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Women’s golf announces the addition of three golfers for next season

IU women’s golf announced the signing of three golfers to join the Hoosiers next year, according to an IU Athletics release Tuesday.

High school seniors Maddie Dittoe, Alexis Miestowski and Arushi Singh have all signed their national letters of intent and will continue their golf careers under IU coach Clint Wallman.

“We are so excited to have Alexis, Maddie and Arushi join the Hoosier Golf family,” Wallman said in the IU Athletics release. “All three bring big-time games to the collegiate level, and I expect them to make instant contributions on the course as well as in the classroom and locker room. I expect that this class will help push us forward as we work towards our goal of a Big Ten Championship and beyond.”

Dittoe, who comes from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, was a four-time varsity letter winner and a four-time all-city selection. The three-time all-Catholic medalist will come to IU following a senior season in which she qualified as an individual for the Indiana state championship.

Dittoe is also no stranger to Indiana athletics. Her father, Chris Dittoe, spent time as the IU football quarterback from 1993-1996.

Miestowski, who is also an Indiana native from Lake Central High School in Schererville, brings high school accolades with her as well. The 2015 Indiana High School Athletic Association state champion broke numerous records at her high school while leading her team to four sectional titles and two state appearances.

Miestowski was a three-time team MVP and was also named the IndyStar Golfer of the Year in 2015 and the Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana Athlete of the Year in 2017. 

Singh, who is the only out-of-state signee, comes from Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois. Singh will come to IU following a senior season in which she led her team to a fifth-place state finish. Singh was named team MVP and team captain during her four years on varsity.

The new core of players highlights a future with potential for the women’s golf program. 

The 2017 fall season was highlighted by the play of freshman Mary Parsons, who had two top-20 finishes, including an eighth-place finish at the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational in October. 

Along with the young group of golfers, the future of the team also includes a new course that is expected to be open for play in two years. 

Stefan Krajisnik

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