Fredericksen To Join Defender Programs

Fredericksen To Join Defender Programs

(Tuesday, December 10; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Alexa Fredericksen, a senior at Alta-Aurelia High School (Iowa), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the cross country and track programs.

Frederickson has personal bests of 20:50 on a 5,000 meter cross country course, 11:50 in the 3,000 meters, 5:23 in the 1,500 meters, 2:30 in the 800 meters and 1:04 in the 400 meters. She has qualified for the state cross country meet three straight years and claimed all-conference honors four straight years. Frederickson qualified for the state track and field meet in the 4x800 in both 2017 and 2018 and the 4x400 in 2018.

"Alexa is a great fit for Dordt University and our distance program.  Through her hard work, toughness, and love for running, she has shown consistent improvement during her high school career.  She has the ability to pace well and moves very strongly over the last half of her race.  I believe her best running is in front of her, and that she has the ability to positively impact our program during her time as a Defender.  I am excited to work with her the next four years," said Dordt cross country coach and assistant track and field coach Nate Wolf.

Alexa is the daughter of Matt and Traci Fredericksen of Aurelia, Iowa.  She plans to enter the Health-Human Performance program at Dordt.

"I chose to commit to Dordt University because the campus felt like home.  I also wanted to be on a team that would challenge me and pushes me beyond my limits," said Fredericksen.

Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian university rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender 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, Money Magazine,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.