Dordt College News

Katje Claims Weekly Honor

February 4, 2014

(Tuesday, February 4; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Austin Katje, a senior from Orange City, Iowa, has been named the Hauff Mid-America/Great Plains Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week for games played January 26-February 3.  Katje shares the honor with Doane’s Dominique Smith.

Katje averaged 26.5 points, four rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game while helping the Defenders to a 2-0 week with road wins over Briar Cliff and Hastings.  Katje poured in a career high 33 points in the win over Hastings.  The 6-4 guard was 10-20 from the three-point line in the two wins and 11-12 from the free throw line. 

Katje is averaging 14.5 points per game with 4.3 rebounds per game for the Defenders who are currently 23-2 overall and 14-1 in GPAC play.  He has made 44.7 percent of his three-point shots and is converting 48.5 percent of his field goal attempts.  He ranks first in career three-point baskets made with 240 and has 1,339 career points which ranks in the top-10 all-time at Dordt.

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