Dordt College News

Dordt Basketball Adds O'Donnell

January 15, 2014

(Saturday, January 11; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Andrew O’Donnell, a senior at Sioux Center High School (Iowa) has announced his intention to attend Dordt College and join the Defender basketball program.

O’Donnell, a 6-3 guard, averaged 14.3 points per game last season with 5.9 rebounds per game and he handed out just under four assists per game.  O’Donnell earned first-team all-conference honors along with all-district honors.  He was named all-Northwest Iowa by the Northwest Iowa Review  and Sioux City Journal.

As a sophomore O’Donnell scored 9.5 points per game while taking down 3.8 rebounds as Sioux Center earned a spot in the Class 2A State Tournament.  He earned honorable mention honors from the Siouxland Conference at the end of that season.

A multi-sport athlete, O’Donnell helped Sioux Center to a berth in the Class 2A State Football Playoff semifinal game.  He claimed first-team all-district honors at quarterback and was named the district’s offensive mvp.   O’Donnell was a first-team all-state pick at defensive back by  He was a part of a 4 x 200 meter relay team that qualified for the Iowa State Track and Field Meet.

“We are very pleased and excited Andrew will be joining our program.  He is a versatile player who can impact the game on both ends of the floor.  Playing multiple sports in high school has enabled him to develop outstanding leadership skills which will make him very valuable to our team at Dordt.  Andrew comes from an outstanding athletic program at Sioux Center where he has enjoyed a great deal of success.  In addition to being a  tremendous athlete, Andrew is also an outstanding student.  His high-character personality will serve him well at Dordt College,” said Dordt College basketball coach Ross Douma.

Andrew is the son of Pat and Nancy O’Donnell of Sioux Center, Iowa.  He plans to study Pre-Optometry at Dordt College.

Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. Dordt’s athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). 

U.S. News & World Report,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,400 students.

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