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Adjusted Schedule For Day Two of NAIA Outdoor Championships

Posted May 25, 2022

The NAIA and the championship committee announced the adjusted schedule for the remaining two days of the 2022 Outdoor Track and Field National Championships held in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Day one (Wednesday) was cut short due to the thunderstorms that rolled through during the early evening, forcing the NAIA to adjust the remaining schedule. 

Anderson Qualifies For 1500m Final

Posted May 25, 2022

Joe Anderson qualified for the finals in the 1500m in the only event that took place for the Defenders in a rain-shortened day one of the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.

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Dordt announces new Master of Special Education program

Posted May 25, 2022

The Dordt University Graduate Studies Department is now accepting applications for the new Master of Special Education (M.SPED) program.

Men's Track and Field - NAIA Outdoor Championship Preview

Posted May 24, 2022

The Event...The Dordt University men's track and field team will have 16 athletes compete at the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships this week in Gulf Shores, Ala.

The 2022 event is the 41st annual championship and will be held over three-days, May 25-27, at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium.

Championship Information:

Women's Track and Field - NAIA Outdoor Championship Preview

Posted May 24, 2022

The Event...Eight members of the Dordt University women's track and field team will compete at the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships this week in Gulf Shores, Ala.

The 2022 event is the 41st annual championship and will be held over three-days, May 25-27, at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium.

Championship Information:

Green to Join Defender Hockey

Posted May 24, 2022

(Tuesday, May 24, 2022; Sioux Center, Iowa) Austin Green, a senior at Watertown High School (South Dakota), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender hockey program. 

“Austin is our final addition for the Class of 2022. We are extremely excited he has chosen Dordt as his home for the next four years. He will help strengthen our strong class for next season and will help us continue our already strong tradition in building things the Defender Way,” said Dordt hockey coach Tyler Morgan.  

De Jager Joins Defender Basketball Program

Posted May 24, 2022

(Tuesday, May 24, 2022; Sioux Center, Iowa) Teagan De Jager, a senior at Western Christian High School (Iowa), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender basketball program.  

De Jager is a 5-7 guard who averaged six points per game for the Wolfpack along with two steals per game.  

Large To Join Defender Golf Program

Posted May 24, 2022

(Tuesday, May 24, 2022; Sioux Center, Iowa) Olivia Large, a senior at Unity Christian High School (Michigan), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender golf program.  

Large averaged in the mid-40s this past season and finished 13th at her conference meet. A multi-sport athlete, Large earned a total of eight varsity letters during her career.  

Women's Track and Field Entry Lists Announced For NAIA Outdoor Championship

Posted May 20, 2022

The Dordt University women's track and field team announced its line-up for the upcoming NAIA Outdoor National Championships.

The 2022 championship event will be held from May 25-27 at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shore, Ala.

Men's Track and Field Line-Up Announced

Posted May 20, 2022

The Dordt University men's track and field team announced its line-up for the upcoming NAIA Outdoor National Championships.

The 2022 championship event will be held from May 25-27 at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shore, Ala.

Larsen To Run Track For the Defenders

Posted May 19, 2022

(May 19, 2022 – Sioux Center, Iowa) – Ethan Larsen, a senior at Greene County High School has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender track and field program.  

Larsen competed four years for both the Greene County High School track and field and cross country teams. He was part of a team that won back-to-back district titles and has personal bests of 24.01 in the 200m, 2.11 in the 800m and 58 seconds in the 400m.

“Dordt is a very welcoming place and felt like a home away from home,” said Larsen.

Dordt and Sioux County Radio Team Up To Broadcast Defender Sports

Posted May 16, 2022

(Monday, May 16; Sioux Center, Iowa) Dordt University and Sioux County Radio are pleased to announce a partnership to broadcast Dordt Defender athletics on KIHK, 106.9 FM. The partnership will expand the Dordt Media Network’s multimedia offerings to the FM radio band.

Kim and Kraemer Put Together Historic Seasons

Posted May 13, 2022

(Friday, May 13; Sioux Center, Iowa) With the completion of the 2021-22 baseball and softball seasons we can put a couple historic pitching performances in historic perspective.  

Gyeongju Kim (Junior; Seoul, South Korea) and Abby Kraemer (Junior, Alta, Iowa) put together record setting seasons that culminated with each being named first team all-conference in voting done by the league coaches.  

Defenders Third In All-Sports Trophy Race

Posted May 13, 2022

(Friday, May 13; Sioux Center, Iowa) The 2021-22 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) athletic season is complete and Dordt finished third in the race for the GPAC All-Sports Champion.  

Dordt earned 63.5 percent of its available points in a formula that takes into account each women’s and men’s team finish in the conference sponsored sports.  Dordt’s women finished third in the women’s standings and the men finished fifth. The third-place overall finish is the best for Dordt since the GPAC was formed. 

Men's Track and Field Athletes To Compete at Concordia

Posted May 12, 2022

The Event...A limited number of Dordt men's track and field athletes will compete in the Concordia Twilight this weekend in Seward, Neb. The one-day meet begins on Friday, May 13 at 2pm and will conclude around 9:30pm.

This is the final time for Defender athletes to either qualify or better their qualifying times / marks for the upcoming 2022 NAIA Outdoor National Championships held later this month in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Kraemer Named To Academic Honor Team

Posted May 12, 2022

(Thursday, May 12; Sioux Center, Iowa) The 2021-22 Academic All-District Softball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom and Dordt’s Abby Kraemer (Junior; Alta, Iowa) is a first-team Academic All-District honoree.

Kraemer finished the season with a 16-10 pitching record, a 1.24 earned run average and 204 strikeouts.  She led the league in earned run average and strikeouts and has the two highest single-season strikeout totals in program history.

Cline Named CoSIDA Academic All-District Honoree

Posted May 12, 2022

(Thursday, May 12; Sioux Center, Iowa) The 2021-22 Academic All-District Baseball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom and Dordt’s Logan Cline (Senior; Cheyenne, Wyoming), is a first-team Academic All-District honoree.

Two students part of winning team Dominerds

Posted May 12, 2022

On Wednesday, May 11, Dordt University juniors Alex and Derek Koops won Fox’s Domino Masters as part of team Dominerds. The team received $100,000 in winnings for their amazing domino art.

Kraemer Leads All-GPAC Selections For Defenders

Posted May 12, 2022

(Wednesday, May 11; Sioux Center, Iowa) The Great Plains Athletic Conference has announced its postseason honors for the recently completed 2022 softball season and three Defender softball players have earned all-GPAC honors.

Abby Kraemer (Junior; Alta, Iowa) was named to the first team while Karli Olsen (Sophomore; Spirit Lake, Iowa) earned second team honors.  Chandler Schemper (Junior; Sheldon, Iowa) was an honorable mention selection.

Cline and Kim Headline All-GPAC Dordt Baseball Picks

Posted May 11, 2022

(Wednesday, May 11; Sioux Center, Iowa) The Great Plains Athletic Conference has announced its postseason honors for the recently completed 2022 baseball season and five Defender baseball players have earned all-GPAC honors.