Abbink signs with DWU women’s golf

Scotland native Aisha Abbink will join the Tiger women’s golf program in the fall.

Scotland native Aisha Abbink will join the Tiger women’s golf program in the fall.

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s golf team signed a second local standout for the 2013-14 season earlier this month, it was announced Thursday by head coach Adam Anderson.

Aisha Abbink, a Scotland, S.D., native, will join the program starting in the fall of 2013 and will be a freshman for the Tiger women’s program. Abbink earned three varsity letters for the Highlanders and participated in the Class B state golf tournaments her sophomore and junior seasons, and is looking to earn a third straight berth as a senior in 2013.

She helped the Highlanders to an eighth-place finish as a team in her junior year, and that same year led Scotland to a second-place finish at the regional meet. Abbink also lettered five times in basketball, three in track and twice in volleyball and earned All-South East South Dakota Conference and All-Little Missouri Valley Conference honors for four years in basketball.

Abbink, who plans to major in special education at Dakota Wesleyan, has been a member of the 3.0-3.5 honor roll all four years of high school.

“Aisha is a hard worker with a heart of gold,” Anderson said. “She wants to improve and get better in her golf game over the next four years. She will be a great teammate for all the other girls on the team.

“Aisha’s family is very supportive of her decision to attend Dakota Wesleyan due to the quality overall experience she will receive in both academics and athletics. I am excited she will be joining the team.”

Abbink is the third signee for the Tiger women’s golf program for the 2013-14 school year. She joins Andes Central standout Krista Winckler and Lakeview, Texas, native April Barnett. Dakota Wesleyan starts the spring portion of its 2012-13 season Monday and Tuesday, March 18-19, when it travels to Winfield, Kan., to play in a tournament hosted by Southwestern College.