Bosch named the Northwestern Heidi Jeltema (Altena) Christian Woman's Award winner

May 21, 2021 11:09am

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The Northwestern College athletic department announced the final recipient of its annual award winners for the 2020-21 sports year and softball player Emily Bosch was named the Heidi Jeltema (Altena) Christian Woman's Award.

Emily Bosch

3x all-conference selection

4-year starter

2x GPAC Player of the Week

ranked among the GPAC's top 10 this season in:

runs scored (42)

hits (53)

doubles (13)

career .352 batting average with 12 home runs, 84 RBI and 120 runs scored

2x NAIA Scholar Athlete

“Emily exemplifies what it means to be a Northwestern College student athlete," commented Head Coach Shane Bouman. "Emily excels in all areas of campus life - in athletics, academics and spiritually. She is a role model who makes those around her better. Emily is well-prepared to be successful in whatever God calls her to do.

Heidi (Jeltema) Altena Christian Women's: The Carl Ver Steeg family, whose daughter is Mary Ver Steeg, established the Christian Women's Award in 1982. Mary was instrumental in the development of varsity women's sports programs at Northwestern College. She coached women's basketball for six years and volleyball for four years. In 2006, the name of the award was changed to the Heidi (Jeltema) Altena Christian Woman Athlete Award in memory of Heidi, who demonstrated a sincere Christian faith and servant heart as well as being an outstanding athlete.

The winner of this award must demonstrate a lifestyle and conduct that reflects her faith and commitment to Jesus Christ while participating in athletics. She must also demonstrate qualities of leadership on and off the court or field.