SIOUX CENTER—First-year Dordt College women's basketball coach Bill Harmsen talks about taking over the Defender program and how this initial season has gone so far. Harmsen coached both boys and girls teams to state championships while at Western Christian.

The Defenders have never qualified for the NAIA Division II National Tournament in women's basketball, but they are ranked 13th nationally and could move up in those ratings later today when the new poll is released. Dordt is coming off wins last week against third-ranked Concordia and Doane.