Special to the Times Vedette

The Panorama girls basketball team’s all-time leading scorer, Bailey Beckman, wrapped her collegiate basketball career in the sweetest way possible. The 2019 Panorama graduate and her fellow Dordt University teammates won the women’s 2024 NAIA national championship, defeating Providence (Montana) 57-53. This is Dordt’s first national title.

Beckman made the most of her time while at Dordt, racking up accolades such as four Great Plains All-Conference selections, NAIA All-American, three CSC Academic All-Districts, NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete, Emil S. Liston award nominee and, of course, NAIA National Champion.

Much like at Panorama, Beckman was excellent at finding nylon. She finished her career second in career scoring with 1,887 points and first in career three-pointers made with 228 and with an overall record of 133-34.

The road to national champion was not an easy one for Beckman. Her freshman year, the team made the national tournament but it was then cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She suffered a season-ending ACL injury her sophomore year. Dordt lost in the national title game her junior year, and last season they would lose in the sweet 16.

Beckman, who majors in exercise science and psychology, has been accepted into Allen College’s diagnostic sonography program. She will start there in the fall.