- Two sign with Tiger men’s golf team February 25, 2014
– Dakota Wesleyan University golf coach Adam Anderson added two names to the Tiger men’s 2014-15 roster this week when he announced his latest recruits.
Ben McNiven and Ryker Kreutzfeldt will both join the Tiger golf program as freshmen in August. McNiven comes to DWU from British Columbia, Canada, and Kreutzfeldt is a Mitchell native who played prep golf at Mitchell High School.
McNiven played three years of varsity golf at Merritt Secondary School in Merritt, British Columbia. He took 12th at the British Columbia AA High School Championships, and finished in second at the regional high school tournament. He has had a stroke average of 77 for the past two seasons, and competed on the British Columbia junior and amateur circuit.
McNiven, who plans to major in biochemistry, was a top 10 science student and was on the Principal’s List all four years of high school.
“I am happy that Ben has chosen DWU to further his education,” Anderson said. “He is a hard worker, and is really looking forward to being a competitive student-athlete within the local, conference and national level.
“Ben is a community leader by example and is very strong in the classroom as well, so he is an excellent addition to our program.”
Kreutzfeldt is a hometown athlete who competed on the Kernels’ varsity squad for one season. He participated in the Class AA state tournament in 2013, and was a member of the honor roll. He was named student of the week five times in his high school career.
“Ryker is a good student who is eager to learn more about the game and play to a higher level,” Kreutzfeldt said. “Although he has not been playing the game for many years, his attitude and desire to improve are good things to have as a collegiate athlete.
“I am happy to have him join our golf family. He is a good student and will fit in well at Wesleyan.”
The Dakota Wesleyan men start the 2014 portion of their schedule March 22 when they travel to Hastings, Neb., to take on Hastings College in the annual TigBro Cup. DWU’s first tournament of the spring is March 29-30 at the Bethel Invite in Newton, Kan.