Concordians will recognize Amanda (Kuca) Lorenzen (’06) from her picture that hangs in the trophy cabinets of the Concordia University Wisconsin R. John Buuck Field House.

Lorenzen is the winningest female athlete in Falcons history, with ten current school records, a national championship title, and nine All-American awards earned in cross country and track and field events.

Lorenzen and her husband, Micah (’08), were teammates during their time at CUW and now practice teamwork daily as they raise their five children in Westland, Michigan: Nole (11), Coen (9), Neely (7), Grady Mae (5), and Bode (3). Micah serves as principal of Lutheran High School Westland.

“Being at Concordia felt like being part of a bigger family,” she says. “I had so much support between my coaches, teammates, and the campus community.”

Before becoming a mom of five, Lorenzen put her Concordia nursing degree to work in a hospital postpartum unit, pediatric in-home health setting, and, later, as a school nurse. Learn more about Lorenzen at

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the fall 2021 issue of Hearts Together, a Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor Special Magazine edition. The fall/winter issue hit mailboxes in early October. View a PDF version of the magazine here. If you are not on our mailing list, but are interested in receiving a free copy, email

— Rachel (Ferry) Thoms is a member of the strategic communications department at Concordia University. She may be reached at or 734-476-7736.

If this story has inspired you, why not explore how you can help further Concordia's mission through giving.