Kayla Groeneweg


Sioux Center, Iowa

The Story

Where They Are Now

Where Are They Now is a podcast series featuring Dordt’s alumni student-athletes. This episode features Kayla (Byl) Groeneweg, a 2016 Dordt graduate. During her time as a Defender, Groeneweg competed on some of the most successful women’s cross country teams the program has ever seen. She earned All-American and All-GPAC honors, and she currently works as a nurse. Below are some of Groeneweg’s quotes from the interview.

On why she chose Dordt

“It was almost a no-brainer for me to choose Dordt. I like how faith is embedded into everything we learn, and that was a big part of why I picked Dordt.”

On choosing her major

“It allowed me to care for others, and I find it so fascinating how God created our bodies to work in such a way that when diseases come, our body takes over. I really enjoyed learning about that and ways I could aid people in healing.”

Listen to the episode