For the second year in a row, the men’s basketball team has had an individual selected for an award as recognition for their accomplishments not on the court, but in the books as well. Senior Trevor Woltersdorff, a Sioux Center native, has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District team in the college division.
“This speaks levels about Dordt College as an outstanding institution,” said men’s basketball coach Ross Douma. “With Trevor’s selection, it verifies the quality of education we get here at Dordt and the great student Trevor is. It also shows that it’s equally important to be good in the classroom as well as on the basketball court.”
Qualifications for this reward take into account academic achievement as well as athletic success. Woltersdorff is a four-year starting forward for Coach Douma’s squad and currently ranks 2nd all time in scoring and 4th all time in rebounding. He has been an All-GPAC selection three times, as well as an All-American selection twice along with being an NAIA Scholar-Athlete for both basketball and track.
Trevor is a psychology major and currently holds an accumulative GPA of 3.82 while at Dordt. The men’s basketball team holds an accumulative GPA of 3.35, one of the top team GPAs in the nation.
Last year Shawn Keizer was awarded the A.O. Duer Award. This award is given to a male junior of outstanding academics selected from all sports throughout the year. It is estimated that Keizer was selected out of 6,500 candidates.
The men’s team holds a current record of 22-6 (14-5) and is fighting for the top spot in the conference, and the number one seed in the GPAC tournament. The Defenders play Doane on Saturday the 16th before entering tournament play.
Justin Pastoor, Sports Editor