Johnson To Run For The Defenders
- Posted Tuesday, April 20, 2021
- Updated Wednesday, May 12, 2021
(Tuesday, April 20; Sioux Center, Iowa) Lauren Johnson, a senior at Mahtomedi High School (Minnesota), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender cross country and track programs.
“Lauren is a great addition to our team. She is a great fit for Dordt University and will have an impact on our campus and on the women’s team. I look forward to working with her over the course of her collegiate career,” said Dordt cross country coach Nate Wolf.a
Johnson has personal bests of 6:32 in the 1600 and 14:27 in the 3200. She has run 22:37 on a 5,000 meter cross country course and was on a conference championship team in 2019 and served as team captain in 2020.
“I love the Christian community at Dordt and I also like Dordt has Actuarial Science because it is a major many colleges do not offer,” said Johnson.
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.