(Tuesday, March 26; Sioux Center, Iowa) Avery Den Herder, a senior at Sioux Center High School, has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender and track programs.
Den Herder earned cross country all-district honors in 2018 and all-conference honors in 2017 and 2018. He was an academic all-state and all-conference pick in 2018 and has a personal best of 17:20 on a 5,000 meter cross country course and helped Sioux Center to a third-place team finish this season at the state meet. Den Herder has a personal best of 2:08 in the 800 meters and was an all-conference and all-district performer in 2018.
"I am excited Avery has decided to continue running at Dordt. He is a great fit for Dordt College and I look forward to seeing his success in the classroom and in his running, over the next four years. He is coming off of a strong senior cross country season that saw him achieve both team and individual success, and I look forward to him carrying that momentum into his senior track season, into his summer training, and into the cross country season next Fall," said Dordt cross country coach Nate Wolf.
Avery is the son of Matt ad Barb Den Herder of Sioux Center, Iowa. He plans to study Biomedical Engineering at Dordt.
Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).
U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.