Jacob Vander Plaats was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week announced by the league office.
Vander Plaats claimed the weekly honor for the third time this fall. The senior finished second overall and was the top NAIA runner at the Defender Holiday Inn Express Classic last weekend. Vander Plaats completed the 8K course in a career-best time of 25:17 and led Dordt to the team title.
Dordt is ranked 13th in the current NAIA Coaches' poll and will next compete in the Mount Marty Invite on Oct. 23.