WAYNE – About two months after announcing the first recruits to join the Wayne State College women’s golf program in mid-November, two more have signed their national letter of intent this past week.
According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics office, Abbey Kurmel of Okemos, Michigan and Paige Peters of Bancroft will 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.
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.
Wayne State named Joey Baldwin the head women’s golf coach on July 18 of 2019 as the program was reinstated on June 19 to begin the 2020-21 school year. The women’s golf program at Wayne State College was suspended at the end of the 2012-13 school year.