and teammates on the court and on the diamond.

Jenna (Jorgenson) Haley

Jenna (Jorgenson) Haley ’14, ABSN ’16

Jenna (Jorgenson) Haley was a member of the 2013 CUI softball team that won the NAIA National Championship. She holds the CUI softball school record in career runs batted in (RBI) and is tied with Amanda Fama for best career batting average (.414). Overall, she ranks in the top three in at least a dozen categories including career homers.

In addition, Jenna was a NAIA First Team All-American in 2014 and NAIA Second Team All-American in 2012 as well as a four-time GSAC selection and the 2014 GSAC Player of the Year.

Madison (Ekis) Anema ’14

Madison (Ekis) Anema

Madison (Ekis) Anema also showcased her talent, versatility, and hard work as a member of the Concordia women’s volleyball team that won the 2012 NAIA National Championship.

She was named a NAIA All-American twice and also tabbed as a All-GSAC selection and NAIA Scholar-Athlete on two occasions as well.

Madison ranks fourth all-time at Concordia in career kills. She also left her imprint on the program in multiple categories, claiming the top mark that still stands with most kills in a single four-set match (26) and most points in a single four-set match (27).

She joins her former teammate Brooke Marino in the CUI Athletics Hall of Fame, who was recognized two years ago at the 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony.

The 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Team

The third member of this year’s class is not just one person but a historic team. The 2011-12 Concordia men’s basketball team was a special group that secured the title of 2012 NAIA National Champions after a sizzling run in the postseason. The Eagles won 13 of their final 15 games down the stretch—including their last five contests by an average of 11.5 points.

The first program to win multiple NAIA National Championships (joining the 2002-03 CUI men’s basketball team), the Eagles went 31-7 overall that season and an impressive 12-3 at home. CUI also dominated against non- conference foes, winning 90 percent of those games (18-2). It was all capped off with the memorable 72-69 win over Oklahoma Baptist in the NAIA Championship Game.

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