Super gets commitments from two for 2010-11
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University head women’s golf coach Krissi Super today announced that Abigail Knutson (Hatton, N.D.) and Rachel Wold (Crookston, Minn.) will compete for the Beavers in 2010-11. Both Knutson and Wold signed National Letters of Intent during the NCAA’s early signing period (Nov. 11-18).

All signees are contingent upon admission to BSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Knutson commits to the Beavers in the midst of a very successful prep career at Hatton High School. A three-time all-region golfer she has also earned all-state honors as a sophomore and junior. A proven winner, Knutson took top honors at every regular-season meet in the spring of 2009 and capped the campaign tied for medallist honors at the North Dakota State High School Golf Tournament, pushing the event to a sudden death playoff before settling for second place over all. A three-sport athlete at HHS, she also competes in volleyball and cross country. Signing a National Letter of Intent to play collegiate golf, she follows in the footsteps of two older sisters Emily who played at NCAA Division III Carleton College and Marta who competed for NCAA Division I University of North Dakota.

“Abby will bring a level of play that will immediately make an impact,” Super commented. “She’s a talented, left-handed golfer that has proven herself in the state of North Dakota, being named all-state the past two seasons. She will help our team to continue making strides in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. She’s an exceptional student-athlete and will be a great addition to our program.”

Wold, a Crookston, Minn. native and letter winner in volleyball, basketball and golf, has led Crookston High School to the Section 8AA meet in each of the last three seasons. As a junior, Wold guided the Pirates to the section championship and onto the Minnesota State High School Tournament where she captured 22nd individually, pacing the team to a third place finish.

“Rachel comes from a great high school program at Crookston, where she led her team to a third place finish in the state tournament last season. She will join her former teammate, Lindsay Morgan, and will be a solid addition to our team.” Super added, “She’s an impressive student-athlete that could become a top golfer in our tough conference.”

Bemidji State returns all six of its players, which includes four Minnesota natives, from its current roster for the 2010-11 season. During the 2009 fall season, the Beavers completed in four events, placed among the top five teams two times and had a pair of top 10 individual finishes.