• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles
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Courtney Kelderman

Junior, basketball

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Hometown: Pella, Iowa

High School: Pella

Why Central?
I transferred back because it was close to home and I loved the education department. The professors were great and I just felt like it clicked.

You’re majoring in elementary education because…
I love working with kids, it’s so exciting when you’re working with them and things just begin to click as they grow. They’re a joy to be around!

Favorite Central memory
All of the dances and the Lemming Race. Dressing up and going out with my podmates! And late night McDonalds with Kenzie.

Dream job
Teaching second grade at Pella Christian

Why you love basketball
It helps me take my mind off of everything else for awhile. I find it fun in general, I like to compete and have success as a team.

The best thing about having a twin
Knowing that no matter what I always have a best friend and someone who will be there for me, he’s my better half.

All-time favorite Christmas gift
Kobe Bryant jersey from my brother

Best pizza place in Pella
Happy Joes, no doubt about it!

Something you didn’t know about Central Basketball until you got here
How much we try to connect with the community and our fans!

Favorite part of practice
Partner shooting with Alyssa

The thing most people don’t know about Coach Jacobsma
He’s really good at sending us inspirational quotes and keeping us motivated.

Celebrity crush
Louis Tomlinson from One Direction!!

Artist you’d pick to see in concert
Justin Bieber

Best advice you’ve ever received from a coach
You can’t score if you don’t shoot. Shoot it.

Reality show you’d dominate if you had the chance
Probably X Factor with Kenzie as my singing partner!

The thing you love most about your team
How close we are, these girls are my best friends.

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
Kobe Bryant!!!

Bucket list
See Kobe play in the Staples Center.
Go to a Bieber concert.
Go to Tahiti.


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