(Monday, June 4; Sioux Center, Iowa) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced that 411 baseball student-athletes have been named 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Dordt College had seven athletes on that list.
Zach Fowler (Senior; Vacaville, California), Covey Jackson (Senior; Littleton, Colorado), Trent Roose (Senior; Sioux Center, Iowa) and Colton Van Otterloo (Senior; Rock Valley, Iowa) were all repeat selections after earning the honor last season.
Fowler studied Psychology at Dordt while Jackson graduated in May with a degree in Business Administration. Roose was a Health-Human Performance major and Van Otterloo studied Agriculture.
Clay Hemphill (Junior; Omaha, Nebraska), Ryan McDermott (Junior; Crescent, Iowa) and Josh Holwerda (Junior; Newton, Iowa) were accorded the honors for the first time in their careers.
Hemphill is studying Engineering and McDermott is in the Political Science program. Holwerda is majoring in Accounting.
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 junior academic status.