Wayne State College head women’s golf coach Joey Baldwin has announced that Abbey Kurmel of Okemos, Michigan and Paige Peters of Bancroft have committed to attend Wayne State College and play women’s golf for the Wildcats in the 2020-21 academic year. The duo joins Tricia Hemann of Chanhassen, Minnesota and Jazmine Taylor from Omaha as members of the 2020 recruiting class.
Abbey Kurmel is from Okemos High School in Michigan where she was a two year starter in volleyball and letter winner in girls golf. As a senior last fall, Kurmel helped Okemos to a fourth place finish at the Michigan Division I State Tournament and earned All-Area honors while averaging 86 for 18 holes. Kurmel was an All-Region selection in volleyball while also being named All-Area and All-Conference. She also excels in the classroom earning Academic All-Conference honors in both sports.
“I believe Abbey is just scratching the surface of her golf potential,” remarked Coach Baldwin. “She is a great athlete with a great golf swing and can have an immediate on our program. I am looking forward to helping her improve all aspects of her game.”
Paige Peters is a graduate of Bancroft-Rosalie High School and is already enrolled at Wayne State College. She was a multi-sport standout in high school, starting four years in girls golf and track and field and three years in basketball. Peters was a four-time state qualifier in girls golf and earned medals three seasons, placing 15th in Class C as a freshman, sixth as a sophomore and fourth in her junior season. She was a two-time East Husker Conference champion and earned Super State honors in golf in 2017 as a junior and holds the school record for low round of 75.
“Paige is a hard worker and possesses the skills needed to play at this level,” said Baldwin. “I have had the opportunity to work with Paige and am excited to help her expand her golf game.”
Wayne State College is an NCAA Division II school located in Wayne, Nebraska and competes in the 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.