Former GPL standout Holien named UMAC First Team


( — Great Plains Lutheran graduate Aiden Holien has been named First Team All-UMAC for Martin Luther College. Holien was also awarded two separate second-team nods as both a punt and kick returner.

Holien was named Second Team All-UMAC in 2019 as a cornerback, and this season earned First Team All-UMAC honors as a safety/linebacker. After leading the Knights with three interceptions in only four games in the spring of 2021 at free safety, Holien finished second on the Knights with 47 tackles from his new position this fall, where he also recorded a team-best eight pass breakups to go with one interception. Holien also earned Second Team All-UMAC honors as a returner, where he led the Knights in both kick return (273) and punt return (243) yards.

Holien was one of eight other Knights named First-Team All-UMAC.  Martin Luther finished 2021 with a 5-4 record.