Dordt College News

Men's Cross Country Have Four On Scholar-Athlete List

November 27, 2013

(Wednesday, November 27; Sioux Center, Iowa) Four Dordt College men’s cross country runners have earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors for the recently completed 2013 season.

Two juniors and two seniors make up the list for Dordt College.

Tim Bierma (Senior; Sioux Center, Iowa) and Chris Postma (Senior; Orange City, Iowa) claim the honor for the second time in their careers.  Bierma is an agriculture major while Postma is majoring in Health-Human Performance.

Making the list for the first time are Nathan Jackson (Junior; Tracy, California) and Jacob Byma (Junior; Lansing, Illinois).  Jackson is an Education and History major while Byma is majoring in Psychology.

Jackson recently ran at the NAIA National Championship and placed 127th.  It was the second time Jackson had qualified for the Championship event.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced Friday that 224 men’s cross country student-athletes have been named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) leads all institutions with 11 individuals on the list.

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 a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

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