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Schutte, Bleeker and Katsma Named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

March 17, 2004

Three Dordt College Lady Defender basketball players have been selected as NAIA Divion II All-America Scholar-Athletes.

Rachel Schutte, a senior from Ocheyedan, Iowa earned the award for the second year in a row, appearing in 28 games and starting 12 for the Lady Defenders this season. Schutte averaged 5.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game this season and also scored over 600 points in her career, putting her in the top 25 all-time in Lady Defender history. Schutte is a chemistry major.

Angie Katsma, a junior form Oostburg, Wisconsin also was a scholar-athlete pick in soccer this fall. Katsma appeared in 25 games for Dordt College, averaging 3.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. Katsma is a biology major.

Katie Bleeker completes the list for the Dordt College Lady Defenders. Bleeker started all 28 games for the Lady Defenders who went 9-19 this season. Katie averaged 7.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and nearly two assists per game. Bleeker was also a Great Plains Athletic Conference honorable mention selction the past three seasons and is a member of the Dordt College softball team. Bleeker is an exercise science major from Inwood, Iowa.

NAIA All-American Scholar-Athletes must be a junior or senior, maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, make significant contributions to their team and be nominated by their coach. Other criteria may apply.

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