Women's Basketball Gets Commitment From Sievers

Women's Basketball Gets Commitment From Sievers

(Wednesday, December 2; Sioux Center, Iowa) Bailey Sievers, a senior at Newell Fonda High School (Iowa), has announced her intention to attend Dordt University and join the Defender basketball program.

“We are so excited to welcome Bailey to our women’s basketball program and to Dordt University.  Bailey is the ultimate competitor and comes to us from Newell Fonda, the premier 1A basketball school in the state of Iowa (State Champions 2019 and 2020).  She has been coached well by Dick Jungers and brings a wealth of basketball ability and a winner’s mentality to our team.  Bailey’s spirituality and social skills will endear her to the campus community quickly as she grows as a student athlete at Dordt University,” said Dordt basketball coach Bill Harmsen.

Sievers averaged 10.2 points per game while converting 53 percent of her field goal attempts. She was a second-team all-conference pick in the Twin Lakes Conference in 2020 as the Mustangs claimed a state title for the second year in a row. Sievers also averaged 7.9 points per game for the 2019 team and had over two steals per game in both seasons. She’s been a multi-sport standout and was a first-team all-state and all-conference pick in softball and has medaled five times at the state track and field meet.

“Dordt University felt like the perfect choice for me right away. Coach Harmsen made committing easy as he invited me to meet the team, watch practice and spend time with some of the players. I look forward to meeting new people, continuing my education, and being part of the Defender basketball team. I am excited to be attending a university where I know God is the focus which will continue to help me grow spiritually,” said Sievers.

Bailey is the daughter of Nathan and Julie Sievers of Albert City, Iowa.  She plans to study Elementary Education.

Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college 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, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.