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USTFCCCAA Academic Awards Announced

Posted: July 25th, 2019
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Women's Athletics, Cross Country, Track & Field

(Thursday, July 25; Sioux Center, Iowa) The 2019 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced its Academic Awards for the 2018-19 school year. 457 total athletes were named scholar-athletes and Dordt had 20 athletes on the list.

To be eligible an athlete must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average and have met the NAIA National Championship qualifying standard.

Dordt’s honorees included:

Mark Bakker (Senior; Escondido, California)

Caleb Herman (Senior; Boise, Idaho)

Jebadiah Merkle (Freshman; Chaska, Minnesota)

Franklin Reinders (Sophomore; Sioux Center, Iowa)

Eric Steiger (Freshman; Lynden, Washington)

David Temte (Sophomore; Bloomington, Minnesota)

Lucas Van Eps (Senior; Prinsburg, Minnesota)

Matthew Van Eps (Sophomore; Prinsburg, Minnesota)

Ike Van Kempen (Senior; Jenison, Michigan)

Nicolas Veldhorst (Freshman; Oostburg, Wisconsin)

Annika Brands (Freshman; Edgerton, Minnesota)

Sarah De Haan (Sophomore; Hollandale, Minnesota)

Cori De Jong (Freshman; Sheldon, Iowa)

Mika Kooistra (Freshman; Emo, Ontario)

Hailey Pullman (Sophomore; Hawarden, Iowa)

Elizabeth Rankin (Senior; Sioux Center, Iowa)

Annika Rick (Sophomore; Bowerville, Minnesota)

Jenna Stephens (Senior; Valley Springs, South Dakota)

Sarah Wensink (Senior; Clinton, Ontario)

Joscelyn Wind (Senior; Johnstown, Colorado)