Anema Commits To Defender Track and Field

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Anema Commits To Defender Track and Field

(Tuesday, February 16; Sioux Center, Iowa) Samantha Anema, a senior at Ripon Christian High School (California), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender track and field program.

“We are looking forward to Samantha joining the track and field program at Dordt.  Samantha is an excellent athlete that will be undertaking a unique experience as she competes in track and field for the first time at Dordt.  Samantha’s high school does not offer track and field, however, she is excited to develop her athletic gifts in the sport of track and field.  One of the primary goals of the track and field program at Dordt is to help athletes develop in every area of their life, and we are excited to work with Samantha to that end,” said Dordt track and field coach Craig Heynen.

Samantha is the daughter of Paul and Amy Anema of Ripon, California. She plans to study Biology at Dordt.

“After visiting and going through the application process at Dordt, it was very obvious to me that Christ-centered education, athletics, etc. is essential to Dordt. I appreciate how committed Dordt is to encouraging its students to grow in their love for God and knowledge of who he is, and how to serve him in all aspects of life,” said Anema.

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.