(Tuesday, May 30; Sioux Center, Iowa) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that 316 men’s indoor & outdoor track & field student-athletes have been named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Dordt College had seven individuals on that list.
Matt Bolt (Junior; Colorado Springs, Colorado), Steven Kelly (Junior; Hartland, Wisconsin) Ian Manske (Senior; Waconia, Minnesota) Sam Wensink (Junior; Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin), John Davelaar (Junior; Sioux Falls, South Dakota), David Davelaar (Junior; Rudyard, Michigan) and Keith Heidema (Junior; Manhattan, Montana) all earned the honor. Bolt, Wensink and Kelly are repeat honors and Kelly, Manske and Wensink earned the honor this fall in cross country.
Bolt recently graduated after studying Psychology while Manske graduates with a degree in Health/Human Performance. Kelly studied Business Administration while Wensink majored in Finance and Accounting. David Davelaar and Keith Heidema are studying Engineering and John Davelaar is majoring in Biology.
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.