Greenville’s Addie Klosterman signs with Asbury University

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Greenville senior Addie Klosterman signs with Asbury University track and field Program. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Addie Klosterman signed to continue her education while competing in track and field for the Asbury University Lady Eagles track and field program.

“God just led me in that direction,” Klosterman said. “I tried to ignore what He was saying and I tried to go and do a bunch of different things and I finally listened and I couldn’t be happier.”

Addie Klosterman signs with Asbury University. (L-R) Katy Klosterman (mother), Klosterman and Jesse Klosterman (father). (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Klosterman, the daughter of Katy and Jesse Klosterman plans studies in Christian Ministries.

Asbury offers rigorous academics grounded in a Christian worldview, outstanding professional opportunities, and a broad liberal arts education that equips students to change the world in many different ways.

“Addie is a very religious young lady and she wanted to go into religious studies and to do religious studies with kids,” said Greenville coach Bill Plessiger. “She chose Asbury for that reason and I give her all the credit in the world for that. You’re tuning down money to go to a school – that just shows a world of the way she is.”

Coach Plessinger noted Klosterman was recruited by Division I schools including Wright State University.

“She is a great person, she’s an extremely great kid and a great athlete,” Plessinger noted. “I’ve been here 29 years and she’s in the top three girls high jumpers we’ve had in the last 29 years. She had offers from Wright State and some others. She chose to go where she wanted to go for what she wanted to do in life and I have a lot of respect for that.”

Addie Klosterman with family, teammates, coaches and friends at Asbury University track and field signing. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Klosterman has a personal 5’4″ best in ladies’ high jump with six weeks of high school competition remaining and sees herself fitting in well at Asbury.

“I have a big personality and I love talking to people and I love making friends with people so I should be ok,” she said. “I heard there is a really good coffee shop so that should be fun.”

“She’ll be successful, she’s a hoot to be around, she’s one of a kind,” Coach Plessinger concluded. “She has been a great kid to coach, very coachable just a great kid all around.”