Kensey Vande Hoef to Continue Basketball and Softball Careers at Northwestern

vande hoefKensy Vande Hoef of Rock Valley has signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball and softball careers at Northwestern College next year.

Vande Hoef is a 5’7” guard who lettered four years for the Rock Valley High School girls’ basketball team. A two-time all-conference selection, Vande Hoef earned first team honors after averaging 19.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and nearly three steals per game as a senior. She was named second team all-Northwest Iowa Review and was a third team all-conference pick as a junior.

“Kensy is an outstanding young lady,” commented head Northwestern basketball coach Chris Yaw. “She is a committed student-athlete who excels both in the classroom and on the court. Kensy’s speed creates baskets in the full court but she also has the ability to shoot from the perimeter. We are excited to welcome Kensy to Northwestern and to our athletic family.”


Vande Hoef has played three years heading into her final season for the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley softball team. Vande Hoef earned second team all-state honors after hitting .500 with 24 stolen bases in leading her team to the regional final with a 22-4 overall record. She was a first team all-conference, all-district and all-Northwest Iowa Review selection in 2013 while being a second team all-conference pick in 2012. Vande Hoef is an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Brian and Kris.

“We are pleased to have Kensy join our softball program,” commented head Northwestern softball coach Chris Nachtigall. “Kensy comes from a very successful high school softball program and knows how to play the game. She is an excellent student and great athlete. We look forward to her continued success at Northwestern in both areas.”


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