Sports

Heemstra Signs With NWC Basketball, Volleyball

Zoe Heemstra of Orange City, Iowa has signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball and volleyball careers at Northwestern College next year.

Heemstra enjoyed a standout career in four sports for MOC-Floyd Valley High School. A 5’10’ forward, Heemstra averaged 11 points, five rebounds and two steals in earning first team all-conference honors as a junior. She shot nearly 40% from the three-point line and 70% from the free throw line.

“We are excited to welcome Zoe to Northwestern College and our women’s basketball program,” said Red Raider Head Coach Chris Yaw. “Zoe is a multi-sport athlete with good length and athleticism who has been an integral part of her high school teams. She is an outstanding student and will have a great impact beyond sports on our campus. We look forward to Zoe and her family being part of the Red Raider family and to witnessing God’s plan for her at Northwestern.”

A two-time all-conference selection in volleyball, Heemstra led the Dutch with 85 blocks and 74 aces in leading her team to the 3A state tournament last fall. She averaged 2.2 kills per set for a team that ended with a 28-8 record. Also a standout in both softball and track and field, Heemstra is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in Business at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Scott and Kelly.

“Zoe has been improving every year,” commented Northwestern Head Coach Kyle Van Den Bosch. “With her length and athleticism, we feel her best volleyball is still to come. Zoe helped lead MOC-Floyd Valley to the state tournament last fall. She has top-notch character and will a great fit for our team. We are excited to add Zoe to our Red Raider volleyball team.”