by Steve Peterson
Courtney Hummel will be playing golf in 2013-2014 for Northwestern College.
The West Sioux senior signed a national letter of intent March 22 to become a Red Raider. Hummel was a state qualifier and a First Team All-War Eagle Conference (WEC) golfer last year.
“I’m excited for her. She works hard, and all her success does not happen by chance. She has a good head on her shoulders and has played a lot of golf tournaments. She has a good solid game and can get to the green with a good second shot,” said West Sioux girls golf coach Brad Klarenbeek.
Hummel qualified for state last year with a score of 93 at the state qualifying meet at Lake Park for Class 1A. West Sioux’s squad finished sixth at the state meet her junior year. The Lady Falcons were WEC champions that year, and Hummel was First-Team All League. WS was second in the state qualifying meet and went on to state at Ankeny, where she finished 28th.
Hummel is the daughter of Matt and Dawn Hummel.
Northwestern College, in nearby Orange City, is coached by Aaron Aberson and Assistant Coach Catherine Van Der Weide, who will be head coach this fall, and plays in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
Hummel added to her accolades by winning the school’s Bernie Saggau Award, named for a retired Iowa High School Athletic Association administrator, at the Falcons’ sports banquet March 22. Athletic Director Ryan Kramer presented Hummel with the honor.