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Gesink To Play Two Sports At Dordt

August 22, 2014

(Tuesday, August 12; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Jamie Gesink, a senior at Western Christian High School (Iowa), has announced her intention to attend Dordt College and join the Defender basketball and volleyball programs.

Gesink, a three-time, first-team, all-state selection in volleyball, averaged 10.1 assists per set in 2013 and recorded 60 ace serves while helping Western to its third straight state runner-up finish.  Gesink also recorded 9.8 assists in 2012 and 9.6 assists in 2011.  She earned all-tournament accolades three times.  Western forged a 137-9 record in the past three seasons with Gesink setting.

“Jamie comes from a great high school volleyball program at Western Christian lead by head coach Tammi Veerbeek.  Jamie’s leadership, athletic talent, and competitive spirit are a wonderful match for our program.  We anticipate her setting skills and successful high school experiences to be a strong contributor for our Dordt program right away,” said Dordt College volleyball coach Chad Hanson.

Gesink averaged 16.7 points per game while helping the Wolfpack to a Class 2A state basketball title in 2013  and a 27-1 record.  She grabbed 6.4 rebounds per game and got to 2.1 steals and handed out 2.9 assists per contest.  Gesink was named the captain of the Class 2A All-Tournament Team after averaging 19.7 points per game with nine rebounds in the three games at the tournament.  She also earned first-team all-state honors from the Des Moines Register, Iowa Newspaper Association and the Iowa Girls Coaches’ Association.  Gesink averaged 8.6 points per game as a sophomore and 4.1 points per game as a freshman.  Western has a 78-5 record over the last three seasons and won three state titles.

“Jamie is extremely athletic and has tremendous shooting and ball handling skills. She is a tremendous all-around basketball player and an excellent scorer.  We are thrilled that she will be part of the women’s basketball program here at Dordt College,” said Dordt College basketball coach Craig Stiemsma.

Jamie is the daughter of Kevin and Shelley Gesink of Sioux Center, Iowa. 

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