Basketball Adds de Jong

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Basketball Signs de Jong

(Friday, March 20; Sioux Center, Iowa) Ella de Jong, a senior at Nampa Christian High School (Idaho), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender basketball program.

"We are excited to welcome Ella to Dordt University.  Ella has had a very good high school career at Nampa Christian High School under the coaching of Jamie Wood and is a very good student and will fit in well with our Women’s Basketball program.  She is a person of strong Christian character and will promote the Defender Way in all aspects of her life," said Dordt basketball coach Bill Harmsen.

De Jong is a 5-7 guard who averaged 14.5 points and three steals per game. She earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior and second-team honors as a sophomore and senior. Nampa Christian was named Academic State Champions at the conclusion of the 2019-20 season.

"I chose to commit to Dordt because I love the community and think I will be able to grow in my spiritual walk, academically and in basketball," said de Jong.

Ella is the daughter of Simon and Deb de Jong of Nampa, Idaho. She plans to study Education at Dordt.

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.