Wassink commits to Gustavus Aldophus
Iowa Lakes women's basketball player Mia Wassink has committed to continue her academic and athletic career at Gustavus Adolphus College, a Division III institution located in Saint Peter, Minnesota. The Gustavus women’s basketball team is coming off a historic season, finishing 24-7 and advancing to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.
Throughout Wassink’s career at Iowa Lakes, she was named First Team All-Region in the conference both her freshmen and sophomore seasons. She also earned ICCAC Athlete of the Week honors three times during her collegiate career at Iowa Lakes. Wassink averaged 15.3 points per game and 9.1 rebounds per game. As a Laker, she scored 810 points and grabbed 553 rebounds. Wassink was named to the ICCAC Academic All-Region Team in both her freshman and sophomore seasons.
While attending Edgerton Public High School, Wassink was named all-conference in the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons and was also named to the all-area team while being awarded the National Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 season. She also scored 1,057 points and earned 750 rebounds throughout her high school career at Edgerton.
“I originally chose Iowa Lakes because I had the opportunity to play collegiate basketball,” Wassink said. “I knew that I would be able to take a variety of classes that would help me determine what major I wanted to pursue after my time at Iowa Lakes.”
“I am extremely happy for Mia,” Laker women’s basketball coach Ashley Martin said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to have coached Mia the past two years. Mia has given so much to the Iowa Lakes program, and I am forever thankful for that. Mia has been a model for what the future of Iowa Lakes women’s basketball will be built on. I think Gustavus will be a great fit for her. They have a very good program, and I know Coach Kelly and Coach Wolfe will take very good care of her.”
“Over the past two-years, I’ve been blessed with tremendous support from the Iowa Lakes community including my professors, administration, coaches, athletic trainers and my amazing teammates,” Wassink added. “I cannot thank everyone enough for the support and opportunity that Iowa Lakes gave me. I’m excited for my next journey in life at Gustavus to continue my collegiate basketball career while earning my degree.”