Wingert Selects Dordt

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Wingert Selects Dordt

(Wednesday, January 27; Sioux Center, Iowa) Emily Wingert, a senior at Boone High School (Iowa), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender track and field program.

“We are excited Emily has chosen Dordt to pursue a Nursing degree and to compete in track and field. Emily had an excellent high school track and field career and has also excelled in swimming.  Her athletic ability is exceptional and we are looking forward to working with her to reach her potential as an athlete and person.  She will have a very positive impact on our program,” said Dordt track and field coach Craig Heynen.

Wingert has personal bests of 5-0 in the high jump, 28.5 in the 200 meters and 68 in 400 meters.   She was part of a state meet qualifying sprint medley team in 2018 and has also competed for the swim team where she was an all-conference performer.

“I chose Dordt University because I knew it would be a good fit for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the uplifting atmosphere and the people I was surrounded with when I first stepped on campus. I’m extremely excited to continue my education at Dordt and to grow in my faith,” said Wingert.

Emily is the daughter of Martha Carter and Todd Wingert of Ames. She plans to study Nursing at Dordt.

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), Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA). 

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.