Central College sophomore Kirstie Overton, of West Des Moines, competed with the dance team at the 2013-14 ISDTA State College Dance Team Championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines Dec. 5-6. The team competed in the NCAA Division III college division and took first place in three categories. The Central College dance team won first place in pom, jazz and hip-hop. The team will compete April 9-13 in the NDA Nationals competition in Daytona Beach.

Central College is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1,500 undergraduate students. Guided by its ecumenical Christian tradition, the college community engages in vigorous, free, open inquiry in pursuit of academic excellence. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics.

Central is a recognized leader in study abroad as a result of its international, residential programs. Central College is located in Pella, Iowa, a thriving community of 10,000 two minutes from the state’s largest lake and 40 minutes southwest of Des Moines.