Dordt College News

Four Volleyball Players Named Scholar-Athletes

December 9, 2013

(Monday, December 9; Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College volleyball team had four individuals named to the NAIA Scholar-Athlete list released late last week by the NAIA.

Jocelyn Bousema (Senior; Sheldon, Iowa)  and Lindsey Floen (Senior; Sioux Center, Iowa) are repeat honorees while Kayla Gesink (Junior; Sioux Center, Iowa) and Siri Nelson (Junior; Sioux Center, Iowa) both claim the honor for the first time.
Floen, a middle blocker for the Defenders, was a 2012 honoreer and also claimed all-GPAC honors all four years while playing for the Defenders.  Floen also earned Capital One/Co-SIDA District Academic All-American honors.  Floen is a Business Administration major.

Bousema, a defensive specialist, adds the honor to a list that includes 2012 NAIA Scholar-Athlete and multiple all-GPAC honors.  Bousema will graduate with a degree in Nursing.

Nelson was named to the list after appearing in 33 matches for the Defenders and she is an Education major.

Gesink claimed the honor after a season in which she earned all-GPAC honors for the second straight years and she was an AVCA(American Volleyball Coaches’ Association) All-Region pick along with 3rd team All-American honors by the same organization.  Gesink is a Business Administration and Education major.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced 391 volleyball student-athletes were named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. Hastings (Neb.) and Concordia (Neb.) led all institutions with eight 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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