NZ Deklerk scholarship


Bellevue Scholarship for de Klerk
Written by Melissa Couto Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:00
deklerkbellevueGood things come in small packages - or so we're told. That doesn't mean that big is bad, however.

Take Dewald de Klerk, for example.

In February, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound (95 kg) catcher of the 18-and-under Junior Diamondblacks signed a letter of intent to develop his baseball skills at Bellevue College, a two-year post-secondary school in Washington state.

In order to prepare for baseball at the Junior College level, de Klerk has adopted a vigorous workout routine, implementing it alongside his regular hitting and catching drills.

"I've been doing it for four months now," he said of his new regimen. "I lift every day at 6:30 am until 8:15 am, then I lift for another 45 minutes after school and run for an hour to an hour and a half."

Judging by the hard work he's already put in, the 17-year-old is eager and determined to take his talents to the next level.

"I'm really excited for this opportunity because I know about the great reputation of the school and their baseball program," de Klerk said. "Bellevue's the best Community College in the Northwest and their program is highly respected among all colleges in the nation.


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