Defender Basketball Adds Fairclough

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Defender Basketball Adds Fairclough

(Wednesday, May 5; Sioux Center, Iowa) Ben Fairclough, a senior at Corpus Christi Secondary College (Australia), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender basketball program.

“We are excited to have Ben join our basketball program and Dordt University.  Ben is a 6-8 big man with the ability to shoot the deep three.  Coach Lindbergh did an outstanding job of establishing a great connection with Ben and his family.  We are excited to see how he grows as a player, person, and a man of faith,” said Dordt basketball coach Brian Van Haaften.  

Fairclough is 6-8 and averaged 8.5 points and nine rebounds with two blocked shots per game at nationals. He played in the Australian U18 School Championships in 2019 and was fourth in rebounding and second in total blocks.  Fairclough was an All-Australian Honorable Mention and played in the Associated Catholic Colleges All-Star game in 2019 and 2020. He served as team captain at Corpus Christi.

“Dordt consistently showed me that the coaches and professors not only want to see me reach my full potential on the basketball court and in the classroom but as a man of faith also,” said Fairclough.

Ben is the son of Suzanne and Graeme Fairclough. 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.