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Dordt's Katje named GPAC player of the week

Dordt senior Austin Katje is the GPAC player of the week. Dordt senior Austin Katje is the GPAC player of the week.
Austin Katje, a senior from Orange City, Iowa, has been named the Hauff Mid-America/Great Plains Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week for games played January 26-February 3.  Katje shares the honor with Doane’s Dominique Smith.
Katje averaged 26.5 points, four rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game while helping the Defenders to a 2-0 week with road wins over Briar Cliff and Hastings.  Katje poured in a career high 33 points in the win over Hastings.  The 6-4 guard was 10-20 from the three-point line in the two wins and 11-12 from the free throw line. 
Katje is averaging 14.5 points per game with 4.3 rebounds per game for the Defenders who are currently 23-2 overall and 14-1 in GPAC play.  He has made 44.7 percent of his three-point shots and is converting 48.5 percent of his field goal attempts.  He ranks first in career three-point baskets made with 240 and has 1,339 career points which ranks in the top-10 all-time at Dordt.
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