(Tuesday, March 12; Sioux Center, Iowa) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced 312 women’s basketball student-athletes have been named 2019 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes and Dordt had five players on that list.
Kenzie Bousema (Senior; Sheldon, Iowa) earns the honor for fourth time in her career—claiming the honor in soccer twice and basketball now for the second time. Bousema is studying Education and also earned honorable mention honors from the GPAC.
Rachel Evavold (Junior; Bloomington, Minnesota), Payton Harmsen (Junior; Rock Rapids, Iowa), Ebby Prewitt (Junior; Urbandale, Iowa) and Annie Rhinesmith (Junior; Shakopee, Wisconsin) all earn the honor for the first time. Evavold and Rhinesmith add this honor to the all-GPAC second-team honors they earned in February.
Evavold and Harmsen are both studying Education while Prewitt and Rhinesmith study Biology and Psychology respectively.
In order to be nominated by an institution a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for the honor.