Northwestern College received votes in the first edition of the NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 poll released Wednesday by the national office. This marks the first time the Red Raiders have been recognized in the national poll since the 2012 season.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. Check out the latest Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report and feel free to share.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced that 278 Division II Women’s basketball student-athletes have been named 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
Kenzie Bousema, a junior from Sheldon, earned the honor for the first time in basketball. Bousema averaged 7.1 points per game in 28 games for the Defenders and is studying Education. Bousema claimed the same honor for the Dordt women’s soccer team.
In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.
Avery Van Kley a senior from Western Christian High School has announced her intention to join the Defender women’s volleyball program.
Sioux City Iowa — The Concordia Bulldogs downed Northwestern 84-77 to advance to the 2018 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship. The finals will be an all GPAC affair as Dakota Wesleyan advanced to the title game by defeating Saint Xavier (Ill.) in the other semifinal 81-66. Kynedi Cheeseman had a dominant night, dropping game-highs in points (27) and assists (5). The Tigers went 24-27 from the free throw line to help push them past the Cougars and into the Championship.
The Defender Gold/American State Bank High School All-Star Basketball Games have been scheduled for Saturday, March 17 at the De Witt Gym on Dordt College’s campus in Sioux Center, Iowa. The girls game will start at 5:00 with the boys game to follow.