The Dordt University men's track and field team continues to earn national honors as the Defenders were named an All-Academic Team for the 2022 Indoor / Outdoor seasons by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA).
The Defenders, under the direction of Head Coach Craig Heynen, accumulated a team GPA of 3.42 on a 4.0 scale, ninth best among the full scope of NAIA teams.
Dordt is one of seven teams from the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) to receive the academic honor.
Criteria for a team to be named an NAIA All-Academic:
- The cumulative GPA (not 2021-22 academic year, not semester) for all student-athletes on the institution’s NCAA Squad List for Indoor and/or Outdoor Track and Field must be 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, certifiable by the institution’s registrar. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].
The Defenders finished 10th at both the NAIA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships last spring. They placed second in both GPAC Championships.