(Monday, December 3; Sioux Center, Iowa) The NAIA released the 2018 Daktronics NAIA Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athletes for the recently completed season. 11 Dordt Defenders are on the list that includes 732 total-student athletes. Only one school had more individuals on the list and six schools had 10 or more.
Anna Boer (Junior; Harrisburg, South Dakota), Kenzie Bousema (Senior; Sheldon, Iowa), Emma Dieleman (Senior; Melbourne, Ontario), Lindsey Ewald (Junior; Terrace, British Columbia), Cassandra Lenderink (Junior; Denver, Colorado), Deidra Noteboom (Junior; Sioux Center, Iowa), Mikaela Patterson (Junior; El Cajon, California), Amelia Rens (Junior; Sioux Center, Iowa), Hannah Unger (Junior; Colorado Springs, Colorado), Abby Wolterstorff (Senior; Sioux Center, Iowa) and Rachel Zuidema (Junior; Inez, Kentucky) were all on the list for the Defenders.
Wolterstorff, Dieleman and Bousema are all repeat selections and Bousema earns the honor for the third time as she also was a scholar-athlete in basketball last season.
Wolterstorff is studying Psychology while Dieleman and Bousema are Agriculture and Education majors respectively.
Unger is studying Graphic Design while Zuidema is in the Health and Human Performance program. Rens is studying Social Work while Patterson and Boer are both in the Nursing program. Noteboom is majoring in Business Administration while Lenderink is in the Accounting program and Ewald is studying Biology.
In order to be nomintated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director ad student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer.