(Friday, April 5; Sioux Center, Iowa) Joseph Schoonhoven, a senior at Unity Christian High School (Iowa), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender cross country and track programs.
Schoonhoven has personal bests of 10:12 in the 3200 meters; 4:41 in the 1600 meters and 16:52 on a 5000 meter cross country course. Schoonhoven has been a part of two state runner-up team finishes in cross country and finished 13th in the Class 2A field in 2017 with a time of 16:54. He's been an all-conference performer three times in track and field, four times in cross country and once in baseball.
"I am excited to have Joey join the Defender Cross Country and Track & Field programs. Joey has had good success as an individual and as a member of the Unity Christian program under Coach Kaemingk. He is an all-around athlete, having played both basketball and baseball in addition to running in high school. That athleticism will be a benefit as he transitions to college running. I look forward to seeing him have a solid group of men to work with daily during the year. I believe his strongest days of running are ahead of him, and I look forward to working with him over the next four years," said Dordt cross country coach Nate Wolf.
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.