Basketball Adds Huyser

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Basketball Adds Huyser

(Friday, March 19; Sioux Center, Iowa) Cole Huyser, a senior at Rock Valley High School (Iowa), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender basketball program.

“Cole is a winner and has been successful in many sports seasons. He is versatile and can do a lot of things well on the basketball floor. We look forward to his growth as a player, teammate, and a man of faith,” said Dordt basketball coach Brian Van Haaften.

Huyser averaged nine points, 2.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals in 2020-21 while earning all-Siouxland Conference third-team honors. He also earned the Academic All-Conference award and was a first-team all-district selection in football.

“I chose Dordt because I loved my visit and everyone I talked to wanted a more personal connection and didn’t act like I was just another student. Another reason was that I didn’t want to be done with basketball and they gave me an opportunity to play again,” said Huyser.

Cole is the son of Chris and Arlana Huyser of Hull, Iowa. He plans to study Business Administration 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.