(Tuesday, June 2; Sioux Center, Iowa) The 2020 Academic All-District Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams have been announced by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association) and Dordt’s Matthew Van Eps (Junior; Prinsburg, Minnesota) has earned the honor.
Van Eps recently completed his junior year at Dordt and won a NAIA National Indoor Track & Field Championship in the 800 meters and was on a distance medley relay team that placed third in 2020. He won two individual titles at the GPAC Indoor Championships, a relay title and earned sixth place in another relay. Van Eps has won three national titles and earned top-eight finishes in another three events at the NAIA National Championships during his career. He’s claimed 10 GPAC indoor and outdoor track and field titles and has eight other top-eight finishes in the conference meet.
Van Eps is an Engineering major and has a 3.70 grade point average through six semesters at Dordt.
He will now advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. Academic All-America Honorees will be announced from June 22-25.