(Tuesday, May 30; Sioux Center, Iowa)  The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that 467 women’s indoor & outdoor track & field student-athletes have been named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Dordt College had nine individuals on that list.

Kelsey Lewis (Senior; Lachine, Michigan) and Justine Van Zee (Senior; Sioux Falls, South Dakota) are both repeat honorees and claimed the honor during the cross country season as well.  Lewis graduated after studying Agriculture and Van Zee graduated after studying Health/Human Performance.

Leah Breon (Junior; Oskaloosa, Iowa), Annika Henckel (Junior; Viroqua, Wisconsin), Raquelle Mouw (Junior; Meridian, Idaho), Britta Provart (Junior; Hopkins, Minnesota), Nicole Slater (Junior; Rushmore, Minnesota), Miranda Velgersdyk (Junior; Sioux Falls, South Dakota) and Danielle Wubben (Junior; Clara City, Minnesota) all earned the honor for the first time in track and field.

Mouw and Wubben are both studying Education while Henckel and Slater are studying Agriculture and Psychology respectively.  Provart is in the Business Administration program and Velgersdyk is studying 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.