Featured athlete Brooke Granstra

Clarissa Kraayenbrink- Staff Writer

Brooke Granstra is a senior elementary education major from Sioux Center, IA. She was named to the NAIA All-Tournament team at the national tournament this year. Granstra helped the team go 28-8 and averaged 4.16 kills per set.

Q: Why did you choose Dordt?

BG: I picked Dordt because it was close to home! My family has gone to Dordt and they all enjoyed it.

Q: What is your favorite part of Dordt now?

BG: My favorite part about Dordt is the community of the program I am in.

Q: When and how did you start playing volleyball?

BG: I really don’t know when I started to play but I would play volleyball with my neighbor friends. I then played AAU in fifth grade, high school and now college.

Q: What kind of leadership role do you have on the team?

BG: Well, I’m a senior and I guess I’m the more “let’s-get-down-to-business” leader.

Q: If you could give any piece of advice to freshmen, what would it be?

BG: To take it one day at a time and have fun in college!

Q: What is your dream job?

BG: A preschool teacher.


“Though Brooke was not recognized as the Tournament Most Outstanding Player [in this year’s national tournament], there is no doubt in my mind that everyone in the gym and the country believes she should have received that recognition. She had a tremendous career with the amazing help she offered each season and teammates who also pushed for our success. Brooke’s individual achievements within this heavily-dependent team sport will always be remembered.”

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