Basketball Adds Van Holland

Basketball Adds Van Holland

(Tuesday, December 10; Sioux Center, Iowa) Faith Van Holland, a senior at Harrisburg High School (South Dakota), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender basketball program.

Van Holland averages seven points, three assists and five rebounds for Harrisburg and has been a part of two state runner-up teams in 2017 and 2018 and a third place finisher in 2019.  She's listed as a 5-8 guard and also plays for the Bartlett Basketball Academy.

"We are excited to welcome Faith to Dordt!  Faith comes to us from Harrisburg, S.D. and plays against some the best competition the state of South Dakota has to offer.  Faith is a great person with top notch academics.  We look forward to watching Faith use her God given gifts and talents at DU!" said Dordt basketball coach Bill Harmsen.

Faith is the daughter of Karen and Aaron Van Holland of Shindler, South Dakota.  She plans to study Exercise Science at Dordt.

"I chose to commit to Dordt University because I wanted to go on and play basketball in college and I love the basketball program's culture," said Van Holland.

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.