Sioux Center, Iowa — The NAIA has announced its All-American honorees at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season and two Dordt Defenders have been recognized for their play.
Brenna Krommendyk (Sophomore; Belle Plain, Minnesota) has been named first-team honoree after averaging 2.48 kills per set with a .391 kill efficiency. Krommendyk also led the team with a 1.41 blocks per set average that ranked fourth in the NAIA. Krommendyk was also named first-team all-GPAC this fall and she was named the Defender of the Tournament at the NAIA National Championship where the Defenders finished in the semifinal round of the field with an 18-7 mark. Krommendyk was also named the National Defender of the Year as well.
“Brenna finished fourth in the country in blocks per set this season. She was a force at the net all season and opposing attackers found her continually in their way. What’s even more impressive is her skills are multi-dimensional as she also had the third best hitting percentage in the country. To sum up her season, opposing teams found her hard to stop and she frequently stopped those opponents. But, more important than what Brenna demonstrated on the court in these dominating statistical categories is the fact that she was a strong contributor to our program relationships. Brenna has a gentle yet competitive spirit, a strong work ethic, and a humility that seeks to honor Christ in whatever she says and does. These are the reasons that she is such a blessing to coach and has been so impactful to our program,” said Dordt coach Chad Hanson.
Alli Timmermans (Senior; Orange City, Iowa) is an honorable mention honoree from the NAIA after averaging 2.57 kills per set with a .342 kill efficiency. Timmermans also averaged just under a block per set for the Defenders. She was named to the all-tournament team at the NAIA National Championship after averaging over three kills per set in Dordt’s five National Championship matches.
“Alli’s attack efficiency for the season was incredible and she really had a wonderful NAIA National Tournament. Often she was one of our top two kill leaders and would regularly have strong blocking matches as well. As the season continued and the competition became more intense at nationals, opponents knew that Alli was going to get set and still they struggled to stop her. What impresses me more than her on-court success, is her willingness to connect with teammates and continue strengthening relationships throughout our program while she seeks to serve others through Christ,” said Hanson.