Woudstra Named GPAC AD of the Year

July 25, 2018

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Following a stellar year for the Red Raiders, Northwestern College’s Earl Woudstra has been named the 2017-18 Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year.  The award is voted on by the league’s athletic directors.

Woudstra has been athletic director at Northwestern for four years after serving as head women’s basketball coach for the Red Raiders.  Under Woudstra’s leadership, Northwestern won the GPAC All-Sports Trophy for the first time in school history following the 2017-18 seasons.  The Red Raiders placed 7th in the final 2017-18 NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings.

Woudstra is a member of the NAIA Hall-of-Fame after winning four National Championships while the head women’s basketball coach at Northwestern (2001, 2008, 2010, 2011).  He will be the GPAC nominee for the NAIA Athletic Director of the Year.