Drent Signs On With Defender Basketball

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Drent Signs On With Defender Basketball

(Thursday, April 7, 2022; Sioux Center, Iowa) Taylor Drent, a senior at Sioux City East High School (Iowa), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender basketball program.

“We are excited to welcome Taylor to our basketball program.  Taylor has improved greatly on the court over the course of her high school career with her best basketball still in front of her.  She is an awesome student and person that will live out the Defender Way in all areas of her life.  We are looking forward to watching God work through Taylor during her time at Dordt,” said Dordt basketball coach Bill Harmsen.

Drent is a 5-11 forward and she averaged 9.3 points per game with 7.1 rebounds this season.  She scored 7.2 points per game as a junior with 5.7 rebounds per outing. Drent was an all-region selection in 2021 and 2022 while also earning second-team all-conference honors.  A multi-sport athlete, she was an all-conference honoree in volleyball and also earned academic all-conference honors in both sports three times each.

“I chose Dordt University because of the positive environment on campus and it immediately felt like home,” said Drent.

Taylor is the daughter of Brian and Angela Drent of Sioux City, Iowa. She 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.