Hesse Signs On With Defenders

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Hesse Signs On With Defenders

(Friday, April 2; Sioux Center, Iowa) Tyler Hesse, senior at Crosshill Christian School (Oregon), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender basketball program.

“We are excited to have Tyler join us at Dordt.  He is a quality young man that believes that Christian education is important.  His best basketball is ahead of him, as he is a big kid that will only improve as he plays with college level players.  We look forward to his faith development and his development as a basketball player,” said Dordt basketball coach Brian Van Haaften.

Hesse averaged 14 points and 11 rebounds with a blocked shot per game for Crosshill Christian.  He claimed second-team all-conference honors and was an all-tournament selection at the league level.  Hesse helped Crosshill Christian to three straight league championships and a fifth-place finish in the state tournament as a junior and is listed 6-5.

“I chose to commit to Dordt University because of the great connection that was obvious between the students and their coaches and professors,” said Hesse.

Tyler is the son of Marvin and Emily Hesse of Merlin, Oregon.  He 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, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.